With a unique background in construction management and finance, Mr. Chioini’s primary practice focuses on representing construction companies, businesses, and families in a wide array of matters ranging from contract review to arbitration and litigation to complex divorce matters. During the serious downturn of the economy in Michigan in 2008, Mr. Chioini was successful in assisting his clients in shoring up and defending their accounts receivables through the implementation of liens and related litigation. In 2012, Mr. Chioini successfully foreclosed one of the largest commercial properties in Michigan and a staple Detroit landmark property, The First National Building, on behalf of his contractor-client. His client received a full recovery and attorney fees after almost 4 years of litigation. Mr. Chioini has focused on the principal that by helping his clients weather tough times, he will retain loyal life-long clients down the road. To date, he represents a number of small and large businesses and has further diversified his practice and developed considerable expertise in litigating complex domestic matters, especially divorce matters that involve businesses and complex property issues or other holdings.
Mr. Chioini is a regular speaker, contributor, and moderator at a variety of legal seminars and meetings on an annual basis, and is a residing presenter for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) on a variety of specialized topics ranging from real property transfers to drafting complex Judgments of Divorce. These treatises have been published and are widely utilized by practitioners seeking guidance in certain technical aspects of law. Mr. Chioini also sits on the advisory board for the Institute which selects topical legal issues that require analysis and review by the Michigan legal community.
In a world where less than 1% of all cases go to trial, Mr. Chioini is one of few attorneys that maintains a regular trial practice and stands by the position that attorneys willing to conduct trials remain at the apex of bargaining position on behalf of their clients. While he has maintained a diverse practice over the years, which includes civil litigation, probate matters, and business representation, he has become widely known and recognized for his considerable expertise in the area of family law and divorce, specifically complex domestic matters requiring business valuations/shareholder distributions, or other intricate property division scenarios within the divorce realm.
Following his clerkship with James Biernat and Lido D. Bucci, Mr. Sarnacki joined the firm of Bucci, Biernat, Chioini, & Golski. After their departures for judgeship, he became a senior member of this office. Mr. Sarnacki’s practice is comprised of several specialty areas, although he has broadly litigated numerous areas within the law. His core practice is comprised of general litigation, domestic litigation, and consumer bankruptcy matters.
Early in his career, Mr. Sarnacki encountered a need for attorneys practicing in general litigation and domestic matters to be well versed in the consumer bankruptcy code. In fact, he feels that many attorneys who lack general knowledge of the bankruptcy system and its potential interplay in the areas of domestic and civil litigation, may consistently be selling their client’s short of their potential legal rights and/or remedial outlets. For over two decades Mr. Sarnacki has successfully represented thousands of clients in bankruptcy matters and related matters and has become a leader in the industry. He is consistently retained to clean up the mess left behind by ineffective counsel and does so zealously.
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Following her graduation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Ms. Polizzi joined this office focusing her practice primarily on complex domestic litigation (divorce, custody, paternity, child support, parenting time), but also offers considerable expertise in an array of business, real estate and criminal matters, as well as other litigation. She believes her strong suits as a practitioner is her ability to adapt in complex cases and her willingness to immerse herself in her cases in an attempt to get her clients the best results possible.