Michigan Community Resources announced that it has selected Amanda Gregory as the organization's new director of Community Legal Resources, starting January 1, 2017.

With more than 8 years of legal and public service experience, Gregory spent the last year managing MCR's Legal Referral Program. Prior to joining MCR, she worked as director of Street Markets for Detroit's Eastern Market following nearly 6 years of active duty service with the U.S. Marine Corps as a judge advocate.

Along with her work at MCR, Gregory serves on the Research and Policy Committee of the Detroit Food Policy Counsel, as vice-chair of the Agricultural Law section of the State Bar of Michigan, and continues to serve in the Marine Corps reserves.

"MCR's work has such a deep impact on the nonprofits we serve and the struggling communities they support. The legal needs of these nonprofits are often overlooked but an absolutely vital component of fulfilling their missions," Gregory said. "As a person, I'm so grateful to be part of such a talented and caring team. As a professional, I'm honored to do such impactful work, connecting skilled attorneys with quality pro bono opportunities helping hard-working nonprofits."

Gregory will focus on expanding MCR's Community Legal Resources work statewide through partnerships with various organizations in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Kalamazoo. She will also represent MCR at statewide policy and nonprofit capacity building tables.

Michigan Community Resources, with an emphasis on community economic development, supports and empowers nonprofit community organizations that serve low-income individuals and populations across the state. Through the work of their four core competencies, Community Legal Resources, Neighborhood Exchange, Sustainable Community Initiatives, and Neighborhood Economic Development, MCR continuously serves thousands of nonprofits across the state. To learn more about MCR's vision and work, visit their website at

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Benjamin M. Glazebrook, a member of the Detroit office of Plunkett Cooney, was recently named as its newest shareholder.

Glazebrook was approved by the firm's Board of Directors as a shareholder. The elevation in status was based on the recommendation of the firm's Shareholder Evaluation Committee.

Glazebrook focuses his practice in the areas of first- and third-party motor vehicle liability claims. He has particular expertise conducting investigations of alleged fraud and suspicious claims involving insurance policyholders and medical providers. He represents several national insurance companies and has successfully resolved numerous fraud cases, resulting in the recovery of overpaid and ill-gotten benefits.

Admitted to practice before state and federal courts in both Michigan and Texas, Glazebrook is a 2006 graduate of Wayne State University Law School. Glazebrook received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2002.

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Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Jonathan Berg, a member in the firm's Troy office, has been selected to participate in Leadership Oakland's 27th Cornerstone Class.

Leadership Oakland selected 52 emerging regional leaders to take part in the upcoming class, which will take place over nine months from 2016 to 2017. The class meets at monthly sessions led by experts to discuss regional issues, including education, government, and racial and ethnic diversity. With a deeper understanding of the region's challenges and the new relationships fostered during the program, members of Leadership Oakland will have the tools to become the next generation of leaders. The upcoming class includes individuals from 30 cities across Oakland County and Southeast Michigan.

Berg is a member of Bodman's Enterprise Procurement, Business Law, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. In his legal practice, he helps clients negotiate and structure transactions with vendors and other parties across a spectrum of business relationships that involve millions of dollars in spend.

He has particular experience in transactions involving information technology, computer software and hardware, business process and technology outsourcing, automotive, professional and consulting services, mortgage and loan products and services, and transportation and logistics.

Berg also represents clients in a variety of general business and intellectual property matters involving manufacturing, procurement, and supply arrangements, technology development and license agreements, corporate organization, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and a broad range of other commercial transactions.

He has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Michigan Super Lawyers for the past three years under Business/Corporate and was named a 2017 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine.

Published: Mon, Jan 02, 2017