The Abbott Nicholson law firm was founded Sept. 12, 1977, by C. Richard Abbott, John R. Nicholson, Thomas R. Quilter III and Gene J. Esshaki. Another partner, John F. Youngblood, joined the firm in 1979. Abbott Nicholson specializes in Corporate/Business law, Labor & Employment law, Commercial/Medical Malpractice Defense litigation, Real Estate law, Tax law, and Trusts and Estates.
The firm’s attorneys have extensive legal expertise in corporate/transactional and litigation legal services to corporations, entrepreneurs, public entities and individuals. Abbott Nicholson’s areas of business expertise include motor vehicle dealers and dealership advertising associations, manufacturing and service industries, manufacturer’s representatives, construction, property management, school boards and other governmental units, and doctors, accountants and other professionals.
Legal services provided by the firm include:
The attorneys and paraprofessionals at Abbott Nicholson emphasize personal attention, professionalism and sophisticated, dynamic approaches to client needs.
Abbott Nicholson is the exclusive east Michigan member of Meritas, an affiliation of 176 independent, full-service business law firms with 7,000 lawyers serving 234 markets in 80 countries. With its affiliation with Meritas, Abbott Nicholson can serve its Michigan business clients with offices in other cities and countries.
The firm has a longstanding commitment to the communities throughout Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Abbott Nicholson attorneys are involved in their communities in a variety of roles ranging from elected positions on municipal boards and councils to serving as directors on various charitable and bar-related boards.