Howard & Howard Continues Expansion of Metro Detroit Office

ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 10, 2019 – Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that Aaron J. Beresh and David J. Goswami have joined the firm. Both will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.

Aaron J. Beresh concentrates his practice on providing practical and effective legal advice to a variety of health care providers and suppliers in connection with a broad range of healthcare transactional, corporate, regulatory, and related matters.

Aaron received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 2008 and his B.A. from Michigan State University in 2004. During law school, he served as a member of the Journal of Business & Securities Law. He is licensed to practice in the state of Michigan.

David J. Goswami concentrates his practice in intellectual property with a focus on patent preparation and prosecution. He has experience in the electrical, software, computer, and mechanical arts. In particular, David has worked with clients in the consumer electronics, automotive, telecommunications, financial services, and hospitality spaces. He has experience preparing utility patent applications domestically and internationally.

David received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 2012. He also received both his B.S.B.A. in 2009 and his B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering, with an additional major certificate in Computer Engineering in 2017 from Oakland University. David is licensed to practice in the state of Michigan and before the USPTO.

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 howardandhoward.com.

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Contact: Stacey M. Parzuchowski

Marketing & Communications Manager

(248) 723-0412 / (312) 456-3679

SMP@h2law.com

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 howardandhoward.com.

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Contact: Stacey M. Parzuchowski

Marketing & Communications Manager

(248) 723-0412 / (312) 456-3679

SMP@h2law.com

Howard & Howard Congratulates New Partners

ROYAL OAK, Mich., January 8, 2019 – Rounding out another successful year, Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have become shareholders in the firm – the largest single-year class in firm history.

Named shareholders for their significant contributions to the firm are:

  • Daniel R. Chojnowski
  • Jonathan W. Fountain
  • Timothy D. Gronewold
  • Jonathan F. Karmo
  • Alexander M. Leonowicz
  • Paul S. Mazzola
  • Laurie A. Perez
  • Jason P. Weiland
  • Evonne Xu

Chojnowski focuses his practice in building and maintaining intellectual property value for his clients.

Fountain concentrates his practice in intellectual property litigation, entertainment law, and commercial litigation.

Gronewold concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and municipal law.

Karmo concentrates his practice in commercial and corporate litigation in the federal and state courts in Michigan.

Leonowicz concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, health care, and cannabis law, as well as business transactions.

Mazzola concentrates his practice in all aspects of domestic and international patent prosecution in the electromechanical arts.

Perez focuses her practice on labor and employment, financial services, and general commercial litigation matters.

Weiland concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and business and corporate law.

Xu concentrates her practice in the areas of automotive, manufacturing, technology, and international law.

About Howard & Howard:  

Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC 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 howardandhoward.com.

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Howard & Howard Expands Metro Detroit Office

Royal Oak, Michigan, December 11, 2018:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Richard J. Cantor has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.

Mr. Cantor concentrates his practice in intellectual property with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications. He has experience in the software, computer, electrical, and mechanical arts, including the areas of automotive telematics and infotainment systems, communications, wireless signal processing, autonomous vehicles, and revenue and inventory management.  Mr. Cantor advises clients and drafts written opinions relating to patentability, non-infringement and invalidity, and represents clients in post grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He also counsels clients in trademark matters and procures trademark registrations on their behalf.

Mr. Cantor received his J.D., cum laude, from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2013. He earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2010 and his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University in 2008. Mr. Cantor is licensed to practice in the states of Michigan and Ohio, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners.  The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California.  Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax.  Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; cannabis; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.

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Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney Welcomes Laura DePonio as an Associate

Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney, P.C., a Birmingham, Michigan-based business litigation firm, is pleased to announce their newest associate, Laura DePonio.

Ms. DePonio holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and is a 2017 graduate of Northeastern University College of Law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Tufts University Medical School with a concentration in healthcare and business administration. Ms. DePonio was a Northeastern Social Justice Scholarship recipient and served as a member of the Law Review, the Student Bar Association and the Health Law Association. During law school, she completed judicial internships with the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney, P.C.

Ms. DePonio concentrates her practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association.


Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney, P.C. is an AV®-rated business law firm specializing in complex commercial litigation and corporate law. A trusted referral source for attorneys, law firms and CPAs, Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney offers the service, experience and technical support of a large law firm while providing the responsiveness, efficiency, flexibility and personal attention expected from a boutique practice. Whether representing a large corporation, small business or an individual, each file receives great personal care throughout the engagement, yielding extraordinary benefits for Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney clients in terms of responsiveness, focus, attention to detail, sense of urgency and measured results.

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Hires New Director of Intake, Information and Referral

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is pleased to announce Kyle Williams as the agency’s Director of Intake, Information and Referral (I&R). MPAS, a nonprofit advocacy organization, protects the legal rights of people with disabilities in Michigan through free and confidential services that include information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.

In this position, Williams will be responsible for leading skilled advocates as they provide information, referral, short-term assistance, advice and direction to clients. The I&R division of the organization receives nearly 7,000 calls per year from individuals across the state of Michigan.

“This is an exciting time for MPAS and for Kyle,” said Elmer Cerano, MPAS Executive Director. “We are fortunate to have a person with Kyle’s expertise, knowledge and passion committed to MPAS and our clients. Through his leadership, our intake division will have a deeper impact on those we serve.”

Williams most recently held the position of staff attorney for the City of Jackson where he represented and advised all government departments. Prior to his most recent city service, Kyle has worked as a staff attorney for MPAS and an associate attorney for Foster & Harmon, P.C. Williams holds his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University and a Bachelors in Business Economics from Grand Valley State University.

“I am honored to accept this position and will continue the mission of MPAS through our advocacy efforts,” said Williams. “I look forward to working with our team as we improve lives, restore rights and help our clients realize their potential.”

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the governor of the State of Michigan to advocate and protect the legal rights of people with disabilities in Michigan.

Brooks Kushman Further Expands Los Angeles Office; Hires Sean Casey As Shareholder

Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder Sean Casey to the firm’s Los Angeles office. The move further expands the firm’s presence in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area.

Casey brings over 20 years of experience to the firm’s Los Angeles office. His intellectual property experience includes the preparation, prosecution, and litigation of technologies that include advanced aerospace technologies, complex computer hardware and software systems and components.

“Sean has an incredible amount of experience in managing global patent portfolios and strengthens our prosecution group,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “As a previous in-house counsel for a major aerospace manufacturer, he will be a tremendous asset to our firm. I am excited to welcome him to our team as we continue to grow our presence in the Los Angeles area.”

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Casey was an in-house IP counsel for Boeing, where he focused on managing a large patent portfolio. Prior to going in-house, he was a managing director for a Midwest regional law firm. He also served as an aerospace design engineer for the McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Space and Defense Systems Division (now Boeing) where he was responsible for the design, analysis, integration, and testing of a variety of components and mechanisms for national and defense engineering projects.

“I am thrilled to join the Brooks Kushman team,” said Casey. “The firm is very well-respected throughout the nation and they have a robust group of talented patent professionals.”

Casey received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in aerospace engineering from the Boston University College of Engineering and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today.

For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.

Health Care Lawyer to Join Dykema’s Bloomfield Hills Office

HEALTH CARE ATTORNEY DONNA O’CONNOR JOINS DYKEMA’S BLOOMFIELD HILLS OFFICE

Detroit – February 9, 2015 – Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Donna A. O’Connor to its Health Care Practice Group as senior counsel in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. She joins Dykema after spending more than seven years working in-house for Detroit Medical Center, which was acquired by Vanguard Health Systems in 2011 and Tenet Healthcare Corporation in 2013.

In her previous roles with Tenet and Vanguard, O’Connor served as vice president and regional compliance officer, where she led the compliance program operations and initiatives across the eight-hospital Detroit Medical Center region. She supervised compliance professionals and staff responsible for hotline operations, investigations, auditing, monitoring and reporting.

Before the Tenet and Vanguard acquisitions, O’Connor was senior vice president legal affairs, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of the Detroit Medical Center. In this role, she led a team of attorneys and staff providing operational, transactional and regulatory legal services for the organization. Her team focused on physician compensation and transactions, regulatory matters, Medicare and Medicaid regulation, merger and acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration, real estate, information privacy and security and patient care issues. O’Connor also served as senior counsel for Henry Ford Health System.

“Donna brings a unique combination of experience in creating and implementing compliance plans, handling internal investigations, and representing health care providers in a full-range of corporate and regulatory matters,” said Maria Abrahamsen, Leader of Dykema’s Health Care Practice Group. “We are extremely pleased that she has joined our Health Care practice.”

O’Connor received a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, and a B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

About Dykema

Dykema serves business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex legal issues. Dykema lawyers and other professionals in 12 U.S. offices work in close partnership with clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – to deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement. To learn more, visit www.dykema.com and follow Dykema on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Dykema.

Richard J. Aaron Joins Dykema’s Lansing Office

Detroit – August 13, 2014 – Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Richard J. Aaron to its Government Policy practice group as member in the firm’s Lansing office. Prior to joining Dykema, Aaron practiced in the Lansing offices of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

Aaron focuses his practice on energy, renewable energy, cogeneration, natural gas transportation and storage, negotiation of energy contracts and general business matters. He has advised and represented public utilities and other energy providers before regulatory agencies and state and federal courts on complex litigation matters, including taxes and accounting, rate increase requests, power supply and gas cost recovery, purchase agreements, optimization plans, the defense and prosecution of complaints, and spent nuclear fuel.

He has also advises clients on easements and rights of way, landfill gas, waste to energy and wind energy generation, power purchase agreements, hydroelectric generation and dam operations, counter party performance and related bankruptcy issues, and renewable energy credits.

“Rick’s experience working on a wide variety of energy matters and representing public utilities and energy providers will be a valuable resource to the firm and our clients,” said William Perrone, Managing Member of Dykema’s Lansing office. “We are pleased to welcome him to our Government Policy practice in Lansing.”

He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Olivet College, and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

About Dykema

Dykema serves business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex legal issues. Dykema lawyers and other professionals in 12 U.S. offices work in close partnership with clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – to deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement. To learn more, visit www.dykema.com and follow Dykema on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Dykema.

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