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Consul General of Poland Visits Miller Canfield

October 28, 2002

For a special greeting on Friday, October 25, the Consul General of Poland, Franciszek Adamczyk, visited the Detroit office of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. to discuss opportunities for North American businesses to do business in Poland and to encourage greater cultural exchanges between the two countries. The Consul General was in Detroit for the Polonia Conference and on his way to Chicago when he met with Miller Canfield’s CEO, Thomas W. Linn, Detroit attorneys Richard A. Walawender and Michael H. Traison, and Andrzej Chelchowski, an attorney from the firm’s Warsaw office. The diplomat was accompanied by his daughter and son-in-law, Monika and Pawel Chilipa.

"We are proud to have the opportunity to meet with Franciszek Adamczyk, Consul General of Poland," said Linn. "Miller Canfield has offices in Katowice, Warsaw and Gdynia, Poland and it is important that we continue to have a strong relationship with the legislative bodies of Poland. He honored our firm and our substantial connections to Poland with his visit."

Miller Canfield opened its first office in Poland in 1991 in Gdansk and subsequently expanded and moved the office to Gdynia. The growth of its practice in Poland led to the opening of a Warsaw office in 1993, followed by an office in Katowice. Lawyers in the firm's U.S. offices work closely with the attorneys in the Poland offices to counsel clients in representing many multinational corporations, financial institutions and others in establishing and conducting a broad spectrum of manufacturing, commercial and financial operations and activities in Poland.

Celebrating its 150th anniversary, 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, Troy, New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland. Visit