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Miller Canfield Attorney Appointed to Board of Directors of Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance

July 23, 2007

Richard A. Walawender, a principal at the law firm of Miller Canfield and head of the firm's Automotive Group and Corporate and Securities Group, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious shows of exotic and valuable classic automobiles in the world. As a member of the board, he is involved in this year’s event on Sunday, August 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester.

At Miller Canfield, Walawender’s practice specializes in automotive commercial transactions and industry issues, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, licensing, dispute resolution, and international transactions.

He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He was also a M.A. candidate in the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Michigan, and received his B.A., with high distinction, from U of M, majoring in political science, Russian and Eastern European Studies. He also attended the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, International Bar Association, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Madonna University, where he is chairman of the board of trustees. In 2006 he was appointed to the Oakland County Planning and Economic Development, Business Roundtable Committee.

He resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Now in its 29th year, the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance takes place the first weekend in August every year on the lush grounds of historic Meadow Brook Hall. The Sunday Concours is the culmination of a week of spectacular events that celebrate The Art that Move Us - The Power and Beauty of the Automobile.

The law firm of Miller Canfield was established in Detroit in 1852 and employs more than 800 in offices in Michigan, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland.