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137 Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Best in U.S. and Canada

Firm leads Michigan in number of lawyers named

August 30, 2012

Miller Canfield announced today that 137 of its lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the pre-eminent legal referral guide, Best Lawyers® 2013 published by Woodward/White, Inc. As the leading law firm in Michigan, Miller Canfield has 36 more lawyers earning this designation than the next most recognized Michigan firm.

Miller Canfield has lawyers named in 60+ categories including Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense, Energy, Information Technology Litigation, Employment & Labor Law, Public Finance, Real Estate and Tax.

Following is a list of Miller Canfield attorneys honored in Best Lawyers® 2013. Thirty-one lawyers were named for the first time this year (*). Four lawyers have been recognized in Best Lawyers since its inception in 1983 (**).

UNITED STATES

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Paul R. Dimond, Real Estate
Joseph M. Fazio, Real Estate, Litigation - Real Estate
Robert E. Gilbert**, Real Estate
Sonal Hope Mithani, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
Thomas C. O’Brien, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense, White-Collar Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
Stephen G. Palms**, Real Estate
Erik H. Serr, Corporate
Timothy D. Sochocki, Health Care, Public Finance

Chicago, Illinois

Darryl R. Davidson, Public Finance
Michael H. Traison, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Robert T. Zielinski, Labor - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

Detroit, Michigan

Frederick A. Acomb, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property
Michael A. Alaimo*, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
Timothy L. Andersson*, Corporate Law
LeRoy L. Asher, Jr.*, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
Robin W. Asher*, Commercial Litigation
Leland D. Barringer*, Commercial Litigation
Marjory G. Basile, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trademark
Jennifer A. Bielfield*, Banking & Finance
Bruce D. Birgbauer**, Corporate, International Trade and Finance
Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits (ERISA)
Harold W. Bulger, Jr., Public Finance
Beverly Hall Burns, Education, Employment - Management, Labor – Management
Michael P. Coakley, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Securities
Thomas D. Colis, Public Finance
Michelle P. Crockett*, Litigation – Labor & Employment
Donna J. Donati, Employment - Management, Labor – Management
Lawrence M. Dudek, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
W. Mack Faison, Commercial Litigation
Joanne B. Faycurry*, Litigation & Controversy – Tax
Adam S. Forman, Employment - Management, Labor – Management
Steven M. Frank*, Public Finance
Brant A. Freer, Public Finance, Tax
Joseph F. Galvin, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, Litigation - Municipal, Litigation - Real Estate
Leonard D. Givens, Employment - Management, Labor – Management
Gary R. Glenn*, Tax
Jonathan S. Green, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
Michael W. Hartmann, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice - Defendants, Professional Malpractice – Defendants
Todd A. Holleman*, Commercial Litigation
Amy M. Johnston, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Donald W. Keim, Public Finance
Douglas M. Kilbourne, Banking and Finance
Stephen S. LaPlante, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and organization, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Thomas W. Linn, Banking and Finance
David Massaron*, Public Finance
Anthony J. Mavrinac, Banking and Finance
Michael P. McGee, Public Finance
Patrick F. McGow, Public Finance
Jeffrey M. McHugh, Public Finance
Samuel J. McKim III**, Litigation & Controversy – Tax
Christopher A. McMican, Employee Benefits (ERISA)
David R. Mitchell*, Banking & Finance
Adam B. Norlander*, Banking & Finance
Megan P. Norris, Employment - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment
Gregory A. Nowak*, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax
Kathryn L. Ossian, Information Technology
A. Michael Palizzi, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property
Elisa Angeli Palizzi*, Commercial Litigation
Michael B. Peterman*, Banking & Finance
Joel L. Piell, Public Finance
Clarence L. Pozza, Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Securities
Steven A. Roach, Banking and Finance, Litigation - Banking & Finance
Jerry T. Rupley, Education, Public Finance
Jennifer L. Sabourin, Litigation - Labor & Employment
Larry J. Saylor, Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Richard J. Seryak, Employment - Management, Labor – Management
Kent E. Shafer, Securities Regulation
Christopher M. Trebilcock*, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
Amanda Van Dusen, Banking and Finance, Education, Public Finance
Carl H. von Ende, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Banking and Finance
Richard A. Walawender, International Trade and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Peter W. Waldmeir, Energy
Richard W. Warren, Employment – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
Jerome R. Watson, Employment - Management, Labor - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment
John H. Willems, Employment - Management, Labor – Management

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Robert L. DeJong, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Richard A. Gaffin, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trademark
Charles (Sandy) Mishkind, Employment - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment
John M. Sommerdyke, Banking and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Funds / Hedge Funds, Project Finance, Venture Capital
Stanley J. Stek, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Municipal, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Trent J. Taylor*, Banking & Finance
Jack Van Coevering*, Litigation & Controversy –Tax, Tax
Jeffrey G. York, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ronald E. Baylor, Environmental, Litigation – Environmental
Vernon Bennett III, Litigation & Controversy – Tax
Eric V. Brown, Jr., Corporate
John R. Cook, Corporate
Harold J. Decker, Biotechnology, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property
Pamela C. Enslen, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Mediation
Kurt P. McCamman, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Litigation - Municipal
John M. Novak, Banking and Finance, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate
Don M. Schmidt, Municipal, Public Finance
Kurt N. Sherwood, Employment - Management, Labor – Management
James E. Spurr, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Litigation – Construction
Steven M. Stankewicz, Real Estate
Brad H. Sysol*, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
Thomas H. Van Dis, Corporate, Health Care
John G. Van Slambrouck, Family Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates
B. Jay Yelton III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Lansing, Michigan

Ronald W. Bloomberg, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy, Natural Resources
Douglas W. Crim, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Environmental, Litigation – Environmental
William J. Danhof, Public Finance, Banking and Finance
Christopher J. Dembowski, Public Finance
Michael J. Hodge, Administrative/Regulatory
Harvey J. Messing, Administrative/Regulatory, Energy, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Utilities
Thomas C. Phillips, Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Environmental
Clifford Taylor, Appellate Practice
Sherri A. Wellman, Energy, Natural Resources

Troy, Michigan

James L. Allen, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate
Matthew P. Allen*, Commercial Litigation
Frank L. Andrews, Litigation – Environmental
Thomas G. Appleman, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities/Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
Brad B. Arbuckle, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities/Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
Alexander J. Clark*, Real Estate
Thomas W. Cranmer, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Litigation - Environmental, Litigation – Securities
Gregory V. DiCenso, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates
Gerald J. Gleeson II*, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
Kalman G. Goren, Employee Benefits (ERISA)
Robert J. Haddad, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Ronald E. Hodess, Construction, Real Estate
Brian H. Holt*, Real Estate
David D. Joswick, Banking and Finance, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities/Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
Kenneth E. Konop, Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Matthew F. Leitman, Appellate, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental
Abdu H. Murray*, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance
Stephen J. Ott, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Alison H. Rodney*, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
Kenneth J. Sachs*, Employee Benefits (ERISA)
Dawn M. Schluter*, Trusts and Estates
James A. Simpson, Banking and Finance, Corporate, Real Estate, Securities/Capital Markets, Securitization and Structure Finance
David M. Thoms, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Non-Profit/Charities, Tax, Trusts and Estates
Shusheng Wang*, Corporate
Brian S. Westenberg, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
James W. Williams, Trusts and Estates

CANADA

Windsor, Ontario

Jerry L. Goldberg*, Real Estate
Jeffrey M. Slopen, Corporate

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”