The Kemp Klein Law Firm
Robert Zawideh has been a member of Kemp Klein Law Firm since 2010, primarily representing interested persons in high net worth trust and estate disputes. This body of work is part of a 26 year history of successfully resolving complex litigation and business matters on behalf of individuals, businesses and municipalities. Mr. Zawideh’s experience includes representing business and families involved in estate and post-death disputes, complex business and commercial litigation, construction claims, franchise matters, real estate claims and contract disputes. Robert Zawideh’s litigation practice has taken him before Michigan’s trial and appellate courts, including the Michigan Supreme Court, as well as before federal courts, state courts and arbitration panels across the United States. He has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Michigan, Ohio, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Utah and Washington, D.C. Mr. Zawideh has attained an “AV” peer review rating of “Preeminent” with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys.
Probate and Trust Litigation: As a skilled and experienced litigator and trial attorney, Mr. Zawideh has successfully guided his clients through extremely difficult financial and emotional issues that are inherent in probate litigation. These cases involve will and trust contests, accounting disputes, as well as guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.
Commercial and Franchise Litigation: From simple breach of contract actions to complex franchise litigation, Mr. Zawideh has effectively represented his clients’ business interests before private arbitration panels, as well as trial and appellate courts in the metropolitan Detroit area and across the United States. Mr. Zawideh has argued and tried cases involving fraud, misrepresentation, construction law claims, breaches of noncompete agreements and violations of various state franchise investment laws at all levels of the judicial system.
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1990
B.A., James Madison College of Michigan State University, 1987
(Justice, Morality & Constitutional Democracy)
Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Michigan, 1990
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
Arab-American Bar Association
Conflicts of Interest in Estate Planning and Litigation (Or “How Many Hats Are Too Many?”), Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, Vol. 36, Winter 2016, No. 1
When the right court may be the wrong court; Commentator, Fall 2010
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Business Law||Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law|
|Commercial Law||Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Trusts, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, International Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Retail Liability, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing|
|Elder Law||Age Discrimination, Elder Abuse, Elder Care, Elder Rights|
|Franchises and Franchising||Automotive Franchises and Dealerships, Dealership Law, Franchise Arbitration, Franchise Distribution, Franchise Law, Franchise Licensing, Franchise Litigation, Franchise Mediation, Franchise Regulation, Franchise Taxation, Franchise Termination, International Franchising|
|Fraud||Art Fraud, Automobile Fraud, Civil Fraud, Fraud, Identity Theft, Odometer Tampering|
|Guardianship and Conservatorship||Adult Guardianship, Advance Directives, Conservatorship, Dependent Adult Abuse, Elder Guardianship, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship, Guardianship Administration, Incompetency Proceedings, Mental Disability Law|
|Probate||Ancillary Probate, International Probate, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Probate Taxation|
|Trusts and Estates||Contested Trusts and Estates, Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Litigation, Financial Planning, International Estate Planning, International Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Surrogates Court Practice, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation|
|Wills||Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions|
Partner | The Kemp Klein Law Firm
Juris Doctor | Wayne State University Law School
1987 - 1990
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Troy, Michigan, Oakland County
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