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Miller Canfield Attorney Participates in U-M Women in Leadership Conference

September 17, 2003

Katheryne L. Zelenock, co-leader of the Capital Markets Lending Group at the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., will speak at the 2004 Women in Leadership Conference on October 10 in Ann Arbor. The annual event, hosted by the University of Michigan Business School and Michigan Business Women Club, features successful women business leaders and highlights such topics as leadership, entrepreneurship, management skills, career advancement and life-work balance.

Zelenock will participate in a leadership panel called "Lead the Way: Strategies in Uncertain Times." Panelists will discuss leadership in times of change and the difference between managing and leading, as well as the role it plays in moving to the next level of a career and personal development.

"I am honored to be invited to participate in this event again this year, and very much enjoy the opportunity it offers to interact with other successful woman leaders," said Zelenock, who joins other speakers from Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Intel, and McGraw Hill.

Zelenock recently joined Miller Canfield to form the Capital Markets Lending Group, after co-founding and leading e-Cognita Technologies, a company that developed software for commercial mortgage lenders, lawyers and other third parties involved in the loan closing process.

At Miller Canfield, she practices real estate and commercial finance, with emphasis on capital markets, conduit and bank lending, continuing use of that innovative technology. She has closed or supervised closings for several billion dollars in commercial mortgage loans destined for securitization, including a variety of loan sizes and property types. She provides regulatory guidance for national commercial, consumer mortgage and non-mortgage lenders concerning licensing and qualification laws, eMortgage, e-signature, electronic recording and related technological issues. And she has provided litigation counsel for various business entities, principally related to real estate and corporate finance matters.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Mortgage Bankers' Association of America (Commercial eMortgage Work Group), Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (Technology Initiatives Committee), Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (Commercial Work Group), and Commercial Real Estate Women of Detroit.

Zelenock received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she was a staff member and editor-in-chief of the Journal of College and University Law. Her undergraduate degree in political science and communications is from the University of Michigan.

She resides in Birmingham, Michigan.

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. Visit