Firm Overview

Simen, Figura & Parker provides legal services to business, local government, and families in Flint, Genesee County, Traverse City and southeast Michigan. Attorneys in our firm specialize in the following areas of the law:

• Real estate law, condominium and homeowner association law
• Personal bankruptcy attorney and business bankruptcy attorneys
• Estate planning, wills and trusts
• Family business planning and succession planning
• Estate administration, including probate, will contests and representing disinherited relatives
• IRS tax attorney, MI tax attorney specialists

Meet the Attorneys

business attorney patric parker

Patric A. Parker

Patric A. Parker devotes the majority of his practice to real estate and business development matters.  He represents developers, lenders, title insurance...

Peter T. Mooney

Peter T. Mooney

Pete Mooney’s practice involves real estate, commercial litigation and bankruptcy. In the real estate area, he has advised clients and drafted documents...

Michael J. Gildner

Michael J. Gildner

Michael J. Gildner’s practice is a blend of municipal law and general civil litigation. He serves as chairman of the Genesee County Bar Association Municipal...

Family law attorney steven walton

Stephen W. Walton

Stephen W. Walton’s practice includes the planning and administration of estates and trusts, elder law and Medicaid related matters. He is an associate...

Charles Boike

Charles Boike

Charles Boike’s practice includes litigation, general business law, and art and entertainment law. He is an associate of the firm. Charles graduated with...

richard f. cummins

Richard F. Cummins

Richard is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois. He joined the firm as an associate in the summer of 2014. Richard began his career by working...


For several months I unsuccessfully pursued collection from a client, personally and via small claims court, for work completed by my company. Being completely frustrated with the situation I then reached out to Mike Gildner of Simen, Figura, & Parker PLC to help resolve my collection issue.

Mike from the beginning was extremely sensitive to my goal and completely confident that this case would get resolved. Mike was very thorough in gaining a full understanding of my case from the beginning to point where I approached him. He presented all the tools and methods at his disposal and presented multiple paths of action depending on the outcome of the first paths pursued.

This was a very challenging collection case and use of traditional methods was not possible. I was given frequent updates as Mike & his team performed research on the case and while the case went through the legal system.

Mike’s patience, confidence, experience, & knowledge of the legal system provided 100% resolution for me within a few months. Mike possesses amazing calmness & confidence when handling your case. It is so great have found an attorney of Mike’s caliber for this case and any future legal matters I may need assistance on. I recommend Mike Gildner for all your legal matters.

Thank you Mike & Simen, Figura, & Parker PLC.

Vince Griffiths, Owner

The Brick Paver Doctor

I am so appreciative Michael Gildner was recommended to me and my siblings! During my consultation he provided the level of confidence I was expecting, Not only did he help me and my siblings  through the case , but he fought our case as if we were part of his family with phenomenal results. He is a excellent attorney who cares about his clients! Highly recommended!!

Amanda S.

I am writing concerning attorney Mike Gildner. I’m very satisfied with his performance. Mr. Gildner did what he said he was going to do and in the time frame he promised. I feel he has a real interest and a genuine knack for what he does.

I have dealt with four other attorneys in my 50 years of existence and Mr. Gildner is by far my best experience.  Others seem to push you through the doors of the judicial system just to get paid with no interest in my wants or concerns.  For example, I was left standing in a courtroom by myself one morning in Sanilac County – it seems my attorney at that time simply “forgot” about my hearing. I filed a grievance against another attorney due to lack of performance and dishonesty and was granted a full refund from him.

Anyway, I am very happy with Mr. Gildner.  I referred one of my co-workers to Mr. Gildner and he was also very pleased with his work. If in the future I need another attorney, I will be calling Mr. Gildner.  Very pleased with his good results.


Joe C.

“Mike Gildner is focused, determined and dedicated to receiving the best results.  My sister passed away from breast cancer in September of 2014 and family members initiated a lawsuit against me regarding the life insurance policy where I had been named the beneficiary. Mike came highly recommended by another attorney I had used for preparation of legal documents in the past.  I was introduced to Mike and he met with me the very day I found out I was being sued.

Mike has exemplary communication skills; he is an active listener and is very knowledgeable about complex legal matters. This was a very difficult and emotional time for me. He was compassionate and understands how emotional and painful legal matters can be when dealing with family members.  I always felt reassured that details and developments about the case would be communicated promptly and explained to my satisfaction and understanding.”

Denise Z.

“I can’t thank you enough Mike for your appearance today. I know that’s what you do and you don’t think of it in the significant way that I do. After four years and the mostly vicious or careless workings of the four attorneys, you are the first that I felt was in this for me. You are the first that defended my position, what ever that position happened to be, that was an incredibly empowering feeling. I have literally worried myself sick for 2 weeks now about that deposition, but I feel so awesome with that terrific weight lifted off me now and in the manner it was done, was terrific. I THANK YOU!!!! and my beloved Dad, which I feel you are defending in this matter as well, would Thank you too.”

Goodness and Grace upon you.


“We were being sued ! Out of the blue, I received a Certified Letter stating we owed someone money. I called Attorney Michael Gildner on a Monday morning and I had an appointment scheduled with him the next day. He explained the entire process with me and what to expect.

I was concerned that the case would drag out for many months. He assured me that it would be finalized within 3 months. He was 100% correct. In the end, the person who had sued us agreed to a voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit without us paying him anything. What a relief! I could have never had this result without Attorney Gildner.

I would recommend Attorney Michael Gildner to anyone who needs legal advise or help. He is very professional and knows the mechanics of the legal system.”


“Michael Gildner – I just wanted to thank you again for doing an excellent job mediating a difficult case.  I really appreciate your work in resolving this matter.  Couldn’t be more happy with my choice of a mediation for this case.”

Lori Tallman, Attorney

“I would like to take the opportunity to say thanks to Attorney Stephen Walton for his help in resolving something I thought was probably a lost cause. His efforts on my behalf got prompt, worthwhile results. His counsel in another matter has also saved me and my family form what could have been significant additional costs. Thank you!”

Robert C.

“Thanks again for all you have done for us. I know that the work you have done on our behalf far exceeds what you are getting paid. If we could pay you more, we most certainly would. We thank you so much.”


“Michael Gildner represented me in a fight over a life insurance policy. Mike is very professional and keeps you up to date on your case along the way. In the end, I received 100% of what I was owed. I would highly recommend Mike Gildner and his law firm to anyone in need of a lawyer. Thank you Mike for everything you have done for me.”

M. Lasley

Awards & Accomplishments