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Colombo & Colombo

Michigan Attorneys Since 1905

During the course of more than 112 years, our firm has evolved into one of the most respected law firms in the state of Michigan – specifically in the area of auto dealer law. The attorneys of Colombo & Colombo provide legal assistance to thousands of clients throughout Michigan as well as referrals from other states.

Our Mission

Our main goal is to help our clients solve problems and seize opportunities. We have committed ourselves to understanding our clients, their personal and business needs and the competitive and regulatory pressures under which they operate. Fundamentals count. We focus our efforts on helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine our legal knowledge with clear thinking and apply both common sense and creative problem solving to their needs.

Through hard work and our efforts to provide clients with quality service, we have been selected by peer review as a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated firm. The AV ranking is the highest level of excellence. We invite you to explore the many advantages our law firm has to offer. Our staff would gladly assist you by arranging a consultation with one of our lawyers. Through a personal consultation, you may discuss your legal concerns and see how we can benefit your interests. Please call our firm at 248-645-9300 or contact us online.

Recent News

Reminder: Increase in Michigan Minimum Wage
As a reminder, effective January 1, 2018, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25 per hour. Employers employing two or more employees who are at least sixteen years of age are required to pay this new minimum wage to their employees. We recommend that dealers review the compensation of all employees to ensure compliance with the new wage increase for all hours worked by employees on and after January 1, 2018.

Year-End Legal Review
Year-end tax and financial planning has become relatively commonplace. However, far too few businesses give proper attention to a fiscal or calendar year-end legal review. A systematic and wide ranging review of completed and prospective events concerning legal matters can prevent complications which can arise from the absence of such a review.

At the close of a business year, a review of the past year’s activity is advisable to ensure that transactions were properly carried out and documented in the business records and that those planned for the next business year are properly authorized. The following are common areas requiring a thorough review…click here for full article.

Case Summary: Recovered Revenue and Summary Disposition
In a case involving an auto dealership client, a purchaser of a new truck flooded the engine on the date he took possession of the vehicle. The purchaser then canceled the $20,000 down payment check given to the dealership as part of the purchase. Colombo attorney Nicholas Ranke represented the dealership in a law suit filed to collect the canceled payment for breach of contract. Mr. Ranke also represented the dealership in defending the counterclaims filed by the purchaser, who alleged fraud and breach of warranty against the dealership. Mr. Ranke successfully exposed the baseless nature of the purchaser’s counterclaims and was able to secure both a money judgment in favor of the dealership and the dismissal of all the purchaser’s counterclaims in summary fashion, without the need for a trial. Mr. Ranke was also able to secure the reimbursement of the dealership’s attorney fees from the plaintiff.

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