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Image related to Western Michigan University General Counsel Carrick Craig Joins Miller Canfield

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Carrick Craig has joined the law firm’s Employment and Labor Group in its office in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Craig comes to the firm from Western Michigan University, where he served as General Counsel and had spent more than two decades providing legal advice and assistance to the university.

“Carrick will be instrumental in supporting our expanding Higher Education practice, which is known for providing a full range of services to colleges and universities, from advising on real estate, finance and transactional matters to taking on some of the most complex litigation and Title IX matters in the country,” said Miller Canfield CEO Megan Norris.

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Image related to Michelle Crockett Appointed to Michigan Supreme Court DEI Committee

Miller Canfield Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Executive Officer Michelle Crockett has been appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve on its Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Judiciary, which launched this year.

The commission was formed early in 2022 with a directive to assess and work toward the elimination of disparities within the Michigan judiciary and justice system. Members include a broad cross-section of judges, court administrators, attorneys and members of the community.

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Image related to Miller Canfield Earns Rankings in Chambers USA 2022

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Chambers USA 2022 has ranked 12 of the firm’s attorneys and seven of its practice areas among the best in the U.S.

The firm earned rankings in the practice areas of Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate.

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Image related to Miller Canfield Welcomes Five Attorneys in Chicago, Detroit Offices

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that five attorneys have joined the international law firm’s offices in Detroit and Chicago.

Michael Janes has joined the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in Detroit. His practice concentrates on medical malpractice and product liability defense. Janes has been active in many professional associations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, where he is the treasurer and has served as a board member since 2020 and as membership chair in 2021. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Janes previously served as president and longtime board member of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel and has chaired the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Council. He is a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and is the recipient of the 2016 Michigan Association of Justice Respected Advocate Award. Janes earned his J.D. at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. 

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Image related to Anthony McCloud Joins Miller Canfield Real Estate Group

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that real estate attorney Anthony McCloud has joined the firm’s office in Chicago.

McCloud joins Miller Canfield from Reda & Des Jardins Ltd. in Chicago, where he provided a wide range of legal services to individuals, corporations and startups. He worked on transactional, real estate, litigation and intellectual property matters and participated in settlement negotiations.

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Image related to Shusheng Wang Named Among Go-To Business Lawyers

Miller Canfield’s Shusheng Wang was named in Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Go-To Lawyers for Business Law.

Wang is Miller Canfield’s co-director of global business and a member of the firm’s China practice. He has extensive experience in international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, tax planning, litigation, joint ventures, technology transfers, offshore structures and greenfield projects.

He has helped Chinese companies invest more than $5 billion in the United States.

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Image related to A. Michael Palizzi Named Among Go-To IP Lawyers

Miller Canfield’s A. Michael Palizzi was named in Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Go-To Lawyers for Intellectual Property Law.”

Palizzi leads Miller Canfield’s Intellectual Property Group, which serves businesses of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 and multinational companies. 

In addition to leading the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, Palizzi is a co-leader of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and serves as one of the firm’s Managing Directors. He is a nationally recognized litigation attorney with more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property litigation and complex commercial disputes. He is consistently recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation, Michigan Super Lawyers, DBusiness Top Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

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Image related to Brian Gallagher Joins Miller Canfield

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Brian Gallagher has joined its Employment and Labor Group. Gallagher’s legal practice focuses on advising employers on matters involving ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) and the Tax Code. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and previously chaired its Employee Benefits Committee. He comes to Miller Canfield from Fraser Trebilcock, where he co-chaired the firm’s Employee Benefits Department and served on the Board of Directors.

Miller Canfield is a global law firm with 18 locations worldwide. The firm’s Employment and Labor Group is nationally recognized for management-side litigation and has earned a highly coveted ranking in Chambers USA as one of the top employment and labor law firms in Michigan.

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Image related to Miller Canfield's Statement in Support of the People of Ukraine

Miller Canfield stands in solidarity with the brave people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian legal community against Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion.

We and the world have watched in horror as Russia's forces intentionally destroy hospitals, schools, and apartments buildings and kill innocent men, women and children trying to flee the carnage unleashed by the Russian aggression. We are also deeply troubled by the Kremlin’s decision to shut down all of Russia's remaining independent broadcasters to hide the truth about its atrocities, staggering casualties and devastation brought upon peaceful Ukraine. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced an investigation into Putin over possible war crimes in Ukraine, which we fully support. Russia's barbaric actions must be brought to justice.

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Image related to Miller Canfield Named #1 Public Finance Group in Michigan

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Refinitiv's 2021 Bond Counsel Rankings rate our acclaimed Public Finance Group:

  • 1st among Michigan bond counsel firms
  • 14th among Illinois law firms
  • 6th among Midwestern firms, and
  • 42nd nationwide
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