Michele Friend handles many of the diverse legal issues facing a business or a trust. Areas of expertise include fiduciary duties, fraud, real estate, business dissolutions, trade secrets, employment, contracts and trademarks. Michele is a trial lawyer that is also skilled in transactional matters. For 20 years, she has navigated numerous outstanding clients through their legal matters. Michele is a shareholder in the firm.
Michele was previously a partner at her firm Kneafsey & Friend LLP. Prior to law school, Michele became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio. As an accountant, she managed budgets and finances of commercial properties at a top publicly-traded real estate company, Forest City Enterprises. She maintains her CPA license although she no longer practices accounting. Michele’s business experience gives her a unique understanding of the economic concerns of her clients, as well as the financial aspects of their cases.