Principal Shareholders

Kurt E. Schnelz
Kurt E. Schnelz is a principal shareholder of Schnelz Wells, P.C. Mr. Schnelz maintains a traditional litigation practice with extensive experience in the areas of family law and complicated civil matters. Mr. Schnelz received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Alma College on a Trustees Honors scholarship and his Juris Doctorate from Detroit College of Law (MSU). Mr. Schnelz acheived a Certificate of Merit from the University of Strasbourg, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; appears in the Best Lawyers in America and the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, in the field of Family Law.

Mr. Schnelz is one of the longest serving members of the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners and has previously Chaired the Representative Assembly. Mr. Schnelz will also serve as President of the Oakland County Bar Association, the larget volunteer Bar organization in Michigan.

Mr. Schnelz has been a member of the Attorney Discipline Board for 20 years and serves as a Trustee for the Michigan Interprofessional Association on Divorce, Marriage and the Family (MIPA). In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Schnelz has served as a mediator and arbitrator for Oakland, Wayne, Livingston and Macomb County Courts as well as, conducting private mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Schnelz is licensed to practice law in all State Courts, the Federal District Courts of Michigan as well as, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Schnelz is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

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Steven W. Wells
Steven W. Wells is a Principal Shareholder of Schnelz Wells, P.C. His main areas of practice for nearly 20 years have been in all aspects of corporate, commercial, employment and telecommunications law and related litigation. He was involved in the early stages of development of cellular, PCS, DAS and cable television services throughout the Midwest, and he continues to represent one of the nation's premier telecommunications providers in Michigan and Ohio. He has played a major role in the front line negotiations of over 125 cable television franchises in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Florida.

As a former Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor, Mr. Wells, as lead attorney, has extensive commercial and employment law experience before state and federal courts as well as governmental agencies. He has also served for several years as a mediator, as well as conducting private mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Wells serves as a lecturer for the Strategic Research Institute, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the National Business Institute. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Detroit College of Law.

Mr. Wells is a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation, a member of the Ohio, Detroit, Oakland County and American Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association and the National District Attorneys Association. Mr. Wells is licensed to practice in the States of Michigan and Ohio.



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Todd H. Wells
Todd H. Wells is a Principal Shareholder of Schnelz Wells, P.C. He practices primarily in the areas of real estate, environmental, litigation and telecommunications law. He has substantial experience in real estate and environmental matters for commercial developers and a multi-national oil company client. Additionally, he has handled a wide variety of telecommunications matters ranging from wireless deployment, leasing and rights-of-way agreements to the negotiation of cable television franchise agreements on behalf of a national cable company. He is in the vanguard of efforts to expand cellular, PCS, paging and cable television services throughout the Midwest and Florida. Mr. Wells is assisting a national wireless carrier with deployment of a distributive antenna system (DAS) and has been a leader in the national deployment of this new communication technology. He has handled litigation in federal and state courts and has appeared before many local governing bodies. He has been a guest lecturer for the Strategic Research Institute.

Mr. Wells received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and Ohio and before various federal courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. He is also a member of the Michigan Defense Counsel Association and the Fellows of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation.

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Principal Shareholders

Kurt E. Schnelz
Steven W. Wells
Todd H. Wells

Of Counsel

Gene Schnelz
H. Wayne Wells
William Lansat

Our Staff

Marie M. MacDougall
Emily Burke
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Schnelz Wells
280 North Old Woodward
Suite 250
Birmingham, MI 48009
248.258.7074
248.258.7084 (fax)

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