Northern Michigan Law Firm


Practice Areas to Serve You.

Estate Planning

With more than a century of combined experience, Parker Harvey’s estate planning attorneys understand that every client and every family is unique, and that each client has his or her own set of priorities, values, and concerns.  Our attorneys do not just prepare documents, we provide valuable advice and counsel to clients so that each client’s estate plan fits with their specific objectives.  We help each client address their own mortality, protect and provide for their loved ones, facilitate an efficient transfer of wealth and assets, reduce the risk of disputes among their heirs and beneficiaries, and create their own legacy. 

property and real estate

From fruit orchards and vineyards to lakefront properties and high-rise condominiums, property in northern Michigan has always been valuable and is increasing in its worth.  Whether you are seeking to buy, sell, develop, or protect property, Parker Harvey has the skills, experience, and relationships to assist you.  We have facilitated transactions for private buyers and nearly all sorts of industries.  We have experience in quiet title actions, riparian (waterfront) rights, condominium formation and governance, commercial leasing, zoning and land use, property tax appeals, conservation easements, construction projects, and acquisitions and mortgage financing.  In our experience, an attorney to guide your project is a great investment to avoid problems down the road.  Contact us today to see how we can assist your northern Michigan property law dreams.

property and construction litigation

With land values increasing and more and more people seeking to own a slice of "Up North", it's no wonder property litigation is growing in northern Michigan.  Parker Harvey is experienced in the following areas of property litigation: buy/sell agreements, easements, restrictive covenants/deed restrictions, leases and tenants, boundary disputes, and zoning issues.  We also routinely represent owners and builders in disputes over residential and construction projects.

Business law

Northern Michigan is home to a wide variety of businesses, from small to big.  We offer business owners the following services:  entity formation, acquisition, and sales; corporate governance and compliance; contract formation, negotiation, and review; tax advice; financing and capital acquisition; and general business guidance.  We are proud to represent some of the largest and most innovative companies in northern Michigan, and also have served smaller local businesses for years.  Our team approach really makes a difference for your business.


Parker Harvey provides tax planning and litigation services in a number of areas including:  Personal and business income tax planning; federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning; federal and state examination, tax litigation, and collections support; and Michigan real and personal property tax planning and appeals. 

private client services

Clients who earn or produce high levels of incomes, or who have accumulated significant wealth, have particular personal, estate and tax planning needs, which Parker Harvey attorneys are exceptionally qualified to serve.  Whether it is planning for federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes; the development of a charitable or philanthropic legacy; providing resources to future generations in a way that will enhance (not hinder) the personal development of a clients’ descendants; or the business succession of a closely-held business, our attorneys have the experience, training, and insight to guide clients through the complex issues and decisions they will have to face in developing their personal legacy.

general litigation

Parker Harvey has a long history of representing individuals and businesses in general litigation.  We have knowledge of the local court systems and can advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case.  We pride ourselves on being practical, fair and reasonable while still advocating strongly on our client's behalf.

Insurance Defense

From "nuisance value" claims to trials seeking policy limits, Parker Harvey's attorneys have seen it all.  We work with claims adjusters to appropriately value and aggressively litigate claims when needed, all the while keeping you informed and helping you make appropriate decisions.  We have worked with dozens of national and regional insurance carriers and cover all of northern Michigan.

non-profit law

Northern Michigan is home to a wide and diverse array of non-profit entities, and Parker Harvey's attorneys have been serving preeminent non-profit entities for decades.  We offer advice and guidance on entity formation, cooperation agreements between entities, governance issues, and legal protection for your entities' resources.  In addition, many of our partners serve as volunteers and board members for many non-profits.  These entities create community, help the disadvantaged, and protect our environment.  We are proud to assist these entities and would welcome the chance to discuss with you how we may assist your organization.