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"Chambers USA" Again Names Miller Canfield Among Michigan's Best

June 26, 2006

Chambers USA 2006, a referral guide designed to objectively present the best practitioners in the main areas of corporate law, has selected Miller Canfield as a top law firm in all six practice areas ranked in Michigan, and has ranked the firm nationally in three categories. In addition, 24 of the firm’s attorneys are recognized as leading business attorneys – more than any other Michigan law firm for the second year in a row.

Miller Canfield was recognized nationally as a leader in Native American Law, Sports Law and Transportation/Aviation Regulatory & Litigation. In Michigan, the firm received the highest possible ranking in Banking & Finance Law; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Employment Law; Commercial Litigation; and Real Estate; and was also recognized for its Corporate/M&A work.

Those named best lawyers in their specialty area in Chambers USA 2006 are:

Ann Arbor office: Gregory L. Curtner, Commercial Litigation and national recognition in Sports Law; David N. Parsigian, Corporate/M&A

Detroit office: Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Donna J. Donati, Employment; Leonard D. Givens, Employment; Jonathan S. Green, Banking & Finance; Kristin A. Hermann, Banking & Finance; David K. McLeod, Banking & Finance; Megan P. Norris, Employment; Clarence L. Pozza, Jr., Litigation; Steven A. Roach, Banking & Finance; Richard J. Seryak, Employment; Deborah W. Thompson, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Carl H. von Ende, Commercial Litigation; Jerome R. Watson, Employment

Lansing office: Kevin J. Moody, national recognition, Native American Law; James B. Thelen, Employment

Troy office: Thomas W. Cranmer, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; Ronald E. Hodess, Real Estate; David D. Joswick, Corporate/M&A; Ronald H. Riback, Banking & Finance; James A. Simpson, Real Estate; Katheryne L. Zelenock, Real Estate

For this issue, Chambers USA conducted an exhaustive, year-long peer-review survey in which more than 10,000 telephone surveys were conducted, collecting comments from lawyers and clients across the U.S. Firms are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be ranked, making the guide a reflection of market opinion.

The 350-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, Saginaw, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Naples and Pensacola, Florida, Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland.