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Chambers USA Again Names Miller Canfield Among Michigan's Best

July 17, 2007

Chambers USA 2007, a referral guide designed to objectively present the best practitioners in the main areas of corporate law, has selected Miller Canfield as a top law firm in all practice areas ranked in Michigan and has ranked the firm nationally. In addition, 24 of the firm’s attorneys are recognized as leading business attorneys – more than any other Michigan law firm for the third year in a row.

Miller Canfield was recognized nationally as a leader in Sports Law. In Michigan, the firm received the highest possible ranking in Banking & Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Labor & Employment Law; and Real Estate; and was also recognized for its Corporate/M&A work.

Those named leading lawyers in their specialty area in Chambers USA 2007 are:


Ann Arbor office: Gregory L. Curtner, Commercial Litigation and national recognition in Sports Law; Stephen G. Palms, Real Estate

Detroit office: Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Donna J. Donati, Labor & Employment; Leonard D. Givens, Labor & Employment; Jonathan S. Green, Banking & Finance; Kristin A. Hermann, Banking & Finance; David K. McLeod, Banking & Finance; Christopher A. McMican, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Megan P. Norris, Labor & Employment; Clarence L. Pozza, Jr., Commercial Litigation; Steven A. Roach, Banking & Finance; Richard J. Seryak, Labor & Employment; Deborah W. Thompson, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Carl H. von Ende, Commercial Litigation; Jerome R. Watson, Labor & Employment

Grand Rapids office: Charles (Sandy) Mishkind, Labor & Employment

Kalamazoo office: J. Patrick Lennon, Real Estate

Troy office: Thomas W. Cranmer, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; Ronald E. Hodess, Real Estate; David D. Joswick, Corporate/M&A; Ronald H. Riback, Banking & Finance; James A. Simpson, Real Estate; Katheryne L. Zelenock, Real Estate

Chambers USA ranks the firms and attorneys considered leaders in their field. For the current directory, over 14,000 interviews were conducted by a team of over 40 full-time researchers over a period of 6 months. Firms are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be ranked, making the guide a reflection of market opinion.

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.