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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Attorneys Appointed as Co-Chairs for the Washtenaw County Bar Association

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. is happy to announce that attorney Elle Soros has been appointed as the Real Estate Section Co-Chair, and attorney Natalie Lennon has been appointed as the Young Lawyers Section Co-Chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association (WCBA) for the 2023-2024 term.  As Section Co-Chairs, they will serve both the Washtenaw County Bar Association, (WCBA) and the...

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Sarah Meinhart Discusses Charitable Giving at University of Michigan Estate Planning Workshop

Sarah Meinhart presented at the University of Michigan Estate Planning Workshop on October 25th. She discussed charitable giving and estate planning to set guests up for success.  Charitable giving, especially if using qualified retirement plans, can provide tax incentives to the individual making the gift and reduce capital gains tax. The nuances of gifting are an opportunity to discuss wit...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Attorneys Attend Washtenaw County Bar Association Annual Conference

Pear Sperling Egan & Daniels, P.C. is proud to announce their participation in the Washtenaw County Bar Association’s (WCBA) Annual Meeting and Bench-Bar Conference. The event held at the Travis Pointe Country Club on May 3rd, 2024 brought together legal professionals from across the region for a day of learning and networking. PSED actively supports the WCBA and its dedication to servi...

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Elle Soros Attends ICLE’s 49h Annual Labor & Employment Institute Seminar

Elle Soros, labor and employment attorney, attended ICLE's 49th Annual Labor & Employment Institute on April 11, 2024.  This seminar offers lawyers and professionals a comprehensive update on ADA, FMLA, FLSA, EEO, SCOTUS decisions, and Michigan statutory changes. It also allows them to stay on top of what’s new at the NLRB and MERC. Popular tech expert Adam S. Forman also ...

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Natalie Lennon Attends ICLE’s 29th Annual Health Law Institute Seminar

Natalie Lennon, litigation attorney in Ann Arbor, attended ICLE's 29th Annual Health Law Institute on March 14-15, 2024.  This esteemed event brings together Michigan's leading health law professionals for in-depth discussions on the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. Attendees participated in sessions covering critical updates on state and federal regulations, fraud and abuse preve...

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Washtenaw County Bar Association Newsletter Feature By Elle Soros

The Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA), Public Act 572 of 2018 amended Public Act 200 of 1945, applies to and defines a marketable record title to interest in land. Like many states, Michigan implemented the MRTA MCL. 565.101, et seq., with the goal of determining ownership interests in land by limiting the number of years during which claims like liens or land use restrictions may be asserted. T...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Wins the Washtenaw County Bar Association Annual Trivia Night

The pulse of legal prowess reverberated through the halls of Zal Gaz Grotto in Ann Arbor as the Washtenaw County Bar Association recently hosted their highly anticipated annual Trivia Night. Among the fervent competition from numerous esteemed firms and teams, Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. emerged victorious, clinching first place in a tie-breaking round. Notable attendees include guest...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Hires New Attorney, Mark W. Nelson

Mark W. Nelson joins Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. as a new attorney. Mark W. Nelson focuses his practice on business, estate planning,  probate litigation, trust and estate administration, business matters and real estate.  “After serving for 15 years as Magistrate and Court Administrator for the 14B District Court, I am excited to have this opportunity to ret...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Partner Andrew Eggan Retires

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. is honoring partner Andrew Eggan’s 50 years of excellent service to their team and celebrating the legacy of hard work and commitment he leaves behind. “I have been a proud member of the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor law firm of Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C, since 1974 when I was hired as a law clerk for the firm. Upon passing the Michigan ...

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Sarah Meinhart and Steve Tramontin Speak at Annual Probate Training Event

Sarah Meinhart and Steve Tramontin presented at the Annual Probate Training event at the Ann Arbor City Club on September 12th. Sarah discussed Decedent’s Estate Administration and Steve presented on Conservatorships and Guardianships for Adults and Minors. Sarah knows the incapacity or death of a family member or friend may not only bring about legal issues, but also presents potential dif...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Hires New Attorney, Elle Soros

Elle Soros, business, real estate, and bankruptcy attorney , and experienced in business consulting, joins Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. as a new attorney. “I'm excited and honored to join the growing team of expert attorneys at PSED Law. I'm looking forward to expanding and sharing my knowledge in the years to come,” says Elle Soros, business, real es...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels P.C. Now Offers Bankruptcy & Business Consulting Services in Ann Arbor

You should think of business analysis as a tool to aid strategic decisions and direction, understand and improve your business operational and financial position, set financial or bottom-line objectives, and facilitate organizational efficiency and effectiveness.  Seeking business solutions from a professional can help shed light on new perspectives you may not have considered. PSED’s ...

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Andrew Eggan Inducted into the Alpena Area Sports Hall of Fame

On May 6, the 1965-66 Alpena High School Mens’ Basketball Team was inducted into the Alpena Area Sports Hall of Fame. The team featured Andrew M. Eggan , a junior guard at Alpena High in 1967. In his senior year, Andy averaged 10 points per game, was the team leader in assists, and was the team’s toughest defender, always assigned to guard the best player on the opposing team; no smal...

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PSED Law Achieves Successful Litigation in Ann Arbor for Unemployment Benefits Owed During the COVID Pandemic

Harvey Wax, employment attorney in Ann Arbor , achieved a significant victory for a Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. client. The client claimed that he was denied unemployment benefits in Michigan during the height of the pandemic. Mr. Wax was able to represent him and won the benefits to which he was entitled.    In the fall of 2020, the client quit his job as a commissione...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Hires New Attorney, Rebecca Harvey

Rebecca Harvey, family law and estate planning attorney   at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. joins the firm as a new attorney. Ms. Harvey moved to Michigan to pursue her secondary education at the University of Michigan, and then attended Michigan State University, earning her Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree. In addition to practicing law, Rebecca has been ele...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Celebrates 75 Years of Legal Services

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. is celebrating its diamond anniversary this year. One of the oldest firms in Washtenaw County, PSED traces its founding back to 1948 when J. Don Lawrence and Robert Ulrich, both alumni of the University of Michigan Law School, opened the Lawrence & Ulrich law office in downtown Ypsilanti. As they say, the rest is history. Ed Pear clerked for the firm wh...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels Attorneys Named 2023 Super Lawyers

Matt Jane, Jeremy Kennedy, and Tom Daniels from Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. have been named to the 2023 edition of Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. PSED attorneys are being recognized for professional excellence in the 2023 Super Lawyers list for their outstanding achievements. Attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the pub...

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Jerold Lax Named a 2023 Best Lawyer

Jerold Lax, managing attorney at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C., has been selected by his peers for recognition of professional excellence in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in: Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal Mu...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Hires New Associate

Natalie Lennon, law clerk at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. joins the firm as a new associate attorney. Ms. Lennon attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, earning her Juris Doctor (J.D.) and she is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota. She also earned a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Florida State University in 2021. She...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Probate Attorneys Volunteer Legal Advice

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. probate attorneys in Ann Arbor volunteer for Washtenaw County probate court counseling sessions.  The Probate Court cannot give legal advice to the public. Therefore, it asks members of the bar to volunteer an hour of their time to answer questions from three members of the public regarding guardianships, conservatorships, and decedents&rsquo...

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Sarah Meinhart Speaks at Educational Seminar

Sarah Meinhart will be presenting at an education seminar at Edward Jones in Belleville, Michigan on April 20th at 9:30 a.m. She’ll discuss 401K plans and estate planning to set you up for success.  Sarah knows the incapacity or death of a family member or friend may not only bring about legal issues, but also presents potential difficult interpersonal dynamics.  As an attorney an...

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Sarah Meinhart Directs New Program to Help Transfer Ownership of Real Estate

Sarah Meinhart is working with The Washtenaw County’s Home for Generations program that helps black families who inherited homes establish legal ownership with a Ladybird deed. Practices like redlining, discriminatory lending, and racial segregation led Black families to purchase homes through land contracts or handshake agreements, and their descendants have continued to occupy these homes...

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Sarah Meinhart Elected to Washtenaw County Bar Association Board of Directors

The Washtenaw County Bar Association (“WCBA”) have elected Sarah Meinhart to serve a two-year term on the WCBA’s Board of Directors.  Sarah has been a member of WCBA since 2009.   Sarah is currently spear heading an ad hoc committee through the WCBA, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, to start a program to assist homeowners in transferring their investment ...

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Marty Bodnar Appointed Pro Bono Legal Counsel for Non-Profit Organization

Marty Bodnar, estate planning attorney at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has been appointed as pro bono legal counsel for a Student Development Program, a non-profit organization serving students at Ypsilanti High School by leveraging leadership into student performance. To learn more about the Student Development Program, please visit:    https://studentdevelopmentpr...

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Matthew Jane Named 2022 Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer

Matthew Jane, an attorney at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has made the 2022 Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers List for Business Litigation. “I am extremely honored to be listed as a Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer.” says Matt. “It means a lot to be recognized by your peers as a leader in your profession.”  Before joining Pear Sperling in 2020, Mr. Jane worked in ...

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Thomas E. Daniels Named in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2022

Tom Daniels, senior litigation partner at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has been named in the 28th Edition of  The Best Lawyers in America  by BestLawyers.com.  Best Lawyers identifies the best lawyers in America, in several areas of specialization, through exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers....

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Jeremy Kennedy Named a 2022 Super Lawyer

Jeremy Kennedy, managing attorney at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has been named to the 2022 edition of Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Kennedy is being recognized for professional excellence in the 2022 Super Lawyers list for his work as a Business Litigation attorney. Mr. Kennedy currently serves as the managing attorney at Pear Sperling and practices primarily in the...

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Jerold Lax Named in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2022

Jerold Lax, partner at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has named in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America List by BestLawyers.com. Best Lawyers publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals everywhere. There lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review ...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Lifts COVID Restrictions Due to Governor’s Order

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. lifts all COVID restrictions. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unsettling time for all of us. It has placed many restrictions on getting business done, but has allowed businesses to reinvent the way they provide products and services. Attorneys are no different. PSED is now fully open and will continue to offer Zoom calls as well as phone and in-...

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PSED Hires Sarah Meinhart – Probate & Estate Planning Lawyer in Ann Arbor

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels P.C. announced today that Sarah Meinhart , who specialized in probate and estate planning matters, has joined the firm. Sarah Meinhart has served as the Co-Chair of the 2016-2018 Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section for the Washtenaw County Bar Association. She currently serves as a 2018-2019 Director at Large for the Washtenaw County Bar As...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Named in “Best Law Firms” Rankings!

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has been named a Tier 1 firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan for Land Use & Zoning Law and Litigation in Municipal Law by  U.S. News – Best Lawyers®  “Best Law Firms” in 2021. U.S. News – Best Lawyers  “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clien...

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Jerold Lax Named 2020 Super Lawyer

Jerold Lax, partner at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has again made the 2020 Super Lawyers list in the category of state, local and municipal law. “It is a huge honor to be recognized again this year,” says Jerold Lax, partner. “I am happy to be included amongst these experienced attorneys dealing with issues involving governments and their citizens.” Super Lawye...

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Thomas Daniels Again Named 2020 Super Lawyer

Thomas Daniels , long-time partner at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has been named a Commercial/General civil litigation Super Lawyer for the 9th year in a row. “It is an honor to be named again,” says Daniels. “I enjoy serving our clients and protecting their rights to civil justice and I’m proud of our firm’s commitment to advancement of the law and the b...

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Marty Bodnar, Elder Law Attorney, Completes Continuing Education Program on Elder Law

Marty Bodnar, Elder Law attorney at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Elder Law Certificate Program and received a certificate. This program consisted of 49 online lesson covering the following critical areas of Elder Law: Capacity Assessment Guardianships & Conservatorships Long-Term Care Planning and Contracts Financial &am...

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PSED Hires Matthew Jane – Commercial Litigator and Construction Lawyer in Ann Arbor

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels P.C. hires new attorney, Matthew Jane  specializing in commercial litigation, construction law and real estate matters in Michigan. Mr. Jane has extensive experience handling complex and sophisticated litigation involving a wide array of business, construction and real estate disputes. He has expertise in handling payment and construction lien issues, claims...

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PSED Law Named to State Bar Pro Bono Circle of Excellence

PSED Law is proud to announce that it has been named to the State Bar of Michigan’s 2019 Pro Bono Circle of Excellence at the Leadership level. The Circle of Excellence recognizes firms that have exhibited a strong commitment to pro bono services in the last year. PSED Law is one of approximately 35 firms throughout the entire state to be named to the Circle at the Leadership level, the hig...

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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Named in “Best Law Firms” Rankings!

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has been named a Tier 1 firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan for Land Use & Zoning Law and Litigation in Municipal Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020. U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To b...

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Charges Dropped Against PSED Client

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels was recently pleased to learn that the Michigan Attorney General’s Office had decided that it was dropping all charges against a PSED client, Dr. Eden Wells. Dr. Wells, the former Chief Medical Officer in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, had been charged as part of the investigation arising out of the Flint water crisis, and was represe...

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PSED Successfully Defends Property Owner in Zoning Dispute

PSED successfully defended Allied Fence against claims by Pittsfield Township that Allied violated the zoning ordinance by selling Christmas trees on property located on Carpenter Road near Ellsworth Road. Allied has used a fenced-in enclosure in its front yard for more than 30 years to sell a variety of retail products. When Pittsfield changed its zoning ordinance to prohibit sales activity in t...

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U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Case Against Pear Sperling Client, the Michigan Neonatal Biobank

In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a case against the Michigan Neonatal Biobank and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which sought to declare Michigan’s program of screening newborns for chronic diseases and genetic disorders unconstitutional. Attorneys Jeremy Kennedy and Jerry Lax of Pear Sperl...

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Tom Daniels Joins the Board of Growing Hope

Tom Daniels has joined the Board of Directors of Growing Hope and will also serve on the agency’s Development Committee. Growing Hope is an Ypsilanti-based non-profit organization that operates the Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market and a thriving urban farm only blocks from downtown Ypsilanti. Growing Hope provides garden-based nutrition education at its farm and in local classrooms, and supp...

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Marty Bodnar Joins the Board of Directors at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County

Marty Bodnar  joins Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County as a member of their Board of Directors. Mr. Bodnar will serve on the finance and quality committees.  Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County helps assist the community with programs like counseling for young pregnant mothers, behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment. They also help the local community with a...

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Scott Munzel Elected to Washtenaw County Bar Association Board of Directors

The Washtenaw County Bar Association held its Award Dinner & Election. Scott Munzel, was elected to serve a two-year term on the WCBA’s Board of Directors.  Scott has been a member of WCBA since 1999 and was previously Chair of the Real Estate Section.  Scott practices law in the areas of real estate law, zoning and land use law, and municipal law. Also at the dinner, Ed Pear ...

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Three Attorneys at PSED Law Receive Prestigious “Superlawyer” Award for 2013

Three attorneys at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. have been awarded the prestigious “Superlawyer” peer review designation. PSED Law is proud to announce that three of its attorneys were voted by their peers onto the 2013 Michigan Superlawyers list. For the year September 2013 – September 2014, Thomas Daniels and Jerold Lax were chosen by their peers as Michigan Superlaw...

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Four Attorneys at PSED Law Awarded Prestigious “Superlawyer” Peer Review Designation

Ann Arbor, MI – Four attorneys at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. have been awarded the prestigious “Superlawyer” peer review designation. PSED Law is proud to announce that four of its attorneys were voted onto the list of Michigan Superlawyers for the 2012 year, which runs from September 2012 – September 2013) by their peers. These four attorneys join Edwin Pear, the long-time manag...

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Jerry Lax Named to The Best Lawyers List for 2015

PSED Law is proud to announce that Jerry Lax has been named to The Best Lawyers list, one of the oldest and most respected annual attorney rankings in the country. The Best Lawyers list was released on November 3, 2014, and recognizes Jerry for his outstanding work in the following practice areas: employment law for both individuals, and businesses; land use and zoning law; and litigation. Jerry ...

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PSED Law Awarded a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Ann Arbor, MI – Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. has been awarded a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. The US News rankings feature law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The ...

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PSED Law Congratulates Attorneys Listed as ‘Super Lawyers’ For 2014

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. is pleased to announce that Tom Daniels and Jerry Lax were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers for 2014. The annual Super Lawyers list is compiled by Thomson Reuters. The rigorous multiphase selection process is made up of a nomination stage; an initial evaluation based on indicators of professional achievement; a second evaluation completed by a panel...

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PSED Law Named to State Bar Circle of Excellence

PSED Law is proud to announce that it has been named to the State Bar of Michigan’s 2014 Circle of Excellence at the Leadership level. The Circle of Excellence recognizes firms that have exhibited a strong commitment to pro bono services in the last year. PSED Law is one of only 22 firms throughout the entire state to be named to the Circle at the Leadership level, the highest possible level wi...

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PSED Law Receives Award from Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber

PSED Law was honored as a 2014 Business-Education Honor Roll Partner by the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber (A2Y Chamber). The A2Y Chamber, a community organization made up of local businesses, works to connect its members professionally, and to improve the local economy and the quality of life for Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti residents. The Business-Education Honor Roll is an A2Y Chamber program t...

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PSED Law Selected as a 2014 Top Ranked Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a 2014 Top Ranked Law Firm.  Only 2,446 law firms have achieved this ranking.  Martindale-Hubbell chooses these firms by identifying U.S. law firms of 10 or more attorneys, where at least one-third of the attorneys in the firm achieved the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating.  These law...

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Jerry Lax Named to The Best Lawyers in America List for 2016

PSED is proud to announce that Jerry Lax has once again been named to The Best Lawyers in America list, one of the most highly regarded and widely recognized annual attorney rankings in the country. The Best Lawyers list for 2016 was released to the public on August 17th, recognizing Jerry as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the following 7 practice areas: Employment Law for Individuals and ...

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PSED Law Named to U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” List

PSED Law is proud to announce that the firm has been named to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” list. Released on November 3, 2014, the “Best Law Firms” ranking recognizes law firms that demonstrate professional excellence, and consistently receive high ratings from clients and other lawyers. The ranking is based on an evaluation process that includes ...

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