Bodman PLC and Ann Arbor attorney Susan M. Kornfield recognized for excellence by the journal 'Managing Intellectual Property'


Bodman PLC has been ranked as “Highly Recommended” for Trademark Law by the internationally-recognized journal Managing Intellectual Property. Bodman is one of only four Michigan law firms to be ranked as “Highly Recommended” for Trademark Law, the highest level possible.

The journal also recognized Susan M. Kornfield, chair of Bodman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leader of the firm’s IP Brand Protection Team, as a “Trademark Star” and a “Copyright Star” for her work in intellectual property.

Kornfield also has been listed as a distinguished IP practitioner in Chambers USA, and is listed in the current editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, and DBusiness magazine’s “Top Lawyers.” She has been named on multiple occasions as a Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Trademark Law and for Copyright Law. In 2017, the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section honored her with its “Excellence in Intellectual Property" Award.

Kornfield, based in Bodman’s Ann Arbor office, handles transactional and litigation matters and has been selected as an expert witness, mediator, and arbitrator in intellectual property disputes.

Her clients include organizations in the financial services, health care/medical, automotive, sports and entertainment, higher education, and technology industries, as well as cultural institutions and nonprofit foundations.

She also has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School for over 20 years, teaching Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Practice, and Entertainment Law.


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