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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52 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers, 25 Named Rising Stars

TROY, Mich., – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 52 of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers. Twenty-five Dickinson Wright attorneys have been named 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers, while only two and a half percent are named Rising Stars.

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

Ann Arbor, MI
Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy: Business
Mark V. Heusel, International
James A. Samborn, Construction Litigation
Colleen M. Shevnock, Banking

Detroit, MI
Dennis W. Archer, Business Litigation
Allison R. Bach, Bankruptcy: Business
Richard M. Bolton, Mergers & Acquisitions
William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy: Business
James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate
David R. Deromedi, Labor & Employment
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate
K. Scott Hamilton, Business Litigation
Mark R. High, Business/Corporate
Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy: Business
Timothy H. Howlett, Labor & Employment
W. Anthony Jenkins, Real Estate
Thomas G. McNeill, Business Litigation
Sharon R. Newlon, Environmental
Francis R. Ortiz, Business Litigation
James A. Plemmons, Creditor Debtor Rights
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking
Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Bankruptcy: Business
Kathryn S. Wood, Employment Litigation: Defense
L. Pahl Zinn, Business Litigation

Grand Rapids, MI
John G. Cameron, Jr., Real Estate
Geoffrey A. Fields, Business Litigation
Daniel F. Gosch, Bankruptcy: Business
Leslee M. Lewis, Real Estate
Timothy A. Stoepker, Land Use/Zoning

Lansing, MI
Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative Law
Kester K. So, Government Finance
Jeffery V. Stuckey, Appellate

Troy, MI
Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate
J. Benjamin Dolan, Business Litigation
Terence M. Donnelly, Government Finance
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits
Henry M. Grix, Estate & Probate
Craig W. Hammond, Government Finance
Robert P. Hurlbert, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Monica J. Labe, Real Estate
Elizabeth L. Luckenbach, Estate & Trust Litigation
Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental
Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits
Gregory W. Moore, Health Care
Mahesh K. Nayak, Business Litigation
Edward H. Pappas, Business Litigation
Richard W. Paul, Business Litigation
Scott A. Petz, Business Litigation
Daniel D. Quick, Business Litigation
Peter H. Webster, Eminent Domain
Mark E. Wilson, Health Care
Katheryne L. Zelenock, Real Estate

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year’s Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
Robert L. Avers, Business Litigation
Peter J. Domas, Health Care
Gerlinde (Linda) Nattler, Intellectual Property
Christopher Ryan, Business Litigation

Detroit, MI
Farayha Arrine, Civil Litigation: Defense
Aaron V. Burrell, Business Litigation
Patrick B. Green, Business Litigation
Salina M. Hamilton, Business Litigation
Nicole Sappingfield, Mergers & Acquisitions
Adam J. Wallace, Business/Corporate

Grand Rapids, MI
Christina K. McDonald, Business Litigation
Emily A. Rysberg, State/Local/Municipal
Alexandre Zucco, Estate Planning

Lansing, MI
Nolan J. Moody, Business Litigation
Ryan M. Shannon, Business Litigation

Troy, MI
Alison Duffy, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff
Eric W. Gregory, Employee Benefits
Erin Johnson, Real Estate
Michael J. Lusardi, Real Estate
James A. Martone, Business Litigation
Eric McGlothlin, Government Finance
Joseph Owens, Estate Planning
Joseph Pytel, Intellectual Property
Alma Sobo, Business Litigation
Rose Willis, Health Care

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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Seventeen Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”

TROY, Mich., – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 17 of the firm’s lawyers in Michigan have been identified as the leading practitioner in their practice areas as a Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and over 10 million evaluations are received on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. The lawyers being honored as Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The following Dickinson Wright lawyers were selected as Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Ann Arbor, MI
Thomas D. Hammerschmidt, Jr., Tax Law
James A. Samborn, Litigation – Construction
Jordan Schreier, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Detroit, MI
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate Practice
Mark R. High, Corporate Governance Law
Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Timothy H. Howlett, Employment Law – Management
James A. Plemmons, Bet-the-Company Litigation
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking and Finance Law
Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade and Finance Law

Lansing, MI
Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative/Regulatory Law
Kester K. So, Utilities Law

Troy, MI
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Craig W. Hammond, Public Finance Law
John H. Norris, Energy Law
Daniel D. Quick, Litigation – Banking and Finance
Edward H. Pappas, Mediation

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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Nineteen Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked in Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” 2021 Edition

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys in Michigan have been included in Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” 2021 edition.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and over 10 million evaluations are received on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. To learn more about Best Lawyers in America®, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on the Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
Sungwook Lee, Litigation – Patent

Detroit, MI
Max A. Aidenbaum, Commercial Litigation
Michael L. Dallaire, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Ariana D. Pellegrino, Commercial Litigation
Julie Rhoades, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law
M. Katherine VanderVeen, Banking and Finance Law
Adam J. Wallace, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law

Grand Rapids, MI
Emily Rysberg, Family Law
Alexandre M. Zucco, Trusts and Estates

Lansing, MI
Samantha A. Pattwell, Commercial Litigation

Saginaw, MI
Timothy M. Cary, Litigation – Labor and Employment

Troy, MI
Andrea L. Arndt, Patent Law
Jessica L. Busch, Health Care Law
Peter E. Doyle, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Erin A. Johnson, Real Estate Law
Lauren A. Kwapis, Commercial Litigation
Chelsey L. Marsh, Real Estate Law
James A. Martone, Commercial Litigation
Alexandra A. Vallee, Health Care 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. 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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113 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked in Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Edition

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 113 of the firm’s attorneys in Michigan have been included in Best Lawyers in America® 2021 edition.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and over 10 million evaluations are received on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. To learn more about Best Lawyers in America®, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year’s list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
John S. Artz, Patent Law
John C. Blattner, Copyright Law, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law
Paul R. Fransway, Franchise Law
Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Thomas D. Hammerschmidt, Jr., Tax Law
Mark Heusel, Commercial Litigation
John C. Nishi, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Philip E. Rettig, Patent Law
James A. Samborn, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Jordan Schreier, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
Colleen M. Shevnock, Banking and Finance Law
Suzanne K. Sukkar, Immigration Law
William M. Thacker, Employment Law – Management

Detroit, MI
Dennis W. Archer, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Allison R. Bach, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Richard M. Bolton, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Lawrence G. Campbell, Commercial Litigation, International Mergers & Acquisitions
James N. Candler, Jr., Gaming Law, Real Estate Law
Dawn R. Copley, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Christopher A. Cornwall, Construction Law
David R. Deromedi, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate Practice
Patrick B. Green, Commercial Litigation
K. Scott Hamilton, Appellate Practice
Mark R. High, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law
Steven G. Howell, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Timothy H. Howlett, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
W. Anthony Jenkins, Corporate Law, Municipal Law
John K. Lawrence, Banking and Finance Law
Andrew W. MacLeod, International Mergers & Acquisitions
Kenneth J. McIntyre, Commercial Litigation
Thomas G. McNeill, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities
Sharon R. Newlon, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
James B. Perry, Employment Law – Management
James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Robert F. Rhoades, Litigation and Controversy – Tax
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking and Finance Law
Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade and Finance Law
Kathryn S. Wood, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
L. Pahl Zinn, Litigation – Antitrust

Grand Rapids, MI
Ronald A. Bultje, Municipal Law
John G. Cameron, Jr., Construction Law, Real Estate Law
Frank G. Dunten, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Geoffrey A. Fields, Commercial Litigation
Brian S. Fleetham, Health Care Law
Daniel F. Gosch, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Leslee M. Lewis, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
John T. Schuring, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Timothy A. Stoepker, Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
Billee Lightvoet Ward, Health Care Law
Richard A. Wendt, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
Jeffrey G. York, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Lansing, MI
James W. Bliss, Public Finance Law
Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Government Relations Practice
Scott R. Knapp, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation
Peter J. Kulick, International Mergers and Acquisitions Law
James F. Mauro, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
Peter S. Sheldon, Corporate Law, Tax Law
Kester K. So, Energy Law, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law, Utilities Law
Jeffery V. Stuckey, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Energy Law

Saginaw, MI
Michael H. Allen, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estate
James C. Foresman, Health Care Law

Troy, MI
Christian S. Allen, Immigration Law
Eric C. Bartley, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law
Ari M. Charlip, Commercial Litigation
Margaret A. Coughlin, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Roger H. Cummings, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law
Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate Law
Joseph W. DeLave, Litigation – Construction
J. Benjamin Dolan, Litigation – Real Estate
Terence M. Donnelly, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
John P. Gonway, Real Estate Law
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Roberta P. Granadier, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Eric W. Gregory, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Henry M. Grix, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
Craig W. Hammond, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law
William H. Honaker, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Robert P. Hurlbert, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Richard A. Jones, Patent Law
Robert B. Joslyn, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Michael R. Kramer, Corporate Law
Monica J. Labe, Real Estate Law
Judith Fertel Layne, Trusts and Estates
Elise S. Levasseur, Immigration Law
Elizabeth L. Luckenbach, Trusts and Estates
Michael J. Lusardi, Real Estate Law
Christopher C. Maeso, Corporate Law
Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental Law, Litigation – Regulatory and Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Scott A. McBain, Patent Law
Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Mahesh K. Nayak, Commercial Litigation
John H. Norris, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law
Edward H. Pappas, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, Mediation
Richard W. Paul, Commercial Litigation
Robert V. Peterson, Real Estate Law
Scott A. Petz, Commercial Litigation
Elissa N. Pinto, Immigration Law
Daniel D. Quick, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property
William L. Rosin, Corporate Law
Sara B. Rubino, Trusts and Estates
Kimberly J. Ruppel, Commercial Litigation
Robert L. Schwartz, Public Finance Law
Lynn Capp Sirich, Family Law
Robert L. Stearns, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Peter H. Webster, Land Use and Zoning Law
Rhonda D. Welburn, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
J. Bryan Williams, Corporate Law, International Merger & Acquisitions
Mark E. Wilson, Health Care Law
Laurence E. Winokur, Real Estate Law
Katheryne L. Zelenock, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance 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. 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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