John Monnich Jr.

Senior Attorney

“I seek to understand a client’s business to better serve the client’s goals.”

-Attorney John Monnich Jr.

I negotiate and litigate contracts, which allows me to advise business clients practically and to advocate for them effectively. I draft and review a wide array of business contracts and address business-related legal issues for construction, software and IT, cannabis, and other industries, providing compliance and risk management advice as outside general counsel. I have experience with business sales and acquisitions in retail, manufacturing, and health care. I have litigated 15 jury trials involving insurance E&O, unfair competition, and personal injury claims.

Assisting clients with business deals is a matter of assembling in a coherent manner the various considerations involved. Key issues are to be addressed by drafting deal terms that are clear, concise, and not redundant. Addressing risk involves assessing what is truly important to making the deal work. Employing these practices best ensures your deal succeeds.

I enjoy devising game plans for litigation cases by evaluating the pros and cons of each side of the case. A winning argument is achieved by presenting a narrative that helps a judge or jury make sense of the legal claims and relevant facts. Identifying discovery objectives to secure key facts is an important part of the process. I do my own research and drafting of documents when preparing a client’s case.

Representative Matters

  • Serve as outside general counsel for USA Insulation franchises in Michigan. An engagement that started with drafting a single collection letter has grown into me providing a variety of day-to-day legal needs for the business, from drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts to advising on specific legal issues across the business. I also manage dispute resolution matters regarding vendors and customers.
  • Won a $58M verdict by convincing the jury that the defendant general contractor had control over the worksite area where the accident in question occurred. This was accomplished by comparing the landmarks identified in the project manager’s description of the work being performed to the location of the accident on the project map that the jury was able to see for themselves.

Professional and Community Leadership

Shrine Dad’s Club

Habitat for Humanity New Orleans


JD, Wayne State University Law School

BS, Georgetown University

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1996

California, 2002

Practice Areas

Private placement offerings

Mergers and acquisitions

Joint ventures



Corporate governance

Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Honors and Awards

Black belt (second degree) in Koei-Kan Karate-Do.


“John is a trusted advisor because he is genuinely interested in our business.”

Chris Holmes of USA Insulation

Awards and Accolades

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