Our Team

Founder and Managing Partner

Dan Artaev

(248) 305-6484

Dan is an accomplished and experienced business attorney who knows how to do things the right way to further his clients’ goals. Dan is licensed in the state courts of Michigan, Michigan’s federal courts for the Eastern and Western Districts, and the federal court for the Southern District of Indiana. Additionally, Dan has been admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy and Tax Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Dan is also a trained mediator and firmly believes in the value of early dispute resolution.

After graduating summa cum laude from MSU Law in 2010 in the top 5% of the his class and an executive board member of the Law Review, Dan worked as an Assistant Attorney General and represented various state agencies in labor-related matters. Dan then moved to the Metro Detroit area and transitioned to private practice, focusing on high-stakes commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. Working for a Northville-based business firm, Dan assisted owners with real estate, asset and stock sales, NDAs, and employment contracts. Dan also used his experience in both the private and public sectors to help healthcare and other licensees to successfully navigate and resolve administrative actions filed by the State of Michigan.

In 2020, Dan started Artaev at Law – an innovative, 100% modern and digital law firm – to meet the demand for modern legal services from 21st century business owners. The firm’s motto is “do it right,” which applies both to the quality of legal work and how we treat our clients. We firmly believe that our clients are also our business partners. By hiring Dan Artaev, our clients do not just get a lawyer – they also gain a legal counselor and valuable team member fully invested in the success of their venture.

Dan is a fluent Russian speaker, and is conversant in German and Spanish. He obtained dual majors in Economics and German from Kalamazoo College, where he was a magna cum laude graduate, completed a 6-month study abroad program at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, and was also a 4-year member of the storied K-College NCAA Division III men’s tennis team.

Outside of his law practice, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and a special-needs cat named Maxim. Dan retired from tennis due to injury, but is now an avid cyclist, runner, and triathlete, who competes in as many local races as he can. When not on his bike and on Zwift or watching Tour de France reruns, Dan is a technology addict and gamer of everything.

Trademark Attorney and Of Counsel

Matt Kulseth


Matt focuses his legal practice entirely on trademark law and works with clients throughout the United States.  Matt is truly a “people person” and gets satisfaction from the relationships he builds with clients and their brands.  When Matt isn’t practicing law or responding to calls at the fire department where he is a volunteer firefighter, he manages an American made dog gear company.

He enjoys spending time at his cabin with his wife Maggie, daughters Faye and Ruby, and dog Otto.

Legal Assistant and Chief Scheduler

Nicole Meyer


Nicole is the Legal Assistant and Chief Scheduler at Artaev at Law, and is the first point of contact for the firm’s many clients.

Her attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills make her an invaluable asset to the firm. Nicole is not only an incredibly organized and on-task professional – as a client, you will always find that she is most courteous and compassionate. According to Nicole, the most enjoyable part of her job is communication with the firm’s diverse range of clients, as she feels it is important to provide a sympathetic ear to a worried individual. Her previous experiences have given Nicole the opportunity to enhance her personal skills, enabling her to work well with people from all walks of life. Nicole is patient, receptive, observant, and respectful. Her enthusiasm, encouragement, and integrity make her an invaluable member of the firm.

Outside the firm, Nicole is not only a devoted wife and nurturing mother of two, she is also a dedicated yoga instructor and pursuing professional certification in User Experience Research and Design. Nicole loves to spend her free time hiking in the mountains, handling a DIY project, buying houseplants, or playing with her three daft dachshunds, Juno, Bode, and Sally.

Chief Operating Officer and Artificial Intelligence Manager

Jess Artaev


Jess is the dynamic and accomplished Chief Operating Officer and AI Manager at Artaev at Law PLLC. Her unique combination of skills and expertise in both English and accounting enables her to contribute to the firm’s success in a way that few others can. A proud Michigan State University alumna, Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Accounting, equipping her with the necessary tools to excel in her multifaceted role.

As the AI Manager, Jessica brings a forward-thinking approach to the law firm, staying ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving world of legal technology. Her leadership ensures that the firm remains a front-runner in integrating artificial intelligence and advanced technology solutions to improve client service, streamline processes, and enhance overall efficiency.

Outside of her impressive professional accomplishments, Jessica is a dedicated wife and mother of two who cherishes the moments spent with her family. An avid runner, she often participates in local races and enjoys the thrill of pushing her limits. Jess is also a passionate cook, always eager to try out new recipes and share her culinary creations with friends and loved ones. Her home wouldn’t be complete without Max, the family’s beloved special-needs cat who brings joy and laughter to their lives.

At Artaev at Law PLLC, Jess’s unwavering commitment to the firm’s success and her ability to balance a myriad of responsibilities are truly an inspiration. Her innovative spirit and dedication to both her work and her family make her an invaluable member of the team.

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