MEET THE TEAM Entrusted With Protecting and Guiding your Interests

Our sensational team’s success requires top talent and knowledge. The Private Firm offers aggressive legal counsel in the Rochester, MI area 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 client’s businesses and a mindset to serve as responsive, creative business advisors. Our advanced practices and efficient platforms deliver exceptional value to our clients. Finally, our commitment to providing quality legal counsel to our Rochester, MI area clients makes us the best available!

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


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 including mergers and acquisitions.

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Daniel Marchese

Attorney and Counselor (Of Counsel)

Daniel Marchese has a strong educational background, graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in English, the University of Michigan with a Masters in Public Administration and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Since he began as an attorney, Daniel has practiced in the areas of Family Law (Divorce, Prenuptial, Postnuptial, and Custody Issues), Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Debt Settlement and Bankruptcy, and General Civil Litigation.

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Trisha Harris


Bria Ellis

Litigation Paralegal


Legal Assistant / Business Operations Manager

Jessica Morley-Mark

Litigation Paralegal



Billing Specialist


Chief Marketing Officer


Business Development / Special Projects


Trademark and Copyright Specialist

A Legacy of

The Private Firm has a long history of providing legal counsel to Rochester, MI area business owners and businesses, from startups to large publicly traded businesses.

We pledge to our clients the highest quality legal services available. Peers and clients have recognized our law office in Rochester, MI and industry teams throughout the State of Michigan and abroad.