Anthony S. Kogut

Anthony S. Kogut

Attorney

East Lansing

David Hadley (Assistant) – 517-324-1056 or dhadley@willinghamcote.com

Anthony S. Kogut has practiced law for over 40 years. He is a member of the Insurance Group and Hospitality & Alcohol Law Group for the firm. Mr. Kogut specializes in complex commercial litigation and hospitality and alcohol law. He has many years of experience in handling matters in court in which he has drafted motions, attended court hearings, has taken various depositions of both lay witnesses and expert witnesses, has handled appeals, and has handled all steps of the litigation process including trials.

Anthony S. Kogut is a member of the firm’s Hospitality and Alcohol Beverage Group. He limits his practice to the sale and purchase of businesses engaged in the distribution of alcoholic beverages and to representing beer and wine wholesalers in franchise and licensing matters. Mr. Kogut takes pride in aggressively advocating for his clients and protecting their interests by counseling them as to their rights and options in their business activities.

Trial/Litigation Success

Mr. Kogut has successfully handled hundreds of cases at the trial and appellate levels and before administrative tribunals. Due to the depth of his experience with the industry and his successes in obtaining favorable results for his clients, industry members throughout Michigan and from other states seek his consultation regarding alcoholic beverage law and trade practices.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Former Council Member, Senior Justice Section (State Bar of Michigan)

Community Affiliations

  • Secretary and Member of Board of Trustees, Burcham Hills Retirement Community Center II, East Lansing Michigan
  • Former President and Board member of Haven House (Homeless Shelter)
  • Former Board Member, East Lansing Housing and Neighborhood Services Corporation

Recent News

  • Speaker at Center for Alcohol Policy: Center for Alcohol Policy Symposiums Chicago (2014), Texas (2010), Chicago (2009), Texas (2008)
  • Speaker at American Beverage Licensee Association National Conference, Washington D.C. (2014)
  • Testified on behalf of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, to the Indiana House of Representatives Public Policy Committee (2015)
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Lansing Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Council Member, Senior Justice Section (State Bar of Michigan)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Burcham Hills Retirement Community Center II, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Former President and Board member of Haven House (Homeless Shelter)
  • Former Board Member, East Lansing Housing and Neighborhood Services Corporation
  • “Professional Responsibility and Representing Persons With Diminished Competence,” 1988 Mich. Bar Journal 118
  • Kogut, Anthony, et al, “Guardianship and Alternative Legal Interventions: A Case Handling Guide for Legal Practitioners”, Guardianship and Alternative Legal Interventions: A Compendium for Training and Practice. Ann Arbor: The Center for Social Gerontology, Inc. (1986)
  • Speaker at Center for Alcohol Policy: Center for Alcohol Policy Symposiums Chicago (2014), Texas (2010), Chicago (2009), Texas (2008)
  • Speaker at American Beverage Licensee Association National Conference, Washington D.C. (2014)
  • Testified on behalf of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, to the Indiana House of Representatives Public Policy Committee (2015)

Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • United States District Court-Western District
  • United States District Court-Eastern District
  • United States Court of Appeals (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th Circuits)
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards

Education

  • Wayne State University (B.S. 1971)
  • University of Detroit School of Law (J.D. Magna Cum Laude 1980)

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