Matt Weaver and Keela Johnson Meet as Part of Orientation on Cooley’s Auburn Hills Campus

Giarmarco, Mullins and Horton Attorneys Matt Weaver and Keela Johnson were invited to speak to first year law students about the importance of ethics in the legal profession at Western Michigan Cooley Law School as part of the Professionalism in Action program. The Professionalism in Action program was created in coordination with the State Bar of Michigan. Attorneys Weaver and Johnson were privileged to accompany the current State Bar President, Don Rockwell, Judge Carl Marlinga, Judge John Gilbreath and the head of the Attorney Grievance Commission Alan Gershel, as well as other notable attorneys to speak to the new law students about a variety of ethical scenarios.


John R. Fleming Joins Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that JOHN R. FLEMING is now an Associate with the firm.

John joins the firm as an Associate in our Business Litigation Group. His primary area of practice is in defending physicians of all specialties and hospitals in complex medical malpractice lawsuits.

He is a graduate of the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he received awards for outstanding academic performance in Contracts and Torts. During law school, John worked as a legislative aide in the Michigan House of Representatives and completed an externship at the Michigan Supreme Court with the Hon. David F. Viviano. Following graduation, John joined Bufalino and Palazzolo, P.C., where he focused his practice on commercial litigation, family law, probate and estate planning, and criminal defense.

John was the lead trial attorney on a complex contractual business dispute leading to a favorable result for his clients in Macomb County Circuit Court. He has successfully negotiated settlements on business disputes and has represented leading safety technology companies in multi-million dollar lawsuits. John was instrumental in every facet of the litigation and settlement of complex medical malpractice claims. He has given presentations to hospital and insurance company representatives on pertinent legal issues in the health care industry.

John currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce, the Macomb Foundation, and Macomb Advocacy for Business. He has formerly served on the City of Fraser’s Zoning Board of Appeals and was an acting board member for the Macomb Children’s Hands on Museum. He has a long history of community and charitable involvement, including service with numerous Optimist, Rotary, and Kiwanis clubs in his community.

John is admitted to practice in all Michigan courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mark Papazian featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ Annual Book of Lists

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. attorney Mark Papazian has been featured in an article in Crain’s Detroit Business’ Annual Book of Lists. Mr Papazian has also been named one of Crain’s Leading Lawyers. Mr. Papazian has had the honor of being recognized as a Leading Lawyer since 2015; he has also been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer (2013–2015), a dbusiness Top Lawyer (2012–2016), and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for demonstrating the highest levels of ethical standards and legal ability.

To be selected as a Leading Lawyer, an attorney must be recommended by Michigan Lawyers, and the nomination must be approved by the Leading Lawyers advisory board. From there, only the top lawyers become eligible for Leading Lawyers membership.

Mr. Papazian has practiced law for over 40 years and serves as a partner in the firm’s litigation department, where he specializes in family law, commercial litigation, and representation of celebrities. His business background has provided Mr. Papazian with the ability to craft favorable financial settlements for his clients, as well as connection with celebrity clients. He is also gifted with the ability to deal with the complex relationships and the emotional aspect of family law, which, though outside of the legal issues presented by divorce and custody matters, is critical to effectively helping clients in these situations.

In addition to his multifarious business interests, including association with The JukeBox nightclub, Mr. Papazian has an enduring love of automobiles, stemming from childhood days. He devotes time to his interest in cars, including his Cadillac CTS-V, as well as his family.

Read more about Mr. Papazian in the Crain’s Book of Lists article found here: Download Mark Papazian Article  (786 kb PDF)

Bruce W. Haffey published in the Fall 2017 issue of The Michigan Business Law Journal

Bruce Haffey Featured in the Michigan Business Law Journal. “Dispute with Minority Shareholder May Be Resolved by Cash-Out Merger”

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Bruce Haffey

Alexander Lebedinski Presented to Orthopaedic Managers Association of Michigan

On October 12, 2017, Alexander Lebedinski presented to Orthopaedic Managers Association of Michigan, an organization that supports the needs of Orthopaedic Practice Managers and Administrators in the State of Michigan, on fundamental compliance issues under Stark and the Anti-Kickback Statute.  The presentation included an overview of the applicable law and the requirements of the most commonly used exceptions to Stark and safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as practical considerations in implementing and monitoring compliance with these requirements.

Mr. Lebedinski concentrates his practice in the areas of health care law and business transactions. He represents health care providers, including large and small physician group practices, physician organizations, diagnostic centers, ambulatory surgical centers and laboratories in all areas of federal and state regulatory compliance, including HIPAA, HITECH Act, Stark Act prohibitions on self-referral and the Anti-kickback Statute, as well as on a wide variety of business and corporate law matters.

Alex Lebedinski


Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Bruce Haffey has been elected to the Council of The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Haffey practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions of closely held businesses, corporate and LLC law and Franchise law. He handles routine and complex business transactions in a wide assortment of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, franchising, health-care and information technology.
Mr. Haffey has been recognized by numerous professional organizations and publications, including The New York Times Top Attorneys in Michigan, Michigan Super Lawyers, dBusiness “Top Lawyers” and Leading Lawyers and is AV Rated by the American Bar Association.

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is ranked as the 12th largest law firm in Michigan. Founded 40 years ago, located in Troy Michigan, it is a full-service law firm with 60 attorneys. Areas of practice include corporate and business law, health care law, business transactions, estate planning, commercial litigation, governmental law, real estate, employment and labor law, and workers’ compensation. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is named in Best Law Firms in America 2017, Tier 1. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is based on peer review in the legal profession.

Bruce Haffey

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton Welcomes New Attorney

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Anthony K. Chubb has joined the firm.

Mr. Chubb joins the firm with nearly a decade of experience representing municipalities and governmental entities in the areas of labor and employment law, collective bargaining, governmental immunity, rate setting defense, vehicle liability, civil rights, environmental compliance, procurement, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Open Meetings Act. Mr. Chubb’s extensive background working in-house for municipalities has given him a broad knowledge of both the legal and administrative sides of resolving complex cases.

Anthony K. Chubb

Salvatore J. LaMendola published in the September 2017 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal.

Salvatore LaMendola Featured in the Michigan Bar Journal on “Trust Decanting
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John Anderson Speaks Today on MACRA/MIPS/ AND THE CMS Quality Payment Program



Prime Accountable Care, LLC


MACRA/MIPS/ AND THE CMS Quality Payment Program:
Immediate and Long – Term Implications for Your Medical Practice

The First Webinar in a Series of Educational Forums Exclusive to Prime ACO Members

~ Presenter ~
HealthCare Attorney, John Anderson of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

“Learn about the urgent need to take action before 12/31/2017 to avoid a 4% negative adjustment in your Medicare reimbursements.”

~ Who Should Attend ~
Physicians, Mid-Level Providers/Physician Extenders, Office Managers/Practice Administrators.

Who will also benefit from attending: Medical Assistants and billers.

WHEN: September 13, 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

John Anderson

Remembering George D. Mercer

As summer draws to a close, may there be comfort in knowing someone so special will never be forgotten. Our good friend and colleague George Mercer.


1949 – 2017

George was a gentleman amongst gentleman. Always with a positive attitude, he was caring and thoughtful. He went the extra mile for every colleague and staff member. He was known for his deep knowledge of real estate law, tough negotiating and especially his pleasant demeanor, even in difficult deals. Many a client relied on his expert advice and many a new lawyer grew under his mentoring. His sense of humor, quick wittedness, caring, and support will be missed by all.