Frank S. Galgan

Frank S. Galgan

Principal | Troy | P: 248.251.1001 | F: 248.244.2244 |
Practice Areas

Business/corporate, labor and employment, commercial litigation, and construction law


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1963
  • • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Wayne State University, 1967


  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts: Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; Eastern District of Wisconsin; Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Bay County Bar Association


  • Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Remote Area Medical
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

After more than 45 years as a corporate attorney and commercial litigator, Frank S. Galgan has as much business knowledge as legal knowledge.“The best solution is always the best legal and business solution. To provide a good legal and business solution, it’s not enough to just know the law. You also need to know the business and what works and what doesn’t,” Frank explains. “This includes how a client makes its products, deploys its employees, its trade secrets, its customers, its competitors, its market plans and its finances, to name a few examples.”

Based in Lambert Leser’s Troy office, Frank has represented numerous corporate clients ranging in size from small businesses to major manufacturing organizations, including automobile suppliers, construction companies and many types of service companies. His areas of expertise include automotive supplier issues, construction law, shareholder disputes, and the purchase and sale of businesses. In addition to his expertise in business and corporate law, Frank serves as an American Arbitration Association construction and commercial arbitration panelist and has been appointed as an arbitrator in more than 100 cases.

Whether negotiating for a client or arbitrating a commercial dispute, Frank says he strives to arrive at “reasonable, common-sense solutions that are fair to all people concerned, including adversaries.”

Frank has received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He also was named in the 2013 and 2014 publications of Best Lawyers in America and Law & Politics and in the 2010 editions of Super Lawyers magazine in the area of commercial litigation and Dbusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers List in the areas of business law and corporate law.

Frank came to Lambert Leser in 2013 to join the firm’s newly opened Troy office. In joining Lambert Leser, Frank says he was attracted to the firm’s depth of expertise in business areas affecting many small- and medium-sized companies, such as taxation, bankruptcy, estate planning, commercial litigation and automotive law. “This is unusual for a firm of its size,” he says. “To have that breadth and experience in a 15-person firm is unique. Our clients can be assured they get someone at the senior level and that they get his or her personal attention. That is valuable.”

He previously was a principal with Beier Howlett, P.C., where he worked from 1992-2013; and Freud, Markus, Slavin & Galgan, P.C., where he was employed from 1968-1992.