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Miller Canfield Ranks First in Michigan for Municipal Bond Work

August 3, 2005

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. announces that it again ranks first among Michigan bond counsel law firms in the 2004 Bond Counsel Rankings by Thomson Financial. Miller Canfield lawyers completed 184 long-term new Michigan bond issues totaling over $2.7 billion. The firm has been the number one bond counsel in the state of Michigan every year in the ranking’s 25-year history.

Miller Canfield’s Public Law Group consists of more than 25 members, which is the largest group of municipal finance specialists in the state of Michigan. The Public Law Group specializes in capital projects and infrastructure improvements, economic and industrial development projects, environmental response projects, government and regulatory affairs, hospitals and housing, litigation and labor, and local, state and federal tax and employment.

“For over 100 years, Miller Canfield attorneys have offered bond counsel to hundreds of municipalities located throughout Michigan, and to governmental agencies, school districts and other public authorities,” said William J. Danhof, head of the top-ranked Public Law Group. “Our continued top ranking is a direct result of our constant dedication to providing the best advice and service to clients.”

The 340-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, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland.