Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C. has two locations allowing our firm to be of service to new and existing clients throughout the Grand Traverse region, Benzie County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, and the surrounding areas.  If we can be of service to you, or if you would like further information about our firm, please contact us:


Traverse City   Frankfort
Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C.  Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C.
420 East Front Street    427 Main Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49686 P.O. Box 1782
    Frankfort, Michigan 49635
Telephone:   (231) 946-0044   Telephone:   (231) 399-0506
Fax:             (231) 946-4807   Fax:             (231) 352-5206
General info   info@envlaw.com
James M. Olson   olson@envlaw.com
Christopher M. Bzdok   chris@envlaw.com
Scott W. Howard   scott@envlaw.com
Jeffrey L. Jocks   jeff@envlaw.com
Ross A. Hammersley   ross@envlaw.com
Katherine E. Redman   kate@envlaw.com
William Rastetter   bill@envlaw.com
Michael H. Dettmer   mike@envlaw.com
Lawrence I. McKay III   larry@envlaw.com
Joan Swartz McKay   joan@envlaw.com



Photo Credits: The photographs on our site were graciously provided by the following members of our community: J. Carl Ganter; Gary L. Howe, Anne Hughes, and Andy Wakeman. We are grateful to each of them.


Kate Redman Discusses Crowd-Funding Rules in TC's Record-Eagle

“Investment crowdfunding has been leading the industry globally, but we should see a really startling growth in the U.S. once these new rules are effective,” said Kate Redman, attorney with Olson, Bzdok & Howard PC in Traverse City. Redman will offer training “labs” starting in May for businesses and nonprofits interested in investment crowdfunding. Contact her at kate@envlaw.com for more information.

Traverse City Record-Eagle (01-24-16) 

The Traverse City law firms, Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C. and Sondee, Racine & Doren, PLC, are pleased to announce our formal affiliation as of January 1, 2016. Our firms will be working together closely to represent clients as a team, and provide our clients with a greater variety and depth of legal services.

Each firm will retain its own identity, but Sondee, Racine & Doren will be “of counsel” to Olson Bzdok & Howard. This means that all of our attorneys will have a close, continuous and regular professional relationship and that we all will work together for you.

Each firm will be maintaining its own office and staff, and all attorney contact information will remain the same.


Public Trust Framework Recommended for Great Lakes

The International Joint Commission (IJC) of the United States & Canada has issued a report recommending the application of a bi-national Public Trust framework to help fill regulatory gaps and guide decision-making that will ensure the protection of the long-term ecological integrity, economic stability, and the many public and private uses of the Great Lakes.

Firm founder Jim Olson has advocated for the active implementation of Public Trust principles in Great Lakes decision-making for decades, so this recommendation is both a welcome development, and a tremendous accomplishment. Congratulations Jim!

Full Report (pdf): Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes 

Kate Redman is one of TC's 40 under 40!

Kate Redman, Community Enterprise Attorney and Partner at Olson, Bzdok & Howard, has been selected as one of Traverse City's Most Influential Professionals under 40 for 2015. This is the second year in a row Kate has been selected by the TC Business News as part of TC's "40 under 40." Congrats Kate!

Sept. 1, 2015 

Partnership Announcement

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is pleased to announce that Ross A. Hammersley and Kate E. Redman became shareholders with the firm. Please take a look at their attorney profiles to learn more about these young legal trailblazers.

March 20, 2015