Client Focus: Fraser Trebilcock Law Firm
Fraser Trebilcock is a full-service law firm specializing in assisting clients with legal matters arising in Michigan with offices in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Detroit. For more than 100 years, the firm has been an influential presence in Michigan's legal community. In 1883, Rollin H. Person established a private law practice that quickly became one of Michigan's leading law firms, what is known today as Fraser Trebilcock. Comprised of more than 40 lawyers, Fraser Trebilcock specializes in more than 70 unique practice areas, across their three Michigan locations.
"During the ongoing pandemic, my business applied for a PPP Loan with a bank with which we had our current banking relationship," said Fraser Trebilcock Shareholder, Attorney Mark E. Kellogg. "As we went through the process, it became increasingly clear that despite the long-term relationship we had with our current bank, we could be at risk of not obtaining the loan based upon the current funding. In midstream, we pulled our application from the initial bank and submitted our application with FNBM, ultimately securing the PPP Loan. First National Bank of Michigan's customer service, technical skills and knowledge made the process much easier for us from the initial application through the loan forgiveness approval. FNBM is the epitome of the Community Bank."
According to Fraser Trebilcock Shareholder, Attorney Edward J. Castellani, "I had a client who had been waiting months for his bank to get his PPP loan approved and funded. I suggested to the client that he contact Patty Barnas or Jennifer Marsh at FNBM. After he contacted them, his PPP loan was approved and funded in about two weeks. My client was delighted with FNBM's responsiveness as was I."
In addition to partnering with First National Bank of Michigan for their banking needs, the attorneys at Fraser Trebilcock often refer their clients to the Bank. "For me, the ability to work with experienced professionals that know the needs of our clients and how to most economically and efficiently enable our clients to accomplish their business goals is a key attribute," stated Fraser Trebilcock Shareholder, Attorney Gary C. Rogers. "The people at First National Bank of Michigan know the Mid-Michigan business community and are civic leaders. Simply stated, they know how to get things done and do it." Castellani adds, "FNBM has been wonderful to work with. They are extremely well organized and quickly respond to any questions. Also, they are experienced lenders and both my clients and I have enjoyed working with them. They are knowledgeable about lending and government programs and they care about their customers."