Heather Olson, '05, has joined the law firm of Miller Canfield in the Troy, Mich. office as an associate in the Real Estate Group. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate workouts and foreclosures. Olson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association and was a 2004-2005 Trial Competition winner under WSU Law School’s Student Trial Advocacy Program. She is admitted to practice in Michigan and New York.
October 20, 2010
Jessica L. Gustafson, '05, was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Click here for more information.
November 2, 2010
Ian S. Bolton, '05, has been named an associate attorney with Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC, a Southfield, Mich.-based law firm. Bolton, a member of the firm's General Litigation Group, also works bankruptcy and insolvency cases. Before joining Maddin Hauser, he was an associate at a Southfield-based law firm and at law firms in Houston and Chicago. Additionally, he served as a shared law clerk at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
December 6, 2010
Krista M. Taylor, '05, has joined Southfield-based Sommers Schwartz PC as an associate in the firm's business litigation department. Taylor has extensive experience representing entities in complex commercial, contract, tort and intellectual property litigation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Albion College.
February 4, 2011
Richard Duffany, '05, will take over as chief of the Hamburg Township Police Department on Wednesday. According LivingstonDaily.com, he wants to "'explore the feasibility' of a localized drug enforcement agency, as well as a slew of other ideas he has to potentially reduce damage created by drugs in the area."
June 6, 2011
Joseph Uhl, '05, associate with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC, will be presented with the 2011 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award by the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) at the upcoming inaugural “Laddys” Pro Bono Award Ceremony in November.
September 28, 2011
Naomi Oglesby, '05, joined Lewis & Munday PC in Detroit to focus on the areas of commercial and business litigation at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts as part of the firm's Litigation Practice Group.
September 19, 2012
Michael Bossenbroek, '05, joined Wachler & Associates PC as an associate attorney. He practices in all areas of health care law and devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing providers in the Medicare and other third-party-payor audit appeals process. He is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
November 6, 2012
Scott Carvo, '05, has been named partner at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. His practice focuses on general litigation matters and includes restrictive covenant, employment and tax litigation along with a focus on e-discovery.
January 4, 2013
Jill Ingber, '05, was elected as a member at Dickinson Wright PLLC. She focuses her practice on the areas of commercial and business litigation, business torts, real estate litigation, trademark and copyright infringement litigation and creditor's rights. Ingber is a member of the Oakland County and Federal Bar Associations. She is involved in JARC and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
January 11, 2013
Stephen Dunn, '05, was named to Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's "Elite 40 under 40" class of 2013. A partner at Howard & Howard Attorneys in Royal Oak where he practices business litigation and criminal defense, Dunn also is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps where he has served as a prosecutor and military magistrate for an extended period on active duty. He was featured in the Oakland County Legal News on Feb. 28, as well.
March 6, 2013
Stephen Carras, '05, (LL.M.) was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court as chief judge of the 42nd Circuit Court (Midland), the 75th District Court, and the Midland County Probate Court for a term ending December 31, 2013. Carras is a 75th District Court judge. Carras previously served as chief judge pro tem of the Midland courts.
April 17, 2013
Jessica Gustafson, '05, was appointed as vice chair of the Physician Issues Interest Group of the American Bar Association's Health Law Section. Gustafson, a co-founder of The Health Law Partners, has experience in all areas of health care law, where she specializes her practice in Recovery Audit Contractor and Medicare audit appeals, as well as regularly assisting clients with compliance and reimbursement issues. She routinely publishes articles and advises the health care industry in this area of law at conferences and speaking engagements across the country.
June 17, 2013
Timothy Lowe, '05, has been elected to membership with McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami and West Palm Beach. Lowe has wide-ranging experience in the areas of business and commercial litigation including business, construction, automotive supply chain, sales representative, and real property disputes.
October 2, 2013
Matthew B. Van Dyk, '04, a Miller Canfield associate, has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the board of directors of the Kalamazoo County Economic Development Corporation. At Miller Canfield, Van Dyk focuses his practice on real-estate related issues including development and financing for institutional and individual clients in businesses, government and non-profits. He is also a member of the Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board.
May 18, 2010
Matthew Van Dyk, '04, was highlighted in an article on Mlive.com. Read the article here.
July 26, 2010
Donna M. MacKenzie, '04, was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Click here for more information.
November 2, 2010
A'Jené M. Maxwell, '04, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP's real estate department, has been named by Michigan FrontPage (FP) and Real Times Media as one of the 2010 FP:Thirty. The honorees were identified by their nominators as "one of the most influential and inspiring emerging leaders in Metro Detroit." Maxwell's law practice focuses on industrial, office, retail and residential real estate financing, leasing, acquisition and disposition. He also advises clients with regard to property tax, incentives, zoning and land use matters.
November 24, 2010
Terry Bonnette, '04, presented "How to Keep Rockin' when the EEOC's a Knockin'" to the Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) in Mt. Pleasant on September 19 with Patricia Nemeth, '90. He also presented on social networking issues affecting employers at the Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resource Management (GAASHRM) in November.
December 6, 2010
Michael K. Hauser , '04, has been named a shareholder at Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC. A CPA, Hauser focuses his practice on partnership and corporate tax, state and federal taxation of estate transactions, gift and estate tax and general business matters.
January 18, 2011
Rebecca L. Weekley, '04, has been named general counsel to Collex Collision Experts Inc., the preeminent auto body and collision repair specialists in Metro Detroit and Southwest Florida. Headquartered in Clinton Township, Mich., Collex has earned national recognition in the collision repair industry. In her position, Rebecca will be engaging primarily in matters concerning real estate transactions, contractual negotiations, employment issues and collections.
January 20, 2011
Jeffrey S. Aronoff, '04, has been elected principal of the law firm of Miller Canfield. Aronoff specializes in all types of public finance, including municipal infrastructure finance, economic development finance and school finance.
January 26, 2011
Matthew B. Van Dyk, '04, has been elected principal of the law firm of Miller Canfield in the Kalamazoo office. Van Dyk represents clients in a wide range of real estate-related matters, including zoning and entitlement issues, tax and governmental incentive projects, regulatory issues, planned developments, 1031 transactions, affordable housing projects, land assemblage, multi-state development and financing, commercial and residential development, condominium development, mixed-use development, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing.
January 26, 2011
Matt Wikander, '04, has been named a shareholder at Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge. Wikander practices in the areas of employment, commercial, and personal injury matters including those involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases.
January 31, 2011
Andy Dragovic, '04, has joined Southfield-based Sommers Schwartz PC as an associate in the firm's personal injury litigation department. Dragovic will handle personal injury, medical malpractice and auto negligence cases. Dragovic earned a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University and an LL.M. in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from George Washington University Law School.
February 4, 2011
Matthew B. Van Dyk , '04, was elected a principal of Miller Canfield last month. Van Dyk, who works in the firms Kalamazoo office, represents clients in real estate-related matters, including zoning and entitlement issues, tax and governmental incentive projects, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing.
March 1, 2011
Terry Bonnette , '04, of Nemeth Burwell PC, gave a presentation entitled "2011 Labor and Employment Law Update" at Nemeth Burwell's January Raising the Bar seminar. She will give a presentation on social networking issues affecting employers to the Health Care Association of Michigan on March 31.
March 23, 2011
Matthew B. Van Dyk , '04, principal with Miller Canfield, has been re-elected to a one-year term as chair of the board of directors of the Kalamazoo County Economic Development Corporation.
May 9, 2011
Michael K. Hauser, '04, CPA of Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC, will be a featured presenter at the upcoming Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants Management Information and Business Show, which is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29-Thursday, June 30.
June 23, 2011
Jeffrey S. Aronoff, '04, a principal in the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller Canfield, has been selected for the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship sends emerging professional and community leaders on a 24-day tour of several European cities to meet with various political, business, cultural and community leaders to exchange best practices. There are 46 fellows participating this year from across the U.S., four from Michigan.
July 20, 2011
Terry Bonnette, '04, of Nemeth Burwell PC, co-wrote an article with Patricia Nemeth '84, LL.M. '90, entitled, "Don't be Blind-Sided by GINA: The Surprisingly Wide Reach of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act," which was published in the October/November issue of Executive Counsel Magazine.
November 3, 2011
Michael Jones, '04, was named partner at the law firm Warner Norcross. Jones concentrates his practice in the areas of
mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law and corporate finance. He has been named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers.
March 8, 2012
Allison Bach, '04, was listed in Michigan Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. Bach is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC's office in Detroit. She focuses her practice in the areas of banking and financial services, bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights, and workouts, restructurings and foreclosures.
October 22, 2012
Jeremy Stephens, '04, was promoted to major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He is scheduled to receive his L.L.M. in military law this spring and his follow on assignment will be as a professor of criminal law at the U.S. Army JAG School on the grounds of the University of Virginia.
January 17, 2013
Terry Bonnette, '04, has been named a partner at Detroit-based employment law firm Nemeth Burwell P.C. He had been a senior attorney. Bonnette joined Nemeth Burwell in 2004 after working as a law clerk at the firm. He focuses his practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation, counseling clients on a wide range of contract compliance and regulatory compliance issues, including the Family Medical Leave Act, Wage and Hour laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additionally, Bonnette has represented clients in litigation before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators. A prodigious writer and speaker, Bonnette has presented, written and co-authored articles on a number of employment law topics and workplace trends, including overtime, social media, disabilities, managing contingent and virtual employees, identity theft and wrongful discharge and retaliation. Prior to joining Nemeth Burwell, Bonnette was an instructor in argumentation, persuasion and speech writing at Bradley University and Eastern Michigan University. He also coached the nationally ranked speech teams at both schools.
March 26, 2013
Terry Bonnette, '04, presented 2013 Wage and Hour Boot Camp, highlighting the Department of Labor's five-year plan. The presentation took place at the Nemeth Burwell Raising the Bar series on May 8. Bonnette, a partner at Nemeth Burwell PC, also presented a labor and employment update and led a discussion titled "Legal Issues in Social Media" at the Healthcare Association of Michigan UP Conference on May 2. He visited Fox2 News on April 9 to discuss an emerging workplace trend during the Job Shop segment titled "Allergies at the Workplace." And Bonnette led a discussion titled "Identifying and Dealing with Bullying at Work: A Mock Internal Investigatio" at the ICLE in Plymouth on April 5.
May 30, 2013
Michael Hauser, '04, has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in its Corporate Department's Tax Practice Group. He brings nearly 10 years of experience as a tax attorney to Honigman and is located in the firm's Oakland County office. Hauser focuses his practice on federal taxation of real estate transactions, income tax planning, the formation and structuring of partnerships and corporate entities, federal and state tax audits and appeals, wealth transfer and general corporate matters. Before becoming an attorney, Hauser served small- to mid-sized businesses as a CPA.
November 26, 2013
Kristopher K. Hulliberger, '03, of Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC, was named to DBusiness Top Lawyers 2011. Attorneys were selected through a process that included a peer review survey that polled more than 15,000 private attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
November 16, 2010
Ami Patel Gadhia, '03, will be promoted to senior licensing associate at the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer office in Baltimore, Md., effective Dec. 1, 2010. Gadhia also earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University, as well as an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University.
November 22, 2010
David G. Michael, '03, an associate at Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC, of Southfield, Michigan, has been appointed by the American Bar Association (ABA) as co-chair of the Banking and Lender Liability Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section's Commercial and Business Litigation Committee for 2010-2011.
January 6, 2011
Jennifer M. Woodside Wojtala, '03, has been elected principal of Harness Dickey and Pierce PLC, a national intellectual property law firm. Her practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, as well as opinion work, including patentability, freedom to market; validity searches and opinions; and ex parte and inter partes patent reexaminations in the chemical, nano-technology and material arts.
January 31, 2011
Brendan G. Best, '03, has become a partner of Schafer and Weiner PLLC. Best's practice focuses on representing companies and creditors' committees in Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Best represents a broad array of clients, from sole proprietors and individual investors to multinational corporations, in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, real estate and homebuilding. Best joined the firm as an associate in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an associate in the bankruptcy group at Dykema Gosset PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
July 15, 2011
Shelley White-Thomas, '03, of the White-Thomas Law Firm PLLC in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was selected as the January Business Neighbor Volunteer of the Month through United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula's Spotlight Recognition Program.
March 2, 2012
Shelley White-Thomas, '03, was named to the Michigan Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Michigan for 2012. White-Thomas focuses her law practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, special needs planning and veterans' benefits.
October 3, 2012
Chiara Mattieson, '03, was awarded "Rising Star" status by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. A member of the Litigation and Commercial Litigation practice groups at Plunkett Cooney, she has been named a "Rising Star" for the past four consecutive years for her expertise in business litigation and bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights. Mattieson concentrates her practice on litigation defense in the areas of premises, motor vehicle, general liability, retail law and business law.
November 7, 2012
Andrew Harris, '03, joined the Detroit office of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd. as an associate attorney. Harris counsels and defends clients in all aspects of commercial real estate, premise liability, business transactions disputes, and construction contracts and disputes. He also actively represents clients in federal and state tax law matters. Harris has extensive experience in the defense of lawyers and accountants in professional liability cases. Harris was named to the 2008 and 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers lists. He is actively involved in several legal and civic organizations including multiple sections of the Michigan State Bar.
April 16, 2013
Michelle Martin, '03, was hired as policy director of the National Council on Medicaid Home Care, an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. She is responsible for the development of model program policy standards through the engagement with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Medicaid Access and Payment Advisory Commission, Congress and Medicaid stakeholders. She works on several key priorities in home care standards including transitions to managed care, dual eligible integration, provider qualifications, rate setting and quality of care. Martin came to NAHC and the Medicaid Council by way of the Medicaid Health Plans of America where she was the director of its Center for Best Practices.
April 17, 2013
Melissa Graves, '02, has been hired by Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell and Ulanoff PC. Graves, who has represented both attorneys and healthcare professionals, focuses her practice on the defense of professional liability claims. She also is involved in the defense of general liability matters.
October 19, 2010
Ryan McCarthy, '02, has been promoted to principal at Fish and Richardson. He will continue to focus his practice on patent prosecution, litigation, opinion work, IP due diligence and IP strategy and portfolio management. Previously, he worked in Munich, prosecuting patents before the German and European patent offices.
January 31, 2011
Robert K. Fergan, '02, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione, has been selected to participate in Leadership Detroit, a regional community leadership program sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Fergan's practice at Brinks focuses on client counseling, licensing and patent prosecution in the United States and in other countries under the rules of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. He has prepared and prosecuted patents in the electrical, mechanical, electro-optical and computer science arts as well as patents related to business methods.
September 20, 2011
Robert K. Fergan, '02, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been elected as a shareholder effective January 2012.
December 1, 2011
Walter Bentley III, '02, was featured in a story in the Oakland County Legal News about his 10 years of experience as an assistant prosecutor with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. He is starting a private practice, and also will continue his 3-year-old tutoring business, Bentley Prep LLC, which prepares students for the Law School Admissions Test and helps with the law school application process. The story can be found at http://www.legalnews.com/oakland/1364554/.
July 11, 2012
Rebecca Hodge Snyder, '02, was featured in a Naples Sun Times (Florida) article about participants in the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Marco Program. She is a founding attorney of the Law Offices of Hodge and Snyder.
August 26, 2012
Adrienne Dresevic, '02, was appointed chair of the American Bar Association Publications Committee, liaison from that committee to The Health Lawyer Editorial Board, and chair of the Stark & Anti-Kickback Toolkit Editorial Board. She is the founding partner of Southfield-based The Health Law Partners, and specializes her practice in Stark and fraud abuse.
September 11, 2012
Amy Neumann, '02, was recognized as a "Michigan Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine. She is an attorney and co-manager of the litigation practice group with a concentration on mortgage banking, default servicing and real estate with Farmington Hills-based Trott & Trott PC.
September 11, 2012
Jordan Field, '02, was named one of "30 in their Thirties 2012" by dbusiness http://www.dbusiness.com/DBusiness/September-October-2012/30-in-Their-Thirties/. As an employee of the Detroit Tigers, he drafted a mission statement, prepared a business plan, and pitched the proposal for the Detroit Tigers Foundation to the team leadership. In 2005, the Detroit Tigers Foundation was formed, with Field leading the way as director. The foundation raised $1.1 million last year from special events and promotional sales, in addition to receiving support from players and the team itself. Its mission: Refurbish inner-city ball fields.
October 9, 2012
Jeffrey Doyle, '02, joined Reising Ethington PC. The firm specializes solely in the practice of intellectual property law. Doyle's expertise includes medical equipment, motor control systems, battery charging systems and other high-tech matters. He is a patent attorney with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
October 31, 2012
Rolf Lowe, '02, was named a 2013 DBusiness Top Lawyer in the Health Care Law category. Lowe, an attorney with Rogers Mantese & Associates PC, concentrates his practice primarily on representing health care providers and professionals in professional licensing matters, labor and employment matters associated with health care, civil rights claims, administrative actions, business matters, health care compliance matters and compliance committee operations, hospital staff privilege actions, civil litigation and mediation. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Health Lawyers Association and Michigan Public Employers Labor Relations Association.
November 27, 2012
Adrienne Dresevic, '02, was featured in a Motion Magazine story titled "In Good Health: Partners find their niche in legal field." She is a co-founder of The Health Law Partners legal firm.
December 5, 2012
Adrienne Dresevic, '02, spoke recently before the Radiology Business Management Association at its 2013 Building Better Radiology Marketing Program. She is founding shareholder of Southfield-based The Health Law Partners. As a featured speaker, Dresevic spoke on two different legal and compliance subjects: "Marketing Your Services - What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble" and "Continue the Conversation: Stark Q&A with the Attorney." The presentation and Q&A session reviewed the various marketing compliance matters and fraud and abuse issues that radiology providers face when developing and promoting their businesses. An avid writer and speaker, Dresevic has published more than 60 articles on health care law and presents at national conferences throughout the year. Dresevic's practice encompasses the full spectrum of health care law.
April 8, 2013
Shanna Boughton, '02, joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm's Financial Services Litigation and Regulation Practice Area and Banking Industry teams. She is in the national law firm's Boston office. An experienced litigator, Boughton concentrates her practice on lender liability defense, complex commercial litigation, insurance defense and bankruptcy matters. She has successfully defended lenders and servicers in allegations of fraud, predatory lending, and alleged violations of Truth in Lending and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act in both state and federal courts. She also represents secured and unsecured creditors in all facets of bankruptcy matters including motions for relief from stay, proof of claim filings, and adversary proceedings. Additionally, Boughton has successfully represented clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters including products liability, premises liability, construction disputes, automobile torts, coverage disputes, and bad faith claims. She also handles complex business disputes involving contract, tort and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Boughton has appeared on "Practical Law," a series featuring leaders in the legal community, to speak on the implications of the Bankruptcy Reform Act. She also regularly volunteers with Boston Cares, an organization which promotes community service throughout the greater Boston area through coordinated team volunteer efforts.
May 21, 2013
Melissa Graves, '02, was installed as president of the Women's Bar Association. She is an attorney with Collins Einhorn Farrell. Graves concentrates her practice on the defense of professional liability claims and has represented both attorneys and health care professionals. She also is involved in the defense of general liability matters. In the past year, Graves has been selected among the "Rising Stars" by Michigan Super Lawyers and as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness.
May 21, 2013
Adrienne Dresevic, '02, of Southfield-based The Health Law Partners was appointed as co-chair for the Publications Commission for the American Bar Association's Health Law Section, as well as chair of the Stark & Anti-Kickback Toolkit Editorial Board, liaison to The Health Law Editorial Board, vice chair for the Revenue Committee and vice chair for the Physicians Legal Issues Conference. An avid writer and speaker, Dresevic has published more than 60 articles on health care law and presents at national conferences throughout the year. Dresevic's practice encompasses the full spectrum of health care law with a substantial portion of her practice dedicated to Stark & Anti-Kickback Fraud and Abuse. She is a co-founder of The Health Law Partners.
June 17, 2013
Robert Fergan, '02, was appointed editor in chief of Landslide magazine, a bi-monthly magazine of the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law that offers news and analysis on patents, trademarks, copyrights and related topics. He has served on the editorial board since 2005. He is a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. At Brinks, Fergan specializes in client counseling, licensing and patent prosecution in the United States and other countries under the rules of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. He has prepared and prosecuted patents in the electrical, mechanical, optical, and computer science arts, as well as, patents related to business methods. Prior to joining Brinks in 2003, Fergan spent 10 years in the machine vision and optical inspection industry as a product development manager and product marketing manager, gaining experience with many industries and technologies, including semi-conductor, electronics, automotive, pharmaceutical, packaging, metrology, instrumentation and optics. Fergan is a member of the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section and Business Law Section. He is also active in the State Bar of Michigan, where he previously served on the Board of Commissioners. Fergan is a contributing author of the third edition of the Brinks intellectual property law primer, The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law, and is an adjunct professor at Thomas Cooley Law School in Ann Arbor
September 4, 2013
Douglas Salzenstein, '01, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn's Litigation Department, was named Young Activist of the Year by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit.
June 29, 2010
Brittany Schultz, '01, was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Click here for more information.
November 2, 2010
Derek W. Meinecke, '01, was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Click here for more information.
November 2, 2010
Homayune A. Ghaussi, '01, was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Click here for more information.
November 2, 2010
Brandon K. Buck, '01, has been named a shareholder at Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business disputes, franchising, real estate, commercial and general litigation and creditor's rights law.
January 18, 2011
Jeffrey J. Chapp, '01, was elected principal of Harness Dickey and Pierce PLC, a national intellectual property law firm. His practice includes preparing and prosecuting patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as opinion and agreement consulting and preparation, in the aerospace, automotive, communication, computer, electrical, electronic and mechanical industries.
January 31, 2011
Derek Meinecke, '01, recently was honored with the Courage to Lead Award by the Oakland County SAVE Task Force. He was featured in an Oakland Press article titled "Award honors those who help the vulnerable." Click here for the article.
July 7, 2011
Gabriel Triculescu, '01, was featured in a Legal News article titled "Of two worlds: Immigration attorney strives to help people stay in their new country." Click here for the article.
July 12, 2011
Steve Walmsley, '01, was quoted in a press release about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announcing plans to open three more regional offices (Dallas, Denver and Silicon Valley) besides the one in Detroit set to open July 13. Walmsley is a shareholder with Reising Ethington P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in both the Detroit and Dallas markets where new federal patent offices are opening. Reising Ethington was included in meetings with David Kappos, director of the USPTO, during the planning stages of the new Detroit office. "Having patent offices located in the same market as our Detroit and Dallas offices will provide valuable and tangible benefits for our clients," Walmsley said. "Our attorneys will be able to meet face-to-face with a patent examiner without having to spend an entire day going to Washington, D.C. This will save our clients time and money."
July 9, 2012
Kara Tertzak Lividini, '01, was named one of "30 in their Thirties 2012" by dbusiness (http://www.dbusiness.com/DBusiness/September-October-2012/30-in-Their-Thirties/). She is a member of Ford Motor Co.'s litigation team and president of the Downriver Bar Association. She also helped create the annual Purple Sport Coat Award in 2009 to honor her father, the late Judge Kaye Tertzag.
October 9, 2012
Eric Kociba, '01, has joined Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell & Ulanoff PC. Kociba represents businesses and individuals in litigation, including claims of product liability, business torts, contract disputes and corporate secrets. His experience is broad based, involving matters as diverse as the representation of a public utility against a multinational construction company, a cargo airline against an aircraft conversion facility and a property leasing company against a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Kociba also has experience as in-house counsel at two large companies, including a national fuel distributor with revenues of more than $1 billion. Additionally, he has litigated cases involving free speech, zoning regulations and noncompetition agreements.
March 8, 2013
Elissa Pinto, '01, was elected shareholder at Butzel Long.Based in the firm's Detroit office, Pinto concentrates her practice on immigration law. She has focused her immigration practice on business immigration, and has gained extensive experience representing local, national and international companies in obtaining authorization for foreign national employees to work temporarily and permanently in the United States, through various work-authorized visa classifications - including H-1B, TN, L-1 and O-1 - and employment-based permanent residence processes, including Multinational Manager/Executive, Extraordinary Ability Alien and Outstanding Researcher and PERM Alien Labor Certifications.
May 21, 2013
Joshua Arnkoff, '01, joined Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell. Arnkoff will concentrate his practice on the defense of professional liability claims and the defense of general liability matters. The Bloomfield Township resident came to the firm from the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, where, in the course of his 10-year career there, he tried dozens of jury and bench trials. Additionally, he taught classes at the Oakland County Police Academy (Admissions & Confessions, Evidence) and taught legal updates to the local police agencies. Given his background, Arnkoff also will practice in the area of white collar criminal defense.
September 25, 2013
Michelle P. Crockett, '00, a labor and employment lawyer and principal at Miller Canfield, is the new chair of the firm's "Women of Miller Canfield" legal and business network. In her new role, Crockett will lead the firm's more than 100 female lawyers in strengthening their internal, professional relationships with colleagues in all of Miller Canfield's 18 offices. She will also coordinate and foster building business relationships through external strategic business networking and educational events.
February 17, 2010
Matthew Allen, '00, a principal and business and securities lawyer with Miller Canfield's Litigation and Trial Group, recently published an analysis of new interpretations of corporate proxy and disclosure rules by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an article titled, "SEC Opens the Door for Climate Change-Related Shareholder Proposals and Disclosure Requirements, With Potential New Liabilities for Public Companies," published in the prestigious Bureau of National Affairs' (BNA) Securities Regulation & Law Report.
March 8, 2010
Matthew P. Allen, '00, Miller Canfield principal, was published in The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law's Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal (Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010) for his article, "A Lesson from History, Roosevelt to Obama - The Evolution of Broker-Dealer Regulation: From Self-Regulation, Arbitration, and Suitability to Federal Regulation, Litigation, and Fiduciary Duty."
August 18, 2010
Michael Hamblin, '00, gave a presentation titled "New Developments in Taxability of Attendant Care and Other PI Claims" at the 2010 Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) No-Fault Institute.
September 10, 2010
Michelle P. Crockett , '00, of Miller Canfield, has been honored by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (DMBA) with the President's Award. The President's Award is granted to a young attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service to the profession, clients and public.
October 27, 2010
Nicole E. Wilinski, '00, Plunkett Cooney insurance coverage attorney, was recently named an "Up & Coming Lawyers" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a publication serving the state's legal community.
December 21, 2010
Todd C. Fracassi, '00, has been elected as a partner at Pepper Hamilton. He is a member of the Environmental Practice Group in the Detroit office. He also is a member of the firm's Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. Fracassi is engaged primarily in matters of environmental litigation and regulatory affairs, and corporate environmental counseling.
January 5, 2011
Celeste M. Wolfe, '00, has been elected a shareholder of the law firm of Giarmarco Mullins and Horton PC. She is in the firm's litigation department where she concentrates her practice in family law and litigation.
February 9, 2011
Matthew P. Allen, '00, recently co-authored, "The New Form ADV Part 2 and the 'Plain English' Movement of the SEC, FINRA, and Michigan's OFIR," in the Spring 2011 Michigan Business Law Journal. The article examines the changes to Part 2 of the Form ADV by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Allen is a Miller Canfield business, securities, and intellectual property litigator and trial lawyer who assists businesses, executives, broker dealers, and investment advisers in an array of SEC, FINRA, OFIR and other governmental-related inquiries, examinations, investigations and enforcement actions. He is co-chairman of the Broker Dealer and Investment Adviser sub-committee of the ABA Securities Litigation Committee.
May 5, 2011
Matthew P. Allen, '00, a principal in the Troy, Mich. office of the law firm of Miller Canfield, recently presented on "Economic Espionage - Protecting Your Intellectual Property Worldwide," along with the FBI Detroit Division.
July 6, 2011
Lisa Hamameh, '00, this year's recipient of the Oakland County Bar Association's Frances R. Avadenka Memorial Award, was featured in a Detroit Legal News article titled "Community servant receives coveted award from the bar." Hamameh is recognized for her commitment to providing an affordable path for regular working class people to improve their lot in life. Click here for the article.
July 6, 2011
Thomas P. Bruetsch, '00, an attorney at Bodman PLC, was recognized in the just-released 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys for his commercial litigation work. Benchmark honors law firms and individual attorneys who received particularly strong endorsements from clients and peers in an exhaustive annual research survey.
December 13, 2011
Christopher G. Darrow, '00, a patent attorney and partner with Young Basile Hanlon and MacFarlane PC, was named a "Rising Star" in intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyer magazine.
January 3, 2012
Adam Kutinsky, '00, co-wrote an article with Sarah Barbantini titled "The uniqueness of professional-liability policies" for the Feb. 17 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Kutinsky is a principal at Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti and Sherbrook with the Commercial Litigation group; Barbantini, a third year student at Wayne Law, is a law clerk on his team.
February 28, 2012
Kevin Kalczynski, '00, was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee for a three-year term beginning October 2012. Kalczynski also was appointed to the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Michigan Inc., and was named a 2012 "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation and a 2012 "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine. His practice is concentrated in business litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants in business tort and breach of contract matters. He is a member with Detroit law firm Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC.
September 17, 2012
Celeste Dunn, '00, was awarded "Rising Star" status by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. A senior attorney in the Litigation Department at Plunkett Cooney, she focuses her practice in the areas of family law and domestic relations.
November 7, 2012
Dawn Reamer, '00, will represent parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities through her new appointment to the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council. She is a company attorney for Aisin Holdings of America Inc. She previously worked as a staff attorney and as corporate counsel for Yazaki North America Inc.
January 5, 2013
Kevin Kalczynski, '00, has been named to L. Brooks Patterson's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2013. The program recognizes 40 professional and executive leaders under age 40 who have achieved success and excellence in their field and community and who live or work in Oakland County. Kalczysnki, a member with Detroit law firm Barris Sott, Denn & Driker PLLC, will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 23, 2013. Kalczynski's practice focuses on complex commercial disputes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in contract and business tort matters. He also routinely represents major law firms in legal malpractice matters. Kevin was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Michigan Inc.
February 12, 2013
Matthew Allen, '00, co-presented at the Winter Meeting of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel on Joint Defense Agreements: Benefits, Pitfalls and Best Practices. A principal at Miller Canfield, Allen is a business, securities, and intellectual property litigator and trial lawyer who has tried and arbitrated a wide variety of intellectual property, securities, and business disputes in a wide array of forums. His significant intellectual property litigation experience includes representing companies in international corporate espionage investigations and prosecutions, and in national and international IP litigation and arbitration.
February 15, 2013
Michelle Crockett, '00, was named Diversity Director at Miller Canfield, where she is a principal and practices labor and employment law. She also serves on the board of Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit-based organization focused on helping at-risk girls lead better lives. Crockett was the subject of a March 20 feature story in the Detroit Legal News.
March 20, 2013
Brian Frasier, '00, was added as global marketing communications coordinator in the Detroit office of Miller Canfield. Frasier came to Miller Canfield from Michigan Lawyers Weekly where he was a legal reporter covering the Michigan Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2012, he won the Sam Spencer Excellence in Journalism award for his analysis of Michigan's six 2012 ballot initiatives. A licensed Michigan attorney, Frasier brings a unique perspective gained through seven years of litigation experience, as well.
March 24, 2013
Lisa Hamameh, '00, joined Foster Swift's Farmington Hills office as a senior attorney. She is a member of the firm's Administrative and Municipal practice group. Hamameh brings more than 10 years of experience practicing law in the following areas: municipal law, land use and zoning, liquor license acquisition and transfers, appeals and violation defense. landlord-tenant and summary proceedings, real estate litigation, criminal prosecution and defense, homeowners and condominium association representation. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Macomb County Bar Association, American Bar Association and Arab American Bar Association. Hamameh is also a member of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys; American Institute of Architects; Sterling Heights, Shelby, Utica Chamber of Commerce; and the American Arab Chamber of Commerce. Hamameh is a contributing co-author in the following Institute of Continuing Legal Education Publications: Michigan Municipal Law 2012 and Michigan Criminal Procedure 2010. In 2011, she received Oakland County Bar Association's Frances Avadenka Memorial Award for significant contributions to the community beyond the legal profession. She has also been included as a "Michigan Rising Star" by Michigan Super Lawyers for 2011 and 2012.
May 8, 2013
David Bir, '00, was appointed by Brooks Kushman to manage the firm's Los Angeles office. Bir has been a shareholder at Brooks Kushman's Southfield office for four years and will permanently move to Los Angeles for the new position. Bir, whose practice focuses primarily on U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution, has prepared and prosecuted patents that have been successfully enforced resulting in both settlements and multi-million dollar damages awarded by a jury and affirmed on appeal.
August 6, 2013
Theodore Nittis, '99, was recently hired by Oswald Companies in its fast-growing Lawyers Professional Liability practice. He will counsel clients on risk management, program placement, and serve as lead claims advocate with insurance underwriters and carriers.
January 19, 2010
Jeffrey D. Moss, '99, Butzel Long attorney and shareholder, published a substantial guest article that appears in the January/February 2010 edition of Probate & Property magazine, a national publication of the American Bar Association (ABA). The title of the article is "Solar Panels, Tax Incentives and Your House."
January 19, 2010
Jeffrey D. Moss, '99, was named a shareholder with Butzel Long. Previously, Moss was a senior attorney with the firm. He has significant transactional experience with a special emphasis on tax planning. As tax issues arise in many different types of transactions and situations, Moss has worked with corporations, limited liability companies, entrepreneurs, physicians and real estate developers to achieve their business and tax goals. His experience and services include mergers and acquisitions, international tax planning, choice of entity and tax-advantaged structures, including joint ventures and other reorganizations.
March 26, 2010
David M. LaPrairie, '99, of Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC, was named to DBusiness Top Lawyers 2011. Attorneys were selected through a process that included a peer review survey that polled more than 15,000 private attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
November 16, 2010