Practice Areas: Municipal Law, Commercial Litigation, Financial Institutional Law, and Labor Law.
Experience: City of Sturgis Attorney since 1993; represented area Financial Institutions for over 40 years; participated in numerous civil litigation matters in State and Federal Courts.
Personal: Lives with his wife, Ann, in Sturgis, Michigan. Together, they have three sons and nine grandchildren.
Publications: Authored “Title VII and the Pregnant Employee” for the Notre Dame Lawyer.
Education: B.A., with high honors, Michigan State University; J.D., University of Notre Dame School of Law.
Other: Serves on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. 2009 City of Sturgis Citizen of the Year.
Eric J. Scheske
Practice Areas: Creditor’s Rights, Corporate, Real Estate, Wills and Trusts, Probate, Municipal Law, and Charitable Organizations.
Experience: Asset Purchase and Stock Purchase Acquisitions/Sales, ranging in values from $100,000.00 to $15,000,000.00. Large commercial real estate acquisitions. Organization of hundreds of corporations and limited liability companies. Local counsel for large out-of-state corporations. Creditor counsel on Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcies. Estate administrations, small and large, in Michigan and Indiana. Innumerable estate plans. Charitable work for scores of nonprofit organizations and churches.
Personal: Lives with his wife, Marie, in Sturgis, Michigan. Together, they have seven children.
Publications: Over 100 articles published in two dozen publications, including “The House Trust” in the Michigan Bar Journal.
Education: B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; J.D., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame School of Law.
Other: The John Paul II Memorial Splendor of Truth Award recipient (2006; Lansing Catholic Lawyers Guild).
Timothy J. Reed
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Municipal Prosecution, Domestic Relations/Divorce, Personal Injury.
Experience: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for St. Joseph County, Michigan.
Personal: Lives with his wife, Melanie, and their four children in Centreville, Michigan.
Education: B.A., Western Michigan University; J.D. Michigan State University School of Law.
Keely A. Beemer
Keely A. Beemer
Practice Areas: Wills & Trusts, Probate, Real Estate, Agricultural Law, Corporate, and Medicaid/Long-Term Care Planning.
Experience: Counsel and Development of Personalized Estate Plans. Estate and Trust Administrations throughout Branch and St. Joseph Counties. Transition and Succession Planning for Ag Families and Businesses with an appreciation of the unique nature of the industry. Residential and Agricultural Real Estate transactions, including Qualified Agricultural Property and Farmland Preservation (PA 116) property. Establish long-term care strategies and assist families with securing Medicaid Eligibility in Michigan.
Personal: Lives with her husband, Aaron, and their daughter in Union City, Michigan.
Education: B.A. in Political Theory, Michigan State University, James Madison College, with degree concentration in Agricultural Business, 2011; J.D.,magna cum laude, WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2015
Other: Member of the Coldwater High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2016). Operates family farm, supports local community organizations, volunteers with youth 4-H programs.
Timothy R. George
Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Divorce, Custody, and Civil Litigation.
Experience: Prior to joining the firm, Tim was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for St. Joseph County, Michigan.
Personal: Lives with his wife, Mary, in Three Rivers, Michigan.
Education: B.S., Wayne State University, Detroit; J.D., WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School.