As the cost of college grows and the need for skilled trade workers is making news, the focus on career technical education and apprenticeships is becoming sharper. While Macomb County is a center of manufacturing in a variety of industries such as automotive, defense, and aerospace, it is also a center of some excellent career technical education and apprenticeship programs.
Attorney Fran-Marie Silveri is a Macomb County native who is growing her legal practice in estate planning and administration. Silveri is a founding member of La Grasso, Abdo & Silveri, PLLC of Sterling Heights.
John Nitz is a founding member of O’Reilly Rancilio P.C. and has served as a Director since 1984. John is Special Counsel to Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and a board member of Advancing Macomb. John has represented numerous family-owned manufacturing and service businesses and has prepared estate plans and succession plans for many business owners. He provides estate and trust administration services and serves as a trustee for numerous family trusts.
"Jake Howlett is a Partner at Viviano Law in Mount Clemens specializing in commercial litigation and real estate law. He joined Viviano Law in early 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience both as an attorney and business executive. Specializing in commercial litigation and real estate law, Jake has been an attorney at a top law firm and a major business client–formerly serving as President of Michigan-based Crown Enterprises, Inc. Crown is a large, nationally recognized commercial real estate company with a diverse portfolio of property in virtually every state and in Canada. In addition to running the business at Crown, Jake also personally managed significant legal issues, from large transactions to complex litigation, giving him a unique perspective on client needs."
Matt Casey, partner at Warner Norcross + Judd’s Macomb office and Advancing Macomb board member, “has focused his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial loan workouts, commercial loan documentation and bank-related litigation. He has extensive experience in loan workouts involving industrial facilities, shopping centers, real estate developments and gas stations."