Boyd E. Chapin, '69, has been appointed general counsel for the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association. A shareholder in the Law Firm of Garan Lucow Miller, Chapin concentrates his practice in the areas of chiropractic, podiatric, dental, and all phases of medical malpractice defense, nursing home liability, and hospital liability defense.
February 9, 2009
David W. Potts, '69, has been re-elected to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. An attorney and shareholder with Butzel Long, Potts represents the cities of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, and parts of Bloomfield Township and the City of Troy.
January 27, 2009
Michael D. Lewis, '69, has joined the law firm of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge as Of Counsel in the firmís Traverse City office. Lewis has practiced law for more than 35 years, primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law, real estate law, and estate planning.
January 27, 2009
David W. Potts, '69, a Butzel Long attorney and shareholder, has been re-elected to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Potts was first elected on Aug. 8, 2006. He represents the cities of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, part of Bloomfield Township (approximately 40 percent) and a small portion of the City of Troy, the 20th Commission District.
January 6, 2009
Peter Houk, '69, now a shareholder with the Fraser Trebilcock Law Firm, is one of only a handful of mediators from around the world invited to serve as an arbitrator for the International Mediation Institute (IMI), an international public policy initiative.
May 18, 2009
Peter Houk, '69, was included in the 2010 edition of the Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers are selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers solely on the basis of a nationally-conducted peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading lawyers vote on the legal abilities and professional achievements of other lawyers in their specialties.
August 10, 2009
Richard Burstein, '69, was named in the International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers for 2012. Burstein, a partner in the Real Estate Department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for the past nine years. Burstein also has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for the past 17 years and by Michigan Super Lawyers for the past five years. He also is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
October 23, 2012
Thomas Kienbaum, '68, has been named vice chair of the Wayne State University Law School Board of Visitors. Kienbaum is a co-founder of Kienbaum, Opperwall, Hardy & Pelton and specializes in traditional labor matters, employment class actions and individual plaintiff litigation.
February 9, 2009
Tyrone Fahner, '68, was named chairman of the Shedd Aquarium's Board of Trustees in Chicago. He is a partner and former chairman at Mayer Brown LLP and president of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago. His daughter, Maggie, a member of the marine mammal team at the aquarium, sparked his interest, and he was elected to the institution's Board of Trustees in 2004. He also serves on Wayne Law's Board of Visitors and as a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. He is a former attorney general of Illinois, former director of the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
July 17, 2012
Mark R. Hauser, '67, managing director and founder of Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC, has been selected for recognition in the Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 publication.
June 23, 2011
Wayne A. Budd, '67, senior counsel with the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, and a member of the Board of Directors of AAA Southern New England, was elected chairman of AAA's national Board of Directors.
June 30, 2011
Jack S. Couzens, '67, of Couzens Lansky of Farmington Hills, was chosen as a 2011 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager. He is part of a select group, representing less than 7 percent of wealth managers in the Detroit metropolitan area. The award is based on survey results from thousands of consumers and other financial services professionals.
August 16, 2011
Wayne A. Budd, '67, senior counsel with the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, has been named as a recipient of The American Lawyer's annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Budd joins a select group of attorneys, including Howard Baker, James Baker III, Warren Christopher, Lloyd Cutler, Joseph Flom, Judith Kaye, Walter Mondale, Sargent Shriver and Robert Strauss, who have received this distinction, awarded annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding private sector success and a devotion to public service over the course of their careers. More here.
September 9, 2011
Wayne Budd, '67, was hired by Roxbury Community College in Massachusetts to investigate allegations of mismanagement at the college and make recommendations on improving the school's financial oversight procedures. He is a litigator with Goodwin Proctor and a former associate attorney general of the United States as well as a former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. Budd offered his services to the college on a pro bono basis.
August 27, 2012
Brian Einhorn, '67, was chosen president-elect for the State Bar of Michigan for 2012-13. He practices with Collins Einhorn Farrell & Ulanoff PC in Southfield, and concentrates on professional liability litigation, products liability litigation, construction defect defense and insurance coverage dispute litigation.
September 6, 2012
Mark Hauser, '67, was awarded the 2012 Fred M. Butzel Memorial Award for Distinguished Community Service by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. It is the organization's highest honor, given for leadership and devotion to the community. Hauser concentrates his law practice at Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth & Heller PC in real estate, partnerships, finance, corporate and business law, taxation and estate planning.
September 14, 2012
Brian Einhorn, '67, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2013. An attorney with Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell & Ulanoff, he was named for his work in Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants. He also was recognized for his work in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants.
October 23, 2012
Wayne Budd, '67, is being awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Boston College during its May commencement. The legal career of Budd, a graduate of Boston College, has run the gamut from corporate counsel to associate U.S. attorney general, from business executive to Massachusetts' chief federal prosecutor. Along the way, Budd has served as a mentor, advocate and advisor in support of education, civil rights, and the development of the next generation of business and civic leaders. Currently senior counsel at the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter, LLP, Budd has lent his expertise to federal and state agencies on sentencing guidelines, civil service regulation and public health. He is a board member for the New England Innocence Project and the pre-collegiate program Squash Busters Inc., and a former chairman and board member of The Partnership, a leadership development initiative for African-American men.
April 26, 2013
Mark Hauser, '67, was selected again for inclusion in "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business." He is managing director and founder of Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth & Heller PC, and represents the firm's Real Estate Group.
May 14, 2013
Sanford Mall, '66, was awarded the Advocacy Award by Elder Law of Michigan honoring his work as an advocate for laws, regulations and protections for older adults and people with disabilities, as well as his work as an attorney in private practice and generous pro bono service. Mall is founder and senior partner of Mall Malisow & Cooney P.C., a Holistic elder care special needs and estate planning law firm in Farmington Hills.
April 30, 2013
Joseph M. Fazio, '65, was elected by the law firm of Miller Canfield to serve a two-year term as a managing director. Fazio is a principal in the Real Estate Group in the Ann Arbor, Mich. Office. His specific areas of expertise include complex commercial real estate acquisitions and developments, with extensive experience in ground leasing, entity formation, public/private development agreements, as well as conventional, securitized and tax-increment financing.
February 9, 2009
Stephen Ross, '65, was recently highlighted for his work in real estate and development in an article on therealdeal.com. For details, visit http://ny.therealdeal.com/articles/related-runs-from-recession--2.
March 2, 2009
Michael W. Maddin, '65, president emeritus and founder of Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC, has been selected for recognition in the Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 publication.
June 23, 2011
Michael Maddin, '65, was selected again for inclusion in "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business." He is president emeritus and founder of Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth & Heller PC, and represents the firm's Real Estate Group.
May 14, 2013
Patricia J. Boyle, '63, was honored during the unveiling of a Wall of Fame for distinguished alumni of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. The wall honors those who exemplify public service.
February 9, 2009
Sheldon P. Winkelman, '63, a partner with Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn, LLP's Real Estate Department, has been reelected President of the Michigan Housing Council (MHC). This is his second term, which will end spring 2010.
June 1, 2009
Sheldon P. Winkelman, '63, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP's real estate department, has been elected chairman of the Board of the Michigan Housing Council (MHC) for a term ending in 2011. Winkelman has been a member of the MHC since its inception and was the first attorney to be elected president, a post that he held for two terms ending this year.
May 18, 2010
Eugene Driker, '61, was elected as second chairman of the Wayne State University Foundation board. Driker, one of the founding members of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, is a member of the University's board of governors.
December 14, 2009
Eugene Driker, '61, was profiled in the December 6 issue of Crain's Detroit Business "Focus: Best Lawyers" section. Crain's worked with industry publication Best Lawyers to create a report on outstanding metro-Detroit area attorneys as identified by peer review surveys.
December 9, 2010
Eugene Driker, '61, of Barris Sott Denn and Driker PLLC, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. He was recognized for his excellence in "Bet-the-Company" litigation, commercial litigation, and ethics and professional responsibility law. He was also honored for his abilities in antitrust litigation. Driker has been recognized by Best Lawyers for over 20 years.
September 22, 2011
Eugene Driker, '61, was selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America 2013" in the field of commercial litigation, ethics and professional responsibility law, antitrust litigation and "bet-the-company" litigation. He has been recognized for more than 20 years. He is a member with Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC.
October 8, 2012