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We are pleased to announce some changes in our management team. Beier Howlett’s new CEO is Michael Gibbons, the CFO is Peter Gojcaj, our President is Timothy Currier, and the Vice President is Mary Kucharek. We are excited to see what the future holds for Beier Howlett with this new management team leading the way.
Michael C. Gibbons-Chief Executive Officer of Beier Howlett
Mike has been practicing law for over 25 years with a focus on business and commercial law and litigation. He represents many different types of clients including: nonprofits, closely and privately held businesses, and publicly traded corporations in the manufacturing, distribution, finance, service, and retail sectors. Some of the business matters he regularly handles for his clients include business formation and succession planning, corporate governance, buy-sell agreements and minority protections, complex transactions, employment matters, and buying and selling businesses. He is also a part of the legal team that represents the City of Birmingham. Mike litigates throughout the U.S. in federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate court levels, and in arbitration proceedings regarding matters such as purchasing and supply disputes, business break-ups and shareholder/member litigation, trade secret and noncompete litigation, debtor/creditor disputes, and employment. Mike graduated with an economics degree from the University of Michigan and then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the Detroit College of Law/Michigan State University College of Law. He also holds the title of being named a dbusiness Top Lawyer.
Peter Gojcaj- Chief Financial Officer of Beier Howlett
Peter has been practicing law since 2005 with a focus in construction accident defense, personal injury defense, and medical malpractice defense. He also concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial law and litigation, municipal law including school law, and real estate. He is a part of the legal team that represents the City of Birmingham and has participated in seminars and writing articles for many publications including the Michigan Bar Journal. Peter graduated from Wayne State University with his Bachelors of Science degree and then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2005. He is the co-founder of the Albanian American Chamber of Commerce. Peter also donates his time to various causes and committees including the Knights of Columbus where he is an officer helping the communities, families, and youth and the St. Thomas More law society which is a public interest group defending religious freedom, families, and family values.
Timothy J. Currier-President of Beier Howlett
Tim is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned his Bachelor of Arts and he attended the University of Detroit where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. He has spent over 40 years practicing law and has earned the recognition as one of the leading experts in Municipal and School law in the State of Michigan. He has represented many municipalities and school districts over the years as well as a number of public and private clients in labor, employment and construction law matters. He is a part of the legal team that represents the City of Birmingham and he also represents the Birmingham Area Cable Board, the Intergovernmental Cable Communications Authority, and the Bloomfield Village Association. Tim is the attorney for Dearborn Public Schools and also represents Lapeer Area Community Schools, Lincoln Consolidated Schools, and the Troy School District on various matters including grievances, labor arbitration, teacher tenure matters, student discipline, real estate transactions, civil rights and wrongful discharge, municipal finance, among many others. He is the arbitrator for FINRA and a construction arbitrator the American Arbitration Association. Tim served as Beier Howlett’s CEO from 1995-2020. Tim has received many awards and recognitions for his work including being named Distinguished Municipal Attorney of the Year in 2012 by the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys. He has also been named “Lawyer of the Year” in 2015 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mary M. Kucharek-Vice President of Beier Howlett
Mary has been practicing law for over 23 year years specializing in municipal law, criminal law, prosecutions, and school law. She is the City Attorney for the City of Birmingham, the City of Orchard Lake Village, and the Village of Lake Orion. She also concentrates her practice in criminal prosecutions, criminal defense, and victim advocacy. Mary prosecutes ordinance violations for The City of Birmingham, the City of Orchard Lake Village, and the Village of Lake Orion. Mary is very involved in the community where she lectures yearly at local high schools and community groups regarding laws involving alcohol, drugs, and under-age substance abuse. She also is a frequent speaker to police officers and firefighters regarding changes in the law. Mary has served on the Oakland County Mental Health Authority Board, been an Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court mentor, and contributed to the District Court Bench-Bar conference. She is a proud member of the 2017 class of “Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.