Mark S. Papazian


Mr. Mark Papazian is a partner in the firm’s litigation department, specializing in divorce, custody and related family matters, commercial and business litigation, as well as representation of media celebrities, recording artists and athletes. Mr. Papazian has practiced law for forty years and has tried cases all over the State of Michigan.  He has been appointed as a “receiver” by the Oakland County Circuit Court.

Mr. Papazian has represented prominent business leaders with net worth in the hundreds of millions of dollars, TV and radio personnel, as well as athletes in the NFL, NHL and the NBA.  His celebrity clients are a result of his varied background in the music and nightclub business and his hotel ownership.

Mr. Papazian has an “AV” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for ethical standards and legal ability.  He is recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness News and as a “Super Lawyer” for many years.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Government Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Sports and Entertainment Representation and Marketing


  • Michigan State University, B.S.
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D.

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 1976
  • US Supreme Court 1977