Dickinson Wright Ranked in The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Year-End Review

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as the #1 Bond Counsel in Michigan and the #5 Bond Counsel in the Midwest in The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Year-End Review.

Rankings are based on dollar volume of deals in 2020 and included issues maturing in 13 months or more. In issues with multiple book-runners, each firm is credited with its actual allocation and in issues with multiple co-advisers or co-counsel; the par amount of the issues is divided equally among the firms. The Midwest region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. To see the full report, please click here.

Below are Dickinson Wright’s rankings in The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Year-End Review:

Michigan
#1 Bond Counsel with a deal volume of $4,075,300,000.

Midwest
#5 Bond Counsel with a deal volume of $4,093,500,000.

As a nationally recognized bond counsel firm, Dickinson Wright has more than sixty years of experience serving as bond counsel in public finance transactions. Our lawyers are problem-solvers focused on the individual needs of each client and create legal solutions to satisfy those needs. We have experience within all facets of financing municipal projects and programs for states, cities, townships, villages, counties, building authorities, county road commissions, colleges and universities, and other public entities. We also have four decades of experience representing the State of Michigan and its various agencies and authorities in complex bond financings. To learn more about the firm’s Public Finance practice, please click here.

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. 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; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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Timothy Howlett Selected as a Member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Class of 2021 Hall of Fame

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Timothy Howlett (Member and Labor & Employment Practice Leader, Detroit) has been selected as a member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Class of 2021 Hall of Fame.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Hall of Fame recognizes Michigan legal leaders over the age of 60, or who have practiced for 30 years or more, for their successful careers and valuable contributions to the community. The Class of 2021 Hall of Fame will be profiled in a special section of the April 19th issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. “I am honored to be selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a member of their 2021 Hall of Fame Class. This list is filled with such talented and accomplished attorneys,” said Tim.

Tim has counseled employers for more than 45 years on workplace issues. During that time, Tim has successfully resolved numerous litigation matters involving substantial financial and non-financial risks. This experience has given Tim the litigation skills, judgment, and common sense necessary to guide clients facing complex workplace issues and disputes. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the Michigan State Bar Foundation and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Foundation. He is an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Employment Arbitrators. Tim received the Distinguished Service Award in 2018 from the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Tim is recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Super Lawyers, and DBusiness Top Lawyers. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law.

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. 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; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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Dickinson Wright Ranked in The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Year-End Review

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as the #1 Bond Counsel in Michigan and the #5 Bond Counsel in the Midwest in The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Year-End Review.

Rankings are based on dollar volume of deals in 2020 and included issues maturing in 13 months or more. In issues with multiple book-runners, each firm is credited with its actual allocation and in issues with multiple co-advisers or co-counsel; the par amount of the issues is divided equally among the firms. The Midwest region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Below are Dickinson Wright’s rankings in The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Year-End Review:

Michigan
#1 Bond Counsel with a deal volume of $4,075,300.

Midwest
#5 Bond Counsel with a deal volume of $4,093,500.

As a nationally recognized bond counsel firm, Dickinson Wright has more than sixty years of experience serving as bond counsel in public finance transactions. Our lawyers are problem-solvers focused on the individual needs of each client and create legal solutions to satisfy those needs. We have experience within all facets of financing municipal projects and programs for states, cities, townships, villages, counties, building authorities, county road commissions, colleges and universities, and other public entities. We also have four decades of experience representing the State of Michigan and its various agencies and authorities in complex bond financings.

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. 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; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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Dickinson Wright Part of Team to Receive MiBiz Banking/Finance M&A Deal of the Year

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The 8th Annual MiBiz M&A Deals & Dealmakers recently announced that ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. has been named Banking/Finance Deal of the Year for its acquisition of Community Shores Bank Corp. Dickinson Wright served as legal adviser to Community Shores Bank Corp. in the deal.

In July 2020, ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. acquired Muskegon-based Community Shores Bank Corp. in a $21.5 million cash-and-stock transaction that added four more offices to ChoiceOne’s branch network and more than $244 million in assets, extending the bank’s presence in the lakeshore market. Dickinson Wright facilitated the deal on behalf of Community Shores Bank, working with all parties involved to complete the transaction virtually in a compressed timeframe during the pandemic.

“We want to congratulate ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. on this well-deserved honor and we are thrilled to be a part of the team that saw this deal come to fruition during an unprecedented year in the M&A market,” says Bradley Wyatt, Dickinson Wright Member and Division Director, Transactions.

Bradley Wyatt, Will Dorton, and Rasika Kulkarni from Dickinson Wright served as advisers to Community Shores Bank Corp. Donnelly Penman & Partners Inc. (financial) and Warner Norcross + Judd (legal) served as advisers to ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc.

With offices strategically located across the U.S. and in Canada, Dickinson Wright has a leading Mergers and Acquisitions practice representing both buyers and sellers across many industries. From the early stages of initiating a transaction to negotiating and closing the deal, our lawyers work closely with senior management and in-house counsel to develop innovative solutions that protect our clients’ interests and help them meet their objectives. To learn more about our Mergers and Acquisitions practice, please click here.

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. 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; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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Myles Baker and Caleb Green Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2020

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Myles Baker and Caleb Green have been named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2020.

The Lawyers of Color Hot List 2020 includes in-house counsel, government attorneys, or law firm associates and partners who were selected through a comprehensive nomination and research process. The selection committee, composed of editorial staff, fellows and advisers, reviewed nominations and researched publications in order to identify promising candidates. The committee also made selections based on research of attorneys who have noteworthy accomplishments; in particular, those who are active in diversity pipeline initiatives within the legal profession. To view the Hot List 2020, please click here.

Myles Baker is an Associate in the firm’s Detroit office. He practices in the areas of complex business litigation, labor and employment, and regulatory cannabis. He utilizes his wide range of skills and knowledge to provide effective legal counsel and achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. He is the Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation Section for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, a member of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Young Lawyers Advisory Board, a member of the Wolverine Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section. Myles received his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.

Caleb Green is an Associate in the firm’s Las Vegas office. His primary areas of practice include intellectual property, government affairs, immigration, and cyber-security and data protection matters. Specifically, his experience revolves around trademark prosecution, intellectual property litigation and enforcement, deportation defense, employment immigration, government affairs, and business matters. He is a member of the Western Region of the National Black Law Students Association Advisory Board, is Chair of the American Bar Association IP Section Law Student Action Group, and is Liaison for the ABA Sports & Entertainment Forum. He is a member of the Las Vegas National Bar Association and is on the Alumni Board of the National Black Law Student Association. Caleb received his J.D. from the William S. Boyd School of Law.

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. 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; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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Dickinson Wright Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Dickinson Wright joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“We were thrilled to participate in the 2021 Corporate Equality Index and honored to achieve a perfect 100 for the fourth year in a row,” said Michael Hammer, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “Our participation in the Corporate Equality Index reflects the firm’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace environment for all of our employees. At Dickinson Wright, we understand that hiring, training, integrating, and retaining a diverse workforce is at the core of our firm’s values and is instrumental to providing our clients with the best legal service.”

“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision.”

The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. Dickinson Wright’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

• Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
• Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families;
• Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
• Corporate social responsibility.

The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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. 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; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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Erin M. Pawlowski Joins Dickinson Wright Detroit Office

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Erin M. Pawlowski has joined the firm’s Detroit office as a Member.

Ms. Pawlowski is a corporate attorney with expertise spanning a broad array of complex transactions. She works with brands in a wide range of industries including the apparel, consumer products, software, and banking industries, among others. Ms. Pawlowski is passionate about providing excellent-client service, striving to find creative and nimble solutions for her clients and to deliver advice in a succinct and actionable manner. Ms. Pawlowski previously served as a litigator for a private law firm and as in-house counsel at Carhartt, Inc. where she worked on a broad range of legal matters involving corporate transactions and compliance, intellectual property, and litigation, giving her invaluable perspective when advising clients on transactional matters.

Ms. Pawlowski has been recognized as a leader in her field by Michigan Super Lawyers. Ms. Pawlowski received her B.G.S. 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. 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; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

 

Forty-Five Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named DBusiness Magazine “2021 Top Lawyers”

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 45 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in DBusiness Magazine “2021 Top Lawyers”.

DBusiness “2021 Top Lawyers” honors the leading lawyers in the Southeast Michigan region. Below is a complete list of Dickinson Wright lawyers included in this year’s list:

Ann Arbor, MI
Suzanne Sukkar, Immigration Law

Detroit, MI
Allison R. Bach, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
Richard M. Bolton, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
Aaron V. Burrell, Labor and Employment Law
James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate Law
David R. Deromedi, Labor and Employment Law
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate Law
K. Scott Hamilton, Appellate Law
Mark R. High, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Steven G. Howell, Banking & Financial Services Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
Timothy H. Howlett, Labor and Employment Law
W. Anthony Jenkins, Municipal Law
Kenneth J. McIntyre, Litigation – Antitrust
Thomas G. McNeill, Litigation – Commercial
Sharon R. Newlon, Energy Law, Environmental Law
James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking & Financial Services Law
Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Banking & Financial Services Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade Law
Kathryn S. Wood, Labor and Employment Law
L. Pahl Zinn, Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust

Troy, MI
Christian S. Allen, Immigration Law
Laura M. Bassett, Public Finance Law
Terence M. Donnelly, Public Finance Law
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits Law
Roberta P. Granadier, Employee Benefits Law
Henry M. Grix, Trusts and Estates
Craig W. Hammond, Public Finance Law
Robert P. Hurlbert, White-Collar Criminal Defense
Monica J. Labe, Real Estate Law
Elise S. Levasseur, Immigration Law
Michael J. Lusardi, Real Estate Law
Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental Law
Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits Law
Gregory W. Moore, Health Care Law
Mahesh K. Nayak, Litigation – Commercial
Daniel D. Quick, Litigation – Commercial
Michael T. Raymond, Securities Law
Robert L. Schwartz, Securities Law
Lynn Capp Sirich, Family Law
Jared A. Smith, Corporate Law
Rose Willis, Health Care Law
Mark E. Wilson, Environmental Law, Health Care Law
Katheryne L. Zelenock, Real Estate Law

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. The firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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Dickinson Wright Receives 91 Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “2021 Best Law Firms” Survey

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce it received 21 national rankings and 70 rankings in Southeast Michigan in the “2021 Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm received 104 first-tier rankings overall.

Besides the national and Southeast Michigan rankings, the firm was recognized for legal excellence for practices in our Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. offices.

The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally and/or by metropolitan region. Firms were ranked nationally in one or more of the 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas. Below are Dickinson Wright’s “2021 Best Law Firms” rankings:

National Rankings

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Tier 3
Labor Law – Management
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Trusts & Estates Law

State/Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1
Ann Arbor, MI
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Immigration Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Patent
Trademark Law

Detroit, MI
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
International Mergers & Acquisitions
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Securities
Municipal Law

Troy, MI
Arbitration
Banking and Finance Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Health Care Law
Immigration Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Real Estate
Mediation
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2
Ann Arbor, MI
Copyright Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Patent Law

Detroit, MI
Environmental Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law

Troy, MI
Family Law
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Nonprofit/Charities Law
Patent Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Trademark Law

Tier 3
Ann Arbor, MI
Tax Law

Detroit, MI
Litigation – Tax

Troy, MI
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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. The firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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Henry Grix and Howard Israel to be Honored During National Philanthropy Day

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Henry M. Grix (Member, Troy) will be honored alongside Howard Israel with The Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser during the Association of Fundraising Professionals for Greater Detroit’s National Philanthropy Day celebration on November 22, 2020.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals for Greater Detroit (AFP Detroit) is partnering with Detroit Public TV and Hour Media to bring the awards to life on television and in print. Each of this year’s honorees will be featured in “talk show” segments recognizing their role in philanthropic efforts during the show. The TV broadcast is scheduled for Nov. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Detroit Public TV. “Howard and I are honored to be receiving this award alongside other very deserving fundraisers who are doing great work throughout Metro Detroit,” says Henry.

The Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, in memory of Edmund T. Ahee, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in volunteer fundraising, and in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects for more than one non-profit organization. ACLU of Michigan nominated Henry and Howard for their support and advocacy for LGBT rights, both in their own giving and in encouraging others to support key LGBT nonprofit organizations. From racial equity and transformative justice initiatives, to supporting asylum seekers and refugees, Howard and Henry have had a significant and positive impact on organizations locally and nationwide. Some of the nonprofits they have had a significant impact on include ACLU of Michigan, LGBT Detroit, Ruth Ellis Center, the HOPE Fund, Outlaws, and the Gill Fund. To learn more about their extraordinary efforts throughout the years, please click here.

Henry and Howard will be honored along with the following honorees:

• James and Patti Anderson, Max M. Fisher Award for Outstanding Philanthropist
• Chuck Hammond, Dr. John S. Lore Award for Outstanding Fundraising Executive
• University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Sparky Anderson Award for Youth in Philanthropy
• Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Outstanding Corporation Award
• Pontiac Community Foundation, Spirit of Philanthropy Award
• Mariam Noland (President and CEO, Community Foundation for SE Michigan), Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Award
• Priya Mann, Neal Shine Award for Media Commitment to Philanthropy
• Lizabeth Ardisana, George W. Romney Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism

National Philanthropy Day began in the 1980s and is a special day set aside during the month of November, with the purpose of recognizing the great contributions of philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – to the enrichment of our world. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. To learn more about the 29th Annual National Philanthropy Day “National Philanthropy Day 2020: Rising to the Challenge Together,” please click here.

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. The firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, 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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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