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Rebecca J.S. Cassell
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  • Senior Attorney

Location:

Howell, MI

Phone:

Fax:

517-540-1701

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Rebecca (Becky) specializes in real estate, environmental, and business matters, assisting private and public clients with the complexities of various transactional and operational issues to maximize efficiency and value. She serves on sophisticated and diverse matters, including eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, real estate transactions, permitting and regulatory compliance, remediation of contaminated properties, cost-recovery actions, brownfield redevelopment and municipal management, alternative and renewable energy projects, and sustainable development.

For her business clients, Becky helps them navigate various aspects of ownership and operations. This includes corporate matters, contracts, litigation and trials, labor and employment disputes, enforcement and defense of non-competition agreements, real estate transactions, start-up issues, creditor actions, intellectual property and trademark applications, liquor license and regulatory matters, administrative hearings, appeals, and sale and merger transactions.

With this business-based, common-sense approach, Becky frequently acts as her clients' "in-house counsel," often consulting on their operational legal concerns and working with their other professional service providers to achieve their goals. As a respected member of the legal community, Becky also serves as a case evaluator and neutral mediator to help others resolve their legal disputes.

Becky practiced at a large, national firm before joining Myers & Myers, PLLC in 2011. In 2010 and again each year in 2013-2020, she has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, which is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after nomination by their peers and thorough evaluation of numerous criteria.  Becky also received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, being peer-rated and judicially rated for the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standing.

Becky uses her breadth of experience and professionalism to guide her clients through complex matters and strives to exceed their expectations.         

 

Areas Of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Creditor Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Trial Services
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
  • Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan, 2006

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Trial Practice Program Certification
    • Honors: Merit Scholarship, Full Tuition
    • Honors: Student Bar Association, Committee Chair
    • Honors: Runner-up All School Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Faculty Hiring and Curriculum Committee, Student Representative
    • Honors: Jurisprudence Achievement Award, Constitutional Law
  • Alma College, Alma, Michigan
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Trustee Honor Scholarship
    • Honors: Vocal Performance Scholarship
    • Honors: Pre-Law Scholarship
    • Honors: 3-Year Graduate
    • Honors: Overseas Study in Quito, Ecuador
    • Honors: Economics Honor Society
    • Honors: Psychology Honor Society
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Psychology and Sociology
  • Stanford University, IADC Trial Academy, Palo Alto, California
    • Honors: Intensive Trial Certification Program Focused on Enhancing Trial and Advocacy Skills
    • Honors: Interactive Video-Taped Trial Segments
    • Honors: Critique Of Trial Skills With Nationally-Renowned Trial Lawyers
    • Honors: Analysis and Implementation Of Technology In Trial Strategy

Published Works

  • Treatise Chapter, Environmental Issues in the Construction Setting, Michigan Construction Law Manual, West Publishing, 2009-2011
  • Michigan Supreme Court Overhauls Permitting, Procedure, and Litigation of Environmental Matters in Michigan, Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Winter, 2011
  • Carbon and Greenhouse Gases - Methods of Regulation, Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Summer, 2010
  • Carbon and Greenhouse Gases - Methods of Regulation, American Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division Basic Practice Series, September, 2010
  • Frequent Contributor, Environmental Regulation and Climate Change, iGreenLaw Blog, 2009-2011
  • Summary of Michigan Environmental Legislation, Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Spring, 2012

Representative Cases

  • Quick-Sav Food Stores v. Estate of Kenneth H. Mattis, 2010 LEXIS 98, 2010, Mich. App.
  • U-Haul International, Inc. et al v. Barry Ross, 2009, United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Deboer v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 2008 LEXIS 2548, 2008, Mich. App.
  • Quick-Sav Food Stores v. Mattis, 2008 LEXIS 67, 2008, Mich. App.
  • Johns v. Sterling Jewelers, Inc., 2006 LEXIS 91808, 2006, W.D. Mich.

Classes/Seminars

  • Environmental Issues in the Construction Industry, Associated General Contractors, Michigan, 2011 to 2011
  • Environmental Risks in Construction Projects, Associated General Contractors, Michigan Young Leaders, 2011 to 2011
  • Climate Change Regulations - Risks and Opportunities, Indo/American Chamber of Commerce, 2009 to 2009
  • Risks and Opportunities in the Carbon Market, Crowe Horwath, 2009 to 2009
  • Attorney Perspectives on Collection Efforts, Michigan Court Officer, Deputy Sheriff & Process Servers Association, 2009 to 2009
  • Carbon Cap and Trade Initiatives and Opportunities, ABATE, 2008 to 2008
  • Legal Insights on Global Warming and Climate Change Regulation, Grand Rapids Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, 2008 to 2008
  • Regional Climate Initiatives, Michigan Manufacturer's Association, 2008 to 2008
  • Moderator, ABA Young Lawyers Division New Lawyers Seminar, 2008 to 2008
  • Legal Issues in Loan Documentation, Environmental Considerations, Michigan Bankers Association, 2012
  • Judge, Michigan Environmental Law Journal Student Writing Competition, 2011 to 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010 and 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Litigation Section, State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Environmental Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Member
  • Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association, Member
  • Section of Women Environmental Litigators, American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems
  • Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Co-Editor
  • Association for Child Development, Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Council

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Stanley J. Latreille in the Livingston County Circuit Court, Clerk
  • Clark Hill PLC, Associate
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