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Six Dickinson Wright Attorneys in Southeast Michigan Elected as Members of the Firm

DETROIT, Mich., January 7, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the election of six new member attorneys from Southeast Michigan, effective January 1, 2019.

“This year’s class of new members represent a diverse range of practices and offices,” says Michael Hammer, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “Each attorney brings an incredible set of qualities and skills that they have developed over their time here at Dickinson Wright. I congratulate each and every one of them on this well-deserved honor.”

Below is Dickinson Wright’s new member attorneys for 2019:

Frederick Dewey is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office. His practice focuses primarily on the areas of commercial and business litigation, real estate litigation, eminent domain, and probate litigation. From assisting with the resolution of pre-lawsuit disputes to representing clients in complex jury trials, Mr. Dewey has substantial experience at all stages of litigation. He is a Founding Member and on the Board of Directors of the Veterans Bar Association – Detroit Chapter and he is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Detroit Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”. Mr. Dewey received his B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

Peter Domas is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. His practice is devoted to representing clients in the healthcare industry, and assisting them in navigating the complex statutory and regulatory environment unique to healthcare corporate, transactional, and litigation matters. He also counsels clients on the development and maintenance of effective internal compliance programs with a special focus on federal and state fraud and abuse laws, reimbursement regulations, and HIPAA. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the State Bar of Michigan. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”. Mr. Domas received his B.B.A from the University of Michigan-Flint, his M.S. in Accountancy from Walsh College, and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School.

Erin Johnson is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. Her practice focuses on advising entities and individuals in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, and financing, of office, retail, multi-family, and mixed-use projects throughout the United States. She is also experienced in a wide variety of corporate matters including entity formation, organization, and governance. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. Ms. Johnson received her B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Shannon Nichols is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. She has significant experience in all aspects of real estate finance, including representing national and regional lenders, mortgage bankers and loan servicers, with emphasis on capital markets, conduit and bank financing, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily and manufactured housing lending and working on loan modifications and workouts. She also has extensive commercial real estate and corporate experience, having represented clients in private practice and as in-house counsel for MSX International and Kmart Corporation. In the course of her work, she has represented companies in their financing, acquisition and disposition of various assets, including significant real estate assets. She has managed and negotiated hundreds of commercial leases and assisted real estate developers and investors with a variety of corporate, regulatory, and real estate matters. She received her B.A. from Alma College and her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Matthew Snider is a Member in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. He focuses his practice on trademarks, including trademark prosecution, portfolio management, trademark infringement, and unfair competition. He also conducts trademark availability searches and provides risk assessment opinions on behalf of a wide range of clients, including a major U.S. and international retailer, a leading global IT and software company, pharmaceutical companies, and leading international automotive companies. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of North Carolina, and the International Trademark Association. Mr. Snider received his B.S. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.

Suzanne Sukkar is a Member in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. Her practice focuses on business immigration including global workforce mobility, employment-based sponsorship and visa matters, immigration audit and compliance for corporate and individual clients across a vast array of industries. She developed a niche expertise in the area of E treaty trade and investor visas, consular processing, and start-up ventures. Through strategic planning and by offering creative solutions, she has assisted with the seamless transfer of numerous workers world-wide. Ms. Sukkar is recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, and DBusiness Top Lawyers and Leading Lawyers. In addition, she has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Michigan State Bar Foundation, where membership is limited to only 1% and 5% respectively of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. In June 2015, she was appointed to the State of Michigan’s Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. She also serves on the Board of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and she’s a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Ms. Sukkar received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.