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About Attorney

Russell D. Brown

Russell D. Brown

5 Star Reviews

“Oil lease - My family has mineral rights on a property in southern Illinois. An oil exploration company wanted us to sign a lease agreement pertaining to other interests besides oil. Russ did a great job figuring out whether the lease offer was reasonable and fair!”

- David


“Family Will - Russ did a great job for us. He was timely and accurate with his assistance. I have always enjoyed working with Russ and will continue to use his services in the future.”

- Charles


“Russ Brown get 's the job done in a professional way - My problem may have seemed a small problem to some. But to a small business owner it was serious. Russ Brown stepped in and helped and we got results immediately.”

- Gene


5 Star Reviews

“I worked with Russ on a piece of complex litigation concerning breach of contract and copyright infringement. Russ was instrumental in achieving a seemingly impossible settlement.”

- Thomas Heed, Litigation Attorney


1 Endorsement

About Russell

Accomplished and creative business attorney with twenty plus years of combined law and business experience in private industry and government. Advisor and legal counsel for many small and mid-market businesses, non-profits, individuals, and the military. Skilled in business consulting and development, mergers and acquisitions, multi-national contract development and implementation, employment issues, intellectual property protection, complex commercial litigation, and negotiation and dispute resolution.

Publications

  • Prima Civitas Foundation, Employer Internship Kit – Michigan Internship, 2012

Work Experience

  • Principal Business Attorney, R.D. Brown, PLC, 2000 – Present
  • Of Counsel, The Astilbe Group, LLC, 2012 – 2018
  • Judge Advocate, The United States Army, 2001 – 2009
  • General Dynamics
  • Attorney, Ford Motor Company Office Of The General Counsel/Human Resources, 2000 – 2001
  • Senior Program Manager, Ford Motor Company / Carron & Company, 1992 – 1997
  • Air Traffic Controller, Helicopter Pilot, The United States Army, 1985 – 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • SPARK Entriprenual Clincs, Monthly talk about New Business Start Ups, Business Risk Assessment and How to Avoid Liability and other legal issues as they pertain to new business startups
  • SPARK Law & Order CLinics, Trade Secret Implementation and Protection
  • SPARK Law & Order CLinics, Contracts 101 for Business Leaders
  • SCORE Entriprenual Clincs, Quartlery talk about New Business Start Ups, Business Risk Assessment and How to Avoid Liability and other legal issues as they pertain to new business startups
  • SBDC LLC Clinics, How to start and LLC and why you want one
  • Astilbe Group, Federal Government Contracting, Federal Government Contracting and the FAR for businesses wanting to do business with the federal government

Bar Admissions

  • 2000, Michigan, Easter District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, United States Military Court of Appeals

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, LL.M.
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Class of 1999, J.D.
  • James Madison College – Michigan State University, Class of 1992, Dual B.A.

Awards

  • Recipient of many military awards and Letters of Commendation, United State Army, 2009
  • Recipient of many adult training awards, Boy Scouts of America, 1991
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1985

“Oil lease - My family has mineral rights on a property in southern Illinois. An oil exploration company wanted us to sign a lease agreement pertaining to other interests besides oil. Russ did a great job figuring out whether the lease offer was reasonable and fair!”

- David


“Family Will - Russ did a great job for us. He was timely and accurate with his assistance. I have always enjoyed working with Russ and will continue to use his services in the future.”

- Charles


“Russ Brown get 's the job done in a professional way - My problem may have seemed a small problem to some. But to a small business owner it was serious. Russ Brown stepped in and helped and we got results immediately.”

- Gene


5 Star Reviews

“I worked with Russ on a piece of complex litigation concerning breach of contract and copyright infringement. Russ was instrumental in achieving a seemingly impossible settlement.”

- Thomas Heed, Litigation Attorney


1 Endorsement

Board Positions & Volunteer Work

Education