Frederick E. Mackraz

Of Counsel

616.454.3700
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  • Biography
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Fred Mackraz has over 20 years’ experience representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of legal matters. He can provide skilled advice to businesses, from their formation to the development and implementation of a succession plan, and can assist with mergers and acquisitions; employment matters; contract drafting and interpretation; business strategy; non-compete agreements; and a host of other issues regularly confronting business entities.

Fred also has extensive and successful experience as a litigator and can assist you with your claim arising from business disputes, serious injury, unpaid sales commissions, discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower protection, breaches of contract, real estate claims, and other tort claims based on negligence or intentional conduct. Other areas of Fred’s practice include real estate development and transactions, estate planning, and construction law. In all his practice areas, you can expect from Fred straightforward, honest, insightful advice delivered to you in terms that you can understand so you can make informed decisions and take the best course of action under the relevant circumstances.

Fred graduated from East Grand Rapids High School, Hope College, and then Valparaiso University School of Law, from which he graduated with honors. He began his career at a large law firm in Chicago, but returned to Grand Rapids so that he could practice law in his home town.

  • Fred serves on several non-profit boards
  • Has training in and experience implementing the Carver model of policy governance
Areas of Practice
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Probate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Fair Housing
  • Commercial Law
BAR Admissions
  • Michigan, 1995
Education
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Hope College, Holland, Michigan