Duly Noted

Four Bodman attorney named to Super Lawyers 2017 list


Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that the editors of Michigan Super Lawyers have given special recognition to four members of the firm for their exceptional performance in the publication’s annual survey of leading business attorneys.

The publisher of Super Lawyers uses a selection process that combines peer nominations, in-depth professional evaluations, with independent research to create lists of leading attorneys, by area of practice, in various geographic markets.

Susan M. Kornfield, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property group, was named to both the Top 25 Women Business Attorneys List and the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan list. She focuses her practice on IP matters, including information systems acquisition, copyrights, trademarks, e-commerce, noncompete agreements, and protection against economic espionage. She has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2006, in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008, and for several years as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property.

Marguerite Munson Lentz, a member of Bodman’s High Net Worth group, was named to the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan list. Lentz concentrates her practice on representing high net worth individuals in estate planning, probate, and trust matters. She also regularly advises nonprofit and tax exempt organizations. She is currently listed in Chambers High Net Worth as one of Michigan’s leading estate planning attorneys. She has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2011 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008.

Ralph E. McDowell, firm chairman and a member of the Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Rights and Banking groups, was named to the Top 100 Attorneys in Michigan list. He assists clients primarily in the areas of commercial bankruptcy, debtors-creditor rights, and workouts. He has represented the interests of banks and other financial institutions in pre-bankruptcy workout situations, commercial bankruptcy cases, and troubled credit situations. He has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2006, in Chambers USA since 2007, and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2003.

Wendy L. Zabriskie, a member of Bodman’s Banking group, was also named to both the Top 25 Women Business Attorneys list and the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan list. She has extensive experience representing financial institutions in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of commercial and real estate loans. She has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2007, in Chambers USA since 2006, and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010.

Bodman PLC has offices in Troy, Detroit, Cheboygan, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids