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Miller Canfield Lawyer Michael Traison Awarded Presidential Citation by Decalogue Society of Lawyers

July 16, 2013

Michael H. Traison, a principal in the Chicago office of Miller Canfield, has been awarded the 2013 Presidential Citation by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. He received the award at the Society’s annual meeting and installation ceremony held June 27 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The Decalogue Society is a group of Jewish lawyers that serves to promote justice in society and to advance and improve the law, administration of justice and the legal profession. The group’s president, Michael Strom, said Traison’s efforts and contributions to the organization “are too numerous to mention.”

“His international law practice at Miller Canfield and involvement in international organizations has made him very familiar to Israeli dignitaries visiting the United States,” Strom said.  “As a longtime Decalogue Society member, Mike has been exceptionally gracious in allowing us the privilege of co-hosting legal education seminars, programs and receptions for a number of dignitaries from Israel’s judicial, executive and educational institutions. These events have, in turn, raised the profile of our organization more broadly in the local, national and international Jewish communities.”

Strom also noted Traison’s participation with the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, an organization that is involved in human rights issues related to anti-Semitism, the Jewish People and Israel. Traison is the group’s vice president.  He is also president for the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and a past president of the AICC Michigan.

Traison holds dual U.S. and Israeli citizenship. He helps businesses solve their commercial problems – from litigation to issues of debtors and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 reorganizations and in out-of-court workouts. He represents clients with interests throughout the world with a special focus on Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.