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Miller Canfield Elects New Member of Managing Directors

May 1, 2007

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C announces that attorney Michael P. McGee has been elected a managing director, effective April 19, 2007, completing the unexpired term created by Michael W. Hartmann’s appointment as CEO. McGee will be part of the firm’s five-person management board that works with the chief executive officer to oversee the firm’s 17 offices.

McGee has been with Miller Canfield for 22 years and is a principal practicing public finance law in the Detroit office. He also is the firm’s Hiring Chair.

McGee represents public entity clients throughout Michigan, and has had primary responsibility for general obligation and revenue bond issues aggregating over $3 billion, including acting as bond counsel in the largest municipal bond financing in Michigan history–the $1 billion bond issue for the Midfield (McNamara) Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. He has broad experience in structuring intergovernmental agreements and public/private economic development and public improvement projects.

A three-time graduate of the University of Michigan, he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science cum laude in 1979, a law degree in 1982, and a master's degree in public policy studies in 1983. While in law school, he was a senior editor for the Michigan Law Review.

McGee is a past vice-chair of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Public Corporation Law Section of the State of Michigan. He is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers, in the Bonds/Government Finance Section of the 2006 edition.

He resides in Novi, Michigan.

With over 350 attorneys practicing in all major areas of law, Miller Canfield is among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S., is Michigan’s largest law firm and is one of the top corporate law firms in the state of Michigan as recognized by Chambers USA referral guide and Corporate Board Member magazine.

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