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William T. Burgess Named Chairman of Dickinson Wright

DETROIT, Mich., January 7, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that William T. Burgess has been elected Chairman of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. In addition to serving as Chairman, Mr. Burgess, who served as Dickinson Wright’s CEO for the past nine years, will resume his practice in the areas of banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, and municipal and regulatory affairs.

“The opportunity to lead Dickinson Wright’s business expansion over the course of the past several years has been exceptionally rewarding,” said Mr. Burgess. “I look forward to continuing to foster our Firm’s relationship with business and community leaders, and also to the opportunity once again to work directly with our clients and prospective clients.”

Mr. Burgess has devoted the entirety of his 35-year legal career to Dickinson Wright and its clients. He also is the City Attorney for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms and for 26 years taught commercial law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers. Mr. Burgess received his A.B. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, 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, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security 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.