August 24, 2017

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Phone: 313-223-3500

Dickinson Wright is a growing, full-service law firm of experienced, creative, diverse and dedicated legal professionals. Our attorneys are respected by their peers, honored by industry endorsements and recognized through significant appointments to bar associations and the judiciary system. But, the most important thing to us is the respect we’ve earned from our clients. For more than 130 years, we’ve put our clients first. Across our 40 practice areas, our team of nearly 300 lawyers has an unwavering focus on providing unmatched client service and the highest quality legal advice. We are proactive and accessible. We offer clear and concise solutions. And always, we are mindful that we must deliver the absolute best value on every client engagement, whether it’s large or small. At Dickinson Wright, we generate value for our clients through state-of-the-art technological sophistication, a supportive working environment and the recognition that we must earn our reputation each and every day by delivering superior client service and results. From Fortune 500 companies to small and emerging businesses to governmental entities, nonprofits and individuals, every client is important to us. Every client benefits from the depth of our experience, the breadth of our expertise and our focus on providing personalized service. Dickinson Wright serves our clients from law offices in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Ontario. And, our affiliations with leading law firms throughout the world provide us with global reach. At Dickinson Wright, we are committed to continuing our long history of client service and excellence. We are proud of our proven track record of producing results for our clients. We are pleased to offer our clients both personalized service and legal assistance around the world.

Contributing authors from Dickinson Wright PLLC:

Melissa A. Alcantara, Discovery, Arbitration, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Associate
Experience in trademark and unfair competition litigation. Experience in trademark prosecution and Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the...
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Christian S. Allen, Dickinson Wright, Immigration Lawyer
Of Counsel
Mr. Allen focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law and procedure. He joined the Dickinson Wright Immigration Group in 2013, bringing with him an established practice focusing on...
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John Anderson, Trial Lawyer, Litigation, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Member
Mr. Anderson’s professional experience is highlighted by over 23 years of experience as a trial lawyer, representing clients in state and federal courts throughout the state of Tennessee....
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Andrew L. Sparks, Dickinson Wright, government investigations lawyer, health care false claims attorney
Of Counsel
Andrew assists clients with internal and government investigations, health care and false claims act matters, and commercial litigation. Before joining Dickinson Wright, Andrew worked as an...
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Dickinson Wright’s cross-disciplinary team has decades of experience representing national and international clients in antitrust, franchise, dealer/distribution and “white-collar” criminal...
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Thomas W. Arndt, Commercial litigation Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law firm
Partner
Practice is focused on the full range of commercial litigation including complex cases. Acts in law suits at all levels of court in Ontario and Canada as well as in Mediation and...
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John S, Artz, Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigator, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Member
John S. Artz has been lead counsel for many companies in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. He has practiced in federal courts across the country, including in...
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Michael N. Atlas, bankruptcy Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Associate
Mike is an Associate in the Toronto office of Dickinson Wright. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, private equity and corporate finance, restructuring...
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Paul E. Bain, Entertainment Attorney, Dickinson Wright law firm
Partner
Paul practices business and entertainment law. He focuses on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights, primarily copyright and trade-marks. Paul represents clients in...
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Todd A. Baxter, Litigation Attorney, Dickinson Wright, Law firm
Member
Todd Baxter epresents clients in all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts, including motion practice, discovery and trial. He frequently represents clients in administrative...
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John C. Blattner, Intellectual Property, Attorney, Dickinson Wright, Law Firm
Member
John practices brand creation and protection law, including trademark counseling, clearance, registration, maintenance, and enforcement both in the U.S. and overseas. His pre-legal career...
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Amy Borman, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Education and Real Estate Law Attorney
Member
Ms. Borman represents educational institutions in their continuing compliance with state and federal laws. She has been a guest speaker at businesses, universities and schools throughout...
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Joshua L. Burgener, Dickinson Wright, SOX Whistleblower Litigation, Lawyer, Finance Matters Attorney
Associate
Successfully represented publicly traded company in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower retaliation suit resulting in federal district court granting summary judgment. Successfully defended...
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J Gregory Cahill, Construction Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Member
Mr. Cahill’s practice focuses primarily on complex construction litigation and support for residential and commercial developers and contractors. Mr. Cahill also practices in the areas of...
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Timothy M. Cary, Dickinson Wright, Collective bargaining lawyer, Employee Handbook Policies Attorney
Associate
Timothy M. Cary represents employers as both an advisor and a litigator. As an advisor, he counsels clients in the development of employment policies and handbooks, assists in developing...
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Kenneth K. Ching, Dickinson Wright, business litigation attorney, employment law lawyer
Of Counsel
Kenneth K. Ching’s practice focuses on business litigation and employment law. He also has significant experience with construction and administrative law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr....
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Of Counsel
Ms. Chorich specializes in advising public and private corporations on compliance with securities laws and regulations, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, take-overs, going public...
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Ted N. Citrome, Dickinson Wright, reorganizations attorney, corporate finance lawyer
Of Counsel
Ted Citrome’s practice focuses on all aspects of Canadian taxation with a particular emphasis on the taxation of acquisitions/divestures, reorganizations and corporate finance. Ted has...
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Samuel Coffman, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Member
Practices primarily in the area of employment law, his practice includes the representation of private businesses, tribal entities, including casinos and telephone companies, and...
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Lisa Corne, restructuring, insolvency lawyer, Dickinson wright law firm
Partner
Lisa Corne is a Commercial insolvency lawyer, with extensive experience litigating complex, sophisticated matters and particular expertise in restructuring and insolvency law, including...
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To be successful in the current competitive and fast-paced business environment, corporations of all sizes need to be able to rely on experienced and knowledgeable advisors. That’s why so...
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Nicholas Curcio, Dickinson Wright, Municipalities Lawyer, Land use Attorney
Associate
Nick represents municipalities, school districts, and businesses in a broad range of transactional and litigation matters. His practice includes negotiating governmental agreements,...
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Keith C. Dennen concentrates his practice in the areas of health care law, intellectual property law, estate and probate, employment law, corporate and transactional law and litigation.
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Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Member
Mr. DeRosier is an appellate attorney specializing in state and federal civil appeals, zoning appeals, and bankruptcy appeals.  He has represented numerous businesses and individuals in the...
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Jack R. Dodson III, Dickinson Wright, construction and energy industries lawyer,
Member
Since 1996, Jack R. “Rob” Dodson III has practiced law, focusing on the construction and energy industries. Rob has represented clients and tried lawsuits in courts throughout the country....
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Peter Domas, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Healthcare Attorney
Of Counsel
Peter Domas is Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright. Peter’s practice is devoted to representing clients in the healthcare industry, and assisting them in navigating the complex statutory and...
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Terrence Donnelly, Municipal Finance lawyer, dickinson wright, law firm
Member
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Counsel to City of Detroit Downtown Development in connection with the development of Comerica Park and Ford Field. Bond counsel to Michigan State Housing Development...
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Joan Ellis, patent prosecution attorney, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Member
Dr. Ellis has over 25 years experience in the patent industry, she focuses her practice on patent prosecution and litigation with a particular emphasis in the chemical and life science...
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Peter H. Ellsworth, Commercial Business Attorney, Dickinson Wright law firm
Member
Counsel for Republican Party in legislative and congressional reapportionment litigation (1991-92, 2001-02, 2011). Counsel to property and casualty insurance companies in litigation over...
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Effective estate planning can eliminate uncertainties for individuals, families and nonprofit organizations. Combining a tradition of service with the use of cutting-edge technology,...
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M. Reid Estes, Jr.  Member and Practice Department Manager, Dickinson Wright
Member and Practice Department Manager
Successfully represented a Fortune 500 company in federal court by developing an innovative defense strategy which effectively decertified an FLSA class/collective action and prevented...
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Family law is an emotionally-charged area that requires lawyers who are sensitive to the nature of domestic relations issues and their impact on all affected parties, especially children. ...
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Robert Farmer, Candian lawyer, real estate development finance, Anti-spam legislation, privacy attorney, Dickinson Wright law firm
Associate
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Represented Canada’s largest bank in real estate development financings. Represented privately held international group of companies in a strategic acquisition of a...
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Glenn Feldman, Federal Indian, tribal, gaming, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Member
Glenn’s practice is devoted exclusively to Federal Indian Law, with heavy emphasis on Indian gaming and reservation economic development activities. He is counsel to a number of Indian...
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David Ferrucci, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Member
David Ferrucci focuses his practice on commercial litigation, intellectual property law, First Amendment/media litigation, and appellate advocacy. He represents clients in matters involving...
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Brian S. Fleetham, Dickinson Wright, Corporate Governance Lawyer, Joint Ventures Attorney
Member
Brian Fleetham, a Member of Dickinson Wright, specializes in health law and general business and corporate law. He has extensive experience representing physicians, other health care...
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Paul Fransaway, Trademark Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Member
Paul R. Fransway concentrates his practice in franchise, trademark and unfair competition law. Mr. Fransway serves as primary franchise counsel for a number of national franchisors, and he...
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Jacob Frenkel, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, White Collar Defense Attorney
Member
Clients hire Jacob because his aggressive, tenacious, creative and proactive strategies often put the other side on its heels, and because he gets successful results in investigations and...
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Alison Frey, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Member
Alison regularly advises clients on trademark matters, including trademark clearance and protection, policing, rebranding, licensing and global brand protection strategies. Her practice...
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Jerry Gaffaney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Health Care Attorney
Member
Mr. Gaffaney practices in the areas of health care law and personal injury and insurance litigation. Mr. Gaffaney represents all types of health care providers including hospitals, hospital...
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The gaming industry faces a myriad of complex issues. Therefore, casinos, casino developers and others involved in the gaming industry require a legal team with the knowledge and experience...
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Jennifer J. Gaynor, Dickinson Wright, Carson City, Gaming Attorney
Member
Jennifer Gaynor represents clients before the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nevada. She also practices before various professional and licensing boards and state and local tax...
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Gregory R. Gemignani, Dickinson Wright, Intellectual Property Lawyer
Member
Greg Gemignani's practice focuses primarily on intellectual property law, gaming law, technology law, internet law, online gaming law, and online promotions law. He has represented many...
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Autumn Gentry, business tort attorney, dickinson wright law firm
Member
Autumn Gentry is a member of our Litigation department. Her prominent assignments include:  Trial counsel for motor speedway – obtained dismissal of $30 million case involving allegations...
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Aimee R. Gibbs, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Member
Aimee Gibb's prominent assignments include: represent private and public sector clients in a variety of tort based claims; represented international hotel corporation in a multi-million...
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Daniel F. Gosch, Attorney, Dickinson Wright law firm, bankruptcy, restructuring
Member and Practice Department Manager
Counsel for Fifth Third Bank and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in loan restructurings, banking and bankruptcy related matters throughout Michigan. Counsel to numerous secured lenders, unsecured...
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Deborah Grace, employee benefits lawyer, Dickinson Wright law firm
Member
Deborah Grace is a member in our Labor & Employment Benefits Group. Her prominent assignments include:  principal employee benefits counsel to public and private companies, advising...
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Jena Grady, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Healthcare Attorney
Associate
Professional Involvement American Health Law Association, Member Certified in Healthcare Compliance Publications/Presentations Co-presenter with Jack Rovner, Attorney and Co-Founder of...
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Christopher G. Graham, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Corporate Attorney
Associate
Chris is an associate in Dickinson Wright's Toronto office and advises individuals and private and public companies of all sizes. His practice includes a variety of corporate and commercial...
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Kelley Haladyna, property damage, trademark infringement litigator, dickinson wright law firm
Member
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Member of trial team for Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership in Federal class actions alleging claims of property damage and in multiple state court actions alleging...
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Alexandra A. Hall, Dickinson Wright, HIPAA Regulation Lawyer, Health Care Reimbursement Attorney
Associate
Alexandra A. Hall is an associate in Dickinson Wright’s Health Care Practice group. Alexandra practices in all areas of health care law and represents a variety of health professionals and...
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Michael Hammer, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Bankruptcy and Automotive Attorney
Member
Mike’s clients rely on him to provide sound business advice across a broad range of areas, including everything from contract negotiations and commercial disputes to financial...
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Thomas D. Hammerschmidt, Jr., Corporate, Tax, Dickinson Law Firm
Member
Thomas Hammerschmidt, Jr. is a corporate attorney at Dickinson Wright law firm. His prominent assignments include: counsel clients in planning for and structuring acquisitions, mergers, and...
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Craig W. Hammond, Dickinson Wright, tax exempt private activity bond lawyer, financing of manufacturing attorney
Member
Bond counsel and underwriter's counsel on hundreds of tax exempt private activity bond issues for financing of manufacturing, health care, educational, cultural, senior housing, and solid...
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Hospitals, medical professionals, insurance organizations and others in the healthcare industry face a number of industry-specific regulatory and compliance issues. Dickinson Wright’s...
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Scott Holcomb, government contracts, real estate, attorney, Dickinson Wright
Member
Mr. Holcomb's practice focuses on representation of public entities, construction and real estate documentation and claims, as well as commercial litigation, with emphasis on government...
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David J. Houston, Labor Law Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Member
David J. Houston is a labor and employment law attorney at Dickinson Wright. He has represented employers in counseling and planning through litigation defense in all subject matter areas,...
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Timothy H. Howlett, Dickinson Wright, wrongful termination attorney, race discrimination lawyer
Member and Labor & Employment Practice Leader
Represented clients in high profile employment litigation covered by the media including The New York Times and 20/20. Tried jury cases defending wrongful termination, race discrimination,...
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Extensive background in healthcare contract and commercial matters, including joint ventures and management arrangements, acted as Buyer's counsel on acquisition of a 390-bed hospital in...
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Organizations that hire non-U.S. employees must navigate through a complex and confusing maze of U.S. immigration laws and regulations. And, with the federal government now seizing the...
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To remain viable and competitive, businesses need to protect their intellectual property. Savvy organizations that need an experienced legal partner often turn to Dickinson Wright to...
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Sara H. Jodka, Dickinson Wright, largescale layoffs lawyer, employment reductions attorney
Of Counsel
Sara H. Jodka, Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright, dedicates her practice to working with employers to anticipate, identify, and resolve labor and employment, data privacy, related compliance...
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Eric Kay, Banking, business disputes lawyer, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Partner
Eric Kay practices commercial litigation with emphasis on the areas of banking, business disputes, construction law, creditors’ and debtors’ rights and remedies, insolvency and mortgage...
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Bret D. Kravitz, Business Transactional Law Attorney, Dickinson Wright, Law Firm
Associate
Bret practices business transactional law, with an emphasis on advising privately-held companies in capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial real estate...
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Peter J. Kulick, tax counsel, Dickinson wright law firm
Member
Peter J. Kulick is a member of our Tax Practice Group. He has served as tax counsel for the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. Peter has served as tax counsel in tax-exempt bond financings in...
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Amy Kwiatkowski, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, mergers and acquisition attorney
Associate
Counsel to buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions in the manufacturing, food service, health care and automotive industries. Counsel clients regarding general business and corporate...
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Organizations faced with wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, ADA and FMLA compliance issues, workforce reductions and a wide range of other labor and employment issues need an...
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Eric D. Lavers, Intellectual Property Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Of Counsel
Eric Lavers practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on the acquisition, protection and enforcement of patent rights within Canada and around the world. In addition to drafting...
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John Lawrence, international and domestic financial services attorney, dickinson wright law firm
Member
John Lawrence works with Financial Institutions including: International and domestic financial services Government regulation of financial institutions Mergers and acquisitions of...
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Judith Layne, estate planning and administration lawyer dickinson wright law firm
Member
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Advising high net worth individuals with regards to estate planning and estate tax avoidance. Advising individuals about tax savings strategies and probate avoidance....
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Kathy Le, Dickinson Wright, Commercial Governance Lawyer, Charitable Status Attorney
Associate
Kathy Le is an Associate in the Toronto office of Dickinson Wright. Her practice includes a variety of corporate and commercial matters with a focus on commercial agreements, corporate...
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Elise S. Levasseur Esq., Dickinson Wright, Employment Based Immigration Lawyer, VISA Attorney, Alien labor Certification
Member
Counsel to companies seeking employment of foreign nationals in the H-1B visa category who have attained the level of a Bachelor's Degree by virtue of work experience. Counsel to companies...
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Edward Levitt, Franchising Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Partner
Ned is one of Canada's leading authorities in franchising and distribution law. He has represented some of the world's foremost franchises, and provides legal services to Canadian and...
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Ralph Levy, corporate governance lawyer, Dickinson Wright law firm
Of Counsel
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Assisted owners of dialysis clinics in dispositions to national dialysis providers (straight sales and joint venture dispositions). Negotiated medical director service...
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Leslee Lewis, Dickinson Wright, Environment, Energy, Sustainability lawyer
Member
Leslee M. Lewis, of Dickinson Wright, is general corporate and real estate counsel to national, regional and emergent businesses and nonprofits in daily contracts and affairs, organization...
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Michael Lipton, Gaming regulatory attorney, Canada, Dickinson Wright law firm
Partner
Michael Lipton is a partner in our Gaming Regulation Practice Group. He has an extensive practice before gaming regulatory authorities throughout Canada and advises clients in regard to...
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Matthew J. Marquardt, Intellectual Property Attorney, Dikinson Wright Law Firm
Partner
Having practiced intellectual property law for nearly twenty years, from both coasts of the United States, and now for the last ten years from the heart of Canada, Matthew Marquardt is...
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Andrae J. Marrocco, Corporate Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Partner
Andrae advises corporations, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations across a broad range of franchising and distribution, corporate and commercial, financing and international...
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Darlene T. Marsh, Dickinson Wright, Mortgage Attorney, Commercial Real Estate Lawyer,
Member
Darlene is Past President of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and practices primarily in commercial real estate with an emphasis on finance and environmental compliance. Darlene...
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Christina McDonald, Commercial and Business Litigation, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Associate
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Assisted Fortune 150 company obtain zoning approvals, tax incentives, and ordinance compliance for development of new world headquarters. Assisted major manufacturing...
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Kenneth J. McIntyre, Antitrust attorney, Dickinson Wright law firm
Member
Firm's Co-Leader of the Antitrust Practice Group. Summary judgment dismissing $1.5 billion antitrust, RICO, and breach of contract suit against automotive manufacturer. Dismissal of...
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Joseph K. McKinney, Dickinson Wright, Tort Liability Attorney, Government Matters Lawyer
Associate
Joseph McKinney focuses his practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, labor and employment law, minority business enterprises, and business immigration. Mr. McKinney has...
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Nicole Meyer, Intellectual property lawyer, dickinson wright law firm
Member
Nicole Meyer’s practice covers all aspects of trademark, domain name and copyright law. She focuses on domestic and foreign trademark counseling and worldwide portfolio management. She...
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Robin L. Miskell, Dickinson Wright, Wealth Management Lawyer, Estate planning Attorney, Probate
Member
Robin is a certified estate and trust law specialist by the State Bar of Arizona. Robin practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, taxation and...
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Christopher Mitchell, IP Lawyer with Dickinson Wright, intellectual property procurement
Member
Mr. Mitchell focuses his practice on intellectual property procurement, licensing and enforcement in the areas of consumer products, automotive products, life sciences and medical devices....
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Of Counsel
Ryan Mitchell is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental, Energy & Sustainability Department.  Ryan’s practice covers a broad range of real estate transactions, including the...
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PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Lead counsel for Minergy Detroit LLC in all aspects of significant Brownfield development and wastewater solids recycling project (including property purchase,...
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Sherry O'Neal, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Labor Law and Business Litigation Attorney
Member and Pro Bono Coordinator
Successfully first-chaired a residential construction trial resulting in an over $65,000 judgment for the client. Successfully second-chaired a pension fund contribution trial which...
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Christian G Ohanian, Dickinson Wright Attorney, Litigator
Associate
PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT State Bar of Michigan Member of the State Bar Representative Assembly, 6th Judicial Circuit Federal Bar Association Oakland County Bar Association...
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Samantha Pattwell, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Civil and Commercial Litigation Attorney
Associate
Practice involves all aspects of civil/commercial litigation and real estate litigation, concentrating on property disputes, railroad defense, insurance and ERISA litigation, employment...
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James Perry, Labor Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, employment litigator
Member
James Perry is a member of our Labor & Employment Practice.  He has successfully negotiated labor contracts with major unions for a wide variety of public and private employers.  He is...
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Craig A. Phillips, Dickinson Wright, Non-Disclosure Agreements Lawyer, IP, Transactional Matters Attorney
Member
Counsel to numerous clients on Intellectual Property related business transactions including non-disclosure, cooperation, joint development, research, joint venture, licensing, supply,...
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Marlene Pontrelli, family law attorney, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Member
Marlene A. Pontrelli is a certified specialist in family law. Her practice focuses on all aspects of family law including dissolution, post-dissolution, paternity, child custody and child...
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Joshua E. Porte, Dickinson Wright, commercial real estate lawyer, healthcare regulation attorney
Associate
Josh is a junior associate in Dickinson Wright’s Nashville office, where he focuses on handling transactional matters relating primarily to commercial real estate, healthcare, and...
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David Preger, Real estate, bankruptcy attorney, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Partner
David's primary focus is acting in complex Court-supervised real estate workouts, primarily for Court-appointed receivers and senior mortgage-lenders. In addition to bankruptcy, insolvency...
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Daniel D. Quick, Dickinson Wright, Member and Practice Department Manager, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Trade Regulation and ADR
Member and Practice Department Manager: Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation and ADR
SOME PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Commercial and Automotive Industry Litigation Fully prevailed in a six week "bet the company" AAA arbitration in Chicago defending FTD Florists' Association...
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Les Raatz, Dickinson Wright, entity structuring lawyer, taxation attorney
Member
Les Raatz is a member of the law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC in Phoenix. He practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, divorce tax and asset...
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Michael T. Raymond, Corporate Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Member and Practice Department Manager
Counsel to various issuers in connection with their initial and secondary public offerings. Counsel to numerous issuers in connection with their domestic and offshore private equity and...
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Partner
Mark is a partner with Dickinson Wright in Toronto with the Banking and M&A Groups. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, derivatives...
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H. Johnathan Redway, Member, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, intellectual property litigator
Member
Jonathan Redway is co-chair of Dickinson Wright's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Jon is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with extensive experience as lead counsel in a wide...
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Robert Rhoades, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Tax Attorney
Member
Property tax litigation in the Tax Tribunal, State Tax Commission Circuit Courts and Appellate Courts. Cases litigated have addressed: Valuation of an integrated steel mill Valuation of...
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Stephen E. Richman, Construction, Attorney, Dickinson Wright, Law firm
Member and Practice Department Manager
Stephen E. Richman practices in all phases of Construction Law, commercial and residential. Mr. Richman is a past chair of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar and is a member of...
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Henry C.T. Tip Richmond, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Estate Matters Attorney
Member
Tip's practice consists primarily of advising on trust and estate matters, gift and estate tax planning, and closely-held business matters, including succession planning. Tip represents...
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James Rigberg, Construction Attorney, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Member
Mr. Rigberg represents commercial property owners and developers, homebuilders, and business owners in Federal and State Court litigation involving title issues, construction/engineering...
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Justin Root, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Attorney
Of Counsel
Clients with cybersecurity and information privacy concerns and challenges hire Justin for his experienced, tenacious, and thorough approach to data privacy and navigating an incident...
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Kimberly J. Ruppel, Business Litigation Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, automotive industry
Member and Practice Department Manager
Co-lead discovery counsel for Ford Motor Company in a multi-billion dollar ERISA stock drop putative class action brought by 401k plan participants. Lead counsel for IndyMac Bank in a jury...
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Michael R. Scheurich, Dickinson Wright, Real Estate lawyer, Escrow Attorney
Member
Mr. Scheurich's practice focuses upon commercial litigation, trials and appeals with emphasis on real estate, commercial lending remedies and title and escrow liability lawsuits and related...
602-285-5011
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Adam  Schira, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Education Law Attorney
Associate
Mr. Schira provides legal services to school districts, community schools, career-technical schools, and other educational institutions in a wide range of legal areas and matters, including...
614-744-2932
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Jordan Schreier, employment, attorney, Dickinson Wright Law firm
Member
Mr. Schreier represents clients primarily in the area of ERISA, employee benefits and compensation. His practice primarily involves advising profit and nonprofit employers on planning and...
734-623-1945
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Stuart Scott, Litigation Attorney, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Member
Stuart is a litigation attorney with over 25 years of experience. He has tried hundreds of cases in both state and federal court. Some of his most noteworthy victories have been featured in...
615-620-1710
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R. Slade Sevier Jr., Dickinson Wright, construction, real estate and development lawyer
Member
Slade Sevier focuses his practice on litigation and contract negotiation related to construction, real estate and development and general business. In addition to general contract disputes...
615-620-1702
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Ryan Shannon, Commercial and business litigator, Dickinson Wright, law firm
Associate
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS: On behalf of multiple insurance and financial industry clients, drafted and otherwise provided legal consultation with respect to legislative amendments successfully...
517-487-4719
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Partner
Donald A. Sheldon is a Partner with Dickinson Wright.   COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Instructor, Bar Admission Course: Business Law, 1985-1986 Lecturer, University of Toronto, Faculty of...
416-777-4017
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Jeffrey A. Silver, Dickinson Wright, Gaming regulatory Attorney, Nevada
Of Counsel
Mr. Silver's practice focuses on every aspect of gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law, as well as planning and zoning matters, contractor licensing and transportation law. Mr. Silver...
702-382-1661
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Andrew Skinner, banking and financial services attroney, Dickinson Wright law firm
Partner
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS High profile matters with Government clients Major development projects in Toronto Strategic Counsel re Gomery Commission Representing Ontario Jr. hockey...
416-777-4033
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Skrzyniarz, Dickinson Wright
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Design customized estate plans for married couples, unmarried couples, individuals, and high net worth clients, that achieve client goals including: Tax savings strategies and estate tax...
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Kelly Telfyan, Litigator, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
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PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Served as lead counsel in multiple bench trials with successful results. Drafted Motion for Summary Judgment for trucking client in a wrongful death case filed in the...
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William Thacker, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Labor Employment Attorney
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William Thacker's practice includes traditional labor matters, employment litigation and day-to-day counseling of clients on the various employee and labor relations issues that arise...
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Bruce C. Thelen, Dickinson Wright, International business Lawyer, Finance Regulation Attorney
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International business and finance in all regions of the world: Export, import, customs and international trade Supply chain compliance and risk management Distribution, marketing and...
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Denise H. Troy, Construction, Attorney, Dickinson Wright, Law Firm
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Denise H. Troy represents clients in all aspects of the construction industry in contract negotiation, arbitration, litigation, and administrative proceedings, on both private and public...
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Grace K Treuman, Attorney, Tax, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Associate
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Counsel private individuals on creation of private foundation for foreign charitable activities. Counsel public charities about securing and retaining tax exempt...
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Of Counsel and Cross-Border Business Development Director
Dan is an international trade and customs lawyer who specializes in Canada-United States matters.  In addition to his legal practice, Dan has responsibility for coordinating the firm’s...
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James Ullman, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Franchise Law Attorney
Of Counsel
James Ullman is Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright. Jim is a franchise attorney with more than 35 years of franchise transactional industry specific experience. Mr. Ullman began his career as...
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Wendy R. Underwood, Banking, Financial, Attorney, Dickinson Wright, Law firm
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Prominent Assignments Bond counsel to Michigan county drain commissioners in connection with financing of storm water/drain systems. Bond counsel to County of Kent in connection with...
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Sara Engle von Bernthal, Real Estate, Entertainment Attorney, Dickinson Law firm
Of Counsel
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Represent automotive industry clients in the sale, leasing and subleasing of office, warehouse and industrial properties. Counsel to entertainment industry clients...
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William V. Vorys, Dickinson Wright, Public Policy Lawyer, Trade Group Compliance Attorney
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Supports clients through public policy advocacy at the Ohio statehouse, regulatory compliance, and drafting of legislative proposals. Represents companies, trade groups and nonprofits...
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Kathleen Campbell Walker, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Immigration Law Attorney
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Kathleen Campbell Walker is a prior national president and general counsel to the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has practice business immigration law for more than thirty...
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Billee Lightvoet Ward, Healthcare Law Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Of Counsel
Ms. Ward specializes in healthcare compliance, corporate law and commercial transactions. She represents hospitals, physician practices, dental groups, and other practitioners as well as...
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Kevin Weber, Gaming Regulations Attorney, Canada, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Partner
Kevin Weber is a partner in our Gaming Regulations Practice Group. PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Extensive practice before gaming regulatory authorities throughout Canada. Counseling clients in...
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Michael A. Weinczok, Bankruptcy Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Partner
Mike is a Partner in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency and Banking Groups. His practice focuses on all aspects of business restructuring, distress investing and commercial lending, with a...
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Dennis J. Whittlesey tribal law attorney, dickinson wright law firm
Member
PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Expertise in development of economic projects, including casinos, for Indian tribes in America and Canada Served as legal counsel to both unrecognized and federally...
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Richard Wilheim, Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
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Richard Wilhelm is a Member with Dickinson Wright.  He served as Lead counsel for Meritor in a business dispute relating to the ownership of intellectual property after the sale of a former...
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Rose WIllis, Health Care Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Of Counsel
Rose's practice focuses on healthcare regulatory, transactional and corporate law in her representation of healthcare providers and suppliers and other current or prospective participants...
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Rose Willis, Dickinson Wright, Healthcare Regulatory Matters Lawyer, HIPAA Privacy Attorney
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Rose's practice focuses on healthcare regulatory, transactional and corporate law in her representation of healthcare providers and suppliers and other current or prospective participants...
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Emma R. Wolfe, Dickinson Wright, toxic tort litigation lawyer, lender liability matters attorney
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Emma assists clients in a wide variety of complex business and commercial litigation matters.  Her litigation practice includes environmental, toxic tort, securities, lender liability, and...
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Kathryn Wood, Employment Attorney, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
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PROMINENT ASSIGNMENTS Employment Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation/Whistleblower Claims: -Represented Clients in single and multi-plaintiff actions alleging violations of federal and...
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Katheryne L. Zelenock, finance, mortgage, attorney, Dickinson Wright, law firm
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Ms. Zelenock represents national and regional lenders, mortgage bankers and loan servicers, with emphasis on capital markets, conduit and bank financing, including Fannie Mae and Freddie...
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