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James J. Vlasic

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Education
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, M.B.A.
  • Wayne State University Law School, Taxation, LL.M.
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Yale University, B.A.
Admissions
  • Florida
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 6th Cir.
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. Mich.
  • U.S. District Ct., W.D. Mich.
  • U.S. Tax Ct.
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America
Overview

Mr. Vlasic concentrates his practice in business and trust litigation, and business organizations.

Over the past thirty years, Mr. Vlasic has handled legal cases involving building construction, secured transactions, commercial mortgage foreclosures, business fraud, mergers, corporate and partnership disputes, buying and selling of aircraft, transportation equipment and insurance.

Mr. Vlasic acts as a manager of Villco Management, LLC, a manager of diversified investment companies. He also serves as a director of MAV Development Company, a real estate development company with offices in southeast Michigan and Colorado.

Mr. Vlasic is a former member of the Board of Directors at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cranbrook Educational Community. He serves on the Finance Committee of Automation Alley.

He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Before joining Bodman, Mr. Vlasic was a shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., where he served on the Board of Directors and on its executive committee for eight years.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers," 2010
Civic, Cultural and Community Activities
  • Automation Alley, Finance Committee
Professional Activities
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Section
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (former Chair, 2008-2009)
    • Michigan State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics, Member
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Webcast, "Best Practices for Mediation Summaries", 2015
  • Panel, "What Other ADR Tools Are In The Litigator's Toolbox?" Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute, 2014
  • Panel, "Promoting Early Facilitation and Mediation: A Panel Discussion," Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute, 2013
  • Lecture, "Med-Arb -- A Cautionary Tale: It Ain't As Easy (Or As Ethical) As It Looks!" Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute, 2008
  • Lecture, “How Litigators Maximize the Benefit of ADR – Optimizing Process Choices and Timing,” Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute, 2006

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, M.B.A.
  • Wayne State University Law School, Taxation, LL.M.
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Yale University, B.A.
Admissions
  • Florida
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America