Rob Gavin has been practicing law at Shifman & Carlson, P.C., since
2008. In those ten-plus years, he has helped multiple small businesses
and nonprofits get started, cleared up numerous real estate and landlord-tenant
problems, resolved several costly construction disputes, examined and
revised more contracts than he can count, and saved many taxpayers a lot
of money on their real property taxes. Rob has helped clients with many
other matters, too, including:
- Real estate issues, such as lease negotiations, sales negotiations, easements,
- Corporate governance, such as articles of incorporation, bylaws, rules
of order, and board meetings.
- Construction law, including compliance for residential contractors, filing
construction liens, and litigation.
- Tax appeals, especially for commercial and industrial properties, including
valuation of property, claims of exemption, negotiations with assessors,
hearings in the Michigan Tax Tribunal, and appeals beyond.
- Appeals to the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Rob is effective with his clients because he understands what they are
going through. He’s a homeowner with a young family, and he operates
two small businesses that he and his wife Maria started several years
ago. As a small business owner, Rob knows what legal services he would
want, and he keeps that in mind when working with his clients. Rob’s
business background and his effectiveness with his clients led to him
being named a Top Lawyer for dBusiness Magazine in 2014 and 2017 and a
Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2015.
Rob is admitted to practice law in both Michigan and Illinois. He is a
member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association,
and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He earned his law degree
from DePaul University and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the
University of Michigan.
If you would like to talk to Rob about your small business, non-profit,
real estate issue, construction business, real property taxes, or any
other issue, please call him at (248) 406-0620 or email him using the