Four attorneys join Bodman PLC

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Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that attorneys Mary E. Cebula, Garret Michael Haddon II, John J. “Jack” Kelly, and Evangeline Nketia have joined the firm.

 Cebula, Kelly and Nketia were members of Bodman’s 2018 class of summer associates. Haddon worked formerly as a contract support specialist with Bodman’s Enterprise Procurement Group.

Cebula, of the firm’s Ann Arbor office, is an associate attorney and a member of the Business Practice Group. She represents businesses in matters involving a broad range of corporate law issues from initial business formation and organization to M&A and other complex transactions. Before joining Bodman as a summer associate she worked as a law clerk in the legal department of a publicly-traded multibillion-dollar producer of packaged baked goods and as a law clerk in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General working in the area of professional licensing enforcement.

Cebula is a graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law where she served as managing editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies and was active with the Nonprofit Legal Clinic and the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. Cebula earned her undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Haddon, of Bodman’s Troy office, is a staff attorney and a member of the Enterprise Procurement Group. He represents business clients in connection with the drafting and negotiation of a broad range of commercial contracts. Before joining Bodman he served as a legal intern with the Detroit Mercy Law Veterans Clinic and as a judicial intern with Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Haddon is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he was active in Moot Court and served as 2L and 1L evening class president of the Student Bar Association. Haddon received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Kelly, of the firm’s Detroit office, is an associate attorney and a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. He represents businesses and financial institutions in connection with commercial and industrial real estate transactions and in real estate finance matters. He also represents individual clients in connection with the purchase and sale of significant personal residences.

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School. While in law school, Kelly served as a judicial extern to Hon. Robert E. Gordon of the Illinois Appellate Court. He also worked for a year with Legal Help for Veterans, where he interviewed prospective clients and assisted veterans in applying for benefits from the Veterans Administration. Kelly earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan where he was honored as a James B. Angell Scholar.

Nketia, of the firm’s Detroit office, is an associate attorney and a member of the High Net Worth Practice Group. She represents individual clients in connection with estate planning and related tax matters and the administration of complex trusts and estates. While a Bodman summer associate, Nketia was selected for a secondment assignment with the legal department of global pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company where she was exposed to a variety of corporate and securities law matters. She has also worked as a law clerk with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office where she conducted legal research and reviewed case and statutory law in connection with inquiries into various state and federal issues.

A graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law, Nketia served as executive editor of the Toledo Law Review and as vice president of the Black Law Students Association. She earned numerous academic honors including six terms on the Dean’s List, multiple teaching assistantships, achieving the highest ranking in Criminal Law, and receiving the Legal Education Opportunity Grant. She is active in the community and has served as a volunteer coordinator for the Peel Children’s Aid Society and as a helpline volunteer for the Victim’s Services Appeal. Nketia earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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