Pat D. Conner

ISLN Member: 908239878

About Me

Throughout my career, my practice has been focused on serving clients with small business, estate planning, probate and real estate needs. I have also practiced in the public utility area, working on public offerings of securities as well as electric rate cases and co-generation matters before the Michigan Public Service Commission. In working with clients, my primary concerns are to be sure that I fully understand their needs and that their objectives are clearly and effectively expressed in business negotiations, agreements and estate planning documents. I have completed the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Estate Planning Certification Program and frequently serve as a commentator for its estate planning seminars. I also have taught an advanced estate planning course for the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters. For over 10 years, I have been listed in the “Best Lawyers in America”.


1968, Michigan
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Eastern District of Michigan


Albion College, A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1964
Harvard University Law School, J.D., 1967

Community Service:

Washtenaw County Chapter American Cancer; Former Director, President Michigan Cancer Society; Society and Planned Gift Committee
Huron Valley Habitat for Humanity; Former Member, Legal Committee
As a hot air balloon pilot, I donate balloon rides to various non-profit organizations in the area for their fundraising programs.


Washtenaw County and American (Member: Small Business Committee, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan.


Phi Beta Kappa. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Co-Author, “Research and Development Limited Partnerships,” in The Business Lawyer, August 1983. Participant, Probate Estate Planning Certificate Program, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education.


Business Law

  • Business Formation (corporations, limited liability companies and other entities)
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Business Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Contract Law

  • Negotiation
  • Interpretation
  • Drafting
  • Enforcement

Employment Law

  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Policies
  • Legal Compliance
  • Termination and Severance
  • Non-competition issues

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Formation
  • Tax Exemption
  • Governance
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