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Mr. Ford has concentrated his practice in the areas of zoning, municipal law, real estate, and estate planning. His clients include several townships and villages in Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Benzie Counties.

Mr. Ford received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1967. After graduation from Law School, Mr. Ford served in the Judge Advocate General's Corp of the United States Navy from 1968 through 1971. He joined RW&F in 1971. He is a member of the Public Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association. Mr. Ford is a past President of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association, and a past Chairman of the Board of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Traverse Bay Regional Planning Commission. Mr. Ford has also served on the Board of Directors/Trustees of the following organizations: Rotary Club of Traverse City, Rotary Charities, Oleson Foundation, and the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. He is currently President of Rotary Charities.

Practice Areas

  • Zoning
  • Municipal law
  • Real estate
  • Estate planning

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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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