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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Sharon Newlon to Receive Flex Success Award from the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Sharon Newlon (Member and Environmental, Energy & Sustainability Practice Group Co-Chair, Detroit) will be honored alongside Sara von Bernthal, Senior Counsel, Real Estate, Office of the General Counsel, FCA USA LLC with the 2020 Flex Success® Award from the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance.

The Flex Success® Award recognizes Partners at Diversity & Flexibility Alliance member law firms who have achieved success while working a reduced hours schedule as well as a client who has been integral to making workplace flexibility so successful. The Awards will be presented on November 5, 2020 during the Alliance’s virtual annual conference, Moments of Impact: Transforming Organizational Culture. Registration is available here.

Sharon Newlon has been working a reduced hour schedule since the birth of her son twenty-two years ago and currently works a 75% reduced hour schedule. Recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers in America, Sharon was instrumental in creating an initiative that allowed income members the option to become consulting members, with a negotiable billable hour requirement, in an effort to introduce flexibility into their careers. Sharon’s longtime client, Sara von Bernthal will also be honored for her ongoing support of Sharon and her schedule.

“I’m honored to receive the Flex Success® Award alongside Sara von Bernthal from FCA,” said Sharon Newlon. “Throughout my career, flexibility has been a cornerstone of building a rewarding practice within the legal industry. I’m grateful to Dickinson Wright, my colleagues and clients for being such great partners with me to create relationships that helped us attain our professional and personal goals,” she added.

“I’m honored to receive the Flex Success® Award alongside Sharon,” said Sara von Bernthal. “I’ve worked with Sharon for many years and we both know how important a flexible workplace is to female lawyers, especially working moms. I hope that promoting flexibility within our respective companies will lead to younger generations, especially women, realizing that they can have rewarding, successful careers that achieve their professional and personal goals.”

“Dickinson Wright congratulates Sharon Newlon and Sara von Bernthal on their well-deserved Flex Success® Award,” said Michael C. Hammer, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “Dickinson Wright is committed to working with our lawyers and clients to develop initiatives that promote flexibility within the workplace. We recognize that these important initiatives allow talented lawyers, like Sharon, to do their best work while assisting clients, like Sara, in furthering their diversity objectives while receiving the highest quality legal services. We look forward to working with them to build on their successful partnership.”

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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Aaron Burrell to Speak at Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Diversity and Inclusion Webinar

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Aaron Burrell (Member, Detroit) is speaking at Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Diversity and Inclusion webinar titled “The Way Forward: A Plan for Boosting Diversity and Inclusion in Law Firms” on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The webinar will bring together experts on the Mansfield Rule and Diversity Lab. This half-day virtual meeting focuses on creating a plan to boost diversity and inclusion within law firms. Panelists, including Aaron, will describe how their firms are at various points on the journey, and share recommendations for how attendees may advance their own firm or business initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about this webinar or to register, please click here.

Aaron is Co-Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He serves on the board of directors of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Oakland County Bar Association. He has served as Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly, a Commissioner on the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners, Co-Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Equal Access Initiative, past president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, and an affiliate representative of the National Bar Association. He is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Foundation. He is recognized as a “40 Under 40” honoree by Crain’s Detroit Business, an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and is listed as a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers.

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 Ranked in Benchmark Litigation United States 2021 Edition

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s litigation practices and its attorneys are recognized in the Benchmark Litigation United States 2021 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 2019, 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
Edward Pappas – Local Litigation Star
Geoffrey Fields – Future Star

Benchmark Litigation also recognized the following Dickinson Wright labor & employment practices and attorneys:

Michigan – Recommended

Michigan
Timothy Howlett – Local Labor & Employment Star
William Thacker – Local Labor & Employment Star
Kathryn Wood – Local Labor & Employment 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 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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Aaron Burrell Named a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Aaron Burrell (Member, Detroit) has been named a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF).

Established in 1984, the Michigan State Bar Foundation’s Fellows Program recognizes distinguished Michigan lawyers for their professional excellence and service to the community. The Fellows Program supports the Foundation in providing leadership and grants for improvements in the administration of justice and the delivery of civil legal aid to the poor. Fellows are nominated by their peers and elected by the MSBF Trustees. Aaron was welcomed as a new Fellow at the virtual annual MSBF Fellows Meeting on September 23rd.

Aaron is a business lawyer who focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, appellate law, labor and employment law, and minority business enterprises. He has prevailed in numerous complex, commercial-litigation cases in a number of state and federal trial courts and courts of appeals. He has also successfully defended clients in a wide range of discrimination and unfair-labor-practice claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and he has counseled clients on all aspects of the employment relationship.

Aaron serves on the board of directors of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Oakland County Bar Association. He has served as Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly, a Commissioner on the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners, Co-Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Equal Access Initiative, past president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, and an affiliate representative of the National Bar Association. He is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Foundation. He is recognized as a “40 Under 40” honoree by Crain’s Detroit Business, an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and is listed as a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers.

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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Two Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named 2020 Black Leaders Worth Watching™ by Profiles in Diversity Journal

DETROIT, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Aaron Burrell (Member, Detroit) and Lloyd Pierre-Louis (Member, Columbus) have been named 2020 Black Leaders Worth Watching™ by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

The inaugural list of 2020 Black Leaders Worth Watching™ honor outstanding leaders within various fields who demonstrate their leadership through their careers, mentoring and supporting the next generation, and their commitment to the larger community. Each honoree will be profiled in the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s fall 2020 issue, which will be available online in late November at www.diversityjournal.com.

Aaron is a business lawyer who focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, appellate law, labor and employment law, and minority business enterprises. He has prevailed in numerous complex, commercial-litigation cases in a number of state and federal trial courts and courts of appeals. He has also successfully defended clients in a wide range of discrimination and unfair-labor-practice claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and he has counseled clients on all aspects of the employment relationship. Aaron is recognized as a leader in his field by Crain’s Detroit Business, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, DBusiness Magazine, and Michigan Super Lawyers.

Lloyd is a member of Dickinson Wright’s Cannabis Practice Group. His practice focuses on government affairs and administrative law, and particularly the legal cannabis and hemp industries. He represents clients providing the industry with equity and debt capital, equipment, devices, and other services. He also assists entities and individuals through every aspect of licensure, business operation, regulatory compliance, employment, and transactions with related businesses. He has authored numerous articles, presented to trade groups and has been interviewed regarding ongoing issues inside and outside the legal cannabis industry. Lloyd is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America.

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 Ranked Number Two in Midwest Real Estate News “Best of the Best”

TROY, Mich. – For the second year in a row, Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s real estate practice is ranked as the #2 real estate law group in the “Best of the Best” report, published by Midwest Real Estate News. This is the sixth year in a row that Dickinson Wright has been among the top three law firms on the list.

“We are honored to once again be named the number two law firm practice by Midwest Real Estate News,” says Michael Lusardi, practice group chair for real estate. “Our outstanding team of real estate attorneys work diligently alongside our clients every day to provide them with superior client service and expertise for their real estate needs.”

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 2019, according to Midwest Real Estate News. To see the complete list of the “2020 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, 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 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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Five Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2020 Top Lists

TROY, Mich., – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers 2020 Top Lists.

The Michigan Super Lawyers Top Lists are listings of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as well as the highest point totals during the Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year’s Michigan Super Lawyers Top Lists include:

Henry M. Grix – Estate & Probate, is ranked among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Elizabeth L. Luckenbach – Estate & Trust Litigation, is ranked among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Thomas G. McNeill – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Edward H. Pappas – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Daniel D. Quick – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

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 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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