RICHARD D. LINNELL
Rick is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State Law School. He has been an attorney in private practice for over 17 years.
Involved in real estate since 1996, Rick focuses his experience in commercial and residential real estate, as well as corporate law. Rick has also been actively involved in commercial and residential real estate development including acquisitions, development, complex financing, syndications and work outs.
Rick is the owner of Linnell & Associates. His law firm has become one of Michigan’s most trusted law firms specializing in real estate law, short sales, foreclosure, and other forms of loss mitigation. The law firm has a combined total of over 50 years of legal experience in real estate law.
NICHOLAS J. TATRO
Nick completed his B.A. in History at DePaul University in 2005. He went on to earn his J.D. at Michigan State University College of Law in 2009. In addition to making the Dean’s List during his last two years of law school, Nick was a recipient of the Jurisprudence Award for Mergers and Acquisitions.
Nick joined the attorney team at Linnell & Associates, PLLC in 2017 to head the Litigation Department.
Nick possesses a wide range of experience as a legal practitioner. In his previous employment, he served as a Lead Attorney to represent employers in workers’ compensation cases, and represented financial institutions, both large and small. Nick’s experience demonstrates that he is well-suited to the legal needs and objectives of Linnell & Associates and its clients.
Nick is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Federal Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Illinois, the General Bar of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the State Bar of Michigan.
DAVID H. APPLEBAUM
David grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and attended Indiana University from 2007-2011 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in public affairs. Upon graduation, David attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and graduated in May, 2014. During law school, David clerked for the Honorable Lawrence Talon and the Honorable Connie Marie Kelly from the 3rd Circuit Court. David also served as a law clerk for Lipton Law. David joined Linnell & Associates in January 2015.
JACK K WALLER
Jack became Of Counsel to Linnell & Associates, to assist the firm with its real estate law department and representation of both real estate professionals and their clients. In addition to being a licensed attorney in Michigan, Jack is a licensed real estate broker, professional educator, and recognized author. Jack is well versed in a variety of real estate issues including broker policies, brokerage practices, agency, contract law, and ethics and procuring cause hearings.
Jack obtained his original real estate license while working toward his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in education. Upon graduation, he combined his background in real estate with his passion for teaching and co-founded NCI Associates, Ltd., one of Michigan's foremost licensed private vocational schools that specializes in providing entry-level and advanced courses in real estate and construction-related subjects.
After rising to become one of Michigan's premier real estate instructors, Jack decided to take his knowledge and ability to serve the real estate industry to the next level by attending law school and becoming an attorney. Jack obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Michigan State University College of Law and, shortly thereafter, was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan.