Howard & Howard Welcomes Mary V. Pickard

ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 12, 2019 – Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Mary V. Pickard to the firm. She joins the Business and Corporate Group and will practice out of the Royal Oak office.

“I am an attorney who finds innovative and strategic solutions tailored to the client’s ever-changing needs.”

Mary focuses her practice on business and corporate law. Specifically, she assists with mergers, acquisitions, and general corporate transactions. She has experience reviewing and drafting corporate agreements and governance documents as well as broad legal research and writing experience.

Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Mary was a judicial clerk for the Michigan Supreme Court. She received her J.D. from William & Mary Law School in 2018 and her B.A. from Spelman College in 2004. While in law school, she served as an articles editor of the William & Mary Business Law Review. Mary is licensed to practice in the state of Michigan and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

About Howard & Howard:  

Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, 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 Congratulates New Partners

ROYAL OAK, Mich., January 8, 2019 – Rounding out another successful year, Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have become shareholders in the firm – the largest single-year class in firm history.

Named shareholders for their significant contributions to the firm are:

  • Daniel R. Chojnowski
  • Jonathan W. Fountain
  • Timothy D. Gronewold
  • Jonathan F. Karmo
  • Alexander M. Leonowicz
  • Paul S. Mazzola
  • Laurie A. Perez
  • Jason P. Weiland
  • Evonne Xu

Chojnowski focuses his practice in building and maintaining intellectual property value for his clients.

Fountain concentrates his practice in intellectual property litigation, entertainment law, and commercial litigation.

Gronewold concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and municipal law.

Karmo concentrates his practice in commercial and corporate litigation in the federal and state courts in Michigan.

Leonowicz concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, health care, and cannabis law, as well as business transactions.

Mazzola concentrates his practice in all aspects of domestic and international patent prosecution in the electromechanical arts.

Perez focuses her practice on labor and employment, financial services, and general commercial litigation matters.

Weiland concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and business and corporate law.

Xu concentrates her practice in the areas of automotive, manufacturing, technology, and international law.

About Howard & Howard:  

Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC 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.

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Howard & Howard Expands Metro Detroit Office

Royal Oak, Michigan, December 11, 2018:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Richard J. Cantor has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.

Mr. Cantor concentrates his practice in intellectual property with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications. He has experience in the software, computer, electrical, and mechanical arts, including the areas of automotive telematics and infotainment systems, communications, wireless signal processing, autonomous vehicles, and revenue and inventory management.  Mr. Cantor advises clients and drafts written opinions relating to patentability, non-infringement and invalidity, and represents clients in post grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He also counsels clients in trademark matters and procures trademark registrations on their behalf.

Mr. Cantor received his J.D., cum laude, from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2013. He earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2010 and his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University in 2008. Mr. Cantor is licensed to practice in the states of Michigan and Ohio, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

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.

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