Meet the Team

Entrusted With Protecting and Guiding your Interests

The Private Firm offers aggressive legal representation that is both professional and responsive. The Private Firm’s lawyers and professional staff know that our mutual success requires top talent and knowledge combined with a laser focus on our clients’ needs.

We pride ourselves on having a passion for our clients’ businesses and a mindset to serve as responsive, creative business advisors. Our advanced practices and efficient platforms deliver exceptional value to our clients. Finally, we believe our commitment to providing client service is simply the best available, from anyone, anywhere.

At The Private Firm, we invest our time and resources to fully understand what our clients’ needs are, exactly what they expect, and when they expect it. We work with our clients to plan and manage each and every matter they entrust to us. We are available when needed and respond promptly to communications. Our lawyers and staff will go out of their way to understand each client’s definition of “responsiveness” and make every effort to exceed expectations. 

Attorneys

Reese Serra

Attorney and Counselor / Founder

As founder of The Private Firm, Reese concentrates his practice on tirelessly representing the needs of Michigan businesses and business owners. Reese Serra has counseled businesses in a wide variety of industries from startups to large publicly-traded companies. As a civil litigator, Reese has procured victories for his clients at all levels of State and Federal courts, including numerous successful appeals.

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Matt Wozniak

Attorney and Counselor

Matt combines his legal expertise with financial and business acumen to provide expert guidance and creative solutions to a wide array of business clients. Matt specializes in drafting estate plans that are carefully tailored to the needs of his clients. Matt has extensive experience in representing privately and publicly-traded clients in complex transaction matters included mergers and acquisitions.

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Bill Donovan

Senior Counsel

Bill has extensive experience as a well-known litigator, which is exceptional among business attorneys. Bill is experienced both in the board room and in the Courtroom. Bill holds a degree in accounting, is a licensed real estate broker and is a former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG). Bill has significant experience representing clients in State, Federal Trial and Appellate Courts, as well as before various State and Federal agencies. Bill is also a member of Tax Court and handles significant IRS disputes.

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Paralegals

Trisha Harris

Paralegal

Katrina Gomez

Paralegal

Bria Ellis

Paralegal

Specialists

Mark Powers

Chief Marketing Officer

Dominic Serra

Business Development / Special Projects

Noelle Mineweaser

Trademark Specialist

A Legacy of
Success

The Private Firm has a long history of representing business owners and businesses from startup to large publicly traded businesses.

We pledge to our clients the highest quality legal services available. Peers and clients have recognized our practices and industry teams throughout the State of Michigan and abroad.