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
Awards and Recognitions: Mr. Jenkins has been awarded an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer rating standard, and is given to attorneys who are ranked at the utmost level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.