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We're on the move in the Windy City!

We're pleased to announce that our Chicago office has moved to The Franklin, a prestigious location in the city's West Loop. Our new address is 227 West Monroe Street, Suite 3600, Chicago IL 60606, and the firm's Chicago phone numbers will remain unchanged, including our main office line: +1.312.460.4200.

As The Franklin's website states: "The Franklin is perfectly poised to access all of Chicago, only a few minutes’ walk from both Metra stations and the CTA at the edge of both downtown and the thriving West Loop." Building amenities include a wellness and fitness center with a mother's room; the breathtaking Sky Lobby; and dining options including Starbucks, Sopraffina, Amazon GO, and Rustle + Roux.

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Congratulations to Miller Canfield attorneys Timothy D. Kroninger, Nashara Peart, Wendy Richards and Marc Swanson, who have been recognized for their contributions to pro bono in 2021 by the Detroit Bar Association.

Pro Bono awardees are Detroit Bar members who contributed 30 hours of pro bono work from Nov. 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2021, by volunteering for the Detroit Legal Services Clinic or for one of the many pro bono opportunities listed on the Detroit Bar Gateway. They are recognized at the association’s annual Dennis W. Archer Public Service Award Gala, which was held on Nov. 18.

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Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that CEO Megan Norris was named on the Crain's Detroit Business 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan list, which is published once every five years.

The list includes leaders in state and federal government, nonprofits and some of Michigan's largest and most impactful businesses, who are selected based on the significance of their contributions and level of impact in their communities and businesses.

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Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that we have earned U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms in America" national rankings in 13 practice areas, as well as 95 metropolitan rankings in 51 practice areas.

Published annually, "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a nationwide survey of more than 85,000 lawyers as well as historical analysis by Best Lawyers researchers.

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Image related to Employee Benefits Attorney Malaika Caldwell Joins Miller Canfield in Chicago

We are pleased to welcome Malaika Caldwell to our Corporate and Transactions Group. Based in Chicago, Malaika's practice focuses on employee benefits, executive compensation and employment law. She provides clients with operational and administrative support related to health and welfare benefits, including the design of welfare benefit offerings and the drafting of cafeteria plan and wrap plan documents, summary plan descriptions and enrollment materials and notices.

She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law and Elmhurst College.

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We are pleased to announce that Kyra Sims has joined our Trusts and Estates practice as an associate attorney in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Kyra comes to Miller Canfield from Bank of Ann Arbor, where she was an assistant vice president and trust officer, managing personal trust accounts and estates and administering irrevocable life insurance trusts. She is a graduate of Howard University School of Law and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. She serves on the boards of the Ann Arbor YMCA and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority and is a member of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation's Network of Professional Advisors.

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Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row, we have earned the designation of Mansfield Certified Plus, making us the only Michigan-headquartered firm and one of just 92 nationwide to meet the criteria in 2021.

Firms earn Mansfield certification by demonstrating that at least 30 percent of people affirmatively considered for firm governance positions, promotions and lateral-hire opportunities are women and attorneys from underrepresented groups, such as people of color, LGBTQ+ and attorneys with disabilities. To earn Mansfield Certified Plus, firms must not only consider women and people who are from underrepresented groups, but they must meet the goal of at least 30% representation in leadership roles.

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Image related to Pat McGow Admitted as Fellow in American College of Bond Counsel

Pat McGow, co-leader of our Public Finance Group, has been elected as a fellow to the prestigious American College of Bond Counsel. The group was formed in 1995 to recognize attorneys who have established reputations among their peers for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of bond law.

For nearly 30 years, Pat has advised governmental clients on a broad range of infrastructure financing and related legal matters, such as special assessments, elections, state and federal tax issues, and millage and ballot proposals. He is recognized as a leader in his field and has written legislation on a variety of municipal finance and tax increment financing issues.

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Image related to Reshma Sambare Named Among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Women in the Law

Congratulations to Miller Canfield real estate attorney Reshma Sambare, who is among the 34 lawyers to be named in Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Women in the Law Class of 2021.

Reshma joined Miller Canfield in 2013. Her practice is focused on commercial and industrial real estate development, public-private partnership (P3) projects, and India-U.S. cross-border transactions. Having earned an engineering degree and worked as a commercial construction manager prior to law school, she brings a unique mix of legal knowledge and real-world construction experience to her representation of clients in construction and real estate.

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We are pleased to announce that 53 Miller Canfield lawyers have been recognized in the Michigan, Illinois and Ohio editions of Super Lawyers 2021.

Four Miller Canfield lawyers were also named on Super Lawyers top lists. They are:

  • Thomas Cranmer: Top 10 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Gerald Gleeson: Top 100 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Amy Johnston: Top 50 2021 Women Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Megan Norris: Top 10 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers, Top 50 2021 Women Michigan Super Lawyers
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