Arrowhead Park Association
Member of the Month – July 2018
Each month, the APA plans to feature one randomly chosen member. We hope you can use these brief overviews to learn more about your neighbors and reach out to network and create relationships that help you grow your businesses.
Barkan & Robon, Ltd., Attorneys at Law
A Sunny Space
A sunny summer day in Arrowhead Park is captured within the walls of Barkan & Robon, Attorneys at Law. The view from the office windows is like a window on wildlife at our local metroparks. Partner Marvin Robon, who had his building, 1701 Woodlands Drive built in 2001, tells stories of the wildlife on their grounds including a coyote chasing five deer. The sunny building was designed by wildlife artist Harold Roe, with a huge expanse of windows behind the reception desk looking out over a spacious, private patio. Surprisingly, the building also has a fireplace and a basement with copious storage, a lunch room, and a garage holding many employee cars. The ramp and walkways are conveniently heated. The HVAC system, artfully hidden behind the peaks on the roof, is easily accessed via computer by Trane Heating and Cooling.
The Beauty of Arrowhead Park
Marvin feels the park-like setting in Arrowhead Park is one of its perks, in addition to proximity to the expressway and easy parking. “When our practice moved out to Arrowhead Park, we saw an immediate growth of about 20% because of the convenience of the location,” says Mr. Robon. Their clients drive from south of Bowling Green, west of Napoleon, and even from Ann Arbor.
Loving a Challenge
Barkan & Robon likes to take on the hard cases, specializing in providing good advice with more complicated issues. They practice general business law, real estate law, and eminent domain cases. They provide litigation and property law services, and offer estate and elder law assistance. Their motto is, “If someone else says you can’t, or doesn’t know what to do, come see us!”
Some more interesting cases include…
• A helicopter crash lawsuit that won at the final appeal 10 years after the first trial.
• A UT track star who was burned at a party (and happily, returned to finish 15th in the country).
• A Wyoming forest fire lawsuit that was the first incident where the USA was held responsible for starting a fire.
• Wood county farmers v. a local power company who claimed a 15 foot easement to add high tension electric wires south of Levis Commons. The verdict won more money for the easement, a payout for the diminishment of overall property value, and legal fees.
Barkan & Robon chooses not take divorce, custody, criminal or insurance defense cases.
Customers and Referral Partners
Attorney Zachary Murry reports that they get most new clients from referrals, reputation and the internet. Their preferred referral partners are accountants, bankers, real estate brokers, stock brokers, financial planners, life insurance agents and judges. If you would like to get to know one of the six lawyers in the practice, call and arrange a meeting today. Barkan & Robon is happy to be part of the Arrowhead Park community and is eager to get to know its neighbors.
Have ever wondered how 1701 Woodlands got numbered off sequence from the remainder of Woodlands Drive? GPS mapping programs often get quite confused. The street number was assigned for Indian Wood Circle, not Woodlands. However, when it was discovered that the entrance would be off Woodlands, the number remained. So that is why 1701 is at one end of Woodlands, and 1700 is at the other end of the curving street. Barkan and Robon did say they liked a challenge!
If you’d like to share in this beautiful workspace, Barkan & Robon has two suites currently available for rent: 2800 sq ft with a private entrance, and a 3600 sq ft space with an enormous conference room previously occupied by the American Cancer Society.
The Arrowhead Park Association
The APA serves as a contact point for all business park issues and concerns, works closely with the City of Maumee, and offers events to facilitate networking among its residents. Membership benefits include being featured on the online directory, quarterly educational luncheons and newsletter, a LinkedIn group, an annual golf outing, scholarships, and summer food truck Wednesdays. Join today!
by: Kerri Brimmer, Brimming Design, on behalf of the APA