Firm Profile

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C

Headquarters

333 West Fort Street, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226-3202
United States
(313) 965.9725

Firm Details

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C. is in its fifth decade of providing imaginative legal services to metropolitan Detroit and a national and international clientele. The firm's clients come from every corner of the business community, from emerging startups to the largest corporations, from families to municipal and state government.

We have one goal: to find practical, creative, efficient solutions for our clients. We put matters under direct control of experienced attorneys, not filtered through layers of associates and paralegals. We have avoided unrestrained expansion in favor of maintaining a close-knit working group. We take pride in responding rapidly to our clients' needs, with fast turnaround. And of course we are committed to the highest standards of excellence. That is why major law firms often turn to us when they have legal problems of their own. We have successfully represented seven of the largest law firms in Michigan - which says a lot about our reputation and record of success.

Management

Sharon M. Woods
Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Michigan in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law with 2 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Detroit in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Detroit in Litigation - Real Estate with 3 lawyers

Awards

  • U.S. News–Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2013
  • Chambers USA, Commercial Litigation (Band 1)
  • State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Circle of Excellence
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Michigan, Corporate Int'l Magazine
  • Insurance Law Firm of the Year in Michigan, Corporate Int'l Magazine’
  • Corporate IP Law Firm of the Year in Michigan, Corporate Int'l Magazine
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate (Band 3)

Clients

  • Buffalo Bills, Inc.
  • City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department
  • Consumers Energy, Inc.
  • General Motors, LLC,
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • KGI Automotive Systems, Inc.
  • L&W Engineering, Inc.
  • Maxion Wheels, f/k/a Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc.
  • Oakland University
  • Premier Health Care, Inc.
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
  • RBS Citizens National Association, d/b/a Charter One Bank, N.A.
  • Talmer Bank & Trust
  • The Harvard Drug Group, LLC
  • The Kojaian Companies
 

About Our Clients

AmerUs Annuity Group
Arboretum Properties, LLC
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Atlas Auto Leasing
Auto Club Insurance Association of Michigan
Aviva USA Corporation
Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC
Benderson Management Services, LLC
Buffalo Bills, Inc.
Burton-Katzman Companies
Burton-Share Management
Capital One Bank, NA
Charter One, a division of RBS Citizens, NA
Citizens Bank, N.A.
City of Detroit
CMS Energy, Inc.
CMS Generation Co.
Community Improvement Group, LLC
Consumers Energy
County of Wayne, Michigan
Dairy Fresh Foods
Darany Big Boy Restaurants
Detroit Building Authority
The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dexter Co.
Dow Chemical Company
Endodontics, P.C.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
The Fund for Cancer Research
General Electric Company
General Motors Acceptance Corporation
General Motors Company, LLC
The Good Bread Company of Michigan, LLC
Guardsmark, LLC
Harry Slatkin Builders, Inc.
The Harvard Drug Group, LLC
Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc.
Henry Ford Health System
The Huntington National Bank
IDV Solutions, LLC
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
KGI Automotive Systems, Inc.
Koenig Fuel & Supply Co.
The Kojaian Companies
Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.
L&W Engineering Co.
Midwest Health Plan
Minkin-Chandler Corporation
McCoig Holdings
National Amusements, Inc.
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation
NYX, Inc.
Olympic Steel Company
Periodontics, PLLC
Premier Health Care Management, Inc.
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Enterprises, Inc.
RBS Citizens, NA
RBS Asset Finance, Inc.
State of Michigan
SobelCo
Standard Construction, Inc.
Superb Homes, Inc.
Tenneco Automotive, Inc.
ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, Inc.
Towers Watson & Co.
United States Steel Corporation
Viridis Waste Control, OLC
Wayne County Airport Authority
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
West Bloomfield Convalescent and Nursing Center, Inc.
Wolverine Equities/The Staubach Companies
Woodward Hills Nursing Center

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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