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Miller Canfield Lawyer David Thoms Elected to Madonna University Board of Trustees

May 28, 2013

David M. Thoms, a principal at Miller Canfield (Troy, Mich. office), has been elected to a three-year term on the board of trustees of Madonna University, a Catholic and Franciscan university located in Livonia, Mich., committed to teaching, scholarship and service.

Thoms has long been active in the educational community. His service includes being a longtime board member and current president of the Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe. He’s a trustee and executive committee member of the Michigan Colleges Foundation and a trustee of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich. He’s also a Planned Giving Technical Advisor at Greenhills School, a prestigious private high school in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was previously involved in leadership and fundraising for the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center and the University of Detroit-Mercy. He was honored with the Officier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Government for his contributions to French culture and education.

At Miller Canfield, Thoms assists clients with their business, estate and succession planning matters as well as assisting non-profit and charitable organizations with policy, tax, compliance, governance and fundraising. 

Thoms earned his juris doctorate from University of Detroit-Mercy and a master of laws with a focus on taxation from Wayne State University. He also earned his bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and a master’s degree in urban planning from Wayne State.