Sixteen Howard & Howard Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars

ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 29, 2020 – Sixteen Howard & Howard attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2020 as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research. Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two- and one-half percent to Rising Stars.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2020 are as follows:

– Joseph J. DeVito, Mergers & Acquisitions
– Lisa S. Gretchko, Creditor/Debtor Rights (Recognized among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan)
– Andrew (Jake) Grove, Intellectual Property Litigation
– Miles T. Macik, Business Litigation
– Patrick M. McCarthy, Business Litigation
– Gerald E. McGlynn, III, Intellectual Property
– Mark W. Peyser, Business Litigation
– Jeffrey A. Sadowski, Intellectual Property Litigation
– Thomas H. Walters, Business Litigation

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Michigan Rising Stars 2020 are as follows:

– Aaron J. Beresh, Health Care
– Brandon J. Booth, Business/Corporate
– Stephen P. Dunn, Business Litigation
– Paul T. Engel, Intellectual Property
– Sam A. Fares, Intellectual Property
– Michael O. Fawaz, Business Litigation
– Evonne Xu, International

About Howard & Howard:
With a history spanning over 15 decades, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. More than 160 attorneys practice out of offices in Royal Oak, Michigan; Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Beverly Hills, California. For more information, please visit howardandhoward.com.

Stacey M. Parzuchowski
Marketing & Communications Manager
(248) 723-0412; (312) 456-3679
sparzuchowski@howardandhoward.com

Howard & Howard Donates $12.5k to South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless

ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 13, 2020 – Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, has donated $12,500 to the South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH). The nonprofit SOCH has operated the Welcome Inn Day Center on W. 13 Mile Road since 2003.

The Welcome Inn Day Center is a “low barrier” wintertime day-center, which means that guests are accepted as they are with few stipulations or requirements. The Center also works with a group of local churches which provide overnight accommodations, enabling 24-hour sheltering at a time of year when a denial of care could result in dire consequences for vulnerable, homeless citizens.

The donation is part of the Howard & Howard’s “12 Months of Giving” initiative, a year-long charitable campaign involving all the firm’s offices and their respective communities. Through the initiative, which was part of the firm’s 150th anniversary celebrated over the course of 2019, Howard & Howard donated $150,000 to various community and charitable groups.

About South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless and Welcome Inn Day Center

Established in 2003, the South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless operates the Welcome Inn Day Center at 1717 W. 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak, MI. The Center is open mid-December through mid-March, Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. With the participation of several area churches which provide overnight accommodations, 24-hour sheltering is made available throughout the cold winter months. Welcome Inn guests are provided three warm and nutritious meals per day. An onsite social worker and volunteer nurses provide all guests with basic health screening, clothing, personal items and referrals for additional help and support. More at sochwi.org.

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About Howard & Howard:
With a history spanning over 15 decades, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. With more than 160 attorneys, the firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak), Illinois (Chicago and Peoria), Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit howardandhoward.com.

Howard & Howard Expands Intellectual Property Practice

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Elizabeth V. Johnson has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.

Ms. Johnson concentrates her practice in patent and trade secret matters. She has broad based skill in negotiating technology agreements and litigating complex patent cases through trial. With a strong background in electrical engineering, she is well-versed in matters related to a variety of technologies including cell phones, semiconductors, computer and graphics processors, and software. Ms. Johnson has represented clients in all phases of complex multi-defendant, multi-patent matters through multiple trials before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), district courts across the country, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). She has experience recommending patents for assertion in offensive litigation and developing validity and infringement strategies in offensive and defensive litigation.

Ms. Johnson received her B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006 and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009. She is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and several other district courts throughout the country.


Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners.  The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California.  Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax.  Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; cannabis; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.