Michele Friend handles many of the diverse legal issues involving a business. Areas of expertise include trade secrets, real estate, employment, trademarks, rights of privacy, contracts, business dissolutions, fiduciary duty and fraud. Michele is a trial lawyer that is also skilled in transactional matters. For nearly 20 years, she has advised numerous outstanding clients through their legal issues.
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. She managed budgets, earnings projections, cash flows, and audits at a top publicly-traded commercial real estate company, Forest City Enterprises. She maintains her CPA license although she no longer practices accounting. Michele’s business experience gives her an edge to understand the economic and budgetary concerns of her clients, as well as the financial aspects of their cases.