- Founder, 1995
Ray M. Toma has been in the real estate and construction industries his entire professional life. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, in Construction Engineering, at Lawrence Technological University. Ray then went to work as a Project Engineer for the Barton Malow Company, one of the largest construction contractors and project managers in north America. Later, he did design work - as a civil engineer - at BEI Associates in Detroit.
Ray is a licensed residential builder and has bought, sold and developed real estate.
After graduating from the Detroit College of Law, Ray joined a Detroit law firm. His practice focused on construction disputes mainly involving large suppliers. All that experience made it quite natural that, when Ray founded Ray M. Toma, PC in 1995, the firm's focus would be on the specific legal needs of the real estate and construction industries. Indeed, over the years, Ray M. Toma, PC has evolved into one of this region's leading real estate and construction law firms.
Ray practices at all levels of the Michigan judicial system. In addition to his extensive experience with both bench and jury trials, Ray is an accomplished appellate practitioner. In fact, he has argued and won a significant real estate case in the Michigan Supreme Court. He is a certified Civil Mediator and a qualified Case Evaluator in Oakland County's Circuit and District Courts. Ray also practices in the US District Court and Bankruptcy Court. In addition to his conventional litigation experience, Ray has handled numerous alternative dispute resolution proceedings including many matters through the American Arbitration Association.
Ray's extensive experience in problem solving and conflict resolution has made him a sought after counselor in helping shape real estate transactions and construction contracts and relationships.
If you need help with a real estate or construction matter, call or email Ray today. Turn his focused expertise into your competitive marketplace advantage.
Areas Of Practice
- Real Estate Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Certified Legal Specialties
- Certified Civil Mediator and qualified Case Evaluator, Oakland County's Circuit and District Courts
- Michigan, 1993
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1994
- U.S. District Court
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court
- Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
- Lawrence Technological University
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Arbitration Association
Past Employment Positions
- Barton Malow Company, Project Engineer
- BEI Associates, Detroit, Civil Engineer