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123 Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Best in U.S., Canada, Mexico and Poland

August 19, 2014

Miller Canfield announced today that 123 of its lawyers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Poland were selected by their peers for inclusion in the pre-eminent legal referral guide, Best Lawyers® 2015 published by Woodward/White, Inc. Miller Canfield leads Michigan with 113 lawyers, nine more than the next most-recognized Michigan firm.

The firm also had more lawyers named than any other firm in Michigan in several categories, including in Banking and Finance, Public Finance, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Employment-Management and several litigation subsections, including Construction, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Regulatory Enforcement and Mass Tort Defense.

Following is a list of Miller Canfield lawyers honored in Best Lawyers® 2015. Three 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
Anthony J. Mavrinac, Banking and Finance Law
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
LeRoy L. Asher, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
Robin W. Asher, Commercial Litigation
Marjory G. Basile, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trademark
Jennifer A. Bielfield, Banking & Finance
Bruce D. Birgbauer**, Corporate, International Trade & 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
Lawrence M. Dudek, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
W. Mack Faison, Commercial Litigation
Adam S. Forman, Employment - Management, Labor – Management
Steven M. Frank, Public Finance
Joseph F. Galvin, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, Litigation - Municipal, Litigation - Real Estate
Leonard D. Givens, Employment - Management, Labor – Management
Jonathan S. Green, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
Troy L. Harris, Construction
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 Reorganization, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Thomas W. Linn, Banking and Finance
Michael P. McGee, Public Finance
Patrick F. McGow, Public Finance
Jeffrey M. McHugh, Public Finance
Christopher A. McMican, Employee Benefits (ERISA)
David R. Mitchell, Banking and Finance
Adam B. Norlander, Banking and Finance
Megan P. Norris, Employment - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment
Gregory A. Nowak, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax
A. Michael Palizzi, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property
Elisa Angeli Palizzi, Commercial Litigation
Michael B. Peterman, Banking and 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
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
Charles (Sandy) Mishkind, Employment - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment
Steven F. Stapleton, Commercial Litigation
Stanley J. Stek, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Municipal, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Trent J. Taylor, Banking and Finance

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ronald E. Baylor, Environmental, Litigation – Environmental
Harold J. Decker, Biotechnology, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property
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

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

Tampa, Florida

Leland D. Barringer, Commercial Litigation

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
Gary R. Glenn, Tax
Gerald J. Gleeson II, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
Kalman G. Goren, Employee Benefits (ERISA), Trusts and Estate Planning
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
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
Ronald H. Riback, Banking and Finance
Alison H. Rodney, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Kenneth J. Sachs, Employee Benefits (ERISA)
Dawn M. Schulter, 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

CANADA 

Windsor, Ontario

Jennifer L. Shilson*, Corporate 

MEXICO

Monterrey 

Alberto J. Murga Garcia, Corporate
Otto Hugo Sampogna Villarreal, Corporate

POLAND 

Gdynia

Konrad Monko, Product Liability
Monika Tomczak-Gorlikowska, Antitrust, Banking and Finance

Warsaw 

Andrzej Chelchowski, Project Finance and Development, Real Estate Law

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.”

The law firm of Miller Canfield offers businesses, governments, nonprofits, individuals and families a broad array of integrated legal services in more than 55 areas.  With Michigan roots for 161 years and a global reach for two decades, the firm has offices in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, New York, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. For more information, visit www.millercanfield.com.