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Seventy-Nine Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Best in U.S.

September 13, 2006

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. announced today that 79 of its lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the pre-eminent legal referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America® 2007 (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). The firm has more lawyers named than any other firm in Michigan.

In addition, Miller Canfield has the most lawyers named in the categories of Corporate Law, Banking Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Public Finance Law, and more lawyers listed from the cities of Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo and Troy, than any other law firm in Michigan.

Following is a list of Miller Canfield attorneys honored in The Best Lawyers in America®2007.

Ann Arbor office: Gregory L. Curtner, Antitrust Law and Sports Law; Paul R. Dimond, Real Estate Law; Bettye S. Elkins, Health Care Law and Information Technology Law; Joseph M. Fazio, Real Estate Law; Robert E. Gilbert, Real Estate Law; Allyn D. Kantor, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation; Marta A. Manildi, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law; Thomas C. O’Brien, Personal Injury Litigation; Roselyn R. Parmenter, Health Care Law; David N. Parsigian, Corporate Law; Erik H. Serr, Corporate Law; Timothy D. Sochocki, Health Care Law

Detroit office: Marjory G. Basile, Intellectual Property Law; Bruce D. Birgbauer, Corporate Law and International Trade and Finance Law; Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits Law; Harold W. Bulger, Jr., Public Finance Law; Beverly Hall Burns, Labor and Employment Law; Donna J. Donati, Labor and Employment Law; Lawrence M. Dudek, Construction Law and Real Estate Law; W. Mack Faison, Commercial Litigation; Joseph F. Galvin, Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law; Leonard D. Givens, Labor and Employment Law, Jonathan S. Green, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Michael W. Hartmann, Commercial Litigation; Donald W. Keim, Public Finance Law; Douglas M. Kilbourne, Banking Law; Thomas W. Linn, Banking Law; Jeffrey M. McHugh, Public Finance Law; Samuel J. McKim III, Tax Law; Christopher A. McMican, Employee Benefits Law; Megan P. Norris, Labor and Employment Law; Kathryn L. Ossian, Information Technology Law; Thomas G. Parachini, Commercial Litigation; Joel L. Piell, Public Finance Law; Clarence L. Pozza, Jr., Commercial Litigation; Jerry T. Rupley, Public Finance Law; Larry J. Saylor, Antitrust Law; Richard J. Seryak, Labor and Employment Law; Deborah W. Thompson, Employee Benefits Law; Michael H. Traison, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Amanda Van Dusen, Public Finance Law and Banking Law; Carl H. von Ende, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Banking Law; Peter W. Waldmeir, Energy Law; Jerome R. Watson, Labor and Employment Law

Grand Rapids office: Michael G. Campbell, Corporate Law; Robert L. DeJong, Commercial Litigation; Richard A. Gaffin, Intellectual Property Law; Stanley J. Stek, Commercial Litigation; Robert E.L. Wright, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Kalamazoo office: Ronald E. Baylor, Environmental Law; Eric V. Brown, Jr., Corporate Law; John A. Campbell, Corporate Law; John R. Cook, Corporate Law; Thomas P. Hustoles, Labor and Employment Law; Robert R. Lennon, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law; Don M. Schmidt, Municipal Law; B. Jay Yelton III, Commercial Litigation.

Lansing office: Michael R. Atkins, Gaming Law; Ronald W. Bloomberg, Energy Law; Douglas W. Crim, Environmental Law; William J. Danhof, Public Finance Law and Banking Law; Christopher J. Dembowski, Public Finance Law; Harvey J. Messing, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law and Oil & Gas Law; Thomas C. Phillips, Environmental Law; Sherri A. Wellman, Energy Law

Monroe office: Rocque E. Lipford, Corporate Law

Troy office: Thomas G. Appleman, Corporate Law; Brad B. Arbuckle, Corporate Law and Securities Law; Thomas W. Cranmer, Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense and White-Collar Criminal Defense; Gregory V. DiCenso, Trusts and Estates; Ronald E. Hodess, Real Estate Law; David D. Joswick, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Banking Law; Kenneth E. Konop, Trusts and Estates; Matthew F. Leitman, Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense and White-Collar Criminal Defense; Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental Law; Stephen J. Ott, Personal Injury Litigation; James A. Simpson, Banking Law; David M. Thoms, Trusts and Estates; James W. Williams, Trusts and Estates

The 2007 edition is the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 18,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast more than a half million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, 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 350-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has officesin Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Saginaw, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Naples and Pensacola, Florida, Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland.