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Recognized Community Standing ~ The quality of our work product and the successful results we are able to deliver for our clients have earned our firm an exceptional reputation in the community. For over 60 years, clients have continued to rely on the superior services we render and have confidently referred Running, Wise & Ford to their friends, family, and colleagues.

Complex Legal Experience ~ In delivering positive legal results, our attorneys draw on decades of combined legal experience, handling complex issues in and out of court, and have held various legal positions that have given them an added advantage. With years of experience, our attorneys have acquired the skills and expertise to handle every aspect of even the most complex and sophisticated legal claims.

Convenience ~ With four office locations, the law offices of Running, Wise & Ford have been serving much of Northern Michigan since 1947, including Grand Traverse, Charlevoix, Otsego, and Benzie Counties. With the launch of its new branch office, we will now be better able to serve our broad client base, offering more accessibility and flexibility with a convenient location in Gaylord.

Reputation for Excellence ~ Our practice is honest, ethical, and based on experience, trust, and professionalism. As Traverse City's oldest law firm, we are recognized leaders and are highly respected as an exceptional law firm within the community, skillfully guiding our clients through complex business and litigation matters to real solutions.

Commitment to Quality – Running, Wise & Ford is a unique firm that offers expert legal representation by combining the personal service and attention of a small practice with the professional cutting-edge results of a big firm. Our attorneys work one-on-one with their clients to provide adept legal services that are responsive, competent, and effective. Contact the law offices of Running, Wise & Ford today and experience the quality, expert legal representation that sets our firm apart.


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  • Court Considers Chapter 7 Trustee's Ability to Sell LLC Property in Sole Members Bankruptcy

    Michael I. Conlon

    A bankruptcy trustee has the right to liquidate any property of a Chapter 7 Debtor subject to claimed exemptions and liens. Does this right extend to a membership interest in an LLC where the sole member files bankruptcy? The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan addressed this issue recently in In re Hopkins, Bankr. W.D. Mich. (Feb. 2, 2012).



Four Locations Serving Northern Michigan

326 E. State Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Phone: 231-946-2700
Toll free: 800-968-8577


201 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: 231-547-8990

207 Main Street
Frankfort, Michigan 49635
Phone: 231-352-9526
440 West Main Street, Suite A
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: 989-732-1152

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