Gudeman & Associates, P.C.

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Detroit Attorney Ed Gudeman

Gudeman & Associates, P.C.
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Attorney's Profile

COLLEGE:
Miami University of Ohio
LAW SCHOOL:
University of Michigan School of Law
ATTORNEY SINCE:
1972
STATES ADMITTED:
Michigan
PRACTICE AREAS:
http://www.gudemanlaw.com

Edward Gudeman is the managing partner of Gudeman & Associates. At only 16 years of age, Mr. Gudeman attended college at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. In 1968, he graduated from Miami University. He went on the attend one of the top law school's in the country, the University of Michigan School of Law. Mr. Gudeman graduated from law school in 1971, attaining a Juris Doctor degree, prior to his 24th birthday. After graduation, he was employed by the tax department of Arthur Andersen, in Detroit, Michigan. He enjoyed his employment because it gave him the chance to help clients prepare and deal with difficult tax issues. In 1974, Mr. Gudeman opened up his own law practice, Edward J. Gudeman, P.C. The law firm specialized in Taxation, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Real Estate and Securities Law. In addition to these areas, he gained valuable additional experience with equipment leasing and ventured into real estate development and syndication. In 1990, Mr. Gudeman expanded his practice into the field of bankruptcy law. He filed consumer cases under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code and also filed business cases under Chapter 11. Through the bankruptcy system, he was able to help many individuals get a fresh start with their finances. He also gained valuable courtroom experience in the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He became familiar with the bankruptcy community, including the Bankruptcy Trustees and Judges. In addition to the practice of law, Mr. Gudeman has been personally involved with the ownership and management of a number of successful businesses. He brings the expertise that he obtained through those ventures to help the clients of Gudeman and Associates receive superior service and expertise. He appreciates and understands the value of a dedicated and hard-working staff. On a personal level, Mr. Gudeman is the proud father of three children, including a set of twins. He and his wife of 28 years have learned to balance a busy family life with a successful legal career and business. Mini Biography: Edward Gudeman is an agressive and experienced bankruptcy attorney. His practice includes Chapters 7, 11 and 13 for individuals and Chapters 7 and 11 for small businesses.

Attorney's Videos

Are all oral contracts valid?
Contract Law

Are contracts where one party concealed important information still valid?
Contract Law

Are homesteaded houses protected in bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Are insurance policies treated differently from other kinds of contracts?
Insurance Law

Are there debts that I cannot discharge through bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Are there special rules for businesses in leasing or purchasing commercial property?
Business Transaction Law

Are there tax consequences to filing bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

As an insurance consumer, what are my responsibilities?
Insurance Law

Can a bankruptcy discharge a second mortgage or home equity loan?
Bankruptcy Law

Can a bankruptcy filing help me get back my suspended license?
Bankruptcy Law

Can creditors sue me after I file for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I be forced to change between chapters in a bankruptcy case?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I conduct background checks of potential employees?
Small Business Employment Law

Can I conduct drug tests of potential employees?
Small Business Employment Law

Can I convert from a Chapter 13 to 7 bankruptcy?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

Can I convert from a Chapter 7 to 13 bankruptcy?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

Can I discharge my student loans in bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I file bankruptcy only on my personal or just on my business debts?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I file for bankruptcy if I haven't paid taxes for the last few years?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I file personal bankruptcy and not have it affect my business?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I get credit after bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I lose my IRA, 401k, or other retirement account in bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I not be approved for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I put my assets in someone else's name before filing for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I repay debts owed to relatives before filing for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I represent myself in a bankruptcy case?
Bankruptcy Law

Can I save my home and other assets by filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 13?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

Can I use Chapter 7 bankruptcy to get rid of all my debts?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

Can my boss fire me for filing bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can my competitors use my business name in their keyword advertising?
Intellectual Property Law

Can my ex-spouse avoid paying child support if they file for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can my landlord evict me from my apartment after I file for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can my landlord evict me from my apartment after I file for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can my utility providers stop service if I file bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Can the bankruptcy court decide tax disputes?
Bankruptcy Law

Do bankruptcy laws vary from state to state?
Bankruptcy Law

Do I have to list all my debts in a bankruptcy filing?
Bankruptcy Law

Do I have to pay my bills during a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Does a previous bankruptcy prevent me from filing bankruptcy again?
Bankruptcy Law

Does my spouse have to file bankruptcy with me?
Bankruptcy Law

Does the insurance company's duty of good faith and fair dealing apply to all types of insurance? Health, homeowners, auto?
Insurance Law

Does the IRS have to agree to my Chapter 13 plan?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

For what reasons may I terminate or fire someone?
Small Business Employment Law

How are businesses valued, in relation to mergers or acquisitions?
Business Transaction Law

How can creditors' claims become impaired?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

How can I register a domain name for my business?
E-commerce Law

How difficult is it to file for Chapter 7 under the new bankruptcy laws?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

How do bankruptcy attorneys charge for their services?
Bankruptcy Law

How do I determine if should file bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

How do I get my W-2 from a bankrupt employer?
Bankruptcy Law

How do I know which bankruptcy chapter to file?
Bankruptcy Law

How do I prepare my bankruptcy payment plan?
Bankruptcy Law

How do I qualify for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

How does a bankruptcy affect a second mortgage or equity loan?
Bankruptcy Law

How does a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case begin?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

How does a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case begin?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

How does the means test in bankruptcy work?
Bankruptcy Law

How long do I have to perform under a contract?
Contract Law

How long do I have to respond to offer for a contract?
Contract Law

How long does the bankruptcy process typically take?
Bankruptcy Law

How long will a bankruptcy filing remain on my credit record?
Bankruptcy Law

How much will the whole bankruptcy process cost?
Bankruptcy Law

How often, if ever, will I have to go to court during bankruptcy proceedings?
Bankruptcy Law

How will a bankruptcy filing affect my future finances?
Bankruptcy Law

I do not have much money. Why should I hire a bankruptcy attorney instead of filing myself?
Bankruptcy Law

If I am having problems paying my bills, what is the first thing I should do?
Bankruptcy Law

If I declare bankruptcy, can I lose my car?
Bankruptcy Law

If I declare bankruptcy, can I lose my house?
Bankruptcy Law

If I file for bankruptcy, can I keep my credit cards?
Bankruptcy Law

If I file for bankruptcy, does it mean my old bad debts are erased from my credit report?
Bankruptcy Law

In bankruptcy, what is the trustee?
Bankruptcy Law

Is federal trademark registration valid outside the United States?
Intellectual Property Law

Is the debt discharged in bankruptcy considered income that has to be reported on my income tax return?
Bankruptcy Law

Is there free legal help available for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Must I have an employment contract for hourly employees?
Small Business Employment Law

Right now, I cannot pay my debts. Besides bankruptcy, do I have any options?
Bankruptcy Law

Should I consolidate my debt?
Bankruptcy Law

What are business broker agreements?
Business Transaction Law

What are buy-sell agreements?
Business Transaction Law

What are credit counseling agencies?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

What are exempt assets in a bankruptcy proceeding?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

What are nonexempt assets in a bankruptcy proceeding?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

What are some of the disadvantages to franchising?
Franchise Law

What are the advantages of filing for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What are the advantages of having a general partnership?
Business Formation Law

What are the advantages of having a sole proprietorship?
Business Formation Law

What are the advantages to franchising?
Franchise Law

What are the alternatives to filing personal bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What are the different types of bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What are the different types of bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What are the elements of fraud?
Business Litigation Law

What are the main effects of filing bankruptcy under Chapter 13?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

What are the major events in the bankruptcy process and when will the bankruptcy be over?
Bankruptcy Law

What are the most common mistakes I can make when filing for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What are the most common reasons for Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

What are the most common reasons for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

What are the most important terms of a contract?
Contract Law

What are trade secrets and how are they protected?
Business Litigation Law

What are UCC financing statements?
Business Transaction Law

What assets are protected in bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What benefits must I provide to my employees?
Small Business Employment Law

What businesses must comply with the ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act?
Small Business Employment Law

What categories of insurance contracts are there?
Insurance Law

What constitutes interstate commerce?
Intellectual Property Law

What debts are erased by a bankruptcy, and what debts cannot be erased by bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What do I do if my business name is unavailable as a domain name?
E-commerce Law

What do I have to disclose about my finances in a bankruptcy filing?
Bankruptcy Law

What do I have to do to file bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What do I have to do to file bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What do I need to provide to my attorney in a bankruptcy case?
Bankruptcy Law

What does a Chapter 13 bankruptcy involve?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

What does Chapter 7 bankruptcy involve?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

What does due diligence mean?
Business Transaction Law

What does it cost to file bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What does it mean to have a corporation, or C Corp?
Business Formation Law

What does it mean to have a general partnership?
Business Formation Law

What does it mean to have a limited liability company, or LLC?
Business Formation Law

What does it mean to have a limited liability partnership, or LLP?
Business Formation Law

What does it mean to have a non-profit corporation?
Business Formation Law

What does it mean to have a professional corporation or PC?
Business Formation Law

What does it mean to have a sole proprietorship?
Business Formation Law

What does it mean to have an S Corp?
Business Formation Law

What fees must be paid in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

What happens after the payment plan is approved?
Bankruptcy Law

What happens if I think the insurance company is not fulfilling its responsibilities?
Insurance Law

What happens if my employer filed for bankruptcy and owes me money?
Bankruptcy Law

What happens to tax liens that survive the Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

What happens when I file bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What if a collection agency calls me and says that my credit card debt cannot be discharged in bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What if I am sued, my insurance companies agrees the policy covers me, and provides me with an attorney to defend my suit? What else must the insurer do?
Insurance Law

What if I cannot afford a bankruptcy attorney?
Bankruptcy Law

What if I cannot afford the whole bankruptcy process?
Bankruptcy Law

What if I cannot make the payments on my Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

What if I cannot make the payments required under my bankruptcy court ordered plan?
Bankruptcy Law

What if I cannot pay non-dischargeable tax debt even over a five-year Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

What if I forget to list a liability in my bankruptcy filing?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

What if I keep getting bills after I file bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What if I want to pay some of my creditors?
Bankruptcy Law

What if the court does not approve my Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

What if the court does not approve my Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

What immigration or citizenship papers must I receive to employ someone?
Small Business Employment Law

What information must I have in order to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

What is a breach of contract?
Contract Law

What is a breach of the implied covenant?
Business Litigation Law

What is a browse-wrap agreement?
E-commerce Law

What is a Chapter 26 bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What is a debtor in possession?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

What is a disclosure statement?
Franchise Law

What is a fiduciary duty?
Business Litigation Law

What is a franchise?
Franchise Law

What is a non-compete clause?
Business Litigation Law

What is a non-solicitation agreement?
Business Litigation Law

What is a partition lawsuit?
Business Litigation Law

What is a payment plan in bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What is a purchase agreement?
Business Transaction Law

What is a reorganization plan?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

What is a Section 341 meeting?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

What is a servicemark?
Intellectual Property Law

What is a stock restriction agreement?
Business Litigation Law

What is a terms of use page on a website?
E-commerce Law

What is a trademark?
Intellectual Property Law

What is an apparent agent?
Business Litigation Law

What is bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What is Chapter 11, or reorganization, bankruptcy?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

What is Chapter 20?
Bankruptcy Law

What is consideration?
Contract Law

What is debt consolidation?
Bankruptcy Law

What is franchise law?
Franchise Law

What is franchisor financing?
Franchise Law

What is in the franchise agreement?
Franchise Law

What is insurance?
Insurance Law

What is state franchise administrator?
Franchise Law

What is the choice of forum on a terms of use page on a website?
E-commerce Law

What is the choice of law on a terms of use page on a website?
E-commerce Law

What is the difference between a registered and unregistered trademark?
Intellectual Property Law

What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor?
Business Transaction Law

What is the difference between registering a domain name and obtaining a trademark on that name?
E-commerce Law

What is the difference between TM (or SM) and actually registering a trademark?
Intellectual Property Law

What is the insurance company required to do if I notify it that I have a claim?
Insurance Law

What is the limitation of liability on a terms of use page on a website?
E-commerce Law

What is the process for filing Chapter 20 bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What is the process for filing Chapter 26 bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What is the proposed payment plan?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

What is the role of the Chapter 13 trustee in a bankruptcy?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

What is the trustee?
Bankruptcy Law

What is the UCC?
Business Transaction Law

What is trademark infringement?
Intellectual Property Law

What is unfair competition?
Intellectual Property Law

What kinds of contracts are valid?
Contract Law

What kinds of excuses are there to not perform a contract?
Contract Law

What law governs contracts?
Contract Law

What laws govern safety in the workplace?
Small Business Employment Law

What or who is the U.S. trustee?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

What questions cannot be asked during a job interview?
Small Business Employment Law

What rights do minority shareholders have when they suspect malfeasance?
Business Transaction Law

What royalties are owed to the franchisor?
Franchise Law

What should I do if I know I am going to miss a payment?
Bankruptcy Law

What should I include on my assets schedule for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What should I list as my liabilities in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

What should I wear to the 341 hearing?
Bankruptcy Law

What state has jurisdiction in disputes between franchisors and franchisees?
Franchise Law

What steps do I need to take before filing for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

What will happen to my bills after I declare bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

When should I consider bankruptcy as an option?
Bankruptcy Law

When will I be discharged from bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Which bankruptcy is right for me?
Bankruptcy Law

Which employees are required to receive overtime pay?
Small Business Employment Law

Who can ask for an accounting in a partnership or corporation?
Business Litigation Law

Who can file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Law

Who can use Chapter 13?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

Who can use Chapter 7?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

Who makes the choice regarding Chapter 13 in a bankruptcy?
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law

Who makes the choice regarding Chapter 7?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

Who notifies the creditors and bill collectors that I declared bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Who will know about my bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Why should I archive my business website?
E-commerce Law

Why would I want to copyright material on my business website?
E-commerce Law

Will bankruptcy remove a lien?
Bankruptcy Law

Will bankruptcy stop wage garnishments?
Bankruptcy Law

Will I have to give up all my assets?
Bankruptcy Law

Will I lose my assets if I file for Chapter 7?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law

Will my co-signers on my liabilities, like a mortgage, be protected if declare bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Will my creditors stop harassing me when I file for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law

Will the bankruptcy trustee come to my house?
Bankruptcy Law

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Law Firm Info

Gudeman & Associates, P.C.
http://www.gudemanlaw.com

26862 Woodward Ave., Suite 103
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

(248) 809-5910

About Our Firm

For over 12 years, the consumer bankruptcy attorneys at Gudeman & Associates, P.C. have helped clients throughout the Metro Detroit area. Our exclusive focus of consumer bankruptcy has made us one of the largest filers of bankruptcy in the area. Our firm is big enough to have the knowledge and experience you need but still small enough to care about you.

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The Michigan lawyer(s) at Gudeman & Associates, P.C. offer their Bankruptcy Law services to residents of Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Macomb counties and the cities and towns of Detroit, Dearborn, Livonia, Westland, Inkster, Plymouth, Highland Park, Royal Oak, Warren, Southfield, Troy, Grosse Point, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Clinton Township, Shelby, Novi, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Oakland, Hamtramck, Waterford, and St. Clair Shores.


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