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L. Gene DeAgostino is a founding father of the law firm. The present firm was founded in 1980 by Ward D. Powers, Conrad D. Chapman, Allen M. Meyers and L. Gene DeAgostino. Gene grew up in Flint, Michigan, and became a permanent Detroit resident in 1967. He was hired as an associate attorney by the forerunner of the present firm and became a Partner in 1973. Gene has spent his entire legal career with the same law firm. His practice centers in the areas of closely held corporate law, representing numerous small to medium-sized businesses in the greater Detroit area and out-of-state. As the law firm’s senior partner, Gene also serves as president and senior manager for the firm. During his long career, Gene has served as counselor and advisor to numerous business and personal clients, who have remained his clients for decades. Several of his business clients are now owned and operated by second and third generation family members. Honesty, integrity, and first rate legal services performed expeditiously and for a fair price, have been the hallmarks of Gene’s practice for over forty years.


Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Law

  • Taxation Law

  • Estate Planning Law

  • Estate and Trust Administration Law

  • Real Estate Law

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. 1964

  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D. 1967

  • Wayne State University Law School, Graduate School of Corporate and Taxation Law 1978-1979

Admitted to Practice:

  • State of Michigan, 1968

Professional History:

  • Kenny, Kenny, Chapman & Prather, Detroit, Michigan 1967-1979

  • Powers, Chapman, DeAgostino, Meyers & Milia, Troy, Michigan 1980 – 2012

  • DeAgostino, Meyers, Ordway, Tarpinian & Gijsbers, Troy, Michigan
    (professionally known as Powers Chapman) 2013 – present

Memberships / Professional Organizations:

  • Oakland County Bar Association

  • State Bar of Michigan: Corporation, Business and Taxation Section Member

  • National Association of Estate Planning Councils

  • Detroit Metropolitan Area Estate Planning Council


  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 1989 to present

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Attorneys at the Troy, Michigan law firm of POWERS CHAPMAN represent clients across the State of Michigan and throughout the Tri-County Area of Wayne County, Macomb County and Oakland County. Whether you are local - Detroit, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Warren, Pontiac, Livonia, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Dearborn, Rochester, Novi, West Bloomfield, Romeo, Berkley, Ferndale, Oak Park, Clawson, Mt. Clemens, Farmington Hills – or far away – Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Kalkaska, Saginaw, Alpena, Muskegon, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo – POWERS CHAPMAN is ready to represent you.


Practice Areas:
Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Dog Bite Liability, Personal Injury,
Probate, Estate Planning & Administration, Corporate, Business & Tax Law, Family Law
Criminal & Traffic Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy Law, Labor & Employment Law, Appellate Law

Powers Chapman

3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 210
Troy, MI 48084

Fax: 248-643-0280
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