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Harvey Wax joins Pear Sperling in Ann Arbor

Harvey Wax who has specialized in labor, employment and employment discrimination law for over 35 years, has joined the firm of Pear Sperling Eggan and Daniels, PC in their Ann Arbor office. 
He has considerable litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation experience.
Wax represents unions, commissions and individuals in the public sector, having extensive experience in K-12 and higher education.  He also represents private sector employers in a number of industries. 
He has extensive experience representing both employers and individuals in wrongful discharge, age, race, religious, sex and handicap discrimination cases, in whistleblower cases, in non-compete matters and in constitutional due process and equal protection claims in state and federal courts. 
He practices before the state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the Michigan Employment Security Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the State Civil Service Commission, and other federal and state agencies.
He has represented college faculty members, public and private school teachers and administrators and public sector unions. 
In this regard Wax has represented the Michigan Education Association and the American Association of University Professors at Eastern Michigan University and Oakland University.
He has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements in both the public and private sectors, has represented faculty members and K-12 teachers and their unions in tenure and certification proceedings and in arbitrations, mediations and fact-finding.
“Wax is an experienced appellate advocate, having handled appeals of labor and non-labor matters before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, federal district courts and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals,” a firm spokesperson said.
“He also is an experienced labor arbitrator and a member of the American Arbitration Association’s labor panel.  He is also a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the State and American Bar Associations and has served as Chairperson of the former.” 
Wax has lectured on labor topics for the Practicing Law Institute, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the State Bar. 
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Faupel, Fraser, Fessler addingBergmans ‘of counsel’

Faupel, Fraser, Fessler has announced that Henry Bergmans has joined the firm as Of Counsel. 
Bergmans will focus his practice on advising small businesses, corporate general counsels, and entrepreneurs and provide them with the legal insight to structure and manage a successful business enterprise.
He has expertise in internet services, software development, technical service contracts, and computer application sales. 
“Because of his many years as a business executive, he is able to balance the law with business opportunity in addressing the legal issues and practical ramifications of doing business over the internet, communicating in cyberspace, and engaging in commerce over the web,” a firm spokesperson said.
He completed a successful 30 year career as an executive with IBM.  Over the course of his career, Bergmans had global responsibility for effectively managing the sales and client support assets of the company. 
While at IBM, he was recognized for his expertise in sales and marketing programs, global channel development, and client satisfaction systems. 
“During that time he also developed a solid knowledge of advanced information technology and its application within the health, retail, manufacturing, and distribution industry segments. “
He has spoken on business strategy and management topics for Columbia University Executive Program, Software Marketing Perspectives, and the Conference Board.  
Bergmans holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the Thomas M Cooley Law School.