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DBA recognizes Kaminski with 2019 President’s Award

The Detroit Bar Association Barristers have selected Varnum attorney Shanna Kaminski as the winner of this year’s President’s Award. The award recognizes a young attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service to the profession, her clients and the public.

The award was presented at the DBA’s Summer Breeze Celebration, at which the bar recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of “our best and brightest young attorneys who have, in the early stages of their career, demonstrated great potential as future leaders of the community.” The event was held Wednesday, July 24 at the Detroit Shipping Company.

Kaminski is a member of Varnum’s Litigation and Trial Practice Team and the Banking, Finance and Restructuring Practice Team.

A graduate of Valparaiso School of Law, Kaminski is the chair of the Debtor/Creditor Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association and the co-vice chair of the Debtor/Creditor Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar. She is also on the board of directors for the Consumer Bankruptcy Association, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Wayne Region), and the Michigan Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. In addition, Kaminski is a member of the Alternative Finance Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Detroit Bar Association and the Turnaround Management Association.

Kaminski is very involved in her community, including volunteering for and serving on the board of directors for local nonprofit organizations.


Judge: Manufacturer ordered shut amid health concerns can continue to operate

BELDING, Mich. (AP) — A judge says a Michigan manufacturer that was ordered to shut down amid concerns about fires and the release of chemical clouds can continue most of its operations.

The Daily News of Greenville reports an Ionia County judge signed an order Friday allowing Kassouni Manufacturing Inc. in Belding to conduct business, but it can’t use trichloroisocyanuric acid.

Circuit Judge Ronald Schafer last month ordered KMI to cease operations and secure the facility, which produces chlorine tablets used for swimming pools and calcium chloride for melting ice and snow, as well as does plastic injection molding.

The order was requested by the county health department, which later said it didn’t want the order to affect all of KMI’s operations.

The company has apologized and has removed the acid from the facility.