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Stephen LaPlante of Miller Canfield to Speak at American Bankruptcy Institute's Central States Workshop

June 8, 2006

Stephen S. LaPlante, a principal in the Detroit office of Miller Canfield and a leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy Group, will be a featured presenter at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 13th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, June 16-18 in Traverse City. He will be part of the panel discussion on “Auto Cases: Where Is This Road Going?” specifically discussing new stakeholders in automotive sector bankruptcies. The conference is expected to attract more than 400 professionals.

LaPlante specializes in troubled automotive supplier workouts and bankruptcies. He also counsels creditors, debtors, and others in commercial bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts including litigation for both automotive and non-automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Federal Bar Association, and American Bankruptcy Institute. He resides in Canton, Michigan.

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. It was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 11,500 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

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.