In the decade and a half since he graduated from law school, Hal Ostrow has formed dozens of companies and resolved hundreds of disputes. Hal’s extensive experience in negotiation and dispute resolution is the foundation for much of the advice he offers startups and small businesses. He is a strong proponent of anticipating and avoiding issues before they arise, and of listening to his clients needs and circumstances, and customizing a solution to fit them. Hal routinely offers counsel to startups, tech companies, and other business owners on a broad spectrum of matters ranging from formation to angel and venture capital funding to interaction with third parties to merger and acquisition. He is often recommended by his clients to others looking for an attorney for his pragmatic approach to both the business of practicing law and the counsel he provides.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hal began practicing law in Michigan after completing a clerkship with Judge Paul L. Maloney in 2002. Prior to founding The Ostrow Law Firm PLC in early 2011, Hal was an attorney at one of the oldest law firms in Grand Rapids. In 2010, 2012, and 2013, he was voted by his peers as one of the top lawyers under 40 in the area of business law. Hal serves on numerous non-profit boards and enjoys coordinating local alumni activities for the University of Pittsburgh. Although he has lived in Michigan for over 14 years, he remains an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Panthers, as are his two sons (somewhat to his Michigan-native wife’s chagrin.)
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