Three Former Summer Associates Join Foster Swift

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—December 9, 2021

Southfield, Mich. —Foster Swift welcomes new associates Anthony M. Dalimonte, Jim W. Scales and Mariah M. Silverstein to the firm. All three are members of Foster Swift’s litigation practice group.

At a time when most firms cancelled their summer programs due to the severity of the pandemic, all three participated remotely as Foster Swift summer associates at the firm in the summer of 2020.

All three were sworn in at the Michigan Supreme Court in Lansing on Tuesday, November 16.

An alumni of Wayne State University Law School, Dalimonte practices from the firm’s Southfield office where his experience includes conducting legal research and drafting memos, briefs, and dispositive motions on matters concerning general and commercial litigation.

Scales is based in the Grand Rapids office. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and his experience includes appeals briefs, wrongful death, contract breaches, personal injury, probate estates, employment matters and religious liberty & religious organizations.

Silverstein is based in the firm’s Lansing office. She received both her undergrad and law degree from the University of Michigan and her experience includes conducting legal research and drafting motions for criminal and civil cases in both state and federal court.

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Foster Swift Elects New Shareholders

Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. attorneys Matthew S. Fedor, Clifford L. Hammond, Ryan E. Lamb and John W. Mashni have been elected as shareholders of the firm.

Fedor practices in in the areas of business law, estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration and elder law matters; writing content for the firm’s elder law blog at mielderlawblog.com. He provides legal counsel to small business owners on general corporate matters and business succession planning, and assists families with elder law matters including estate planning. Fedor practices in the firm’s Southfield office.

Hammond focuses on employment and labor law counsel and litigation in both the Lansing and Southfield offices. He has extensive experience in collective bargaining, employment litigation, and dispute resolution among other labor and employment matters and regularly conducts seminars to national and local business groups.

Lamb primarily practices business and tax law, immigration, estate planning, and real estate law from the firm’s Holland and Grand Rapids offices. With a background in finance, he has extensive experience counseling businesses of all sizes and stages of growth. Lamb also serves as the leader of Foster Swift’s Immigration Practice Group.

Mashni practices in the areas of business, tax, and intellectual property, and has a strong focus in the areas of nonprofits, cybersecurity, technology, and entertainment. As a former entrepreneur, business owner, and manager, John has a deep understanding of the decisions that entrepreneurs and business owners face. His legal skill, paired with his understanding of entrepreneurship, provides him with invaluable insight to assist clients.

Attorney Andrea Badalucco Joins Foster Swift

Foster Swift welcomes attorney Andrea Badalucco to the firm. Andrea will practice in the firm’s Southfield office in the areas of civil, criminal, family law and juvenile matters.

With a zeal for family law, Andrea has dedicated her practice to serving those navigating the complex arena of the family court system. Her goal is to provide compassionate representation to help clients make informed decisions concerning matters that affect their lives.

A graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Andrea’s trial experience while working in the Special Victim’s Section of the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office laid the groundwork for her passion to give voice to those who need to be heard.

In addition to her practice as an attorney, Andrea is a gifted vocalist. She has performed on opera stages around the world including New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. A further testament to her talents, she will be performing for the Pope in the Sistine Chapel Choir this fall.