Chambers USA Ranks 17 Dykema Attorneys and 10 Practices in 2019 Edition

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced that 17 attorneys from multiple offices and practice areas received individual rankings and 10 practice areas have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide.

Published annually, Chambers has been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the investigations of more than 200 researchers who conduct in-depth confidential interviews with lawyers and clients.

Chambers USA recognized the following Dykema practices:

USA – Nationwide
• Product Liability & Mass Torts
District of Columbia
• Insurance: Insurer
• Real Estate
• Banking & Finance
• Corporate/M&A
• Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
• Labor & Employment
• Litigation: General Commercial
• Real Estate
• Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Chambers USA recognized the following Dykema attorneys, as identified by jurisdiction and practice area:
USA – Nationwide
• Lance Boldrey—Native American Law
District of Columbia
• Lewis K. Loss—Insurance: Insurer
• Thomas J. Judge— Insurance: Insurer
• Michael S. Kurtzon—Real Estate
• J. Michael Bernard—Corporate/M&A
• Robert A. Boonin—Labor & Employment
• Amy M. Christen—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
• Adam M. Fishkind—Real Estate
• James P. Feeney—Litigation: General Commercial
• Dennis M. Haffey—Litigation: General Commercial
• Kyle R. Hauberg—Real Estate
• Margaret Adams Hunter—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
• Jin-Kyu Koh—Corporate/M&A
• Cameron H. Piggott—Real Estate
• Thomas S. Vaughn—Corporate/M&A
• Mark E. Andrews—Bankruptcy/Restructuring
• Deborah D. Williamson—Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Butzel Long attorney Geoffrey S. Gallinger elected President of the Detroit Athletic Club

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Geoffrey S. Gallinger, Attorney and Shareholder, Butzel Long, has been elected to a one-year term as President and member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Athletic Club, one of the finest private clubs in the country.

Most recently, Gallinger served as First Vice-President and an Officer of the DAC Board of Directors. As a member of the DAC Board of Directors over the past five years, he also has served as Corporate Secretary and served on numerous DAC committees, including Executive (Chair), House (Chair), Strategic Planning (Chair) and Community Outreach, as well as the DAC Foundation Board.

Gallinger’s practice includes counseling clients regarding general business and corporate transactional, finance and planning needs, including all forms of real estate transactions and developments, acquisitions, leasing, financing and condominiums.

He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, shareholder matters and general business transactions. His areas of specialty are corporate and business transactions, real estate transactions, development and financing, troubled asset and work-out restructuring and financing.

Gallinger graduated from Michigan State University (DCL) College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987) and Michigan State University (B.A., Business Administration/Pre-Law, 1984).

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Walsh College Names Sanderson to Chair Accounting, Business Law, and Taxation Department

Jennifer C. Sanderson of Macomb, Mich., a 25-year accounting professional and a faculty member at Walsh College since 2006, has been named chair, Accounting, Business Law, and Taxation (ABLT) Department, at the College. Her appointment is effective with the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

A former tax principal at Rehmann, Sanderson replaces Daniel S. Hoops, who resigned the post to concentrate more fully on his faculty duties as an associate professor at Walsh. Hoops has been engaged in the practice of law and business consulting since 1995 and joined Walsh in 2008.

“Dan has done a tremendous job as chair and his dedication to Walsh and its students is boundless,” said Dr. David Shields, executive vice president and chief academic officer. “We look forward to his continuing contributions and energy as a faculty colleague.”

He added, “We’re fortunate to have Jennifer ready to step into the important role as ABLT chair. Her wealth of professional and teaching experience aligns perfectly with Walsh’s great reputation for practical business education and academic rigor.”

Sanderson earned her bachelor of business administration in accounting from Western Michigan University in 1988 and an master of science in taxation from American University in 1996. Her professional expertise includes manufacturing, leasing, real estate, and tax consulting.

Sanderson is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Hoops received a BMA degree with a major in trumpet performance from the University of Michigan in 1991. He earned a J.D. degree cum laude from the Michigan State University School of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law) in 1994, and an LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami School of Law in 1995. His professional expertise includes tax law, estate planning, ethics, and business consulting.

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Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs.

One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, accredits specific degree programs.