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NATALIA Kujan GENTRY

e-mail nataliagentry@gmail.com

535 Griswold St., Suite 2618, Detroit, MI 48226 (313)
964-2900 (586)718-0034

Experience

 

 

Natalia Kujan Gentry PLC

April2014- Present

Detroit, MI

Attorney

n High profile and complex family law litigation including child custody, support modification, divorce, parenting time modification, separate maintenance agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, personal protection proceedings, UCCJEA interstate jurisdiction matters, paternity actions and actions to terminate parental rights.

n  Litigated several complex divorce, custody, and parenting time proceedings in multi-day trials in Circuit Court, with related appearances in District and Friend of the Court in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

n Contract review including employment contracts and real estate transactions.

n Incorporation of entities including corporations, limited liability corporations and professional limited liability corporations.

n Estate planning including drafting and reviewing deeds, trusts, wills and other wealth transfer documents.

n  Notable case: Allardv. Allard, No. 308194 (Mich.App. 2014)(Selected for Publication on December18, 2014), remand in favor of client, finding the antenuptial agreement to be enforceable, finding LLCs acquired during the marriage were not acquired in individual’s capacity or name, requiring determination of income acquired during marriage.

n Notable case: Katzman v. Mahanna, Wayne County Case
No. 01-161959 DP,
ten year retroactive child support modification
claim that was awarded an evidentiary hearing and attorney fee award after
surviving a summary disposition ruling.

Law Offices of Robert Fortunate

Fall 2007-Present

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Attorney

n  Completed assorted legal tasks for a practioner who focuses on litigation of first and third party auto claims, Social Security Disability, probate and civil matters.

n  Related court appearances in District, Probate Court, and before Administrative Law Judges.

Ann M. Tobin, P.C.

Fall 2006-April 2014

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Attorney

n  Litigated several complex divorce, custody, and parenting time proceedings as both first and second chair counsel in multi-day trials in Circuit Court, with related appearances in District and Friend of the Court in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

n  Completed extensive legal research and writing in preparing trial briefs, proposed findings of
fact and conclusions of law, motions and briefs in support, and discovery requests, including engaging experts and analyzing their reports, and preparing arbitration summaries and awards.

n  Notable case: Porter v. Porter, 285 Mich. App. 450 (2009), ruling in favor of father/client finding jail was permissible use of contempt powers for violating parenting time order, and failure to attach notarized affidavit to motion to show cause did not deprive court of jurisdiction.

n  Notable case: Reed v. Reed, No. 309249 (Mich. App. 2012), leave for appeal denied in favor of client after surviving summary disposition ruling, ultimately recovering over $1.3 million in unpaid property settlement award from foreign judgment.

Tomkiw Dalton, plc

Summer 2006

Royal Oak, MI

 

 

Law Clerk

 n  Completed wide range of legal writing including: legal memos, client letters, motions and briefs in support, and jury instructions for small full-service law firm which engages in labor and employment law, zoning and land use planning and commercial litigation.

n  Trial preparation including: participation in mock trial in debriefing jury during jury deliberations, in mock trial for complex zoning litigation scheduled for trial in federal court. Completed extensive pre-trial file work up and prepared exhibits for trial.

 

Education

2004-2007 University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Detroit, MI

▪ Juris Doctor
▪ May 2007

▪ Rank: Top 30%

Publication: Natalia Kujan Gentry, Case Digest, 84 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 39 (2006).

2006-2007 Title Editor, 2005 Junior Member, Law Review, UDM School of Law

2006-2007 Member, American Inns of Court, UDM School of Law

2005-2007 Member, Moot Court Board of Advocates, UDM School of Law

2000-2003 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

▪ Bachelor of Arts in
History

  • Dean’s List: Dec 2002; University Honors: Dec 2003, Apr 2003,
    Dec 2002


SKILLS and Memberships

n  Completed 40 hours training and passed Michigan Real Estate Exam August 2002.

n  Fluent in Ukrainian, conversational in Spanish, and some Sign Language skills.

n  Member of Wayne County Family Law Bar Association since 2007.

n  University of Michigan Alumni Association Lifetime Member.

n  BNI International Member, Pipeline Chapter, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI.