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Miller Canfield Attorney Appointed to Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

April 28, 2005

Amanda Van Dusen, a principal at the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., was recently appointed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for a term expiring in September 2007. She succeeds Helen Wu whose term expired.

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Michigan.

Van Dusen, a former managing director of the firm, currently serves as co-leader of the Schools Group and deputy leader of the firm’s Public Law Group. She joined Miller Canfield immediately following graduation from the University of Michigan Law School. With nearly 25 years’ experience, she practices governmental law, including public and private sector finance, traditional municipal and school finance, resource recovery, airport, and private activity bonds, and represents issuers, underwriters, and trustees. Her B.A., cum laude, is from Williams College.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Michigan Women in Finance (past President, Board of Directors), and the Women Lawyers’ Association. She serves on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Research Council of Michigan, whose Board she chaired for three years; the board of directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts where she is also a member of the Executive Committee; and she is a trustee of the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Hudson-Webber Foundation.

She is a past member of the Ferndale Board of Education, where she continues to serve as a citizen member of the Finance Committee.

She resides in Oakland County, Michigan.

The 340-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.