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Posts from December 2016.
Image related to Voice of Miller Canfield: Year-End Reflections

As the year 2016 comes to a close, many of us are reflecting on what has been a year of ups and downs, challenges and opportunities. As I look back on the year, a few things stand out and make me feel especially proud of my colleagues and my firm and the ways we’ve grown this year and the many ways we have supported our clients, our communities and each other. Among them:

They are generous. The staff and attorneys I work with are some of the most giving people I know. Whether they are contributing money to support worthy charitable causes, or giving of their time through pro bono work and volunteerism, my colleagues never fail to make me proud. This year alone, the firm contributed more than $1.8 million and thousands of volunteer hours to endeavors that promote the greater good in our communities. These contributions included more than 5,000 hours of pro bono service performed by our lawyers. And Leo Goddeyne, a senior attorney in the firm’s Kalamazoo office, was recognized by the State Bar of Michigan as the recipient of the John Cummiskey Award in recognition of his outstanding service in pro bono. Finally, this year Wendy Richards joined the firm as Pro Bono Counsel, which will help our attorneys make even deeper commitments to give back in 2017 and beyond.

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Image related to Recent Victories Put Post-Bankruptcy Detroit on Firm Footing

Two recent client victories in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals put the City of Detroit’s post-bankruptcy recovery on much firmer footing.

The first case began two years ago when some residential customers of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department filed a complaint in the City of Detroit’s bankruptcy case. They asserted the city should be forced to set water rates based on customers’ income rather than on the cost of providing the service as required by Michigan law. 

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Image related to Miller Canfield Named to Client Service A-Team

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that it has again been named a Client Service A-Team 2017 firm by client service ranking firm BTI Consulting.

The ranking measures service excellence based on in-depth interviews with C-level executives who revealed the most important specific activities that drive superior client relationships.

“BTI researches some 300 of the largest and best known law firms in the country,” said Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee. “Based on hundreds of client interviews, they identify the firms that truly distinguish themselves as being the most invested in their clients’ successes and providing the most value to the client/law firm relationship.”

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