Howard & Howard’s Alex Leonowicz named to Michigan lawyers weekly ‘up & coming lawyers’ class of 2018

Royal Oak, Michigan, November 6, 2018: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Alex Leonowicz has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly ‘Up & Coming¬¬ Lawyers’ Class of 2018. The 30 Honorees were selected by a committee based on criteria including those who have established a name for themselves in the legal community, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers — in their first 10 or fewer years of practice.

Mr. Leonowicz concentrates his practice on cannabis law and related business transactions. He represents clients nationwide and internationally in the cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary businesses assisting with the complex regulatory landscape involved in participating in or providing ancillary services to the medical and adult use marijuana industry.

Mr. Leonowicz received his B.A., cum laude, from Kalamazoo College in 2008 and his J.D., cum laude, from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2012, where he was President of the Student Bar Association, Vice-President of Sports and Entertainment Law Association and a member of the Law Review. He is licensed to practice in the States of Michigan and Illinois as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Leonowicz serves as a volunteer for the Pat Tillman Foundation.

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

Foster Swift Employment Attorney Named an Up and Coming Lawyer for 2017

Foster Swift attorney, Alicia W. Birach, has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer for 2017 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. This award is given annually to 30 legal practitioners who have established a name for themselves in their first 10 years of practicing law by going above and beyond and displaying the ambition, drive and determination that sets them apart from their peers.

A Central Michigan University and Wayne State University Law graduate, Alicia is a member of the Employer Services Practice Group and practices out of Foster Swift’s Southfield office. She has extensive experience representing insurance carriers, third party administrators and employers against workers’ compensation claims. Additionally, she is also experienced in counseling employers on labor and employment issues.

This year’s Up and Coming Lawyers ceremony luncheon will take place at the Detroit Marriott in Troy on December 7th. With Alicia receiving this award marks the third year in a row that a Foster Swift attorney has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer. Current Foster Swift attorneys Alexander Ayar and Jonathan Schwartz each received the same honor in 2016 and 2015 respectively.