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Posts from March 2021.
Image related to Scott Eldridge Named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Go-To Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that Scott Eldridge has been named among Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Go-To Lawyers for employment law.

Scott is a principal attorney in the firm's Employment and Labor Group. He is also a member of the firm's Board of Managing Directors and serves as the Resident Director of our office in Lansing, Michigan.

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Image related to "Best tasting challah anywhere!": Ron Hodess named Notable Nonprofit Board Member

Ron Hodess, a principal attorney in Miller Canfield's Real Estate Group, has been named among Crain's Detroit Business Notable Nonprofit Board members.

Hodess is a board member of the Autism Alliance of Michigan and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Friendship Circle of Michigan, a nonprofit located in West Bloomfield that was started 25 years ago and provides help and support to people with special needs and their families.

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Image related to Welcoming Ahmad Chehab and Schuyler Ferguson to Our Employment and Labor Group

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Ahmad Chehab and Schuyler Ferguson have joined the firm's Employment and Labor Group.

Chehab joins Miller Canfield from Collins & Blaha in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He represents employers in collective bargaining, labor arbitration, litigation in federal and state courts and in matters before the Michigan Employment Relations Commission. He has experience directing and conducting investigations of employee misconduct and developing and coordinating staff training programs.

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Image related to From the CEO: Commitment to Respect and Non-Violence 

Last night, we learned that eight people, including six Asian-American women, were killed in Atlanta. Today, along with many of our AmLaw colleagues, I joined the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s call for a united legal community coming together to reject hate.

I know that in every such instance, there are questions about motive. As with many such tragedies, perhaps the motive will never be known for certain in this case.

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Image related to Welcoming LaVon Johns to Our Chicago Team

We are pleased to welcome commercial real estate attorney LaVon Johns to our Chicago office.

LaVon's practice focuses on real estate transactions, MBE/WBE (minority business enterprise/women's business enterprise) certification and nonprofit law. She will be a key member of Miller Canfield's P3 (public-private partnerships) team and the firm's Real Estate Group.

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We are pleased to share that the following six attorneys were elected to principalship at our firm's recent (Virtual) Annual Meeting:

  • Eric Bergeron, a member of the firm's Financial Services Group
  • Manuel Placencia, a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group
  • Justyna Regan, a member of the firm's Corporate and Transactions Group
  • Lauren Verbiscus Rowe, a member of the firm's Financial Services Group
  • Yuri Shidenko, a member of the firm's Real Estate Group
  • James Woolard, a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group
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Image related to Mike Palizzi Elected Managing Director

We are pleased to announce that A. Michael Palizzi has been elected by the principals of the firm to serve as one of its five Managing Directors.

Mike co-leads Miller Canfield's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and leads the firm's Intellectual Property practice. He will serve alongside the firm's other four Managing Directors: Danielle Mason Anderson, who was re-elected this year, Thomas Colis, Scott Eldridge and Amy Johnston.

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