Dickinson Wright Top Ranked by Chambers USA; 20 Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in their Fields

June 7, 2012
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers USA, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, has named Dickinson Wright’s Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, General Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate practices “Top Ranked” practices in Michigan. Twenty attorneys 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 purchases of legal services.

Of the ranked Dickinson Wright attorneys, Timothy H. Howlett received a first-place ranking in Labor & Employment, Edward H. Pappas received a first-place ranking in General Commercial Litigation, and William P. Shield Jr. received a first-place ranking in Banking & Finance. Leslee M. Lewis is recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer in Real Estate. Individual honorees include:

Banking and Finance 

Mary Neil Price is recognized for her work with publicly-traded banks and bank holding companies, as well as her expertise in all aspects of regulatory and transactional work. 

Colleen M. Shevnock is recognized for her work as counsel to banks and other institutional lenders in commercial lending matters, as well as the documentation for a wide array of loan transactions. 

William P. Shield, Jr. is recognized for his exceptional handling of multibank syndicated credit facilities and cross-border financings.

Banking and Finance: Bankruptcy 

Steven G. Howell, Practice Department Manager for Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, and Municipal Finance Groups, is recognized for his work with the country’s leading financial institutions.

James A. Plemmons, Practice Department Manager for Automotive, Product Liability Litigation, Telecommunications and Family Law Groups, is recognized for his skilled handling of bankruptcy matters. 

Theodore B. Sylwestrzak is recognized for his work in bankruptcy, workouts, asset-based lending and other secured lending situations, as well as his speed, efficiency and responsiveness toward clients.

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions 

Richard M. Bolton
is recognized for his expertise in providing counsel to private equity funds, and his expertise in M&A and mezzanine finance transactions. 

Mark R. High is recognized for providing expert counsel to the domestic offices of numerous foreign businesses. He also represents both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions throughout a diverse range of industries, including food service, retail and real estate.

Labor and Employment 

Timothy H. Howlett is recognized for his counseling in all aspects of employment law and employment litigation, especially his recent handling of a disability discrimination matter for a major restaurant chain.

General Commercial Litigation 

Kathleen A. Lang
is recognized for her work in supply-chain disputes in the auto industry and other sectors, and is recognized for her success on behalf of clients Ford and Microsoft. 

Kenneth J. McIntyre is recognized for his expertise in antitrust matters and his work on class action lawsuits across a variety of industries. 

Thomas G. McNeill, Practice Department Manager for Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Groups, is recognized for his work on class action lawsuits across a variety of industries, and his expertise in transactional disputes. 

Edward H. Pappas is recognized for his expertise in a variety of tort claims, and for his prowess in breach of fiduciary duty and non-compete cases.

Real Estate 

John G. Cameron, Jr. is recognized for his work in land use and development, financing, leasing, and zoning approvals. 

James N. Candler, Jr. is recognized for his extensive experience in real estate finance, leasing, zoning and development plan approvals, mortgage workouts and foreclosures. 

Stephen E. Dawson is recognized for his work in development, financing, commercial mortgage lending and leasing. 

Monica J. Labe is recognized for her work in high-profile acquisitions and dispositions, as well as expertise in leasing transactions.

Leslee M. Lewis, Practice Department Manager for Real Estate, Environmental and Energy & Sustainability groups, is recognized for her work in real estate financing, leasing and green building developments. 

Laurence E. Winokur is recognized for his extensive leasing experience and his work on complex multi-state transactions. 

Katheryne L. Zelenock is recognized for her considerable experience handling large-scale commercial mortgage loans, as well as the restructuring and workout of financial arrangements.

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012 is available online at: www.chambersandpartners.com/usa.
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