Practice areas

Cannabis Law, Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, Intellectual Property, Real Estate: Business, Bankruptcy: Consumer, Bankruptcy: Business

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property Law, Trademarks, Trusts

Attorney Richard Sulaka, hailing from Lathrup Village, Michigan, stands as the founder and managing member of Sulaka Law, PLLC. Possessing a stellar reputation and a collection of accolades, Mr. Sulaka boasts over seven years of legal expertise. His guidance is unrivaled, spanning across Detroit and the entire state, catering to clients with a variety of legal requirements:

  • Business law, encompassing cannabis law, business litigation, trademarks, intellectual property, reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • Estate planning and administration, encompassing safeguarding personal and business assets.
  • Real estate and commercial developments.
  • Bankruptcy, debt discharge, and restructuring.

Before creating his private practice, Mr. Sulaka held the role of general counsel and director of human resources at the City of Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department. Since branching out into his own law firm, he has navigated through a multitude of intricate commercial and real estate litigation cases, involving transactions exceeding $2 billion and legal disputes surpassing $500 million.

Irrespective of the challenges faced by his clients or the scale and intricacy of their legal issues, Mr. Sulaka’s extensive skills and resources make him well-equipped to efficiently handle matters and secure the favorable outcomes his clients both expect and deserve, all while maintaining cost-effectiveness.

Acknowledging his remarkable professionalism and exceptional client service, Mr. Sulaka has been recognized as one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ Top 40 Under 40 awardees, alongside other prestigious rankings and endorsements from fellow professionals. He has garnered a multitude of testimonials and referrals from content clients and has even been acknowledged by Michigan’s Governor for his significant contributions to municipal bankruptcy for the city of Detroit.

Mr. Sulaka, an alumnus of Wayne State University, embarked on his legal career in 2013, obtaining his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School, followed by his licensure to practice from the State Bar of Michigan. His professional affiliations extend to active membership in the American Bankruptcy Institute and the State Bar of Michigan, among others.

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