Vitale, Thomas J.

Profile & Practice Areas

Thomas J. Vitale has extensive commercial trial and appellate experience as a litigator representing clients in both state and federal courts, focusing his commercial and business practice on the construction, manufacturing and real estate industries. Tom has:

  • Represented national and local construction companies, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in construction and real estate disputes.
  • Handled claims in arbitration, mediation and civil litigation involving non-competition agreements, business tort claims, disputes under the UCC, automotive supply chain disputes, tooling disputes and commercial collections.

Kotz Sangster’s clients run fast-paced businesses. When they encounter legal challenges, the firm is ready. Tom responds with sound legal advice and works with his clients to develop a winning strategy, keeping them on track.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Construction Litigation, 2018
  • Jurisprudence Awards for Research, Writing & Advocacy, Evidence, Corporate Law & Policy, Professional Responsibility, and Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, Board of Directors
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Western Michigan Chapter, Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Western Michigan Chapter
  • Leadership Detroit Class XXXVI

Community Involvement

  • The Salvation Army, Grand Rapids Advisory Board
  • Kent County Parks Foundation, Board of Directors