The mission of Hainer & Berman is to understand the legal needs of our clients and to provide them with practical, cost-effective solutions.

Hainer & Berman, P.C. is a business law firm that provides a wide variety of legal services to its clients. Mike Hainer founded the firm in 1990, and Len Berman became a partner in 1996. In addition to excellent academic credentials, our lawyers have over 110 years of combined legal experience. Our lawyers, many of whom trained at Detroit’s largest law firms, decided that they prefer the working environment of a boutique law firm to that of a large organization. The firm is AV rated and listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

In addition to our superior qualifications, Hainer & Berman is different in many other respects. Unlike many firms our size, we routinely handle large, complex legal matters—all while providing a personal touch that may be missing with other, larger law firms. We pride ourselves on being responsive and thorough. We care about our clients, having known many of them for over 20 years. Most importantly, we attain good results. Work with our attorneys, and you will notice a decided difference.

Business Law

• Mergers and Acquisitions
• General Business Consultation
• Formation of Corporations, Partnerships
and Limited Liability Companies
• Private Placements
• Franchise Law



Energy & Environmental Law

• Development of Landfill Gas to Energy Projects
• Mergers, Acquisitions and
Joint Ventures for Biogas Projects
• Power Generator Projects
• Environmental Counseling for
Business/Real Estate Acquisitions
• Baseline Environmental Assessments and
Due Diligence Reviews


Real Estate Law

• Residential and Commercial Developments
• Attached and Site Condominium Developments
• Golf Course Developments
• Construction Contracts
• Construction and Mortgage Financing
• Construction and Real Estate Litigation



Labor & Employment Law

• Selection and Hiring Procedures
• Wage and Salary Issues
• Sexual Harassment
• Wrongful Discharge
• Discrimination Claims
• Compliance Issues (ADA, FMLA, OSHA, MiOSHA)
• Executive Severance and Termination



Banking & Creditor's Rights

• Business Loan Transactions
• Real Estate Loan Transactions
• Asset-Based Lending Transactions
• Workouts
• Eviction Proceedings
• Land Contract Forfeiture Proceedings
• Bankruptcy Proceedings
• Receivership Proceedings
• Creditor’s Rights


Estate Planning & Probate Law

• Estate Planning • Family Limited Partnerships • Succession Planning for Closely-Held Businesses • Charitable Trusts • Retirement Planning • Probate Administration and Litigation








Civil Litigation

• Federal and State Court Litigation
• Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings
• Commercial and Business Litigation
• Insurance Litigation



Family Law

• Divorce
• Child Custody
• Child and Spousal Support
• Parenting and Grand Parenting Time
• Paternity
• Pre-Marital Planning