Ken Gross is the Firm’s Managing Shareholder and co-founding shareholder. Ken graduated with high distinction from Wayne State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in accounting. He received his law degree also from Wayne State University, Cum Laude, in 1982.
Ken has an exclusive business based practice devoted to corporate transactions, health law, tax, real estate and complex commercial litigation. He has an accounting and tax background and practice areas include: commercial contracts, business acquisitions and transfers, non-compete/trade secret claims, shareholder disputes, negotiable instruments, health care provider representation, health, life and disability insurance claims, financing, asset protection, real estate, and debtor work-out matters. Ken was named a 2006 Michigan Super Lawyer. He is a member of the United States Tax Court and represents clients in litigation and business matters throughout the United States. He has also published on the subject of real estate financing. Ken is a columnist for a local publication, makes frequent TV guest appearances and is often found as a guest editorialist in the region’s major news publications. In 2011, Ken was named as one of the 25 Leaders in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
In 2008, in the midst of the collapse of the U.S. Economy, Ken started the Financial Crisis Talk Center Radio Show (www.financialcrisistalkcenter.com) on WDFN 1130 AM, ‘The Fan,” that airs Saturday Mornings from 9:00 AM to 10 AM (8:30 to 10 AM – Sept – March), and is now a TV show on MyTV20 on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM. Along with this, Ken and the Thav Gross Team have created the discipline of Financial Crisis Management – to bring together in one setting all of the skills needed to provide the most comprehensive and creative solutions for individual and businesses facing financial hardship. Ken recently published DUMP YOUR DEBT – So your income goes in the bank and not to the bank. The book, published by OPT Books is a hands on guide to financial crisis issues.
(1944 — 2012)
Charles (“Chuck”) Thav was the founding shareholder of the Firm and managing shareholder of the Firm’s Tax Department. He was admitted to practice law in the States of Michigan in 1970 and Florida in 1971. Mr. Thav received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Wayne State University and received his Juris Doctor Law degree, Cum Laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 1970. Mr. Thav wass also a Certified Public Accountant. In December, 2012, Chuck’s battle with ALS sadly came to an end. His endless devotion to his clients, friends and THAV GROSS will never be replaced but will always be remembered.
Chuck had a strong business and tax background and regularly advised clients in business and civil and white collar criminal tax matters. The vast majority of his practice was devoted to advising clients in analyzing, planning and defending tax collection matters before the Internal Revenue Service, and other federal, state and local agencies. With almost four decades of experience, Mr. Thav saved clients tens of millions of dollars in penalties and interest for an array of matters, including, without limitation; the failure to timely file tax returns or pay tax liabilities, withholding tax personal trust fund responsible party liability, state officer liability, personal and business lien and levy actions, misclassification of employees to independent contractors, under reporting income, single business, sales, use or withholding tax matters, and hobby loss cases.
Chuck’s skills in tax collection defense have survived his life and our now the benchmark of THAV GROSS’s tax collection defense practice that is headed by Jenny Lingl, Chuck’s protege’ over the last decade.
David Einstandig is a shareholder of the Firm. He graduated with a Business Pre-Law degree from Michigan State University in 1989 and received his Law degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1992.
David has a business based practice with primary concentration in complex commercial litigation, corporate transactions, tax and real estate matters and financial crisis management. He gained national and local notoriety in representing four of the Metro Detroit Dealers whose automobile franchises were terminated in the Chrysler and GM Bankruptcies. David advises and litigates in various areas including commercial contracts, business acquisitions and transfers, non-compete/trade secret claims, shareholder disputes, trade mark / trade name infringement matters, negotiable instruments, real estate, bankruptcy preference and adversary disputes, and primary care physician and specialist health care provider representation.
David is a member of the Business, Litigation, Taxation, Health Care, Intellectual Property and Computer Law Sections of the Michigan State Bar and Lawyer’s Association, the American Bar Association, and the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Einstandig is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court and Michigan Tax Tribunal. Mr. Einstandig has represented clients in litigation and business matters throughout the United States and the Province of Ontario, Canada. He is a former judicial clerk to the Honorable Susan M. Borman, Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court.
David also serves as a Trustee of the West Bloomfield School District Board of Education since January 2007. Committee appointments included the school district’s Finance and Athletic Committees. Mr. Einstandig has been a Director of the West Bloomfield School District Educational Foundation since 2005.
You can listen to Mr. Einstandig as co-host with the Firm’s managing shareholder, Ken Gross, on the “Financial Crisis Talk Center” that airs Saturdays from 9:00 to 10 AM (8:30 to 10AM Sept – March) on WDFN 1130 AM, “The Fan” and on MyTV20 on Sunday afternoon’s at 1:00 PM.
Brian Joel Small
Brian J. Small is a shareholder of the Firm and manages the Firm’s Bankruptcy Department and the Consumer Financial Crisis Management Division of the Firm. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A., 1989) and University of Richmond School of Law where he earned a Law degree in 1992.
Brian exclusively practices in the areas of Bankruptcy law, debt resolution and debtor work-out arrangements for consumers and businesses. He has been frequent speaker at local and national seminars on Bankruptcy over the past several years, including the following engagements:
- National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Seminar (July, 2006)
- Bankruptcy Law and Procedure from Start to Finish (December, 2006)
- Nuts & Bolts Seminar – Consumer Bankruptcy Association (May, 2007)
- National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Seminar (July, 2007)
- Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference (November, 2007)
- National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Seminar (July 2008)
- American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Central States Seminar July 2009
- American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference – November 2009
- Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Consumer Bankruptcy Institute- April 2010
- American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference – November 2010
- Institute for Continuing Legal Education- Bankruptcy Boot Camp- February 2011
- Institute for Continuing Legal Education- Consumer Bankruptcy Institute- April 2011
- American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference – November 2011
- Institute for Continuing Legal Education- Bankruptcy Certificate Series- January 2012
- Institute for Continuing Legal Education- Consumer Bankruptcy Institute- May 2012
Brian is a regular panelist on the popular Detroit radio talk show “Financial Crisis Talk Show” currently on WDFN 1130 AM, “The Fan” from 9 to 10:00 AM (8:30 to 10 AM Sept – March) on Saturday mornings and MyTV20 Sunday’s at 1 PM. Brian is the current Vice President of the Consumer Bankruptcy Association and is a member of the planning committee lead by Chief Judge Steven W. Rhodes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District Southern Division of Michigan, with regard to planning the annual “Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference” sponsored jointly by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Consumer Bankruptcy Association. Mr. Small is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, as well as the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has recently co-authored a practice manual for Bankruptcy for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education published in 2009.
David Bennett is a shareholder of the Firm. He graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 and received his Law degree from Wayne State University in 1971. David was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1971 and Florida in 1972.
David specializes in the practice of real estate, commercial litigation, property foreclosure and entertainment matters, as well as financial crisis management. He represents numerous financial institutions and developers in foreclosure proceedings and enforcement of their lien and other rights in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. His financial institution representation background provides the Firm great insight in understanding what can be achieved in negotiations and litigation with the banking industry. He also represents clients in the areas of: the purchase and sale of apartment buildings, shopping centers and numerous commercial and retail businesses, and landlord-tenant negotiation and dispute matters. David also concentrates a portion of his practice in the professional music industry with representation of internationally known recording artists.
David is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He has served as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and on committees of the State Bar Association for the drafting of civil jury instructions. David also has lectured on various real estate law matters.
Eric Glick received his undergraduate accounting degree in 1993 from Wayne State University and his Law degree, Magna Cum Laude in 1997 from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University where he served as an associate member of the University Law Review.
Eric has a business based general corporate and commercial litigation practice representing clients in various industries involving a host of issues, including, enforcement and defense of construction liens, consumer protection, landlord-tenant, and administrative law, non-compete and trade secret protection and real property matters. Eric devotes a substantial portion of his practice to advising clients on estate planning, asset protection, probate, elder law, Medicare and Medicaid issues and wealth transfer and gifting strategies. Eric is also a major participant team member in the Firm’s Financial Crisis Management department.
Mr. Glick is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the B’nai B’rith Barrister’s Bar Association, and the Cardozo Law Society. Since 1997, Mr. Glick has coordinated, along with the State Bar of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit Admissions Ceremony which is held in conjunction with the State Bar of Michigan’s Annual Convention.
Mr. Glick is a frequent guest on “Your Money” with Asset Planning Solutions, and is a regular panelist on “The Financial Crisis Talk Center” that airs on Saturday mornings in Detroit Sports Talk Radio 1130 AM.
Jenny Lingl graduated from Michigan State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. Ms. Lingl received her Law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 2005. She graduated with concentrations in Corporate Law and Taxation Law, and she served as an MSU-Tax Clinician. Ms. Lingl was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2005.
Jenny heads the Firm’s Tax Collection Defense practice and represents client’s in matters before the Internal Revenue Service, and other federal, state and local agencies. Jenny is the Tax Collection Defense manager of the Firm’s Financial Crisis Management Practice. Her practice includes advising clients as to their rights and responsibilities in substantive tax law and tax practices and procedures, including Offers in Compromise, Penalty Abatement Requests, Collection Due Process Hearings, and tax litigation in state and federal district and appellate courts, including the United States Tax Court and the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Jenny is also a member of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Tax Court, and the Oakland County Bar Association. Jenny is a regular panel member on The Financial Crisis Talk Center, which airs from 9 to 10 AM (8:30 to 10 AM, Sept – March), Saturday mornings, on WDFN 1130 AM “The Fan” and MyTV2o at 1:00 PM.
Garik Osipyants graduated from the University of Michigan -Dearborn in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his Law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2006 where he was a member of the Law Clinic. Mr. Osipyants was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006.
Mr. Osipyants practices consumer bankruptcy law, financial counseling, debt management and immigration law. Garik is an aggressive top notch financial crisis management specialist. Garik is also a member of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, American Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Association and the Oakland County Bar Association.
Michelle M. Guzowski
Michelle M. Guzowski graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor Law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2006 where she was a member of the Moot Court Board of Advocates. Ms. Guzowski was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006.
Michelle. Guzowski practices consumer bankruptcy law, financial counseling, and debt management and is an expert in financial crisis management. Michelle is also a member of the United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the Consumer Bankruptcy Association. Michelle presented during a panel discussion entitled Trustee Specific Issues: A Perspective from the Bar? at the Consumer Bankruptcy Association’s Bankruptcy Basics Series designed for new attorneys in the District in April 2009.
Sandra P. Colvin
Sandra Colvin earned her Bachelor of Sciences degree, Magna Cum Laude, in accounting from Wayne State University in 1984 and received her Juris Doctor Law Degree, Cum Laude, from Wayne State University in 1989. Ms. Colvin is also a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Colvin’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, business and corporate law and commercial litigation matters.
Trevor Kruse graduated from Central Michigan University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He received his Law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2009. Mr. Kruse was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2009.
Mr. Kruse’s practice focuses on the tools of financial crisis management, including debt resolution, bankruptcy, loan modification, and debtor-creditor negotiations. He is also a member of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.