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Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge - Traverse City, MI

101 North Park StreetSuite 100Traverse City, MI 49684

Updated: 10/23/2018

Traverse City Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Firm

Overview

The Traverse City office of the law firm of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge opened in 1990 with seven attorneys. Today, the office has quadrupled in size to include attorneys who practice a full range of legal services including business law, estate planning, family law, real estate law, and litigation. Situated in the heart of the business and shopping district of downtown Traverse City, Smith Haughey is located at the corner of E. Front and N. Park streets.

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