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Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC Elects New Officers

The Members of Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, a leading boutique mid-Michigan law firm, have elected Mark J. Burzych as President and Ross K. Bower as Vice-President of the law firm.

Stephen O. Schultz, who served as President since co-founding the firm in 2008, has passed the torch so he can focus on a few of the firm’s larger municipal clients.  For over thirty years, Steve has dedicated himself to the representation of municipalities across the state of Michigan and to protecting the interests of employers in both the private and public sectors. He has been recognized by the national publication, “The Best Lawyers in America,” as an experienced labor attorney in the representation of employers in labor and employment law. He is also listed in the publication “Michigan Super Lawyers” as an experienced lawyer in the field of Labor and Employment Law. He holds the highest rating available from the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory.

President Mark J. Burzych is also a founding member of the firm and leads the firm’s business practice. Mark’s practice focuses on developing and implementing growth strategies for businesses with an emphasis on franchising.  His practice also includes intellectual property protection, liquor licensing and regulation, general corporate matters, business and finance transactions, real estate, and other business related matters. Mark is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, and holds the highest rating available from the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory. Mark has also served on many boards and commissions, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Restaurant Association.

Vice-President Ross K. Bower joined the firm shortly after it opened in 2008 and became a partner in 2014. Ross leads the firm’s property tax practice and works with municipal clients, with an emphasis on zoning, building and planning, property tax appeals and special assessments, and Michigan’s Drain Code. As part of the firm’s Municipal Practice Group, he provides counsel to public officials and clients as Township Attorney, Village Attorney, and City Attorney, and as counsel to County Drain Commissioners throughout Michigan where he handles litigation in administrative, trial, and appellate courts.


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