Dickinson Wright PLLC Adds New Attorneys

Dickinson Wright PLLC Adds New Attorneys

11/1/2010
Dickinson Wright PLLC Adds New Attorney to the Nashville Office Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that J. Bryan Echols has joined the firm as a new member in the Nashville, Tennessee office. Echols comes to Dickinson Wright from the Louisville, Ky.-based law firm of Stites & Harbison PLLC, in which he was a member of the Nashville, Tenn. and Franklin, Tenn. offices. Mr. Echols specializes in commercial real estate law, primarily in Williamson Co., Tenn. "We are thrilled to welcome Bryan Echols to our growing practice in Nashville," said William T. Burgess, Dickinson Wright CEO. "He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and dedicated client service in the area of commercial real estate to our national practice. We plan to continually expand this particular practice area in Nashville and in the other communities that we serve, and Bryan's influence will greatly help to accomplish this expansion." Bryan Echols focuses on commercial real estate, including zoning and land use, acquisitions and due diligence, financing, development, planning and leasing. He has assisted with shopping centers, business centers, commercial office space and flex-space leases. He also represents lenders and commercial borrowers in loan transactions, including national lenders providing conduit credit facilities secured by real estate interests. Another facet of Mr. Echols' practice is the use of conservation easements, fund-raising for preservation purposes and related issues. Mr. Echols received his B.S. in political science from the United States Air Force Academy, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. A lecturer and seminar speaker, he is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations; as well as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Before joining Dickinson Wright, Mr. Echols was a member in the law firm of Stites & Harbison PLLC. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 260 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto. Dickinson Wright PLLC Combines with Las Vegas Law Firm Gibson Lowry Burris LLP Dickinson Wright PLLC, a nationally recognized, full-service law firm with offices throughout Michigan and in Washington D.C.; Nashville, TN; Phoenix, AZ; and Toronto, announced today that it is combining with Las Vegas law firm Gibson Lowry Burris LLP. The merger of the two firms is effective August 16, 2010, and will strengthen and expand Dickinson Wright's client service in several key areas, including intellectual property and gaming law. "This combination with Gibson Lowry Burris is important for two primary reasons," said Dickinson Wright CEO William T. Burgess. "The addition of a Las Vegas office not only expands our firm's national footprint, specifically in the western portion of the country, but it adds depth, experience and additional clients to our successful, growing intellectual property and gaming practice areas, which is consistent with the firm's strategic growth plans." Three Gibson Lowry Burris LLP attorneys will join Dickinson Wright: Steven A. Gibson, Jodi Donetta (J.D.) Lowry, and J. Scott Burris. The addition of these attorneys brings the total number of Dickinson Wright attorneys to more than 260. Mr. Gibson will serve as the Las Vegas office's managing partner. He practices intellectual property law, both transactional and in litigation, focusing on trademark, trade secret and copyright issues, including related business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on gaming-related matters. Mr. Gibson received his B.A. from the University of Louisville-Kentucky and his J.D. from ITT Chicago-Kent School of Law. He has been a member of the Nevada Development Authority and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. He has published numerous articles and has spoken on trade secret, trademark and copyright issues across the country. The Las Vegas office will continue to be located at 7201 West Lake Mead Boulevard. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 260 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto.

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