Tried 36 cases to verdict or award, compiling a record of 35-1, including a substantial jury verdict for plaintiff purchaser of medical practice (Wayne County Circuit Court).
Represented defendants in more than 30 securities and ERISA class actions, including recent cases involving Ford Motor Company, Collins & Aikman, Hayes-Lemmerz International, Lear, Visteon, Paychex, Reddy Ice, FMF Capital and Mackinac Financial.
Defended a variety of companies in consumer class action claims, including recent cases for McDonald's, Scotts Miracle Gro and Asset Acceptance Capital.
Represented Fortune 500, middle market and closely held companies in a wide range of business tort matters, including theft of trade secrets and violations of covenants not to compete and covenants not to solicit customers or employees.
Represented companies and individuals in SEC investigations and enforcement actions.
Represented private equity interests in litigation and arbitration stemming from the purchase or sale of portfolio companies.
Represented accounting firms for more than twenty years, including in the cases that established Michigan Supreme Court precedent for the proper statute of limitations and the limited standing of creditors to sue their debtor’s accountants.
Defended banking, lending and investment institutions and firms against a wide range of customer contract and tort claims frequently seeking seven, eight and nine figure damages.
Representing major cancer medical center disputing putative exclusive affiliation within Metro Detroit with multi-disciplinary medical center.
Represented international actuarial firm in defense of putative professional negligence claims.
Represented The Coca-Cola Company and subsidiary (Energy Brands, Inc.) in termination of the exclusive distributor of VitaminWater™ in Southeast Michigan.
Represented McDonald's Corporation in national class action alleging putative violations of Muslim dietary laws (settlement covered by more than 100 media outlets).
Represented investment group in challenge to the acquisition of a casino.
Represented Chairman and CEO of one of Michigan's largest charitable foundations concerning internal governance issues.
Represented a major insurance company in $100 million coverage dispute under a fidelity/employee dishonesty policy.
Spearheaded the litigation eliminating a twenty year land use restriction, clearing the way for the Star Southfield Movie Theater Complex and a Lexus car dealership.
Represented international CPA firm that certified the results of the “McMillions” TV promotional game.
Represented the National Hockey League in cases involving defecting Russian hockey players.
Represented Major League Baseball with respect to litigation avoidance and legal compliance matters associated with the All Star Game hosted in Detroit.
Represented Motown Music and Berry Gordy against royalty claims asserted by the famed song writing trio of Holland, Dozier & Holland.
Prevailed at arbitration for FTD Association against the acquirer of its wholesale operations in a “bet the company” case concerning ownership and control of all FTD trademarks.
REPRESENTATIVE NATIONAL CLIENTS
- Alix Partners
- BDO USA
- The Coca-Cola Company
- Crowe Horwath
- Ernst & Young
- JPMorgan Chase Bank
- Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
- McDonald's Corp.
- Northern Trust Corp.
- Towers Watson
- The Scotts Miracle-Grow Company
REPRESENTATIVE MIDDLE MARKET AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CLIENTS
- Asset Acceptance Capital
- E&E Manufacturing
- Health Management Associates
- Heartland Industrial Partners
- Life Assurance Investment Advisors
- MAG Industrial Automation Systems
- Michigan State University Foundation
- MLS Group/Medicolegal Services
- Peninsula Capital Partners
- Physicians Eye Care Associates
- Premio Foods
- PWB Value Partners
- Robotic Vision Technologies
- Star Partner Enterprises
- Wind Point Partners
- Wolverine Energy