Miller Canfield Opens Qatar Office

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Doha, Qatar, by way of the Qatar Financial Centre, which has issued a license to Miller Canfield International, PLLC – QFC Branch to conduct a range of advisory and legal services. The announcement was made by CEO Michael McGee.

The Qatar office will be seamlessly integrated with its offices in Michigan, Washington, D.C., and Chicago to provide a platform for clients, including U.S. defense contractors and mid-market companies in the defense, cybersecurity and aerospace industries, to engage in business in both Qatar and the United States.

“Adding an office in Doha is key to helping our clients capitalize on the rapidly expanding defense technology business. Our diverse operational structure, which includes services provided by Miller Canfield Consulting, enables us to guide our defense sector clients through the legal, practical and political complexities involved in engaging with their governmental clients,” McGee said.

Miller Canfield’s Qatar team offers clients consultancy, legal and advisory services. The attorneys who will work on Qatar matters have years of experience living and working in Qatar and have advised on some of the largest transactions between Qatar and the United States in the defense sector. Miller Canfield will continue to offer assistance to clients engaged in business with the Qatar Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior and the private sector in industries including aerospace, defense and cybersecurity.

Miller Canfield’s Qatar practice is led by Pawel Chudzicki, who spent more than five years in Doha building up the operations of a global law firm and was recognized by Chambers and Partners in 2019 as a leading Qatar expert based abroad; and Lana Yaghi, who spent three years in Qatar. They will share their time between the Doha and Washington, D.C., offices.

“Pawel and Lana have a solid track record of representing U.S. clients in the defense and cybersecurity sectors engaged in business in Qatar, a strong ally of the United States and an important market for the U.S. manufacturing and service sectors,” McGee said. “Their deep understanding of Qatar’s regulatory, commercial, financial and cultural landscape makes them uniquely qualified to advise private and public sector entities engaging in cross-border transactions between the U.S. and Qatar.”

Chudzicki and Yaghi have vast experience helping clients interact with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce State, the Qatar Financial Center, Qatar Science and Technology Park, the Ministry of Labor and other ministries and agencies. Miller Canfield’s lawyers have advised clients on the entire corporate lifecycle, including entity formation and dissolution, labor law issues, commercial transactions, corporate governance, procurement and tender requirements, privacy issues, anti-bribery laws.

Together with Miller Canfield’s international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; and Warsaw, Gdynia and Wroclaw in Poland; and the newest office in Qatar, the firm provides cross-border business and legal advice to U.S. and international clients with business interests around the globe.

Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar tackles critical immigration and compliance challenges facing employers at its May 8 session

Detroit — April 16, 2019 — Raising the Bar, an educational series increasing employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based Nemeth Law, P.C., returns on Wednesday, May 8, to discuss employers’ ongoing compliance challenges relating to immigration.

According to Nemeth Law partner Terry Bonnette, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stepped up its actions in 2018 and has promised to maintain heightened enforcement efforts through 2019.

“On April 4, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations Unit executed criminal search warrants at a north Texas telecommunication repair company, arresting 280 employees—making it the largest single work site action taken by ICE in more than a decade,” Bonnette said.

“In fiscal 2018, ICE opened 6,848 worksite investigations and arrested more than 2,300 people at work. Criminal charges were brought against 113 members of management for violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,” he added.

Immigration attorney Dorothy Basmaji will join Nemeth Law attorneys at Raising the Bar as a guest speaker to discuss how U.S. immigration policy may affect companies’ employment practices, what they need to be doing to stay in compliance, and how to handle issues that may come up. Topics include:

  • I-9 compliance: preparing for and surviving an ICE audit
  • The changing landscape in obtaining and defending H-1B entry
  • National origin discrimination: Title VII, ELCRA, and IRCA
  • The latest trends and updates in IRCA enforcement and how those are impacting employers

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, 48098. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is requested. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313.567.5921.

Nemeth Law, P.C. is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2.5 PDCs.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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Nemeth Law attorney Nick Huguelet named an Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Detroit-–-November 1, 2018— Nicholas Huguelet, a senior attorney at Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the legal trade publication, Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The award acknowledges legal practitioners who are establishing a name for themselves through their achievements, have a reputation for going above and beyond, and display ambition, drive and determination that set them apart from their peers in their first 10 years of practicing law. Huguelet and his fellow honorees will be recognized at the Up and Coming Lawyers luncheon celebration on December 13 at the Detroit Marriott – Troy.

At Nemeth Law, Huguelet practices in the areas of labor and employment. He has represented clients before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators in both Michigan and Ohio. He has experience representing and counseling both private and public sector clients in collective bargaining, employment disputes, and statutory and regulatory compliance. While at Nemeth Law, he has successfully served as lead counsel in employment arbitrations, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, among others. As a result of Huguelet’s representation, many matters were dismissed or decided in the client’s favor.

Huguelet is active in civic and professional activities. He is a member of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and is Co-Chair of the Labor an Employment Law Section and Co-Chair of the Section Chairs. He is a regular contributor of articles on employment law for the Michigan Defense Quarterly. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and previously served as Program Development Chair for the Labor and Employment Committee. He is also a contributing editor for Developing Labor Law, a labor law treatise published and updated annually by BNA. Huguelet is a regular presenter on labor and employment law topics and most recently presented Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause for the American Arbitration Association. He has served since 2016 as a member of the Board of Directors of Equity Education, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing strong neighborhood schools and greater access to quality education to traditionally underserved populations.

Huguelet is a resident of Farmington Hills. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Michigan State University.
About Nemeth Law, P.C.

Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth Law founder named Top Lawyer for 2019 by DBusiness magazine

Detroit-–-November 1, 2018 – Patricia Nemeth, founder of Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm, Nemeth Law, P.C., has been selected by her peers for inclusion in DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2019. The list, which is included in the November/December 2018 print issue of DBusiness, was based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers who cast thousands of votes to honor excellence in 50+ practice areas, including Arbitration and Labor and Employment law, where Nemeth was named.

In addition to being an attorney, Nemeth is an arbitrator and a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation, including employment. Her areas of legal expertise include all aspects of traditional labor and employment litigation law, including complex employment investigations and analyses, discrimination/harassment, age, disability, sex, race, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, union organizing activities and union issues, and multi-party lawsuits. She founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law. In April 2016, she received a Distinguished Alumni award from the Wayne State University School of Law at its annual Treasure of Detroit celebration, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the practice of law, as well as the growth and success of the Law School. She is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

In addition to being included on the DBusiness Top Lawyers list in 2019 and 2018, Nemeth has received multiple Best Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Michigan Super Lawyers honors throughout the years.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Established in 1992, Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth Law partners named to 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers

Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., announces three firm partners have been named to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers’ list.

Founding partner Patricia Nemeth was listed in the area of employment litigation defense and was again included among the Top 25 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers, a listing of women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth is an arbitrator and a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation, including employment. Her areas of legal expertise include all aspects of traditional labor and employment litigation law, including complex employment investigations and analyses, discrimination/harassment, age, disability, sex, race, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, union organizing activities and union issues, and multi-party lawsuits.

Joining Patricia Nemeth on the Super Lawyers List again this year is Nemeth Law partner Anne Widlak, who was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employment and labor, and partner Susan D. Koval, who was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employment litigation defense.

“Nemeth Law is honored to have our attorneys included for multiple years on the Michigan Super Lawyers’ list. We thank our peers for their acknowledgement of our specialized skills in management-side labor and employment matters,” said Nemeth.


About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Established in 1992, Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

 

Miller Canfield Ranks First in State for Municipal Bond Work

Miller Canfield, a global law firm headquartered in Detroit, has announced that it has again been ranked first among Michigan bond counsel law firms in the 2016 Bond Counsel Rankings, published by Thomson Reuters. Miller Canfield bond attorneys opined on Michigan municipal bond issues totaling more than $4.6 billion in 2016. Additionally, the firm’s Chicago office opined on bond issues totaling $120 million. Firm wide, Miller Canfield ranked fourth in the Mideast Region.

Miller Canfield’s Public Finance group is the largest group of municipal finance experts in Michigan. The firm has been ranked No. 1 in Michigan nearly all of the more than 30 years the rankings have been published.

With more than 25 attorneys in Michigan and Illinois, the group specializes in virtually every type of public finance transaction for capital projects and infrastructure improvements, economic development projects, refinancings and cash flow borrowings for all types of governmental issuers, including State and local governmental units, schools, hospitals, special purpose authorities, colleges and universities.

About Miller Canfield

With over 250 lawyers practicing in all major areas of law and 14 offices in five countries, Miller Canfield is among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S. Our lawyers are recognized by the most prestigious legal referral guides and organizations around the world, including Chambers USA and the 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report, in which Miller Canfield received national first-tier rankings in Public Finance Law, Labor & Employment Litigation and Labor Law-Management. Miller Canfield was also named by corporate counsel as a “Standout in Complex Labor Litigation” in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 report, the second consecutive year. The firm is also recognized for superior client service in the 2016 BTI Client Service A-Team report.

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Miller Canfield Named to Client Service A-Team

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that it has again been named a Client Service A-Team 2017 firm by client service ranking firm BTI Consulting.

The ranking measures service excellence based on in-depth interviews with C-level executives who revealed the most important specific activities that drive superior client relationships.

“BTI researches some 300 of the largest and best known law firms in the country,” said Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee. “Based on hundreds of client interviews, they identify the firms that truly distinguish themselves as being the most invested in their clients’ successes and providing the most value to the client/law firm relationship.”

BTI’s analysis of law firms measures 17 objective factors that clients report as the most important in driving strong relationships with their law firms. Factors include regional reputation, breadth of service, the ability to anticipate client needs, providing high value, client focus and commitment to help.

Miller Canfield Named on U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms List

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” 2017 rankings.
Miller Canfield was recognized as a nationally tiered firm in 16 practice areas. The firm was also ranked among the highest in the metropolitan areas of Chicago, and the Michigan cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Troy. In all, Miller Canfield was recognized in 130 areas. A full list of the rankings can be found here.
“The rankings confirm that Miller Canfield delivers world class legal service in not just a handful of practice areas, or in one or two offices, but in literally every type of work we do, for every type of client we serve,” said Miller Canfield CEO Mike McGee.
Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, according to U.S. News & World Report, which also produces “Best Lawyers in America.” The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record.

Nemeth Law’s Erin Behler named an Up & Coming Lawyer

Detroit, Mich. —Nov. 24, 2014 — Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based management labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce attorney Erin Behler has been named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly. The legal trade publication recognized 30 Michigan attorneys throughout the state with less than 10 years of legal experience, “who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers.” An award ceremony to honor the Up & Coming Lawyers will take place on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, Mich.

Behler joined Nemeth Law in 2009 as an attorney after starting with the firm as a law clerk in 2007. She focuses her practice on management labor and employment law and represents clients in litigation before State and Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies. She also conducts workplace investigations and trains employers on avoiding discrimination and harassment in the workplace, as well as other employment issues. Behler is a frequent author on articles regarding workplace employment trends. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Michigan State University.

Behler is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association (Co-Chair of the RISE Committee), the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, the Voice of the Defense Bar, and the Detroit Regional Chamber (Chair of Leads to Business); she is a Detroit Economic Club Young Leader. In addition to being named an Up & Coming Lawyer, Behler was also recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law, mediation and arbitration and management consultation for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Michigan’s largest woman-owned management side labor and employment law firm renamed Nemeth Law, P.C.

Detroit, Michigan – October 28, 2013 –Nemeth Law, P.C. is the new name of the management side labor and employment law firm formerly known as Nemeth Burwell, P.C. The name change was announced by Nemeth Law, P.C. President, Patricia Nemeth, who originally founded the firm in 1992 as the law offices of Patricia Nemeth.

Detroit-based Nemeth Law specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation for private and public sector employers. With 30 staff members, including 13 attorneys, the firm is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.: Nemeth Law specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.