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Miller Canfield CEO Appointed to MAC Executive Committee

June 23, 2003

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. announces that Thomas W. Linn, CEO, was appointed secretary of the 2003 Metropolitan Affairs Coalition’s (MAC) executive committee. MAC is a regional partnership dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economy of Southeast Michigan and is a subsidiary of SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments).

MAC brings together leaders from business, labor and government to address public policy affecting those who live, work, and do business in the metropolitan-Detroit area. Linn, who lives along the Detroit River, is active in the Greater Detroit American Heritage River Initiative, a project sponsored by MAC and aimed to help restore the dynamism of the Detroit River and its surrounding area. He is also active in the MAC-sponsored project called Speed Link, an initiative that has the potential of creating a fully-integrated, region-wide rapid transit system for metropolitan Detroit.

As head of Michigan’s largest and longest established law firm, Linn practices out of Miller Canfield’s headquarters in Detroit. He concentrates on commercial lending and letters of credit, project finance, municipal law, securities, commercial and banking law, including municipal securities, general obligations and revenue bonds, industrial development revenue bonds, and university bond issues.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, and serves on several charitable boards. He is the recipient of the 1998 Silver Beaver Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America, where he is scoutmaster of Troop 25 of Detroit and member of the executive board. He is a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, Board of Detroit Downtown, Inc., and a member of TEC Fourteen. He is listed in the Banking Law Section of the 2003-04 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

A cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, he also received a M.P.P and B.A., with honors and distinction in economics, from the University of Michigan. Before joining the firm, he was an assistant dean at the University of 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

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