Attorneys

atIf you find yourself or your business in need of legal services, you may feel uncertain as to how to choose an attorney who will understand your issues and assist you in achieving your legal objectives. When you choose Kuhn Rogers, you have chosen a firm with diversity of practice among our attorneys, so you don’t have to go searching every time a legal matter arises in your life or in your business.

Our proficient core of 11 lawyers has earned national distinction:

Listed as one of the few “AV Preeminent” rated law firms by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest peer and judicial review rating firm in America

Cited as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report

Named in U.S. News & World Report “Best Lawyers in America”

Listed in Thompson Reuters’ “Michigan Super Lawyers”

Each of our attorneys will provide you with the highest level of service possible and will take the time to fully understand all aspects of your situation. Click on the photos below for biographical and practice area information for each attorney, and feel free to email or give us a call to discuss how we can best help you achieve your legal goals.

Attorney

R. Edward Kuhn (Partner), born Detroit, Michigan, 1949; admitted to bar, 1974, Michigan.

Education: Albion College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1971); University of Michigan (J.D., cum laude, 1974). Phi Beta Kappa.

Member: Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections of: Negligence; Real Property; Probate; Public Corporation Law).

Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Insurance Defense Law; Real Property Law; Banking; Bankruptcy; Probate; Environmental; Estate Planning.

Email: rekuhn@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Terry C. Rogers (Partner) is a native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He attended Michigan Technological University, and is a graduate of Michigan State University (B. S. 1967), and Wayne State University Law School, earning the degree of Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1970.

Thereafter, he earned a Masters of Law in Taxation from Wayne State University Law School in 1982. He served as a law clerk for the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1970 to 1972, and as the City Attorney for Grand Blanc, Michigan from 1973 to 1978, while in private practice in Flint, Michigan.

Terry is a member and past President of the Board of Directors of the Grand Traverse Area Estate Planning Council. He is also a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Grand Traverse Area Planned Giving Council and the Grand Traverse Area Regional Community Foundation. He currently serves on and is a past President of the Board of Directors of Munson Healthcare.

Terry is admitted to practice law in Michigan and United States Federal Courts, including the United States Tax Court. He holds memberships in a number of professional associations including the American Bar Association (Taxation Section), the State Bar of Michigan (Probate and Estate Planning and Taxation Sections), and the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim County Bar Association.

His areas of practice include Estate and Business Succession Planning, Taxation, Probate, Corporate and Partnership Law.

Email: tcrogers@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Edgar Roy (Partner), born in Detroit Michigan 1959; he has practiced law in Traverse City since 1986, concentrating his practice in the areas of general civil and complex commercial litigation, zoning, and facilitative mediation. He is also a certified mediator and case evaluator.

Education: He earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in 1981; and his J.D. from the University of Detroit in 1984 (Associate Editor of the University of Detroit Law Review). He served as a legal intern to the late Chief Justice G. Mennen Williams, and as a special assistant prosecutor for Wayne and Grand Traverse counties. He has previously served as the President of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association.

Member: State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association.

Published Articles: Buying Property or Building a Home

Email: eroy@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Joseph E. Quandt (Partner), admitted to bar, 1994, Michigan and U.S. District Courts; U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education: Oakland University (B.A., Honors, 1990); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., with honors, 1993). Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society (President, 1989-1990). American Jurisprudence Award, Professional Responsibility, 1992; Certificate of Meritorious Achievement, Bankruptcy Law – Fraudulent Transactions, 1992.

Author: “Evaluation of Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy,” Thomas M. Cooley Environmental Review, Spring, 1993; “Abandonment of Environmentally Contaminated Property,” Federal Bar Journal, 1994; “Environmental Standing After Cleveland Cliffs,” Michigan Bar Journal, 2005; “Resources on Michigan Oil and Gas Law,” Michigan Bar Journal, 2001; “Handling Toxic Mold Construction Defect Cases,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Co-Author: “The Michigan Environmental Law Desk Book,” published by the State Bar of Michigan. “Managing Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy” State of Michigan Press, 1993.

Lecturer/Commentator: State Bar of Michigan; Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Member: Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan, (Member and Council Member, 1999-2009, Environmental Law Section; Co-Chair, Environmental Program Committee; Co-Chair, Natural Resources Committee, 2004-2009); U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trade Associations: Michigan Concrete Association (General Counsel, 1997-); Michigan Septic Tank Association (General Counsel, 2007-); Michigan Oil & Gas Association; Michigan Food Processors Association

Peer/Judicial Review Ratings: A/V Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell; listed in “The Best Lawyers in America”; Corporate Counsel’s “Top Lawyers” and “Michigan Super Lawyers”.

Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Oil & Gas Law; Business Law; Real Estate Law; Bankruptcy Law; Toxic Substance Liability. Mr. Quandt is also a certified facilitative mediator and frequently mediates environmental, oil and gas and other civil matters.

Email: jequandt@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Greg earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1993 and graduated from the Wayne State University Law School in 1996. Greg is a member of the Taxation, Business Law and Real Property Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan and has practiced law in Traverse City since 1997.

Greg concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, finance/banking, real estate and general corporate governance and securities matters. He has substantial experience representing corporations, institutions and other entities in all aspects of business and corporate existence, from creation/acquisition, equity/ownership structuring, development and day-to-day operation to expansion, capitalization and sale. Greg serves as advisory counsel to several corporate boards, director groups and special committees and is frequently engaged to assist in strategic planning, product development and business structuring.

Greg has advised hundreds of businesses throughout his twenty plus years of practice. That business experience and his depth and breadth of knowledge allow him to bring certain intangibles to a business or transaction that benefits his clients beyond mere legal representation.

While Greg’s practice is firmly rooted in Northwest Michigan, he is also routinely engaged in transactions that have a regional, national or international scope. The business dealings of Greg’s client base canvas the country and even extend throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Greg’s experience in this regard has included navigating foreign regulatory regimes, negotiating with foreign counsel and providing guidance on over-seas vendor and service provider relationships.

Greg’s client base includes financial institutions, banks, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, medical suppliers, oil, gas and energy producers, internet and software companies, real estate developers, construction trades and food producers/processors.

Email: gjdonahue@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Gregory L. Jenkins (Partner), was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 16, 1970. Mr. Jenkins has extensive experience in a wide range of civil and probate litigation matters. He regularly represents land developers, construction companies, general contractors, manufacturers, commercial lenders and banking institutions in courts and before state regulatory boards throughout Michigan. He also represents lending institutions in construction lien cases, loan workouts and collections, foreclosures, title insurance disputes and bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Jenkins continues to expand his banking and employment practices, representing both employers and employees in wrongful termination disputes, issues involving non-compete covenants and whistleblower actions.

Mr. Jenkins’ counsel has been sought in cases involving riparian rights and access to private property. He has successfully represented landowners and developers, in both litigation and pre-suit negotiations, in obtaining roadway access to their property. He also represents parties in boundary disputes.

Mr. Jenkins also has extensive experience representing both entities and individuals in trust and estate matters and disputes including trust challenges, conservatorships and guardianships.

Mr. Jenkins also serves as general counsel for Cherryland Electric Cooperative.

Education: Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1996; Jurisprudence Achievement Award for Excellence in the Study of Constitutional Law; Semifinalist, Oral Advocacy School Competition); Wayne State University (B.A., cum laude, 1992)

Memberships: State Bar of Michigan (Litigation and Probate sections); Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim County Bar Association

Presentations/Publications: “Property Tax”, July 29, 2003, Traverse City, Michigan; “HIPPA, ADA and FMLA”, February 12, 2004, Traverse City, Michigan; “Reducing Real and Personal Property Tax”, July 27, 2004, Traverse City, Michigan; “Construction Lien Law in Michigan”, September 23, 2005, Traverse City, Michigan; Appearances on “Ask the Attorney” radio show, WTCM-AM 580; “A Practical Guide to Construction Liens in Michigan”

Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Collections, Construction Law, Employment Law, Land Use, Probate Litigation, Real Estate & Development, Utilities

Email: gljenkins@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Gina A. Bozzer (Partner), born Detroit, Michigan, August 16, 1973; admitted to bar, 2001, Michigan.

Education: Michigan State University (B.S., 1995; B.S., with honors, 1997); Vermont Law School (J.D., 2000).

Member: State Bar of Michigan.

Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Oil and Gas Law; Land Use; Real Estate.

Email: gabozzer@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Troy W. Stewart (Partner), born 1973; admitted to bar, 2000, Michigan.

Education: Central Michigan University; Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2000).

Member: State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation; Collections; Environmental Law; Bankruptcy; Criminal Law.

Email: twstewart@krlawtc.com

Christopher Rogers
Attorney

Chris is a native of Traverse City who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan (2004) and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (2009). He also attended Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing where he studied world trade, intellectual property law, and technology licensing. Chris is admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association (2009) and the State Bar of Michigan (2010). He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association.

Chris became a full partner with Kuhn Rogers PLC on January 1, 2016. His legal career is focused on estate planning, business succession planning, real estate law, and general civil practice. Chris is a member of the steering committee for the Munson Medical Center Family Birth & Children’s Center, a board member and Vice President of the Economic Club of Traverse City, and a member of the Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation Board.

Email: cgrogers@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Matthew L. Boyd (Associate), born 1983; admitted to bar, 2009, Michigan.

Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 2005); Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2009).

Member: State Bar of Michigan; National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; Federal Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation; Collections; Environmental Law; Real Property

Email: mlboyd@krlawtc.com

Attorney

Marc McKellar II (Associate), born Traverse City, MI 1986, admitted to Michigan bar 2014

Education: Undergrad-Saginaw Valley State University 2008 Law School- Thomas M. Cooley 2013

Member: State Bar of Michigan

Practice Areas: Business Transaction, Municipal/Zoning Law and Real Property.

Email: msmckellar@krlawtc.com