Steven B. Haffner

has been an attorney since 1975.

Steven B. Haffner has been representing large and small businesses, as well as individuals, in Michigan, New York, and throughout the United States for more than thirty years, in both business transactions and commercial litigation. We have represented a broad range of businesses, including franchisors, golf course developers and operators, real estate developers, builders, landlords, restaurants, health care providers, and automotive suppliers in a wide variety of matters. Mr. Haffner's skill, experience, and integrity have earned him the AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, the highest available for legal ability and ethical standards.

Primary Areas of Practice

Corporate, Business & Commercial Business Organizations

  • Corporate Finance and Restructuring

  • Mergers & Accusations

  • Shareholder, Membership and Partnership Agreements and Disputes

  • Reorganizations

  • Liquor Licensing

  • Business, Corporate and Partnership Litigation



  • Preparation of Franchise Disclosure Documents

  • Franchise Registrations, both Michigan and nationwide

  • Franchisor/Franchisee Litigation

  • Administrative Proceedings


Real Estate

  • Commercial Sales and Acquisitions

  • Commercial Leases

  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Disputes

  • Development Transactions

  • Real Estate Financing

  • Construction (contracts, financing and disputes)

  • Litigation


Golf Course Development

  • Acquisitions and Sales

  • Business Formation

  • Development Transactions

  • Contract Negotiation

  • Financing Transactions

  • Restructuring

  • Acquisition and Transfer of Liquor Licenses

  • Litigation


Litigation and Appeals

  • Corporate, Partnership and Limited Liability Company Disputes

  • Contract Litigation

  • Franchise Litigation

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Litigation



  • Michigan State University Law School (formerly Detroit College of Law), Juris Doctor 1975

  • Wayne State University, 1971

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan State Bar, 1975

  • New York State Bar, 1980

  • United States Supreme Court, 1979

  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1982

  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1982

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1975

  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1975

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1981

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1981


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