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Miller Canfield Public Law Group Leader Elected to President of American College of Bond Counsel

October 15, 2003

William J. Danhof, leader of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.’s top-ranked Public Law Group and resident of the Lansing office, was recently elected to president of the American College of Bond Counsel, of which he is a founding member.

Formed in 1995, the American College of Bond Counsel is a group of 195 highly experienced bond counsel representing every state of the union for the purpose of promoting the high standards of professional and ethical responsibility in the practice of municipal finance. Membership is by invitation after a nominating process by the existing members, and members must have demonstrated a career as a distinguished municipal law practitioner for a period of not less than 10 years. Each year, the College sponsors an educational lecture series and a forum for attorneys to meet and exchange ideas. Past presidents of the College include Jerry Turner of Vinson & Elkins of Austin, Texas; Brenda Horn of Ice Miller of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Jack Kraft of New Jersey.

In 2003, Danhof was honored as one of the best lawyers in the country in the areas of public finance and banking law in The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2004. He is the original member of the firm’s Lansing office, where he practices general governmental and municipal law. He has served as bond counsel to the State of Michigan and many Michigan cities, townships, counties, and colleges. In addition to the American College of Bond Counsel, he is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Government Finance Officers’ Association, and Michigan Municipal Finance Officers’ Association, and he is a fellow of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan Foundations.

The 300-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland.