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John A. Ruemenapp

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Phone: (248) 258-2700
Fax: (248) 258-8927

30100 Telegraph Rd #428
Bingham Farms, Michigan 48025

John A. Ruemenapp is a commercial/business litigator. For over 20 years, he has focused his practice in several areas of litigation that include real estate and construction, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, contract disputes (including those under the Uniform Commercial Code), shareholder rights, tax litigation, debtor-creditors rights, and employment disputes. Mr. Ruemenapp is particularly adept at analyzing situations and formulating and achieving practical, innovative and effective solutions that satisfy clients’ goals.

Mr. Ruemenapp is a 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan and a 1982 graduate of Wayne State University Law School and a member of the Michigan and Oakland County Bar Associations. He is admitted to and has practiced before Michigan trial and appellate courts, the Michigan Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the United States Tax Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Over the years, Mr. Ruemenapp has:

  • Successfully represented many Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts, arbitration and otherwise in a variety of business disputes;

  • Secured seven figure verdicts and/or judgments in business disputes;

  • Obtained summary dismissal of claims asserted against his clients in state and federal courts in matters involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets;

  • Secured injunctive relief for clients in actions in federal and state courts protecting his clients' trade secrets and confidential information and preventing improper competition;

  • Enforced various lending agreements by realizing upon collateral, foreclosing mortgages and achieving payment;

  • Recovered possession of commercial and residential property for clients;

  • Successfully represented numerous professionals by obtaining dismissal of malpractice actions seeking hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars;

  • Negotiated numerous settlements of business disputes to achieve his clients' objectives;

  • Obtained favorable results for employers in employment disputes and in defense of discrimination claims including awards of summary judgment, trial verdicts and favorable post-trial motions;

  • Defended manufacturers in disputes with distributors and secured favorable court decisions and/or settlements;

  • Successfully litigated real estate matters including claims for damages and specific performance;

  • Defended successfully various claims asserted by Debtors in Bankruptcy Court, including claims alleging preferences and/or fraudulent consequences;

  • Achieved clients' objectives through litigation and negotiation in business break-ups of various types;

  • Litigated various construction disputes to a favorable conclusion; and

  • Secured substantial recoveries for businesses that were subjected to embezzlement by dishonest employees and/or agents.