Attorney Benjamin Long, Estate Planning, Business Law, Real Estate Law

Attorney Benjamin Long of Schmidt & Long in Ferndale, Michigan

When you are planning for your estate, your business, or your next real estate move, you need more than just a cookie-cutter fix. You need a lawyer who will look at all the angles and find a solution that protects your interests.

A Passion for Business

Attorney Benjamin Long has a passion for business. Whether you are a running small startup or are ready to grow your business to the next level, Long is here to help. Benjamin Long will bring his experience as a business owner, with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and a Masters of Law (LLM) in corporate and finance law to work for you and your business. He will help you craft a strategy to get your business started on a solid footing.

A Background in the Courtroom

Long started his legal career in a big litigation firm. With 6 years of courtroom experience, business lawyer Benjamin Long has a keen understanding of tomorrow’s legal consequences for today’s business decisions. He can help you draft contracts and other legal documents with one eye on the courtroom, so you can avoid litigation and attorney fees when disputes do arise.

Forward-Thinking Estate Planning

No one wants to think about the end of their lives, but you know you don’t want to leave your family without the assets they need to carry on. You need a robust and progressive estate plan that will anticipate changes in your family, and in your circumstances in the future. Attorney Benjamin Long is fully versed in estate planning and trust law. He will help you craft an estate plan that protects you and your loved ones in the days to come.

A Landlord’s Perspective on Real Estate Issues

Whether you are fighting against a deadbeat landlord or ready to pick up another investment property, you need a real estate attorney who understands what it takes to be a landlord under the law. As a property investor himself, Attorney Benjamin Long can help you identify promising properties, draft and review purchase agreements, and address land-related legal issues.

Giving Back to Ferndale, Michigan

A life-long resident of the Detroit area, Attorney Benjamin Long is committed to Detroit, Ferndale, and their residents, even the four-legged kind. Long is the founder of the Ferndale Cat Shelter, a no-kill cat shelter that houses hundreds of feral and abandoned cats and kittens from the local neighborhoods. He has personally housed dozens of homeless cats and has helped find furr-ever homes for hundreds more. In his free time, Ben enjoys weightlifting, reading, cooking, and spending time in northern Michigan.

Attorney Benjamin Long, At a Glance

Professional License

State Bar of Michigan
  • May, 2011
  • License Number P75055


Schmidt & Long, PLLC

Partner, 2016 – Present

Detroit Business Lawyers, PLLC

Attorney & Owner, 2013 – 2016

Lipton Law

Attorney, 2011-2012

Wayne County Corporation Counsel

Law Clerk, 2010

Devil’s Detailing

Owner & CEO, 2007 – 2009


Wayne State University Law School
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2013
  • Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
Wayne State University
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2010
  • Corporate/Business Law, Securities, Tax
  • Jessup International Law Moot Court Team
Wayne State University
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), 2010
  • Finance (Derivatives)
University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, 2004
  • Psychology and Kinesiology
  • Graduated with Honors


If you need help with an estate planning, business law, or real estate law concern, contact Schmidt & Long, PLLC, in Ferndale, Michigan to schedule a free initial consultation with Attorney Lisa J. Schmidt.