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Consumer & Environmental Protection Bureau

G. Mennen Williams Building, 6th Floor

525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30755
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-3571
Facsimile (517) 335-6954

Division Assignments:
Consumer Protection
Corporate Oversight
Environment, Natural Resources, & Agriculture
Finance 
Health, Education & Family Services
Labor
Licensing & Regulation
Public Employment, Elections, & Tort
Public Service
Revenue & Collection
State Operations
Transportation


Consumer Protection Division

525 W. Ottawa Street, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 30213
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-0855
Complaints (517) 373-1140
Facsimile (517) 241-3771

Franchise
P.O. Box 30213

Lansing, MI 48909

(517) 373-7117

Facsimile (517) 335-1935

 

Charitable Trust

P.O. Box 30214

Lansing, MI 48909

(517) 373-1152

Facsimile (517) 241-7074

 

Duties/Representing:

  • Charitable Trust
    • Charitable solicitation registration
    • Charitable trust registration 

    • Dissolutions, mergers, conversions, and withdrawals

    • Professional fundraiser licensing

    • Registration of public safety organizations

    • Estates with charitable remainders

  • Consumer Protection
    • Auto leases
    • Business opportunity registration
    • Consumer complaints 
    • Debt collection (unlicensed)
    • Do Not Call-telemarketing
    • False advertising 
    • Foreclosure rescue 
    • Home solicitation sales 
    • Identify theft
    • Scanner Law
    • Landlord/tenant relations 
    • Pharmaceutical issues-failure to warn, off label promotion
    • Retail installment sales 
    • Scams
    • Telecommunications (deregulated)
    • Warranties 

  • Department of State 

    • Auto dealer regulation 
    • Auto emissions testing 
    • Auto repair facility regulation
  • Franchise
    • Business opportunity registrations 
    • Franchise registrations
    • Pyramid schemes 

Corporate Oversight

G. Mennen Williams Building, 6th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30754
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1160
Facsimile (517) 335-6755

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Antitrust Section
    • Monopoly and Merger Enforcement Under State and Federal Antitrust Law
    • Price Fixing
    • Restraint of Trade
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    • Corporation, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
      • Corporation Division
        • Approval of Articles of Incorporation and Amendments to Articles
        • Business Corporation Act
        • General Corporation Act
        • Limited Liability Act
        • Nonprofit Corporation Act
        • Partnership Associations
        • Professional Service Corporation Act
        • Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act
      • Securities Division
        • Michigan Uniform Securities Act
        • Living Care Disclosure Act

            Department of Insurance and Financial Services

  • Insurance-Banking
    • Banking Code of 1999
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Consumer Financial Services Act
    • Credit Reform Act
    • Credit Union Act
    • Essential Insurance (automobile and home insurance)
    • Health Maintenance Organizations
    • Insurance Agents and Corporate Insurance Agencies
    • Insurance Code of 1956
    • Insurance Companies
    • Mortgage Brokers, Lenders & Servicers Licensing Act
    • Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs)
    • No-Fault Automobile Insurance
    • Patient's Right to Independent Review Act
    • Regulatory Loan Act
    • Sale of Checks Act
    • Savings Bank Act
    • Second Mortgage Act
    • Supervision, seizure, rehabilitation, and liquidation of insurance Companies and HMOs

Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Division

G. Mennen Williams Building, 6th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30755
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-7540
Facsimile (517) 373-1610

Duties/Representing:

  • Attorney General designee
    • Great Lakes Commission 
    • Great Lakes Fishery Trust 
    • Natural Resources Damages Assessment Trustee Councils
    • Water Use Advisory Council 
  • General counsel to
    • Agriculture Commission
    • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs (Office of Land Survey and Remonumentation--Land Division Act)
    • Department of Environmental Quality 
    • Department of Natural Resources 
    • Mackinac Island State Park Commission
    • Michigan State Waterways Commission
    • Natural Resources Commission
    • Utility Consumer Participation Board
  • Native American Affairs
    • Handles or assists other divisions in handling litigation, and other matters involving federal Indian law issues such as treaty rights, jurisdiction over Native American tribal members and lands, Indian gaming issues
  • Utility and Insurance Regulatory Matters   
    • Electric rate cases
    • Natural gas rate cases
    • 911 Committee
    • Telecommunications

Finance Division

G. Mennen Williams Building, 2nd Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30754
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1130
Facsimile: (517) 335-3088

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
    • Energy Revolving Loan Fund
  • Department of Natural Resources
    • Mackinac Island State Park Commission Bonds
    • Michigan Forest Finance Authority
    • State Park Bonds
  • Department of Transportation
    • State Trunk Line Bond/Note Borrowings
    • Comprehensive Transportation Bond/Note Borrowings
    • Grant Anticipation Bonds
  • Department of Treasury
    • State Building Authority
    • Michigan Finance Authority, including the former:
      • Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority
      • Michigan Higher Education Facilities Authority
      • Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority
      • Michigan Municipal Bond Authority
      • Michigan Public Educational Facilities Authority
      • Michigan State Hospital Finance Authority
      • Michigan Tobacco Settlement Finance Authority
      • Michigan Underground Storage Tank Facilities Assurance Authority
    • Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority
    • Michigan State Housing Development Authority, including the former:
      • Michigan Broadband Development Authority
    • Michigan Strategic Fund
    • State of Michigan General Obligations Bonds/Notes
      • All voter-approved bonding initiatives
      • Clean Michigan Initiative Bonds
      • Environmental Protection Bonds
      • State School Bond Loan Fund
      • State cash flow borrowings
    • State of Michigan Retirement System Investments
      • Judges' Retirement System
      • Public School Employees' Retirement System
      • State Employees' Retirement System
      • State Police Retirement System
    • Surplus Funds Investments
  • Municipal and Local Government Affairs
    • Local audits and finance matters for the Department of Treasury
    • Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board
  • Attorney General Designee on the Boards of State Employees' Retirement System, Judges' Retirement System and Michigan State Police Retirement System

Health, Education and Family Services Division

G. Mennen Williams Building, 3rd Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30758
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-7700
Facsimile: (517) 335-1152

Cadillac Place, 10th Floor
3030 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 10-300
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 456-0280
Facsimile: (313) 456-0291

Duties/Responsibilities:

 

  • Department of Community Health
    • Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities Administration
      • Community Mental Health Services
      • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
      • Psychiatric Hospitals, Forensic Center
    • Public Health Administration
      • Communicable Diseases
      • Environmental Health
      • Immunizations
      • Vital Records
      • Office of Public Health Preparedness
      • Bureau of Laboratories
    • Bureau of Family, Maternal and Child Health
      • Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC)
      • Children's Special Healthcare Services
    • Policy and Planning Administration
      • Access to Care and Health Planning
      • Certificate of Need
    • Medical Services Administration (Medicaid Policy)
      • Medicaid Third Party Liability Recovery
      • Provider Audits and Summary Suspensions
      • Paid Health Care Programs
      • Estate Recovery
      • Office of Health Services Inspector General
    • Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems
      • Licensure of EMS Personnel
      • Medical Control Authorities
    • Crime Victims Services Commission
    • Office of Services to the Aging
  • Department of Education
    • Library of Michigan
    • School Funding and Pupil Audits
    • Office of the Great Start, Early Childhood Development
    • Michigan School for the Deaf
    • State School Reform/Redesign Officer
    • Professional Standards and Practice
      • Teacher Certification
      • School Accreditation
      • Teacher Evaluations
      • Student Assessments
    • State Board of Education
    • State Tenure Commission
    • Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • Emergency Managers for School Districts
  • Department of Human Services
    • Adult and Family Services
      • Foster Care and Adoption
      • Child Protective Services
      • Adult Protective Services
    • Child and Adult Licensing
      • Adult Foster Care Licensing
      • Child Day Care Licensing
      • Foster Family Home Licensing
      • Homes for the Aged Licensing
    • Children's Trust Fund
    • Medicaid Eligibility
    • Michigan Children's Institute and Adoption of State Wards
    • Public Assistance Programs
    • Central Registry
    • Bankruptcy and Recoupment
  • Department of Management & Budget
    • Center for Educational Performance & Information
  • Department of Treasury
  • Michigan School Bond Loan Fund

 

Labor Division

 

  • The Labor Division consists of two units: the Labor Unit and the Unemployment Unit.

Labor Division - Labor Unit

The Labor Unit consists of three sections:  Funds Administration, Regulatory, and State Claims Sections.

Funds Administration and State Claims Sections
Labor Division - Lansing Office
G. Mennen Williams Building, 5th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30736
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1176
Facsimile (517) 241-7987

Labor Division - Detroit Office
Cadillac Place, 10th Floor
3030 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 10-150
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 456-0080
Facsimile (313) 456-0081

Duties/Representing:

          Funds Administration Section

  • Workers' Compensation Funds Administration, its trustees, and administration

    • Litigate workers' compensation claims in administrative and judicial hearings on behalf of the Second Injury Fund, Self-Insurers' Security Fund and Silicosis, Dust Disease and Logging Industry Compensation Fund.  Litigate bankruptcy claims in federal bankruptcy court on behalf of the Self-Insurers' Security Fund.

           State Claims Section

  • Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches

    • Defend state agencies and employers in workers' compensation cases filed by State employees

    • Represent Office of State Employer and Third Party Administrator for workers' compensation

Regulatory Section
G. Mennen Williams Building, 5th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30736
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-2560
Facsimile (517) 241-7987

Duties/Representing:

  • Civil Service Commission
    • Defend Commission decisions in appellate proceedings
    • Provide legal advice
  • Employment Relations Board
    • Provide legal advice
  • State Personnel Director
    • Provide legal advice
  • State Board of Ethics
    • Provide legal advice under State Ethics Act, MCL 15.341, et seq.
    • AG Designee as ex-officio member of Board
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    • Bureau of Construction Codes
      • Barrier Free Design Board
      • Board of Boiler Rules
      • Board of Mechanical Rules
      • Boundary Commission
      • Construction Code Commission
      • Electrical Administrative Board
      • Elevator Safety Board
      • Office of Land Survey and Remonumentation
      • Plumbing Board
        • Provide legal advice and litigation support
  • Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
    • Defend administrative decisions regarding Business Enterprise Program
    • Provide legal advice
  • Michigan Employment Relations Commission
    • Michigan Employment Relations Commissioners
    • Bureau of Employment Relations
      • Defend in federal and state litigation
      • Provide legal advice
  • Fire Safety
    • Bureau of Fire Services
    • Fire Fighters Training Council
    • Office of Fire Fighter Training
    • State Fire Marshal
    • State Fire Safety Board
      • Provide legal advice and litigation support
  • Michigan Administrative Hearings System including
    • Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission
    • Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates
      • Provide legal advice and litigation support
      • Defend and enforce administration citations and final agency orders
  • Workers' Compensation Agency
    • Provide legal advice and litigation support
  • Department of Human Services
    • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
    • Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services
      • Provide legal advice
      • Defend administrative decisions in hearings and civil litigation
  • Michigan Strategic Fund
    • Workforce Development Agency
      • Provide legal advice and litigation support

Labor Division - Unemployment Unit

Unemployment - Lansing Office
G. Mennen Williams Building, 5th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30736
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-1950
Facsimile (517) 241-7987

Unemployment - Detroit Office
Cadillac Place, 9th Floor
3030 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 9-600
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 456-2200
Facsimile (313) 456-2201

Duties/Representing:

  • The Unemployment Unit represents the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Unemployment Insurance Agency and its Director as it pertains to implementation and administration of various federal and state laws involving unemployment insurance benefits:

    • Serve as primary counsel to the Agency and its units, including

      • Benefit Overpayment Collections Unit

      • RICCS (Remote Initial Claim Centers ) - Benefit Appeals

      • Tax Office and State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) Dumping/1099 Unit

      • TRA Special Programs and Unit-Trade Act Appeals

    • Represents the Agency and its units in litigation in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court

    • Represents the Agency in state and federal courts as statutory party to all actions arising under the Michigan Employment Security Act, MCL 421.1, et seq., as amended.

Licensing and Regulation Division

This Division provides legal advice and representation to three bureaus within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).  The clients for the Licensing and Regulation Division are the Bureau of Health Care Services (BHCS); Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCLB); and the Bureau of Construction Codes - Mobile Home licensing (BCC).  These regulatory agencies have statutory authority to license health and occupational professionals in the State of Michigan, regulate licensed health and long-term care facilities, regulate boards and commissions; including the Cemetery Commissioner.  The Licensing and Regulation Division represents these agencies in all court proceedings in civil and administrative tribunals, and initiates disciplinary action against licensees for rule and code violations.  Advice, counsel, and legal representation are also provided to over 50 boards and commissions under the authority of these agencies. 

G. Mennen Williams Building, 3rd Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30758
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1146
Facsimile (517) 241-1997

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

    • Bureau of Health Care Services
      • Health Professional Licensing
      • Sanitarians
      • Michigan Medical Marihuana Program
      • Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel
      • Boards of:
        • Acupuncture
        • Athletic trainers
        • Audiology
        • Chiropractic
        • Counseling
        • Controlled Substance Advisory Commission
        • Dentistry
        • Dietetics & Nutrition
        • Health Professionals Recovery Committee
        • Marriage & Family Therapy
        • Massage Therapy
        • Medicine
        • Nursing
        • Nursing Home Administrators
        • Optometry
        • Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery
        • Occupational Therapists
        • Pharmacy
        • Physical Therapy
        • Physician Assistant's Task Force
        • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
        • Psychology
        • Respiratory Care
        • Social Work
        • Speech Language Pathology
        • Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
      • Long Term Care Division
        • Nurse Aide Registry
        • Nursing Homes
      • Health Facilities Division
        • Licensing of Health Facilities
        • Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facilities
    • Bureau of Construction Codes
      • Manufactured Housing Commission
    • Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau
      • Alarm System Contractors - ATT
      • Security Alarm
      • Cemetery Commissioner
      • Collection Practices
      • Foresters
      • Interior Designers
      • Prepaid Funeral Contracts
      • Hearing Aid Dealers and Salespersons
      • Immigration clerical assistants
      • Ocularists
      • Personnel Agency
      • Polygraph examiners
      • Private Investigators
      • Private Security Guards
      • Proprietary Schools
      • Board of:
        • Auctioneers Board
        • Board of Accountancy
        • Board of Architects
        • Board of Barber Examiners
        • Board of Cosmetology
        • Board of Mortuary Science
        • Board of Professional Engineers
        • Board of Professional Surveyors
        • Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
        • Board of Residential Builders & Maintenance & Alteration Contractors
        • Carnival Amusement Safety Board
        • Ski Area Safety Board
        • Unarmed Combat Commission

Public Employment, Elections, and Tort Division

 

Lansing Office:
G. Mennen Williams Building, 5th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30736
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-6434
Facsimile (517) 373-2454

Grand Rapids Office:
State Office Building, Suite 4C
350 Ottawa, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 356-0402

 

Duties/Representing:

  • All election and non-criminal campaign finance-related matters
  • All employment litigation for state agencies, the appellate courts and at times, the Legislature and Judiciary
  • Auditor General representation
  • Board of State Canvassers
  • Department of Military & Veteran Affairs
  • Department of State
    • Bureau of Elections
  • Lobbyist issues
  • Office of the State Employer
  • Risk Management Fund, Department of Technology, Management and Budget
  • Tort Defense
    • Federal civil rights and state tort litigation, excluding public highway litigation, including, but not limited to, personal injury, police liability, social worker liability, automobile negligence, medical malpractice, complex prisoner litigation and certain hospital and staff liability cases

 

Public Service Division

 

Lansing Office:
6520 Mercantile Way, Suite 1
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 241-6680
Facsimile (517) 241-6678

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Public utilities
  • Michigan Public Service Commission
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Federal Communications Commission regulatory matters
  • Motor carriers
  • Protect MI Child Registry

 

Revenue and Collections Division

 

Lansing Office:
G. Mennen Williams Building, 2nd Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30754
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3203
Facsimile (517) 241-2741

Detroit Office:
Cadillac Place, 10th Floor
3030 W Grand Blvd., Suite 10-450
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 456-0140
Facsimile (313) 456-0141

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Department of Labor and Economic Growth
    • State Survey & Remonumentation Program
  • Department of Natural Resources
    • Office of Property Management (Tax Reverted Property Issues)
  • State Prison Reimbursement ACT (SCFRA) - Detroit Office
  • Department of Treasury
    • Administrative Services Bureau
      • Unclaimed Property Division
    • Bureau of Local Government Services 
      • Assessment and Certification
      • Property Services
      • State Tax Commission
    • Bureau of Tax Policy
      • Defense of state tax assessments
      • Lansing Office: tax appeals
    • Office of Taxpayer Advocate Executive Office
    • Office of Collections
      • Bankruptcies:
        • Collection Actions in State Courts
        • Detroit Office: All counties in Eastern District of Michigan  and New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeastern States
        • Garnishments (3rd Party)
        • Lansing Office: All counties in Western District of  Michigan and Midwest, Southwest, and Western States
    • Office of Finance and Accounting Division
    • Student Financial Services Bureau
      • Michigan Guaranty Agency (delinquent loans)
    • Tax Compliance Bureau
    • Tax Processing Bureau
  • Tobacco Litigation
    • Enforcement of Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement

 

State Operations Division

 

G. Mennen Williams Building, 2nd Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30754
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1162
Facsimile (517) 373-2060

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

 

  • Attorney General Designee on:
    • Michigan Public Safety Communications System State Advisory Board
    • State Administrative Board's Finance & Claims Committee
  • Attorney General
    • Freedom of Information Act
    • Open Meetings Act
  • Legislature
    • Legislative Retirement System
    • Michigan Capitol Committee
  • Department of Environmental Quality
    • Small Business Pollution Prevention Loan Program
  • Department of Technology, Management & Budget
    • Center for Shared Solutions
      • External Customers
      • Michigan's Public Safety Communications Systems (MPSCS)
      • E-Michigan
    • Chief Technology Officer
    • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
    • Facilities and Business Services Administration
      • Building Operations Division
      • Design & Construction Division
      • Real Estate Division
    • Financial Services
    • Office of Enterprise Development
    • Office of Support Services
      • Records Management Services
      • Vehicle and Travel Services
    • Procurement
    • Office of the Budget
    • Office of Children's Ombudsman
    • Office of Retirement Services
      • Defined Contribution & Deferred Compensation Plans
      • Judges Retirement System & Board
      • Public School Employees Retirement System & Board
      • State Employees Retirement System & Board
      • State Police Retirement System & Board
      • Michigan Military Retirement System
      • State Social Security Administrator
    • State Administrative Board
      • Building Committee
      • Finance & Claims Committee
  • Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
    • Construction & Facilities Management Office
  • Department of Natural Resources
    • Office of Land & Facilities
  • Department of State
    • Bureau of Driver & Vehicle Records
    • Secretary of State
  • Department of Treasury
    • Bureau of Investments Litigation
    • Michigan Education Savings Program
    • Michigan Education Trust
    • Michigan NextEnergy Authority
    • Michigan Strategic Fund
    • Pledged Securities
    • Renaissance Zone Program
    • Strategic Economic Investment & Commercialization Board
    • Land Bank Fast Track Authority
    • Michigan State Housing Development Authority Litigation

·         Municipal and Local Government Affairs

§  City and Village Charters, Charter Amendments

§  Intergovernmental Agreements

§  Emergency Manager Litigation

§  Incompatibility and Conflict of Interest

§  Removal from Office

§  State Boundary Commission

 

Transportation Division

 

Lansing Office:
Van Wagoner Building, 4th Floor
425 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1470
Facsimile (517) 335-6586

Duties/Representing:

  • Attorney General's designee
    •  Transportation and Natural Resources Committee
  • Department of Transportation
    • Administrative regulatory matters
    • Aeronautics Commission
    • Contract litigation for or against those agencies
    • General Counsel for all client agencies
    • International Bridge Administration
    • Mackinac Bridge Authority
    • Michigan Truck Safety Commission
    • Small claims with State Administrative Board
    • State Transportation Commission
    • Tort litigation for or against those agencies
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