Howard & Howard Expands Royal Oak Office; Welcomes Esshaki and Lee


ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 2, 2019 – Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that Eric S. Esshaki and Timothy D. Lee have joined the firm. They will both practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.

Eric S. Esshaki concentrates his practice in all aspects of litigation including securities litigation, white collar and regulatory defense, employment, investigations, and shareholder disputes.

He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2016 and his B.I.S., summa cum laude, from Oakland University in 2012. He also received his associates in applied science/nursing from Oakland Community College in 2010 and previously worked as a Registered Nurse. Eric returns to Michigan after practicing law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City.  He is licensed to practice in New York and sat for the Michigan bar examination in February.

Timothy D. Lee’s practice focuses on representing borrowers and lenders in a variety of secured and unsecured commercial financing transactions including syndicated and single-lender transactions, asset-based and commercial real estate loans, and cross-border, mezzanine and acquisition financings. In addition, he provides guidance to clients seeking to navigate the complex regulatory environment of the financial services industry.

Timothy graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, as one of the top students in his class. He also received his B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2009. Prior to attending law school, Timothy worked in numerous legislative capacities within Michigan’s state government, ending his tenure as Legislative Director for the Chairman of House Banking and Financial Services Committee where he was named 2011 Legislative Staff Person of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates. He is licensed to practice in the state of Michigan and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

About Howard & Howard:

Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. With more than 160 attorneys, the firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak), Illinois (Chicago and Peoria), Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California.  For more information, please visit


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