Byron P. Gallagher, Jr.

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Attorney Awards


Appointed Ingham County Public Administrator, Michigan Attorney General, 2008-Present; Attorney Discipline Board, Appointed Hearing Panelist, State Bar of Michigan, 2009-Present; Case Evaluator for Clinton, Eaton, Lenawee and Ingham County Circuit Courts; Certified Facilitative Mediator, Michigan Courts, 2007-Present; Dean's Scholarship; Elected Ingham County Board of Commissioners, 1992-1996; General Counsel, Safari Club International, Lansing Chapter; Listed in Who's Who in American Law; Licensed Real Estate Broker, Michigan, 1998-Present; Member, Board of Directors: Michigan Underground Storage Tank Financial Assurance Authority, 1996-2002; State Building Authority, 2002-2005; Summit Community Bank, Incorporator, Director 2009-2011 and Audit Committee Member. Professional Memberships: American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL); American Land Title Association (ALTA); Clinton County Chamber of Commerce; Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council (GLEPC); International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); Lansing Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Association of Community Bankers (MACB); Michigan Association of Petroleum Landmen (MAPL); Michigan Business Brokers Association (MBBA); Michigan Land Title Association (MLTA); Michigan Oil & Gas Association (MOGA); Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce; National Association of Structured Settlement Purchasers (NASP).

(Also at Mount Pleasant Office)

Areas of Practice (65)

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Creditors Rights
  • Estate Planning
  • Finance
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mortgages
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Secured Transactions
  • Tax Disputes
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Business Development
  • Business Formation
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Property Tax Assessments
  • Tax Appeals
  • Employment Tax
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures
  • Banks and Banking
  • Bank Collections
  • Bank Foreclosures
  • Commercial Loans
  • Business Transactions
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Organization
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Commercial Collections
  • Garnishments
  • Post Judgment Collections
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Litigation
  • Franchises and Franchising
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Condominium Development
  • Condominium Law
  • Easements
  • Quiet Title
  • Real Estate Banking Law
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • Securities
  • Title Insurance Defense
  • Structured Settlement Transfers

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
517-853-1515 (Lansing)  Phone
888-220-1273 (Toll Free)  Phone
313-963-4600 (Detroit)  Phone
616-808-2888 (Grand Rapids)  Phone
989-317-9600 (Mt. Pleasant)  Phone
989-224-1500 (St. Johns)  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1800, Charlotte, MI 48813
University Attended:
Kenyon College, A.B.
Law School Attended:
Washington University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; Michigan
American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business Law; Law Practice Management; Litigation; Real Property; Probate and Trust); State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Real Property; Probate and Trust; Business Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution); Ingham County Bar Association (President, 2010-2011; Board of Directors, 1996-2000, 2007-2010; Bench Bar Committee, 2000); Clinton County Bar Association; Eaton County Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.
Reported Cases:
Gates v. Gates, 256 Mich.App. 420, 664 NW2d 231 (2003); Consumers Power Co v Amoco Prod Co, 208 F3d 212 (CA 6 2000); Girvan v. Fuelgas Co., 238 Mich.App. 703, 607 NW2d 116 (1999); Heaton v. Benton Const. Co., 286 Mich.App. 528, 780 N.W.2d 618 (2009); Capitol Properties Group, LLC v. 1247 Ctr. Street, LLC, 283 Mich.App. 422, 770 N.W.2d 105 (2009); Michigan Pipe & Valve-Lansing, Inc v Hebeler Enterprises, Inc, 2011 WL 1004660 (Mich Ct App March 22, 2011); Connor v Micro Innovations Corp, 2006 WL 1417857 (WD Mich May 19, 2006); VM Services, Inc v Two Men & a Truck/Intl, Inc, 2008 WL 5137004 (WD Mich December 5, 2008).
Served as a receiver for a variety of business, real estate, and financing disputes; As appointed Ingham County Public Administrator, provided service for various probate and guardianship matters; Approved Facilitative Mediator of business, real estate, and probate disputes authorized by more than 32 District, Civil, or Probate courts in Michigan; Appointed by Circuit Courts in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties as a case evaluator; Provided expert witness testimony for business entity formation and legal fee reasonableness issues; Martindale Hubbell AV rating since 2000; Served as a speaker on a variety of topics including incorporation, real estate transfer issues, estate planning techniques, judgment enforcement, title examination, and commercial and real estate loan documents.

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