Taras Garapiak, Esq.
Taras is a member of the firm’s business litigation practice group.
He earned degrees in international studies and political science, before attending Wayne State University Law School and achieving his Juris Doctor and entering the practice of business law.
During law school, Taras interned in the Southern District of New York Federal Court and worked in both the private and public sectors. He was also a participant in the Wayne State University Law School Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic and was a member of both the Mock Trial and Moot Court teams, mastering the art of both trial and appellate practice.
Some of Taras’s recent representative engagements include, inter alia, the following:
- Securing Arbitration Award in amount of $500,000 in commercial partnership dispute.
- Securing the complete dismissal on summary disposition of lawsuit alleging hundreds of thousands of dollars in breach of contract and fiduciary duty damages.
- Breach of contract and business tort litigation
- Defense of fiduciary breach claims, achieving dismissal of 11 counts on summary disposition
- Commercial collections, foreclosures, and land contract forfeiture
- Intellectual property litigation involving the misappropriation of trade secrets
Prior to law school, Taras graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He grew up in Ukraine before emigrating to the United States with his family when he was in 7th grade. Taras leveraged his background and interest in international studies to secure an internship at the Parliament of Canada. While in Ottawa, Taras worked on national security issues in conjunction with a member of parliament who was assigned to the Standing Committee on National Defense.
Taras is a member of the Privately Held Business Forum, a committee of the State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, and he is the Chair of the Pro Bono (“For The Good”) Initiatives Committee.
Taras is bilingual in Ukrainian and Russian.