Duly Noted

WMU?and Cooley Law School  will end their partnership

Western Michigan University  Trustees voted Nov. 5 to end  its partnership with Cooley Law School, an association dating from 2013.

The partnership will  wind down over three years; and the law school will no longer have WMU in its name.

WMU President Edward Montgomery noted the university is focusing on its core mission and charting a course for an even stronger post-pandemic WMU.

At its peak, Cooley Law School had nearly 4,000 students,  with campuses in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Auburn Hills and Riverview, Fla. 

By  next year it will only have campuses in Lansing and Florida.

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP ranked one of 2021 ‘Best Law Firms’

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has been ranked one of the 2021 “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

Six of the firm’s offices received top-tier ratings in multiple practice areas.

Warner was recognized in the top tier of law firms in Grand Rapids for the following areas:

Appellate practice; Banking and finance; Bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization; Bet-the-company litigation; Business organizations, including LLCs and partnerships; Closely held companies and family businesses; Commercial; Copyright; Corporate; Employee benefits; Employment–management; Energy regulatory; Environmental; Family law; Family mediation; Financial services regulation; Health care; International trade and finance; Labor–management; Litigation in the areas of management, bankruptcy, construction, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, patent, real estate, trusts and estates, personal injury and product liability; Mergers and acquisitions; Natural resources; Nonprofit/charities; Patent; Real estate; Securities/capital markets; Tax; Trademark; Trusts and estates; Water.

 Additionally, the firm’s Southfield, Macomb County, Midland, Kalamazoo and Lansing offices were recognized as top-tier law firms.

Warner also had 102 attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021.

Attorneys from each of the firm’s eight offices were featured in the Best Lawyers listings released earlier this year.


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