Dawda Mann celebrates 20 years

Established in 1995, by attorneys still proud to work together at Dawda Mann, this year marked the firm's 20th anniversary. It is with sincere gratitude to their clients, colleagues, friends and families, that Dawda Mann celebrates this milestone.

At the Detroit Institute of Arts, Thursday evening, Nov. 12, clients and colleagues celebrated this occasion together. Edward C. Dawda addressed the guests, "We are successful because of our clients who give us the privilege of working for them, and by doing so, motivate us to deliver the very best work possible, day in and day out, for them."

This year, the firm donated time and money to several worthy charities in the community. The staff and firm members joined together several times to make a difference "and it made a difference to us our firm is the better for it," said Ed Dawda. One charity in particular was a special focus for the year, Oakland Family Services. In addition to being a client of the firm, their work resonated with our 20th anniversary committee because of how they help people in need, families and children in particular. In addition to the money and time already dedicated to OFS throughout this past year, "we are so pleased to present OFS with a special financial gift today as well as a framed certificate of appreciation for their important work in the community."

Jaimie Clayton, president and CEO of Oakland Family Services, thanked the law firm of Dawda Mann for their gift and for supporting their work in the community. A former client of OFS also addressed the crowd and told her personal and moving story of how OFS saved her daughter; saved her family. Now the former client works for OFS and her daughter is a successful and thriving high school student. The short presentation was moving to all assembled and brought home the importance of the hands-on work done by Oakland Family Services, supported by Dawda Mann's gifts this year.

As he wished everyone to continue enjoying the evening's celebration, "The greatest pride and satisfaction I have," said Edward C. Dawda, "is our clients many of whom we have represented for years and by working collaboratively with them, we have seen them achieve great success in their businesses - that makes me proud."

Dawda Mann is dedicated to helping businesses and the individuals who own them. The firm is located in Bloomfield Hills and represents a varied clientele that includes Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, publicly and privately owned companies of varied sizes, not-for-profit organizations, and emerging businesses located throughout the United States. Dawda Mann also represent many individuals in their tax, estate, family, and personal planning matters.

Dawda Mann attorneys pride themselves on being able to offer their clients the expertise of a large law firm and the flexibility of a small firm. Trusted, efficient, client-focused legal services define Dawda Mann, whose clients know they do not need to question their commitment to doing what is best for them. The law firm's administrative process is inherently lean and the firm is always careful to respect clients' budgetary goals and needs. Clients of Dawda Mann know that they can consistently expect this high level of care from its attorneys and staff across the board.

The attorneys at Dawda Mann have many areas of specialization that include:

- Automotive

- Banking

- Business/Corporate Law

- Employee Benefits and ERISA

- Environmental and Land Use

- Insurance Law

- Labor and Employment Relations

- Litigation

- Real Estate

- Trusts and Estate Planning

- Tax Law

Dawda Mann's reputation is built on creating lasting relationships with each of its clients. Since it's inception, the firm continues to be dedicated to assuring that each client receives personal attention and a focused delivery of service and results.

This year, the attorneys at Dawda Mann are honored to have been recognized as leaders in many areas of law both by their peer and clients. In 2015, the law firm was most notably recognized by US News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms," Tier 1 in Detroit for Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Litigation Real Estate and Real Estate Law. Among many other recognitions in Michigan Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA over the years, we proudly note that over 35% of the attorneys at Dawda Mann were honored with the DBusiness Top Lawyer designation this year.

Published: Fri, Nov 20, 2015