Dickinson Wright Practices Ranked First in Michigan; Thirteen of its Attorneys Recognized as Top Leaders in their Fields

Dickinson Wright Practices Ranked First in Michigan; Thirteen of its Attorneys Recognized as Top Leaders in their Fields

6/18/2007
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that its Banking and Finance and General Commercial Litigation practices have been ranked number one in Michigan in the 2007-2008 Fifth Annual Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm's Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Labor and Employment, and Real Estate practices were ranked second in the state. London-based publisher Chambers & Partners conducts research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. law firms by state, through in-depth interviews with peer and competing-firm attorneys, in-house counsel and significant purchasers of legal services. In addition to the firm's top rankings, thirteen of the firm's attorneys were recognized for exceptional performance in five featured practice areas. Two received first-place rankings -- William P. Shield Jr., in Banking and Finance, and Lawrence Campbell, in general commercial litigation. Individual honorees include the following: Banking and Finance William P. Shield Jr. is recognized for his work on various complex lending structures, including syndicated and leveraged financing. Colleen M. Shevnock is recognized for her work as counsel to banks and other institutional lenders in commercial lending matters. Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Richard M. Bolton, director of the firm's corporate, M&A, securities, private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance, real estate and estate planning groups, is honored for counsel in numerous venture capital, LBO, recapitalization and mezzanine finance transactions. Mark R. High is honored for providing expert counsel to buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions in a range of industries. Carl Oosterhouse is honored for his work in taxation, transportation and private capital for corporations and educational institutions. Labor and Employment Timothy H. Howlett, director of the firm's labor and employment, employee benefits and immigration practice groups, is honored for his counseling in all aspects of employment law and employment litigation defending wrongful termination, discrimination and whistleblower claims. Maurice Jenkins, is honored for his work in Sarbanes Oxley/Whistleblower actions, alternative dispute resolution and independent/forensic complaint investigations. General Commercial Litigation Lawrence G. Campbell, is honored for his prominence in the civil litigation arena including accountant and legal malpractice, contract disputes, and securities fraud defense. Edward H. Pappas, director of the firm's commercial and business litigation, securities litigation and alternative dispute resolution group, is honored for his exceptional talent in corporate partnership and shareholder dispute litigation. John E.S. Scott, is honored with "senior statesman" recognition for his expertise in handling a variety of disputes, including civil and appellate litigation. Real Estate James N. Candler Jr. is honored for his extensive real estate experience including counsel to MGM MIRAGE related to its Detroit hotel/casino complex. Stephen E. Dawson is honored for his work including development, financing, commercial mortgage lending, and leasing. Laurence E. Winokur is honored for his counsel in the purchasing, selling and financing operations for entrepreneurial real estate developers. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 is available online at: www.chambersandpartners.com/us/
About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 240 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com
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