Courtney Schlipp Fisk
An associate in our Grand Rapids office, Courtney Schlipp Fisk represents clients in various business and corporate matters, including transactions, governance, and litigation.
As much a business consultant and strategist as legal counsel, Courtney advises clients on entity selection and formation, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, dissolutions, and commercial real estate deals. She frequently drafts corporate resolutions, bylaws, and shareholder agreements and routinely negotiates contracts to purchase and sell goods, services, equipment, software, and other operational needs.
In the litigation arena, Courtney appears in Michigan’s state and federal courts to protect and enforce clients’ interests in breach of contract claims, business torts, and shareholder and partnership disputes. Additionally, she represents financial institutions in debt collection and mortgage foreclosure actions.
Courtney also represents individuals in criminal proceedings, family law matters, and residential and investment real estate transactions.
Courtney’s law career began as a paralegal with a boutique receivership firm while earning her Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, cum laude, from Grand Valley State University. She pursued her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law, where she supplemented her classroom learning by interning with the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office and gaining real-world experience in alternative dispute resolution with the Porter County, Indiana Mediation Clinic. To further hone her corporate strategy skills and business acumen, Courtney later earned an MBA from Central Michigan University.
Outside the office, Courtney volunteers with Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children, teens, young adults, and their families. She also provides pro bono legal representation through Legal Aid of Western Michigan.