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Evan Ficaj

Evan Ficaj

Evan Ficaj Law Firm PLLC
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  • Michigan
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Evan Ficaj (pronounced Fitz–Eye) is a skilled attorney who deeply understands the dreams and hurdles encountered by artists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. With extensive experience in business and corporate law, contracts, entertainment, finance, estate planning, technology, public relations, and management, Evan is a formidable ally for those prepared to make a substantial impact.

Before establishing the Evan Ficaj Law Firm, Evan held the position of Attorney Advisor at the US Small Business Administration. He advised over 4,000 small business loans spanning all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. His proficiency in business and corporate law, loan compliance, and closing procedures proved invaluable to small businesses seeking financial support during national disasters.

Within the entertainment industry, Evan boasts an impressive array of experiences in performing, managing, and coordinating events at venues such as the EMU Convocation Center, Hart Plaza, Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Cobo Center, DeVos Place, Pease Auditorium, Jack Roth Stadium Club, Necto, Elektricity, and beyond. Evan's talent for obtaining media sponsorships and appearances has resulted in features on Fox 2 News, WXYZ-TV Channel 7, 94.7FM WCSX, 102.9FM W4 Country, 1050AM WTKA, MLive, Crain's Detroit Business, Livingston Daily, Eastern Echo, and 89.1FM WEMU.

Evan devotes his drive, resourcefulness, and creative strategies to provide his clients with the highest level of success. Working closely with businesses, nonprofits, schools, student organizations, and individuals, he focuses on guiding them toward sustained growth and prosperity. Evan looks forward to discussing your unique vision of success and how he can help make your dream a reality.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation
Entertainment & Sports Law
Trademarks
Trademark Registration
Intellectual Property
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Video Conferencing
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  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney & Founding Member
Evan Ficaj Law Firm PLLC
- Current
Attorney Advisor
US Small Business Administration
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Law Clerk
Dolenga & Dolenga PLLC
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Education
Wayne State University Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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Eastern Michigan University
B.S. | Public Relations and Arts & Entertainment Management
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Highest Honors, University Honors, Departmental Honors
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P84489
Member
Current
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Website
Evan Ficaj Law Firm PLLC
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. So I wanna start a business And i wanna make a logo with the outline of a gtr (a car) will I get copyrighted or sued
A: A logo for a business is an issue of trademark law rather than copyright law because your logo is how a potential customer would recognize you in the marketplace and distinguish you from your competitors.

To properly answer this question, you should meet with an attorney to discuss details about the business. It is critical to define the goods and/or services you currently offer, goods and/or services you intend to offer, competitors, and how your logo would be used. It is also important to search for designs with vehicles or other symbols that look similar to a GT-R. The standard is likelihood of confusion – an exact match is not required for trademark infringement.

Generally, you will have stronger trademark protection if you were to create a unique design rather than trying to use a GT-R, which could result in a trademark infringement action. A unique design would also have a greater chance of successfully registering the logo as a trademark. ... Read More
Q. I bought something online through a website. I was told that I would be able to get a refund if need be.
A: Save all communications or documentation, especially where she said she would provide a refund. Also, save all receipts, contracts, and terms & conditions. If this is on her website, try saving the site as a .pdf with the URL and timestamp in the header or footer. Then, if you paid with a credit card or a payment provider such as PayPal, you could try disputing the claim with them.

If you did not use a credit card or a payment provider, or if they cannot assist you, it may be worth having an attorney review the transaction to help you determine whether you have a breach of contract claim.
Q. I can’t find any info on Authority to tow in Michigan. All I see is need proper insurance,plates and dot #’s
A: When hauling for-hire, in intrastate commerce, operating authority must be granted through the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (MSP-CVED), Regulatory and Credentialing Section. This includes carriers that are in business as a repossession company or an auto auction company. Once granted authority, the carrier may have to license its intrastate vehicle(s) though the MSP-CVED; 517-284-3250. For-hire means, for a direct or indirect fee, transporting property not owned nor manufactured by the company doing the transporting.

All interstate carriers, private and for-hire, must register in the annual Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program.

See the following Michigan.gov links for more info. The 2nd link is more detailed:

(1) https://www.michigan.gov/statelicensesearch/0,4671,7-180-24786-81562--,00.html

(2) https://www.michigan.gov/msp/divisions/cved/regulatory
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Evan Ficaj Law Firm PLLC
15455 Middlebelt Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
Telephone: (313) 380-3008
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