MacWilliams Law PC
This is not a traditional business law firm. After 15 years in high-profile traditional firms, in 2017, Sara MacWilliams started this firm to provide focused, stellar service to a select group of clients. Removing the infrastructure of a traditional firm and limiting the clients we work with allows us to deliver more solutions at lower prices, providing greater satisfaction all around. Since launching the firm, Sara has enjoyed a string of successful business disputes, high profile litigations, commercial real estate transactions and outside counsel work. Our 2020 success includes resolution of a complex business fraud case for millions of dollars; resolution of a shareholder oppression case for just under $1 million, and resolution of partnership dispute that resulted in our client taking sole ownership of the business. Other 2020 successes include successful completion of a estate sale of distressed commercial property which was approved for financing and closed in 30 days, and resolution of a two-year complex landlord-tenant dispute.
Sara is consistently rated one of the top female attorneys in Michigan and employs a team of sharp, similarly dedicated staff.
We represent a select roster of businesses and investors looking for focused, high-quality legal solutions crafted to their individual business and real estate needs. We often team up with co-counsel in order to provide a custom-designed team.
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The firm routinely litigates and advises clients about disputes involving business relationships, real estate matters, contracts, business torts, healthcare business issues; trade secrets, non-compete agreements, and related disputes.
Complex Commercial and
Class Action Litigation
With extensive experience litigating multi-million dollar claims, both on the plaintiff and defense side, Ms. MacWilliams frequently litigates complex business matters. She has considerable trial experience in federal and state courts as well as arbitration.
Extensive experience in commercial real estate issues that matter to businesses and business people, including management, contract review, leasing, transactions, loans, investing, and construction matters.
After years of litigation, we have learned how to spot the early warning signs and work with business people to avoid a costly (in money and time) dispute that ends with no one really happy. Negotiation is not for everyone, but in the right cases, an early intervention can save the business and bring the best result for all parties.
General Counsel Services
Many small to mid-sized businesses utilize the firm for general counsel services. Honest advice for all legal concerns and immediate help finding the right specialists.
Fully licensed to practice in the following jurisdictions:
All Michigan state courts
All Oregon state courts
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
We also work on real estate and business transactions with sophisticated clients all over the United States. Sara MacWilliams has appeared in courts throughout the United States and routinely achieves pro hac vice admission in additional jurisdictions.
Don't Take Our Word For It - Reviews of our work
Sara MacWilliams is consistently rated one of the top female attorneys in Michigan.
Super Lawyers: Rising Star, 2010 - 2012; Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2020
As seen in Hour Detroit Magazine: Top 50 women attorneys in Michigan since 2017
Avvo: Top rated attorney
"The change upward for Ms. MacWilliams is recognition by this Court of an outstanding legal mind...For instance, defense made a lengthy motion for directed verdict, and without a note, she successfully refuted all the claims made with assurance and aplomb" Judge Edward Avadenka, Oakland County Circuit Court Case No. 08-093506-CZ, in his ruling awarding over $1 million in attorney fees to Ms. MacWilliams' clients.
Sara K. MacWilliams
Ms. MacWilliams is deeply involved in every matter we accept and enjoys meeting with clients at our private offices in Bloomfield Hills or at clients' offices.
The firm routinely co-counsels with other law firms as needed, both to combine specialized expertise and serve as local counsel.
We provide flexible billing arrangements for meritorious cases.
Legal Community Involvement
Case Evaluator for Oakland County Circuit and District Courts
Member, Oakland County Bar Association
Barrister, Serving as Oakland County Inns of Court
Member, Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan
Member and Speaker, Women Lawyers Association
Member and Author, Oakland County Real Estate Law Committee
Nominated and accepted for membership in Fellows of the Michigan State Bar, July 2017