Mark E. Merlanti
Mark E. Merlanti is an attorney with 32 years of experience. Mark concentrates his practice in the areas of shareholder disputes, construction law, business and real estate disputes, contract drafting and review, landlord-tenant, accounts receivable management and employee restrictive covenant matters.
Mark is a member of the Construction Lien Committee of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is a regular speaker at the Construction Association of Michigan. He authored Stokes v Millen Roofing Co.: The Michigan Supreme Court Puts Teeth Back Into The Residential Builders Act’s Prohibition Against Suits for Compensation by Unlicensed Residential Contractors, Michigan Real Property Review, Spring, 2003. He has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan as well as all State Courts in Michigan.
Mark received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with honors, from Michigan State University in 1980, and his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in 1983. Mark is active in community organizations and has served on the Boards of Festival of Trees, a 501(c)(3) charity that benefits Children's Hospital of Michigan, Pathway Family Center, a 501(c)(3) charity that assists youths with substance abuse and behavioral issues, and the Novi Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial support for the programs of Novi’s Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department.