Mark E. Mueller

Mark E. Mueller

Troy, Michigan

I advise business owners, managers and investors on a wide range of legal issues from the original formation and governing structure of new businesses, buying or selling a business, contractual arrangements between partners, and evaluating and negotiating deals with vendors and customers.

I also advise individuals on estate planning and post-mortem estate administration.

Industry Areas

  • Automotive stamping and assembly
  • Tool and Die
  • Plastic Injection molding
  • Health Care
  • Engineering
  • Real Estate Development
  • Finance

Representative matters

Fall 2008 - Provided legal opinions to JP Morgan Chase bank regarding perfection and enforceability of security agreements and mortgages of Michigan properties in a major ($500 Million+) refinancing transaction

Winter 2009 - Represented buyer in $3,500,000 purchase of a 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

Winter 2009 - Represented seller in the sale of a plastics recycling business.

Spring 2009 - Currently serving as counsel for trustees to administer several multi-million dollar estates.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Probate
  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certificate of completion, Probate & Estate Planning Program, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Co-sponsored by the Probate & Estate Planning Section, State bar of Michigan, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1992


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Moot Court
    • Honors: Bronze Key Recipient
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Philosophy
  • University of Florida - 1986
    • Honors: Fellow, Center for Applied Philosophy & Ethics in the Professions

Published Works

  • Defending the Bankruptcy Preference Claim - a Quick Primer, The Michigan Business Law Journal, Fall, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating of "AV"
  • Named a 2010 "Top Lawyer" in metro Detroit by dBusiness magazine, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member, 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law, Member, 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Tax Law, Member, 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law, Member, 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate & Estate Planning, Member, 1992 - Present