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OCBF to hold annual ‘Fellows’ event Jan. 25


The Oakland County Bar Foundation will hold its annual Fellows Reception on Monday, Jan. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

A new class of “fellows” will be welcomed at the event, according to OCBF President Chuck Moore.

“More than 250 people attended the party held in their honor this past January, which saw 42 new fellows join their ranks,” said Moore.

“There are four levels in the fellows program: fellow, life fellow, charter fellow, and life charter fellow,” Moore explained. “A fellow is designated by a pledge of $1,000. A charter fellow is designated by a pledge of $5,000. A pledge may be paid in full at the time or nomination or at the rate of $100 a year or $500 a year for 10 years (in the case of charter fellows).”

Funds from the fellows program help support various legal aid projects and causes in the Oakland County community, Moore indicated.

“The fellows program is an opportunity for individuals to get involved and support the Foundation monetarily throughout their career,” Moore said. “Membership is not only a significant honor, but it also demonstrates care – care for the Foundation and all of the various legal services providers and community groups that benefit from the Foundation’s grants.”

 

Area attorney wins Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Award
 

The law firm of Miller Canfield has announced that Joseph Huntzicker, principal in the firm’s Chicago and Ann Arbor offices, was selected as a winner of the Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Awards for 2015.

Huntzicker was recognized for his involvement as legal counsel to Fifth Third Bank for the bank’s $46.5 million purchase of privately placed tax-exempt bonds issued by the Illinois Finance Authority. Proceeds of the bonds will assist in financing projects in the first phase of high-profile updates to Navy Pier, Chicago’s top tourist site, including the purchase and installation of a new observation wheel which will replace the existing Ferris wheel.

“We are tremendously proud of Joe’s work on this project,” said Michael McGee, Miller Canfield CEO. “His skill and leadership in making this deal not only served the client well, but will make a lasting and positive impact on the City of Chicago for generations to come.”

 Huntzicker practices in the areas of secured lending and commercial real estate, including:  acquisition and development of retail, office, hotel, residential, industrial property;  representing landlords, tenants and property managers in commercial leasing matters; and representing owners in obtaining conventional and securitized financing. In the area of secured lending, Huntzicker represents lenders in the negotiation, documentation and closing of commercial loans secured by real property and/or personal property, in addition to handling post-closing loan administration, loan modifications, restructurings, forbearances and workouts and all matters relating to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

 Huntzicker received his juris doctorate from University of Michigan Law School in 2000, and his bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan in 1996. He is admitted to practice law in California, Illinois and Michigan.

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