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Stephen LaPlante Appointed Deputy Leader of Miller Canfield's Bankruptcy Group

May 4, 2006

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. announces that Stephen S. LaPlante, a principal in the Detroit office, has been appointed deputy leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy Group.

LaPlante specializes in troubled automotive supplier workouts and bankruptcies. He also counsels creditors, debtors, creditors' committees and others in commercial bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts including litigation for commercial lenders, banks, finance companies, and automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

He received his law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. His B.B.A., with distinction, is from the University of Michigan where he majored in finance. He also received an A.A.S, with honors, from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwestern Michigan College

He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Federal Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and served as an adjunct professor of law at Wayne State University Law School.

He resides in Canton, Michigan.

The 350-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, Naples and Pensacola, Florida, Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland.