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Miller Canfield Opens Office in Chicago: Expands Regional Reach

September 20, 2007

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Michigan’s largest corporate law firm, announced today that it has opened an office in Chicago.

The new Chicago office will be located at 225 W. Washington Street and will start with five attorneys formerly with McGuire Woods LLP law firm of Chicago.

The office resident director will be John L. Senica, corporate, M&A and real estate attorney. Also joining the firm are Darryl R. Davidson, public finance and capital markets attorney; Paul D. Durbin, public finance and capital markets attorney; Janice K. Hamblin, corporate, M&A and international transactions attorney; and Robert T. Zielinski, labor and employment attorney.

“Our expansion into the largest economic center in the Midwest will create new opportunities and regional and international access for clients, especially in transactional and litigation matters,” said Michael W. Hartmann, CEO of Miller Canfield. The firm is the only Michigan-based law firm with offices in Canada and Poland. “We have numerous clients headquartered or active in the Chicago area, and we work with many Chicago underwriters and financial institutions in the public and private sectors.”

Hartmann added, “The five attorneys joining the firm bring a broad variety of expertise, furthering our ability to be a full-service corporate law firm in the Midwest. We will look to expand this regional platform in the next year according to client needs.”

With over 350 attorneys practicing in all major areas of law, Miller Canfield is among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S. and is Michigan’s largest and oldest law firm. More than 100 of the firm’s attorneys are recognized in the country's most prestigious legal referral guides, The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers – more than any other law firm in Michigan.

Miller Canfield was established in Detroit in 1852. Earlier this year, the firm opened an office in Cambridge, Mass. Other offices are located in Michigan, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland.