(586) email@example.comRonald Rickard has over thirty years of legal experience. An accomplished legal strategist and litigator, he specializes in municipal/zoning law, criminal law, real estate, estate and business planning and domestic relations. Mr. Rickard represents businesses, individuals and municipalities. Mr. Rickard practices in Genesee, St. Clair, Lapeer, Wayne and Ingham Counties.
There are five members of the immediate Rickard family that are attorneys admitted in New York, Washington D.C., Michigan and Florida. The Rickard family has over 80 years of combined legal experience. Mr. Rickard has firsthand experience with owning and operating businesses, making him knowledgeable and efficient in counseling those that have family run businesses. The Rickard businesses include commercial businesses as diverse as dollar stores, oil change businesses, Curves, etc. Thus, Mr. Rickard is very familiar with the needs of families and their businesses.
One-third of Mr. Rickard’s practice is dedicated to divorce, paternity, guardianship and complex custody proceedings. Mr. Rickard has successfully represented thousands of clients in domestic relations matters in most counties in southeastern Michigan.
Additionally, Mr. Rickard handles the drafting and administration of sophisticated individual estate plans, often with the goal of minimizing the estate taxes. He also handles the estate and business planning needs of hundreds of trusts and foundations ranging from the most simple to estates totaling over ten million dollars.
Mr. Rickard is the past president of the Lapeer County Bar Association, Imlay City Rotary Club and formerly served as a member of the Adrian College Board of Trustees.