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Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has named Dickinson Wright’s Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, General Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate practices as “Top Ranked” in Michigan. Twenty-four attorneys from Dickinson Wright’s Michigan offices were named “Leaders in their Fields.”

Of the “Top Ranked” practices, Dickinson Wright’s General Commercial Litigation practice in Michigan received a Band 1 ranking. Of the 24 attorneys in Michigan ranked by Chambers, the following attorneys received a Band 1 ranking: Steven G. Howell, Banking & Finance: Bankruptcy; Edward H. Pappas, General Commercial Litigation; William P. Shield Jr., Banking & Finance; and Robert W. Stocker II, Gaming & Licensing.

Below is a list of local Dickinson Wright attorneys who were listed in Chambers USA 2016:

• Banking and Finance

Craig W. Hammond, Detroit

William P. Shield Jr., Detroit

• Banking and Finance: Bankruptcy

Steven G. Howell, Detroit

James A. Plemmons, Detroit

Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Detroit

• Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Richard M. Bolton, Detroit

Mark R. High, Detroit

Michael T. Raymond, Troy

• Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Cynthia A. Moore, Troy

• Labor & Employment

Timothy H. Howlett, Detroit

• General Commercial Litigation

Kathleen A. Lang, Detroit

Kenneth J. McIntyre, Detroit

Thomas G. McNeill, Detroit

Edward H. Pappas, Troy

Daniel D. Quick, Troy

• Real Estate Law

James N. Candler, Jr., Detroit

Stephen E. Dawson, Troy

Monica J. Labe, Troy

Katheryne L. Zelenock, Troy

In addition, Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized for its Intellectual Property practice in Michigan by Managing Intellectual Property. Three local attorneys within the firm were also named 2016 IP Stars by the publication as well.

Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property practice in Michigan was ranked as a “Recommended” Practice by Managing Intellectual Property. 

In addition to the firm’s ranking, local attorneys John S. Artz, Fred W. Hathaway, William H. Honaker, and Daniel D. Quick were selected to Managing Intellectual Property 2016 IP Stars.

John S. Artz is a member in the firm’s Troy office. He has been lead counsel for many companies in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. He is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice and focuses on patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation. He also actively counsels clients on patent and trademark prosecution as well as clearance matters.  Artz is a past president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is currently co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan.

William H. Honaker is a member in the firm’s Troy office. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters including litigation in a broad range of technologies/industries. He evaluates patents, trademarks, and copyrights on behalf of clients along with advising clients on the protection of inventions, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter. He is the former chairman of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the International Trademark Association. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America and DBusiness Top Lawyers. He was also listed as a Finalist for Outstanding IP Litigator in Michigan by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

Daniel D. Quick is the Practice Department manager for the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Sports & Entertainment Practice Groups. He served as lead counsel for Universal Music Group and related entities and associated artists in copyright litigation, commercial disputes and defamation actions in several states. He has also served as lead counsel in a variety of other copyright, trade secret and patent litigation matters.  Quick is the former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and is currently the co-chair of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee.

Dickinson Wright is also pleased to announce that attorneys William H. Honaker and Hal Milton Jr. have been selected for National Law Journal’s 2016 Intellectual Property Trailblazers.

Honaker is a member in the firm’s Troy office. With more than 25 years of experience, he has knowledge and expertise in all aspects of patent, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright matters including litigation in a broad range of technologies/industries.

For his clients, he evaluates patents, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter. His representation includes Fortune 500 clients, small to mid-size privately held companies and startups. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Trademark Association, and the Licensing Executive Society.

Honaker is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America, DBusiness Top Lawyers, and Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. He was also listed as a finalist for Outstanding IP Litigator in Michigan by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. Honaker received his B.S.M.E. from the University of Toledo and his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.

Milton is Of Counsel in the firm’s Troy office. He manages the Dickinson Wright Intellectual Property Academy to produce high quality patent applications by blending experience and training tools with the enthusiasm of law students and recent law graduates who are also degreed engineers or scientists.

He has mentored more than 200 new attorneys into the practice of patent law through his training program during the last 45 years. In addition, he serves as lead trial counsel in successfully litigating various patented technologies, assisting new enterprises in protecting their technology to entice investment or the sale of the enterprise, and overseeing the creation of patent, trade secret and trademark portfolios during periods of significant growth for several large corporations.

Milton has taught patent prosecution at a number of law schools and currently teaches the preparation of a patent application at the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. He received his B.S. from Purdue University and his law degree from Georgetown University Law School.

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Butzel Long

Butzel Long attorneys and practice areas have been recognized by Chambers USA 2016 – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 – The Client’s Guide.

“We’ve added several attorneys to our listing in Chambers USA, this year,” said Justin G. Klimko, president and managing shareholder, Butzel Long. “This recognition is a testament to the caliber of our team of attorneys and their depth and breadth of experience.” 

Butzel Long practice areas included in Chambers USA are:

• Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions – Michigan.

• Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation –Michigan.

• Labor and Employment – Michigan.

• Litigation: General Commercial  – Michigan.

Local Butzel Long attorneys ranked and highlighted in Chambers USA 2016 include:

Justin G. Klimko – Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions.

Stephen A. Brombergs – Real Estate.

David F. DuMouchel – Litigation, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

John P. Hancock Jr.  –Labor and Employment.

Thomas Kabel – Real Estate.

James S. Rosenfeld – Labor & Employment.

Daniel B. Tukel  – Labor and Employment.

Other Butzel attorneys recognized by Chambers USA 2016 include:

Arthur Dudley II

Nicholas J. Stasevich

Carey A. DeWitt

Lynn McGuire

James Bruno

Justin G. Klimko is president and managing shareholder of Butzel Long and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. He is based in the firm’s Detroit office. Klimko has experience in securities regulation, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters, fields in which he has practiced since 1980. Klimko has experience in securities regulation matters for publicly and privately held companies. 

Stephen A. Bromberg is counsel to Butzel Long and based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. He served as a director and president of Butzel Long. Bromberg has represented borrowers and institutional lenders, purchasers and sellers, non-profit entities and contractors and owners in all kinds of office, commercial shopping center, apartment and subdivisions matters, major construction and zoning matters and workouts, reorganizations and foreclosures, with years of specialization in real estate transactions and litigation.  

David F. DuMouchel is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Detroit office. He chairs the firm’s Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense practice. DuMouchel’s practice includes white collar criminal defense, professional licensure and criminal health care, criminal IRS investigations of both taxpayers and professionals, SEC enforcement of corporate executives, public corruption, as well as grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations and compliance. 

John P. Hancock Jr. is a shareholder based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office. His practice focuses on collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations as well as counseling of both public and private employers.  He also has performed employment litigation and OSHA litigation. Hancock has served as chief negotiator in numerous collective bargaining negotiations. A good portion of his practice is devoted to counseling clients on employment issues. 

Thomas A. Kabel is a shareholder based in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office. He is chair of the firm’s corporate and real estate departments. He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate and real estate-related finance.  Kabel has been involved in all facets of acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of real property throughout his career.

James S. Rosenfeld is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Detroit office. He practices in the area of labor and employment law and is the manager of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. 

Daniel B. Tukel is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Detroit office and serves as chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department. His practice is devoted to representing both public and private employers in state and federal discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, as well as traditional labor matters such as collective bargaining and union organizational drives.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP


Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn LLP received the highest ranking, Band One, for its Michigan Corporate/M&A, Real Estate and Litigation: General Commercial practices in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA. In individual rankings, 27 lawyers were named with 10 of those lawyers receiving a Band One or a special designation. The firm’s Corporate/M&A, Real Estate and Litigation: General Commercial practices serve clients nationally and internationally.

Local Honigman lawyers with special rankings are:

• Richard J. Burstein (Real Estate – Bloomfield Hills) ranked Senior Statesman.

• David Foltyn (Corporate/M&A - Detroit) ranked Eminent Practitioner.

• Lawrence D. McLaughlin (Real Estate - Detroit and Bloomfield Hills) ranked Star Individual.

• Arthur T. O’Reilly (Litigation: General Commercial – Detroit) ranked Up and Coming

Local Honigman lawyers ranked in Band One are:

• Norman C. Ankers (Litigation: General Commercial - Detroit).

• Philip J. Kessler (Litigation: General Commercial - Detroit).

• Donald J. Kunz (Corporate/M&A - Detroit ).

• Howard N. Luckoff (Real Estate - Bloomfield Hills).

• Lowell D. Salesin (Real Estate - Bloomfield Hills)

Additional local Honigman lawyers recognized as “notable practitioners” by Chambers USA are:

• Joseph Aviv (Litigation: General Commercial - Bloomfield Hills).

• Donald F. Baty Jr. (Banking & Finance: Bankruptcy - Detroit).

• Gregory J. DeMars (Real Estate - Detroit).

• Michael D. DuBay (Corporate/M&A - Detroit).

• Raymond W. Henney (Litigation: General Commercial - Detroit).

• J. Adam Rothstein (Real Estate - Bloomfield Hills).

• E. Todd Sable (Banking & Finance: Bankruptcy - Detroit).

• William D. Sargent (Labor & Employment - Detroit).

• Gregory G. Schermerhorn (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - Detroit).

• Alan S. Schwartz (Corporate/M&A - Detroit).

• Samuel T. Stahl (Corporate/M&A - Detroit).

• I.W. Winsten (Litigation: General Commercial - Detroit).

• Richard E. Zuckerman (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Detroit).

In addition, Chambers USA recognized Banking & Finance, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Labor & Employment practices in Michigan and its Litigation: General Commercial practice in Illinois with Band Three rankings.

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart PC


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart PC is pleased to announce that Margaret Alli and Thomas Cattel, shareholders in the firm’s Detroit (Metro) office, have been included in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.
In total, the firm’s offices in 22 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 78 of the firm’s attorneys, have been included in the 2016 edition.

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Bodman PLC


Chambers USA has again rated Bodman PLC as one of Michigan’s top business law firms.

In the newly released 2016 edition, Chambers places Bodman in the “first band” (the highest possible rating) for Banking & Finance, where Chambers has ranked the firm for over ten consecutive years. Chambers also ranked Bodman among Michigan’s top law firms in Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Real Estate, and Labor & Employment. Bodman is one of a small number of firms that maintained the previous year’s rankings without dropping in any category.

Chambers also ranks individual lawyers based on their legal knowledge and experience, effectiveness, and client service.  Bodman attorneys maintained their rankings, with the addition of several newly ranked lawyers. The attorneys were ranked in each of the six practice areas that Chambers evaluates in Michigan, including:

• Banking & Finance:  Robert J. Diehl, Jr., Scott P. Gyorke, Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey, Joseph J. Kochanek, Ralph E. McDowell,  Larry R. Shulman (Star Individual), Daniel C. Watson, and Wendy L. Zabriskie.

• Commercial Litigation:  Thomas P. Bruetsch (Recognized Practitioner), Dennis J. Levasseur, Joseph J. Shannon, and Thomas J. Tallerico.

• Corporate/M&A:  Timothy R. Damschroder, Laurence B. Deitch, Carrie Leahy, and Mark W. Peters.

• Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:  David B. Walters.

• Labor & Employment:  John C. Cashen, Steven J. Fishman, and Karen L. Piper.

• Real Estate:  David W. Hipp (Senior Statesman), Erik S. Prater (Up and Coming), Nicholas P. Scavone Jr., and Andrew Z. Spilkin.

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Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC


Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Paul S. Mazzola has joined the firm.  He will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak Office.

Mazzola concentrates his practice in all aspects of domestic and international patent prosecution in the electromechanical arts. He has experience preparing utility and design applications, responses to Office actions, and patentability and non-infringement opinions.  He has assisted clients in relation to technologies including automotive components and systems, medical devices, consumer devices and electronics, psychometric testing methods, agricultural implements, warewashing systems, and refrigeration technologies.

Mazzola also advises clients ranging from individual inventors to corporate counsel with preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, preparing and filing copyright registrations, and preparing and reviewing licensing agreements to optimize patent portfolio and/or patent protection strategies.  He has past legal experience as an attorney for the federal government and engineering experience with automotive technologies.

Mazzola received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 2008 with a specialty in Intellectual Property. He earned his B.S. from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 2005. Mazzola is licensed in the states of Illinois and Iowa and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 

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