Environmental Law

The core of our practice and our heritage at Olson, Bzdok & Howard. Our firm has been involved in some of the major environmental cases of the last three decades, on issues ranging from water and wetlands, to the public trust and the Great Lakes, to oil and gas development on state lands.

Municipal Law

From drafting ordinances to defending takings claims or participating in complex multi-party litigation, our firm is fully equipped to provide assistance and guidance to municipalities in the areas of real property, environmental protection and regulation, land use, zoning, access to government issues, and general municipal law.

Energy & Climate

The core of our energy and utility practice involves the representation of individuals, ratepayers, non-profits, and environmental organizations in a wide range of proceedings before the Michigan Public Service Commission. 

    As the developer of one of the largest historic preservation and adaptive reuse redevelopments in the country, I have found the assistance of Olson, Bzdok Howard to be invaluable. Their team has helped us navigate a daunting redevelopment project that no one else was willing to take on and turn into a national success story.

    Raymond Minervini


    Traverse City, Michigan

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Position - Legal Assistant and Assistant to the Business Manager 06-15-17

The law firm of Olson, Bzdok & Howard seeks a new full-time staff member. The new staff member will have a dual role: (1) providing professional administrative support to attorneys; and (2) assisting the firm’s business manager. Candidates should have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree; office experience (preferably but not necessarily in a law office); proficiency in Word, Excel and Adobe; and familiarity with basic accounting principles. We are seeking someone with strong communication and organizational skills, accuracy, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and work on deadline. Salary commensurate with experience plus benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three references by email to Colleen Mulligan (colleen@envlaw.com). No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Mailing Address

(For both locations)
Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Traverse City

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Ph:   (231) 946-0044
Fax:   (231) 946-4807


Olson, Bzdok & Howard
427 Main St., 2nd Floor
Frankfort, MI 49635

Ph:   (231) 352-4412
Fax:   (231) 946-4807