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Miller Canfield Expands Chicago Office with Lateral Hires from Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno

June 5, 2015

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that it is expanding its Chicago office again with the addition of 10 lawyers from Chicago-based corporate law firm, Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C.

“We first expanded to Chicago eight years ago. Chicago is a strategic priority based on client needs and continues to be a key market in our business growth plan as the largest economic and financial center in the Midwest,” said Michael McGee, CEO of Miller Canfield. “We expect more additions in 2015.”

Joining Miller Canfield from Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno are name shareholders Gerald E. Kubasiak, Raymond A. Fylstra and Steven J. Rotunno, together with shareholder David S. Schaffer.  In addition, attorneys Noël P. Goudreau, Barry P. Kaltenbach, Manuel J. Placencia, Jr., Gretchen M. Kubasiak, Fredric B. “Rick” Prohov, and Samuel H. Levine will join Miller Canfield.

The new additions join three other hires in Chicago this year: environmental lawyer Lawrence W. Falbe from Quarles & Brady, higher education lawyer LaKeisha C. Marsh from TCS Education System and labor lawyer Amy J. Zdravecky from Franczek Radelet.

“Jerry Kubasiak and his colleagues are outstanding lawyers who have built a highly regarded firm with high-profile clients and sophisticated work. They have deep roots in Chicago’s legal, governmental and cultural community,” McGee said. “They bring a diverse menu of services that matches our offerings with a very similar Midwestern work ethic. We are very excited to combine their expertise and networks with our own.”

Kubasiak, who will be co-managing principal of Miller Canfield’s Chicago office, added that his firm has spoken to about a dozen firms in recent years about combinations. “They each offered a larger platform. However the platform offered by Miller Canfield consisted of the right skill levels, the right practice areas and the right geography. It’s a great fit. We believe this combination offers us the opportunity to achieve everyone’s ultimate goal of making 1 plus 1 equal 3,” he said.

Miller Canfield is located at 225 W. Washington Street in downtown Chicago.

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With 250 lawyers practicing in all major areas of law and 16 offices in five countries, Miller Canfield is among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S.  Our lawyers are recognized by the most prestigious legal referral guides and organizations around the world, including Chambers USA and the 2015 edition of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report, in which Miller Canfield received national first-tier rankings in Public Finance Law, Labor & Employment Litigation and Labor Law-Management. Miller Canfield was also named by corporate counsel as a "Standout in Complex Labor Litigation" in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 report, the second consecutive year.  The firm is also recognized for superior client service in the 2015 BTI Client Service A-Team report. Visit  Follow us on Twitter, #GrowChicago