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Miller Canfield Attorney Lectured in Germany

April 17, 2000

Frederick A. Acomb, a principal in the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., spoke at two seminars in Germany on April 10-11, 2000. The seminars were held in the town of Bretten and are titled Medium-sized Companies as Global Players sponsored by the Pforzheim Chamber of Commerce and Schindhelm & Pfisterer, a German law firm headquartered in Pforzheim. The seminars were directed toward German companies desiring to expand their businesses into the European Union and the United States. Speakers were chosen from law firms with an international practice. The seminars covered German law (Schindhelm & Pfisterer), British law (Gregory, Rowcliff & Milners), French law (Deutsch-Franzosische Anwaltskanzlei Epp), and U.S. law (Miller Canfield).

Acomb spoke on choice of law clauses, choice of forum clauses, sales representative agreements, distribution agreements, and sale of goods contracts.

Acomb received his law degree from the University of California-Hastings College of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. His commercial litigation practice includes the automotive and manufacturing industry, distributor and sales agency litigation, and international arbitration. He is a member of the American, Michigan, and Detroit Metropolitan Bar Associations.

He resides in Bloomfield Township.

The 260-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., established in Detroit, Michigan in 1852, has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Troy, Washington, D.C., New York City, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland; with an affiliated office in Pensacola, Florida.