TROY, Mich., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mantese Honigman, P.C., located in Troy, Michigan, has opened a branch in St. Louis, Missouri. Focusing its practice on complex business litigation, including shareholder rights, the firm has developed a national reputation as hard-hitting trial attorneys. Gerard Mantese, CEO at Mantese Honigman, explained, "St. Louis was a natural place for expansion given my family's deep roots in St. Louis. My team and I intend to bring to our St. Louis office the same dynamic and thorough approach to business litigation that our clients have come to expect and appreciate."
Mr. Mantese and his team have obtained more million and multi-million dollar business law verdicts and settlements in Michigan than any other firm every year for the last few years. Mr. Mantese has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 Attorneys in Michigan by Super Lawyers, including in 2016. In 2014, he briefed and argued the first shareholder oppression case ever accepted by the Michigan Supreme Court, Madugula v Taub, where he won important protections for oppressed shareholders, including the right to rely on contractual obligations, in the context of a shareholder oppression dispute. He has published many articles in journals throughout the country on cutting-edge issues, including on expert discovery, the duty of good faith and fair dealing, contact principles, depositions in a business law case, fiduciary duty and shareholder oppression.
Graduating summa cum laude at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and then graduating first in his law school class, summa cum laude, at St. Louis University School of Law, Gerard Mantese accepted a position at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn in Detroit. He was elected one of the youngest senior partners in firm history. He then began his own law firm -- Mantese Honigman, P.C. -- where he and his team have achieved a national reputation for thorough, inspired, and effective legal work. With offices in Troy, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, Mantese Honigman, PC handles all aspects of business and corporate litigation, including contract and real estate issues, shareholder and member disputes, partnership disputes, non-compete issues, fiduciary duty, and the whole gamut of commercial issues.
Mr. Mantese has developed precedent-setting strategies for his business clients with fierce and unrelenting focus and persistence, including multi-million dollar buyouts in shareholder oppression cases; developing novel and nuanced interpretations of business statutes; mastering procedure and the court rules, and achieving disgorgement and payouts of significant damages in fiduciary duty, earn-out issues, and real estate matters. In January 2016, Lawyers Weekly reported that five of Mr. Mantese's recoveries were among the top recoveries in the State of Michigan in 2015, including securing the #1 settlement in a shareholder case and the second largest class action recovery in the amount of $58 Million. That year, Mr. Mantese again had the greatest number of seven and eight figure business law recoveries in the State of Michigan.
Mr. Mantese has been recognized for scrupulously observing the highest legal excellence and ethical standards, including having been named a Leader in the Law, and receiving the State Bar of Michigan's Champion of Justice Award for donating hundreds of hours contending with insurers seeking to withhold behavioral therapy to children with autism spectrum disorder and working on a precedent-setting model legal clinic for survivors of domestic violence. Mr. Mantese is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He has consistently been named as a Super Lawyer, Best Lawyer, and given the highest rating by DBusiness.
Gerard V. Mantese
Mantese Honigman, P.C.
1361 E. Big Beaver Rd. | Troy, MI 48083
Phone: 248-457-9200 | Fax: 248-457-9201
2123 Marconi Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
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