Melvin J. Babi
Melvin J. Babi serves as the managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C. as well as chief legal officer for Knight Capital Partners, where he provides expert advice on a broad range of legal, business, and compliance matters.
As chief legal officer, Melvin oversees legal issues and best-practices for all departments, including legal drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements including manufacturing, distribution, employment, licensing, joint venture, supply and complex intellectual property agreements. Melvin also oversees compliance, consulting services, marketing, sales, finance, human resources, corporate governance, and business policy.
Melvin assists Knight Capital Partners in navigating through the complex legal landscape to achieve highly favorable outcomes. A trusted advisor and skillful advocate, he is known for impeccable ethics and astute handling of time-sensitive, business-critical, and confidential matters.
Concurrent with his GC and legal consulting work for Knight Capital Partners, Melvin also serves as managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C., a respected general practice law firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In his private practice, Melvin advises consumers and small businesses in areas including business law, bankruptcy, debt-resolution, real estate law, corporate law, contract drafting and negotiating and criminal and civil litigation.
His prior experience includes distinction as the most productive attorney within the largest bankruptcy law firm in Michigan. He completed clerkships for the 48th District Court of Michigan in Bloomfield Hills and HSM Law Offices in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Melvin earned a J.D. from the University of Detroit’s Mercy School of Law. While in law school, he participated in a study abroad program through the University of Baltimore, where he studied European Union law and international business law.
Melvin was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 2007 and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in 2008. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Chaldean American Bar Association.
He received a BA in business administration and corporate finance from Wayne State University, where he graduated Cum Laude and was a Golden Key scholar.
Melvin’s legal education, experience, and business management background have given him a keen ability to apply legal concepts to corporate growth strategies. He uses his legal agility to help companies drive profits while mitigating risks and protecting assets.
A devoted family man, Melvin enjoys spending quality time with his family, a regular member of the gym and always trying to improve his mediocre golf skills.
Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Crain’s Detroit Business Top Attorneys, 2014
The Nationals Top 100 Lawyers Advocate
Michael G. Babi, Esq. Of Counsel
Michael G. Babi is a Partner at Babi Law Office, P.L.L.C., where he manages the firms Real Estate and Entertainment legal focus. He specializes in real estate acquisitions and loan workouts, entertainment contracts and negotiations, real estate finance and private lending.
Mr. Babi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Wayne State University Business School and attended University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He is a regular speaker for organizations on the current real estate market and potential loan workout options. He has an extensive background in real estate and finance. Mr. Babi is the founder of Babi Realty LLC an independent real estate brokerage and has worked with Greenlight Productions for several years in entertainment funding in which he is also a partner.
• J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2006
• B.A. in Accounting, Wayne State University, 2002
• State Bar of Michigan (SBM)
• Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
• Chaldean American Bar Association (CABA)
• North Oakland Board of Realtors (NOCBOR)