Dickinson Wright Top Ranked by Chambers USA; Twelve Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in their Fields

Dickinson Wright Top Ranked by Chambers USA; Twelve Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in their Fields

6/13/2008
Chambers USA, publisher of the world's leading guides to the legal profession, have named Dickinson Wright's Banking & Finance, Real Estate, General Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Corporate/M&A practices "Top Ranked" practices in Michigan. Twelve attorneys practicing in these areas also were named "Leaders in their Fields." 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. Of the ranked Dickinson Wright attorneys, William P. Shield Jr., received a first-place ranking in Banking and Finance. Individual honorees include: 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. Banking and Finance: Bankruptcy Steven G. Howell, director of the Firm's banking, bankruptcy and tax group, is recognized for his work in the corporate restructures and loan workouts, Chapter 11 reorganization, and the acquisition and sale of distressed businesses. Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Richard M. Bolton 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. 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. General Commercial Litigation Thomas G. McNeill, director of the Firm's commercial litigation, appellate and ADR group, is honored for his work in defense of offering companies, officers and directors, accounting firms and underwriters in over 30 securities class action cases nationwide, as well as for his work in a wide range of business tort litigation, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets and non-compete agreements. Edward H. Pappas is honored for his exceptional talent in corporate partnership and shareholder dispute litigation. Real Estate Monica J. Labe, director of the Firm's real estate, environmental and estate planning group, is honored for providing counsel to companies, developers, real estate private equity firms and real estate investment managers in the acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of office, retail, industrial, residential, mixed-use and entertainment projects throughout the U.S. James H. 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 2008 is available online at: www.chambersandpartners.com/us/. For more information about Dickinson Wright PLLC, please visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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