Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial

    Business law is the combination of many different areas of the law, including entity organizations, shareholder rights and obligations, federal, state, and local regulations, patents and trademarks, tax planning, business, estate, and family planning.  Bishop and Heintz represents businesses and their shareholders at every stage of the business enterprise.  Whether you seek to establish a simple entity, such as a limited liablity company or corporation, or want to take an existing business to the next level by raising captial through a public offering, our attorneys have the experience and ability to guide a business and its members from startup to business succession planning. 

  • Intellectual Property Services

    Bishop & Heintz is the preeminent provider of comprehensive Intellectual Property (Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition) legal services in northern Michigan. 

  • Real Estate & Zoning

    Bishop & Heintz attorneys are recognized leaders in all real estate law and related areas.  Our attorneys are well versed in sales transactions of residential and commerical properties, zoning and land use law, tax planning and tax appeals (such as Michigan Principal Residence Exemptions, uncapping or "pop up" tax, and property valuations) agriculture, condominium, historic preservation, conservation and environmental law.   Whether you seek to purchase, sell, rent, or lease a commercial or residential property or convert an existing commercial property to condominium developement, our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and ability to advise you about all areas of real estate law.

  • Estate Planning including Wills & Trusts

    Bishop & Heintz has substantial experience and expertise in estate planning matters, and drafting of estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Patient Advocate Designations.

  • Patent Trademark & Copyright

    Bishop & Heintz is the preeminent provider of comprehensive Intellectual Property (Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition) legal services in northern Michigan.

  • Negligence

    Serious injuries can happen to anyone. Bishop & Heintz Attorneys take great pride in the firm's ability to assist clients and their families in handling very difficult personal injury and wrongful death cases with the thoroughness and integrity demonstrated in all of our practice areas.

  • Oil & Gas

    Bishop & Heintz offers comprehensive oil and gas legal services for both independent producers and owners of large tracts in Michigan through several attorneys.

  • Divorce, Child Custody, and Domestic Relations

    Bishop & Heintz Domestic Relations/Family Law attorneys have many years of accumulated experience in successfully representing clients in diverse matters within the Domestic Relations/Family Law arena.

  • Criminal Law Practice

    Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and advocacy skills, and have forged excellent professional relationships and resource networks to maximize the firm’s effectiveness in each individual investigation or criminal defense matter.

  • Federal & State Regulatory Law

    Business representation, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, banking, federal and state regulatory law, collections and related matters.

  • Governmental Affairs Counseling

    Bishop & Heintz, P.C. offers Governmental Affairs Counseling, sometimes referred to as “lobbying” or “lobbyist services,” to a wide variety of clients. Bishop & Heintz, P.C. has expanded its established expertise in legal regulatory and administrative matters to the legislative and policy-making arena.

  • Alternative Disute Resolution

    All Bishop & Heintz litigators have experience in representing clients in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including:

    • Mediation

    • Arbitration

    • Case Evaluation

    • Settlement conferences

  • Litigation Services

    Bishop & Heintz has developed an exceptionally well-regarded litigation practice, throughout Michigan, in both state and federal courts.

    • Trials & Appeals

    • Probate

    • Collections

  • Health Law

    Bishop & Heintz provides experienced counsel in the ever changing arena of Health Law. The firm's services in this area are primarily focused on providing legal assistance to the region's healthcare providers.

  • Insurance Law

    Bishop & Heintz represents individuals and businesses against insurers which fail to pay claims for losses in automobile, homeowners, business loss, fire, casualty, life, disability, and other insurance disputes.