Victor A. Veprauskas IV
Commercial finance, real estate, bankruptcy and workouts, commercial litigation, business transactions
- Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Wheeling Jesuit University, 1998
- Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2001
- State of Michigan, 2001
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2001
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2003
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2007
- State Bar of Michigan
- Oakland County Bar Association
- "Waving Waivers Goodbye," published in
Risk & Insurance Magazine, November 1, 2010
- Orion Area Chamber of Commerce – Treasurer
- Sunrise Networking Group
Known as a sensible attorney who understands business and commercial realities, Victor tries to get to the crux of the matter quickly and efficiently with clients.
“I’ve been called brutally honest and upfront,” he admits. “When I sit with a business client, I will ask the tough questions. When you ask the tough questions, clients see you’re trying to protect them. Ultimately, this honesty builds trust.”
A skillful negotiator and litigator, Victor has more than a dozen years of experience in advising business clients, mostly small- and medium-size business owners. However, he avoids labeling himself as a litigator. “My business clients come to me to avoid conflicts or seek a resolution to avoid costs. They don’t come to me to spend money in courts,” he says. “With business litigation in particular, there is no winner or loser – just how bad you lost. We try to avoid litigation.” In the cases where litigation is necessary, Victor makes it his priority to resolve it quickly and economically.
Victor joined Lambert Leser in 2013, with the opening of the firm’s Troy office. He calls Lambert Leser’s size and depth of expertise “the perfect combination.”
“We have the depth to handle practically any business or litigation matter that a business will encounter, but our clients also benefit from the fact we aren’t too big,” Victor says. “When clients pick up the phone, they talk to a decision maker – not a first-year associate.”
Victor previously was an attorney with Beier Howlett, P.C., from 2001 to 2013.