Elliot Vilders Joins Dickinson Wright Troy Office as a Member

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Elliot Vilders has joined the firm’s Troy office as a Member.

Elliot is an experienced and detail-oriented transactional attorney, focusing his practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and general corporate matters. He represents clients ranging from start-ups to publicly traded companies across a number of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, industrial technology, and cannabis.

Elliot received his B.G.S. from the University of Michigan; his M.I.B. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University; and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin 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.

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M. Katherine VanderVeen Named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that M. Katherine VanderVeen (Member, Detroit) has been named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Up and Coming Lawyers program recognizes lawyers who, within their first ten years of practice, are making their mark and establishing themselves as future leaders. The 2022 Up and Coming Lawyers will be profiled in a special section of the April 11th issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. “I am honored to be selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a 2022 Up and Coming Lawyer. This list is filled with extremely talented and accomplished attorneys who zealously contribute to their communities and clients,” said Katie. “I am proud to be included in this year’s class.”

Katie’s practice focuses on transactions involving financing, whether syndicated or single-lender loans, secured or unsecured loans, cash-flow or asset-based loans, real estate financing, construction financing, acquisition financing, or recapitalization. She assists clients with all aspects of commercial finance transactions, including initial structuring and documentation, modifications and amendments, and restructurings and refinancings. Katie specializes in loans to regulated industries, including cannabis (single state and MSOs, vertical and horizontal operations, and more) and healthcare (medical and dental), and handles cross-border transactions. She is recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” for Banking and Finance Law. Katie received her Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

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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John S. Artz Named a ‘Go To Lawyer’ for Intellectual Property Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

ANN ARBOR, Mich., – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that John S. Artz (Member and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group Co-Chair) has been named a ‘Go To Lawyer’ for Intellectual Property Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Now in its third year, the “Go To Lawyer” program recognizes leading lawyers in a particular field of law. Honorees will be profiled in a special section in the March 28 print and digital issues of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. “I am honored to be selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a ‘Go To Lawyer’ for Intellectual Property law. This list is filled with such talented and accomplished attorneys,” said John.

John has more than 25 years of experience and practices in all areas of intellectual property litigation. He also has extensive experience in the acquisition, management, and prosecution of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret assets. He serves as lead counsel for many companies in federal courts across the country, including the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Patent Office and the U.S. Supreme Court. John is recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers USA, Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, Best Lawyers in America, and DBusiness Top Lawyers. He is past President of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is currently a co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan. John received his J.D. from the Detroit College 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.

Business Succession Lawyers Join Dickinson Wright Troy Office

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael Beals (Member and Business Succession Practice Group Chair), Erick Hosner (Member), Janet Norgrove (Paralegal), and Rose Fagan (Paralegal and Legal Assistant) have joined the firm’s Troy office.

“We are excited to join Dickinson Wright PLLC and bring our business succession focus to the Firm,” says Mike. “Our practice will complement and build on the services the Firm provides across our national network, specifically our robust Trust and Estate and Corporate Practice Groups. We cater to high net worth entrepreneurs and families by providing the talent, strategies, and experience to protect and provide a smooth succession of wealth and business to the next generation of leaders.”

Mike Beals is a Member and Business Succession Practice Group Chair in the firm’s Troy office. He is a corporate and trust lawyer who counsels privately owned enterprises and high net worth entrepreneurs. Mike is particularly focused on moving business and wealth from one generation to the next. Mike integrates corporate organization and business succession strategies with trust and estate planning. He combines his corporate, trust, and counseling skill set to develop tailored strategies designed to protect business and wealth from family and management disharmony, federal gift and estate tax liabilities, and creditor and marital claims of each generation. Mike is a former Adjunct Professor of Business Planning at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Michigan Leading Lawyers and DBusiness Top Lawyers. Mike received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law.

Erick Hosner is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. He regularly counsels businesses and business owners on the design and implementation of tax-efficient strategies that help achieve a variety of goals, including strategies for forming and structuring the business and its operations; implementing key employee incentives to attract, retain, and reward top talent; and planning for exiting the business. He assists clients on formation and structuring issues including advising on the tax implications of choice of entity, ownership structure, and restructuring in anticipation of ownership changes. Erick also helps business owners plan for and implement a variety of strategies, including sales to strategic or financial buyers, management buyouts, and transition of the business through gifting. He is Chair of the 2023 Annual Tax Conference for the State Bar of Michigan’s Tax Section and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section. He serves as a Board Member and Awards Committee Chair for Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars. Erick received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his 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.

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Richard Bolton Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2022 Hall of Fame

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Richard Bolton (Member, Detroit) has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 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 2022 Hall of Fame will be profiled in a special section of the April 11th issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. “I am honored to be selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a member of their 2022 Hall of Fame Class. This list is filled with such talented and accomplished attorneys,” said Rick.

Rick has extensive experience in all areas of private equity, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and securities. He provides legal counsel to private equity and mezzanine firms in numerous mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, divestitures, “going private”, mezzanine finance, and other similar transactions. He is also counsel to numerous fund sponsors for fund organization, capitalization and administration. Rick is recognized as a leader in his field by numerous publications, including Chambers USA, Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, Crain’s Detroit Business, and DBusiness Top Lawyers. He has served on the board of a variety of non-profit and for profit entities, including health care organizations, manufacturers and automotive suppliers. Rick received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Northwestern University 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 Number Two in Midwest Real Estate News “Best of the Best”

TROY, Mich. – For the third year in a row, Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s real estate practice is ranked as the number two real estate law group in the “Best of the Best” report, published by Midwest Real Estate News. This is the seventh year in a row that Dickinson Wright has been among the top three law firms on the list.

“We are thrilled to once again be named the number two law firm in the Best of the Best report. This year’s rankings, once again, demonstrate our success in working side-by-side with our clients to execute their real estate plans from conception to completion,” says Michael Lusardi, Dickinson Wright Real Estate Practice Group Chair.

Over 60 law firms in the Midwest participate in the annual report. The rankings are calculated based on the total number of transactions completed in 2020, according to Midwest Real Estate News. To see the complete list of the “2021 Best of the Best”, please click here.

Dickinson Wright’s real estate practice is sophisticated and varied. More than 80 lawyers are actively involved in real estate matters, regularly representing a wide variety of clients in all aspects of real estate investment, development and financing. Many of our clients have portfolios that span North America, and they rely on our significant experience in nearly every U.S. state and Canadian province to help them maximize value and increase management efficiency. With offices throughout Michigan and in Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, California, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, we serve clients wherever they need us. To learn more about the firm’s real estate 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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Detroit Free Press Names Dickinson Wright PLLC A Winner of the Michigan Top Workplaces 2021 Award

DETROIT, Mich., – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by the Detroit Free Press.

“We are thrilled to be named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press,” says Michael C. Hammer, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “We are proud that the firm is a leader among Am Law 200 firms in providing flexibility to our employees and a safe work environment as we return-to-work this year. The honor is a testament to our employees’ commitment to enhancing our culture of collaboration, flexibility and creativity across all of our offices.”

The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” says Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

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.

About Energage
Making the world a better place to work together.TM
Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations,  Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

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Dickinson Wright Receives 94 Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “2022 Best Law Firms” Survey

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce it received 23 national rankings and 71 rankings in Southeast Michigan in the “2022 Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm received 118 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; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 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 “2022 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
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Tier 3
Labor Law – Management
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Securities
Technology Law
Trademark 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
Employment Law – Management
Immigration Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Real Estate Law

Detroit, MI
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
International Mergers & Acquisitions
Labor Law – Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
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
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Mediation
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Municipal Law
Patent Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2
Ann Arbor, MI
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Patent Law
Trademark Law

Detroit, MI
Construction Law
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
Land Use & Zoning Law
Nonprofit/Charities Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Trademark Law

Tier 3
Ann Arbor, MI
Tax Law

Detroit, MI
Litigation – Tax

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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Thomas McNeill Named a “2021 Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

DETROIT, Mich., – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Thomas G. McNeill (Member, Detroit) has been named a “2021 Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Tom brings four decades of battle-tested experience and skill to representing private and public companies, and their owners, officers and directors, in state and federal trial courts in Michigan. In addition to all manner of contract and tort based business to business litigation, Tom specializes in complex financial litigation, including in the areas of securities (particularly class action defense), the purchase/sale of the business, private equity ownership and purchase/sale, and financial statement-based litigation. He is recognized for excellence in the niche fields of automotive supply litigation, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, and trade secret theft. Tom is delighted to join the Michigan Lawyers Weekly “2021 Leaders in the Law,” and he is grateful for the highest peer-based recognitions conferred by Chambers USA (“Band 1”); The Legal 500 United States; Best Lawyers in America (in five litigation disciplines), Benchmark Litigation (“Litigation Star”); and Michigan Super Lawyers (“Top 100”). Tom is the Vice Chair of the State Appellate Defender Commission (nominated by the Supreme Court, appointed by three Governors), a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan, a past President of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, a member of the International Society of Barristers, and co-author/editor of Michigan Business Torts, a leading ICLE publication, now in its 2020 edition.

Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects 25 lawyers to honor as “Leaders in the Law,” those who exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession, are passionate and active on behalf of clients and the community, have a record of success in the legal profession, and have a record of achievements that display a strength of character and ability to be a leader in the Michigan legal community. The “2021 Leaders in the Law” will be honored at an annual luncheon and awards ceremony on December 2, 2021 at the Troy Marriott.

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 Benchmark Litigation United States 2022 Edition

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s litigation practice and its attorneys are recognized in the Benchmark Litigation United States 2022 Edition.

Benchmark Litigation’s rankings are based on a six-month research period involving extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Firms in all 50 states, plus District of Columbia, are recognized for the gravitas of their case matters during 2020, including potential precedent set or verdicts with notably higher dollar amounts at stake. To learn more about Benchmark Litigation, please click here.

Benchmark Litigation recognized the following Dickinson Wright litigation practices and attorneys:

Michigan – Highly Recommended

Michigan
Brandon Hubbard – Local Litigation Star
Thomas McNeill – Local Litigation Star

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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