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Running, Wise & Ford was founded over 65 years ago and is one of Northern Michigan's oldest and most prestigious firms. The firm was founded by the late Harry Running in 1946 and was later joined by lawyer William Wise in 1955, who retired in 1995. Richard Ford joined the firm in 1971. Throughout its history, Running, Wise & Ford has focused on delivering quality, comprehensive legal services that respond to the needs of the businesses and individuals we serve.

We are a full service law firm with specialists trained in nearly every area of the law and with offices in Traverse City, Charlevoix, Frankfort, and a new office in Gaylord. Running, Wise & Ford has earned an outstanding reputation for integrity, competence and cost-efficient legal services. There is no better way to measure the quality of a legal firm than by asking former clients about the experiences they have had. At Running, Wise & Ford, we have built an excellent reputation in the community and work diligently to be worthy of the compelling endorsement we receive from our clients.

Running, Wise & Ford is dedicated to providing legal services of uncompromising quality to our clients. We believe that when clients have legal or business challenges, they deserve prompt attention and individualized effort that goes well beyond routine service and exceeds client expectations. Contact us today to learn more about the legal services we offer for individuals and businesses throughout Northern Michigan.


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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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