Zane S Hatahet

Zane S. Hatahet

Zane Hatahet practices in the firm’s Corporate Department. Mr. Hatahet advises on matters involving securities regulation, corporate finance & governance, banking, and mergers & acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Hatahet, who was born in Detroit and spent part of his childhood growing up in Dubai, has a keen interest in energy law and environmental law. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Mr. Hatahet attended the University of Michigan Law School, where he gained experience working as a student attorney for the Unemployment Insurance Project, Environmental Law Clinic, and Low Income Taxpayers Clinic, and as a research assistant for J.J. Prescott, for whom he did research primarily regarding law & economics. He served as a Judicial Intern for Judge Julian Abele Cook, Jr. in Detroit in summer 2013, and he worked in-house at Marathon Petroleum Corporation in summer 2014.

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

B.A., 2011
  • Distinguished Scholar, With High Distinction
  • Honor Scholar - History
  • Honors Program (Graduate and Member of Advisory Committee)
  • Difference Maker
  • James B. Angell Award
  • Chancellor's Medallion
  • Chancellor's Scholarship

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., 2014
  • The Michigan Journal of International Law - Executive Editor
  • The Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition - Quarterfinalist
  • Middle East Law Students Association - President
  • Phi Delta Phi - Member

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Spoken Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Prominent Assignments

Counseling clients undergoing public and private offerings, including domestic and foreign companies pursuing IPOs in the United States.

Preparing and submitting securities filings to the SEC and related blue sky filings. 

Performing contract review, contract drafting, and corporate legal research.

Providing assistance on corporate planning and corporate transactional matters. 

Researching and counseling on complex environmental compliance matters.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Student Representative for University of Michigan Law School, 2012-2013
    • 1L Oral Advocacy Competition Chair, 2013-2014
    • Chair of Law Student Section, 2014-2015
    • Member of Young Lawyers Section (YLS) and YLS Committee for the 2015 National Trial Advocacy Competition (NTAC)
  • University of Michigan Pre-Law Society – Mentor

Community Involvement

  • American Red Cross
  • Chamber Soloists of Detroit – Member of Board of Directors
  • Dearborn Symphony Orchestra – Member of Scholarship Committee
  • Divine Child High School Debate Team – Coach
  • Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit – Volunteer
  • Student Leadership Services, Inc. – Member of Board of Directors and Media Spokesperson
  • Young Leaders Society – United Way of Washtenaw County
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