Adrienne Dresevic, '02,
co-founded the Health Law Partners, PC, a boutique firm specializing in healthcare law in Southfield, Mich., with Abby Pendleton, '96, Rob Iwrey, '93, and Jessica Gustafson, '05.
June 18, 2009
Melissa Graves, '02, has been hired by Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell and Ulanoff PC. Graves, who has represented both attorneys and healthcare professionals, focuses her practice on the defense of professional liability claims. She also is involved in the defense of general liability matters.
October 19, 2010
Ryan McCarthy, '02, has been promoted to principal at Fish and Richardson. He will continue to focus his practice on patent prosecution, litigation, opinion work, IP due diligence and IP strategy and portfolio management. Previously, he worked in Munich, prosecuting patents before the German and European patent offices.
January 31, 2011
Robert K. Fergan, '02, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione, has been selected to participate in Leadership Detroit, a regional community leadership program sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Fergan's practice at Brinks focuses on client counseling, licensing and patent prosecution in the United States and in other countries under the rules of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. He has prepared and prosecuted patents in the electrical, mechanical, electro-optical and computer science arts as well as patents related to business methods.
September 20, 2011
Robert K. Fergan, '02, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been elected as a shareholder effective January 2012.
December 1, 2011
Walter Bentley III, '02, was featured in a story in the Oakland County Legal News about his 10 years of experience as an assistant prosecutor with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. He is starting a private practice, and also will continue his 3-year-old tutoring business, Bentley Prep LLC, which prepares students for the Law School Admissions Test and helps with the law school application process. The story can be found at http://www.legalnews.com/oakland/1364554/.
July 11, 2012
Rebecca Hodge Snyder, '02, was featured in a Naples Sun Times (Florida) article about participants in the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Marco Program. She is a founding attorney of the Law Offices of Hodge and Snyder.
August 26, 2012
Adrienne Dresevic, '02, was appointed chair of the American Bar Association Publications Committee, liaison from that committee to The Health Lawyer Editorial Board, and chair of the Stark & Anti-Kickback Toolkit Editorial Board. She is the founding partner of Southfield-based The Health Law Partners, and specializes her practice in Stark and fraud abuse.
September 11, 2012
Amy Neumann, '02, was recognized as a "Michigan Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine. She is an attorney and co-manager of the litigation practice group with a concentration on mortgage banking, default servicing and real estate with Farmington Hills-based Trott & Trott PC.
September 11, 2012
Jordan Field, '02, was named one of "30 in their Thirties 2012" by dbusiness http://www.dbusiness.com/DBusiness/September-October-2012/30-in-Their-Thirties/. As an employee of the Detroit Tigers, he drafted a mission statement, prepared a business plan, and pitched the proposal for the Detroit Tigers Foundation to the team leadership. In 2005, the Detroit Tigers Foundation was formed, with Field leading the way as director. The foundation raised $1.1 million last year from special events and promotional sales, in addition to receiving support from players and the team itself. Its mission: Refurbish inner-city ball fields.
October 9, 2012
Jeffrey Doyle, '02, joined Reising Ethington PC. The firm specializes solely in the practice of intellectual property law. Doyle's expertise includes medical equipment, motor control systems, battery charging systems and other high-tech matters. He is a patent attorney with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
October 31, 2012
Rolf Lowe, '02, was named a 2013 DBusiness Top Lawyer in the Health Care Law category. Lowe, an attorney with Rogers Mantese & Associates PC, concentrates his practice primarily on representing health care providers and professionals in professional licensing matters, labor and employment matters associated with health care, civil rights claims, administrative actions, business matters, health care compliance matters and compliance committee operations, hospital staff privilege actions, civil litigation and mediation. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Health Lawyers Association and Michigan Public Employers Labor Relations Association.
November 27, 2012
Adrienne Dresevic, '02, was featured in a Motion Magazine story titled "In Good Health: Partners find their niche in legal field." She is a co-founder of The Health Law Partners legal firm.
December 5, 2012
Adrienne Dresevic, '02, spoke recently before the Radiology Business Management Association at its 2013 Building Better Radiology Marketing Program. She is founding shareholder of Southfield-based The Health Law Partners. As a featured speaker, Dresevic spoke on two different legal and compliance subjects: "Marketing Your Services - What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble" and "Continue the Conversation: Stark Q&A with the Attorney." The presentation and Q&A session reviewed the various marketing compliance matters and fraud and abuse issues that radiology providers face when developing and promoting their businesses. An avid writer and speaker, Dresevic has published more than 60 articles on health care law and presents at national conferences throughout the year. Dresevic's practice encompasses the full spectrum of health care law.
April 8, 2013
Brittany M. Schultz, '01, was elected to membership of Dykema and serves on the firm’s Automotive Industry Team. In her five years with the firm, Schultz has helped defend automotive manufacturers and suppliers in a number of high-profile cases including personal injury class actions, wrongful death cases and more.
February 9, 2009
Carol A. Romej, '01, will be a featured speaker during a Lorman Education Services Program titled, “Document Retention and Destruction in Michigan” on May 7, 2009 in Troy. Romej’s presentation will focus on “Modern Concepts to Data and Record Management.” Romej is one of seven speakers featured during the program.
February 9, 2009
George A. Netschke IV, '01, of Plunkett Cooney, was named a "Rising Star" in Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. Netschke IV was recognized for his construction litigation experience. His focus is on representing design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, sub-contractors, and owners in both commercial and personal injury litigation.
February 3, 2009
Gjon Juncaj, '01, senior litigation counsel in the Civil Divisions Office of Immigration Litigation, District Court Section, has received the Attorney General's Special Commendation Award for Outstanding Service in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The award is used to recognize employees and other individuals for outstanding contributions to the accomplishment of the Department’s mission.
January 21, 2009
Anthony Kandare, '01, has joined Plumsea Law Group LLC as an attorney in the firm's Bethesda, MD office. Kandare has considerable experience in patent prosecution, client counseling, and the preparation of patentability, validity and infringement opinions.
March 20, 2009
Carol Romej, '01, a Butzel Long attorney and shareholder, was a featured speaker at a document retention and destruction seminar in Southfield, Mich. Her topic was "Modern Concepts in Data and Records Management."
May 18, 2009
Douglas Salzenstein, '01, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn's Litigation Department, was named Young Activist of the Year by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit.
June 29, 2010
Brittany Schultz, '01, was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Click here for more information.
November 2, 2010
Derek W. Meinecke, '01, was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Click here for more information.
November 2, 2010
Homayune A. Ghaussi, '01, was named a 2010 Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Click here for more information.
November 2, 2010
Brandon K. Buck, '01, has been named a shareholder at Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business disputes, franchising, real estate, commercial and general litigation and creditor's rights law.
January 18, 2011
Jeffrey J. Chapp, '01, was elected principal of Harness Dickey and Pierce PLC, a national intellectual property law firm. His practice includes preparing and prosecuting patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as opinion and agreement consulting and preparation, in the aerospace, automotive, communication, computer, electrical, electronic and mechanical industries.
January 31, 2011
Derek Meinecke, '01, recently was honored with the Courage to Lead Award by the Oakland County SAVE Task Force. He was featured in an Oakland Press article titled "Award honors those who help the vulnerable." Click here for the article.
July 7, 2011
Gabriel Triculescu, '01, was featured in a Legal News article titled "Of two worlds: Immigration attorney strives to help people stay in their new country." Click here for the article.
July 12, 2011
Steve Walmsley, '01, was quoted in a press release about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announcing plans to open three more regional offices (Dallas, Denver and Silicon Valley) besides the one in Detroit set to open July 13. Walmsley is a shareholder with Reising Ethington P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in both the Detroit and Dallas markets where new federal patent offices are opening. Reising Ethington was included in meetings with David Kappos, director of the USPTO, during the planning stages of the new Detroit office. "Having patent offices located in the same market as our Detroit and Dallas offices will provide valuable and tangible benefits for our clients," Walmsley said. "Our attorneys will be able to meet face-to-face with a patent examiner without having to spend an entire day going to Washington, D.C. This will save our clients time and money."
July 9, 2012
Kara Tertzak Lividini, '01, was named one of "30 in their Thirties 2012" by dbusiness (http://www.dbusiness.com/DBusiness/September-October-2012/30-in-Their-Thirties/). She is a member of Ford Motor Co.'s litigation team and president of the Downriver Bar Association. She also helped create the annual Purple Sport Coat Award in 2009 to honor her father, the late Judge Kaye Tertzag.
October 9, 2012
Eric Kociba, '01, has joined Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell & Ulanoff PC. Kociba represents businesses and individuals in litigation, including claims of product liability, business torts, contract disputes and corporate secrets. His experience is broad based, involving matters as diverse as the representation of a public utility against a multinational construction company, a cargo airline against an aircraft conversion facility and a property leasing company against a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Kociba also has experience as in-house counsel at two large companies, including a national fuel distributor with revenues of more than $1 billion. Additionally, he has litigated cases involving free speech, zoning regulations and noncompetition agreements.
March 8, 2013
Russell Moy, '00, recently joined the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) as General Counsel and Senior Advisor to SURA's President. SURA is a consortium of over sixty universities and colleges, and through a joint venture with Computer Science Corporation, operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility for the U.S. Department of Energy. SURA also manages research initiatives in information technology, coastal research, and technology commercialization. He lives in Washington, DC.
February 17, 2009
Matthew P. Allen, '00, was elected a principal by Miller Canfield. He is a business, IP, and criminal trial lawyer who has tried and arbitrated a wide variety of cases in a wide variety of venues, from tough criminal cases in the trenches of Detroit’s criminal courts to sophisticated, complex multimillion-dollar international intellectual property cases. He also is a skilled appellate lawyer who has handled a wide variety of appellate cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit..
February 10, 2009
Megan Cavanagh, '00, was announced as a shareholder for the Law Firm of Garan Lucow Miller. Cavanagh was named 2008 Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" by Michigan Super Lawyers for her work with insurance defense.
February 9, 2009
Russell Moy, '00, recently joined the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) as General Counsel and Senior Advisor to SURA's President. SURA is a consortium of over 60 universities and colleges, and through a joint venture with Computer Science Corporation, operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility for the US Department of Energy. SURA also manages research initiatives in information technology, coastal research, and technology commercialization. He lives in Washington, D.C.
February 3, 2009
Rebecca L. Weekley, '00, joined the Bloomfield Hills-based law firm Hertz Schram PC as an associate. She concentrates her practice in real estate law, specifically in the areas of litigation, construction, landlord-tenant and foreclosure litigation.
November 13, 2008
Andrea Laginess Moody, '00, was featured in a Detroit Legal News story about how the support of her family and friends helped her to overcome the loss of her husband while working and taking care of her son.
June 8, 2009
Kevin Kalczynski, '00, of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, was named a "Future Star" in the 2010 edition of "Benchmark Litigation," an annual leading guide to America's top litigation firms and attorneys.
December 14, 2009
Michelle P. Crockett, '00, a labor and employment lawyer and principal at Miller Canfield, is the new chair of the firm's "Women of Miller Canfield" legal and business network. In her new role, Crockett will lead the firm's more than 100 female lawyers in strengthening their internal, professional relationships with colleagues in all of Miller Canfield's 18 offices. She will also coordinate and foster building business relationships through external strategic business networking and educational events.
February 17, 2010
Matthew Allen, '00, a principal and business and securities lawyer with Miller Canfield's Litigation and Trial Group, recently published an analysis of new interpretations of corporate proxy and disclosure rules by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an article titled, "SEC Opens the Door for Climate Change-Related Shareholder Proposals and Disclosure Requirements, With Potential New Liabilities for Public Companies," published in the prestigious Bureau of National Affairs' (BNA) Securities Regulation & Law Report.
March 8, 2010
Matthew P. Allen, '00, Miller Canfield principal, was published in The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law's Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal (Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010) for his article, "A Lesson from History, Roosevelt to Obama - The Evolution of Broker-Dealer Regulation: From Self-Regulation, Arbitration, and Suitability to Federal Regulation, Litigation, and Fiduciary Duty."
August 18, 2010
Michael Hamblin, '00, gave a presentation titled "New Developments in Taxability of Attendant Care and Other PI Claims" at the 2010 Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) No-Fault Institute.
September 10, 2010
Michelle P. Crockett , '00, of Miller Canfield, has been honored by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (DMBA) with the President's Award. The President's Award is granted to a young attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service to the profession, clients and public.
October 27, 2010
Nicole E. Wilinski, '00, Plunkett Cooney insurance coverage attorney, was recently named an "Up & Coming Lawyers" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a publication serving the state's legal community.
December 21, 2010
Todd C. Fracassi, '00, has been elected as a partner at Pepper Hamilton. He is a member of the Environmental Practice Group in the Detroit office. He also is a member of the firm's Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. Fracassi is engaged primarily in matters of environmental litigation and regulatory affairs, and corporate environmental counseling.
January 5, 2011
Celeste M. Wolfe, '00, has been elected a shareholder of the law firm of Giarmarco Mullins and Horton PC. She is in the firm's litigation department where she concentrates her practice in family law and litigation.
February 9, 2011
Matthew P. Allen, '00, recently co-authored, "The New Form ADV Part 2 and the 'Plain English' Movement of the SEC, FINRA, and Michigan's OFIR," in the Spring 2011 Michigan Business Law Journal. The article examines the changes to Part 2 of the Form ADV by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Allen is a Miller Canfield business, securities, and intellectual property litigator and trial lawyer who assists businesses, executives, broker dealers, and investment advisers in an array of SEC, FINRA, OFIR and other governmental-related inquiries, examinations, investigations and enforcement actions. He is co-chairman of the Broker Dealer and Investment Adviser sub-committee of the ABA Securities Litigation Committee.
May 5, 2011
Matthew P. Allen, '00, a principal in the Troy, Mich. office of the law firm of Miller Canfield, recently presented on "Economic Espionage - Protecting Your Intellectual Property Worldwide," along with the FBI Detroit Division.
July 6, 2011
Lisa Hamameh, '00, this year's recipient of the Oakland County Bar Association's Frances R. Avadenka Memorial Award, was featured in a Detroit Legal News article titled "Community servant receives coveted award from the bar." Hamameh is recognized for her commitment to providing an affordable path for regular working class people to improve their lot in life. Click here for the article.
July 6, 2011
Thomas P. Bruetsch, '00, an attorney at Bodman PLC, was recognized in the just-released 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys for his commercial litigation work. Benchmark honors law firms and individual attorneys who received particularly strong endorsements from clients and peers in an exhaustive annual research survey.
December 13, 2011
Christopher G. Darrow, '00, a patent attorney and partner with Young Basile Hanlon and MacFarlane PC, was named a "Rising Star" in intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyer magazine.
January 3, 2012
Adam Kutinsky, '00, co-wrote an article with Sarah Barbantini titled "The uniqueness of professional-liability policies" for the Feb. 17 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Kutinsky is a principal at Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti and Sherbrook with the Commercial Litigation group; Barbantini, a third year student at Wayne Law, is a law clerk on his team.
February 28, 2012
Kevin Kalczynski, '00, was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee for a three-year term beginning October 2012. Kalczynski also was appointed to the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Michigan Inc., and was named a 2012 "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation and a 2012 "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine. His practice is concentrated in business litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants in business tort and breach of contract matters. He is a member with Detroit law firm Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC.
September 17, 2012
Celeste Dunn, '00, was awarded "Rising Star" status by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. A senior attorney in the Litigation Department at Plunkett Cooney, she focuses her practice in the areas of family law and domestic relations.
November 7, 2012
Dawn Reamer, '00, will represent parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities through her new appointment to the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council. She is a company attorney for Aisin Holdings of America Inc. She previously worked as a staff attorney and as corporate counsel for Yazaki North America Inc.
January 5, 2013
Kevin Kalczynski, '00, has been named to L. Brooks Patterson's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2013. The program recognizes 40 professional and executive leaders under age 40 who have achieved success and excellence in their field and community and who live or work in Oakland County. Kalczysnki, a member with Detroit law firm Barris Sott, Denn & Driker PLLC, will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 23, 2013. Kalczynski's practice focuses on complex commercial disputes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in contract and business tort matters. He also routinely represents major law firms in legal malpractice matters. Kevin was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Michigan Inc.
February 12, 2013
Matthew Allen, '00, co-presented at the Winter Meeting of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel on Joint Defense Agreements: Benefits, Pitfalls and Best Practices. A principal at Miller Canfield, Allen is a business, securities, and intellectual property litigator and trial lawyer who has tried and arbitrated a wide variety of intellectual property, securities, and business disputes in a wide array of forums. His significant intellectual property litigation experience includes representing companies in international corporate espionage investigations and prosecutions, and in national and international IP litigation and arbitration.
February 15, 2013
Michelle Crockett, '00, was named Diversity Director at Miller Canfield, where she is a principal and practices labor and employment law. She also serves on the board of Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit-based organization focused on helping at-risk girls lead better lives. Crockett was the subject of a March 20 feature story in the Detroit Legal News.
March 20, 2013
Brian Frasier, '00, was added as global marketing communications coordinator in the Detroit office of Miller Canfield. Frasier came to Miller Canfield from Michigan Lawyers Weekly where he was a legal reporter covering the Michigan Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2012, he won the Sam Spencer Excellence in Journalism award for his analysis of Michigan's six 2012 ballot initiatives. A licensed Michigan attorney, Frasier brings a unique perspective gained through seven years of litigation experience, as well.
March 24, 2013
Lisa Hamameh, '00, joined Foster Swift's Farmington Hills office as a senior attorney. She is a member of the firm's Administrative and Municipal practice group. Hamameh brings more than 10 years of experience practicing law in the following areas: municipal law, land use and zoning, liquor license acquisition and transfers, appeals and violation defense. landlord-tenant and summary proceedings, real estate litigation, criminal prosecution and defense, homeowners and condominium association representation. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Macomb County Bar Association, American Bar Association and Arab American Bar Association. Hamameh is also a member of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys; American Institute of Architects; Sterling Heights, Shelby, Utica Chamber of Commerce; and the American Arab Chamber of Commerce. Hamameh is a contributing co-author in the following Institute of Continuing Legal Education Publications: Michigan Municipal Law 2012 and Michigan Criminal Procedure 2010. In 2011, she received Oakland County Bar Association's Frances Avadenka Memorial Award for significant contributions to the community beyond the legal profession. She has also been included as a "Michigan Rising Star" by Michigan Super Lawyers for 2011 and 2012.
May 8, 2013
Mark A. Frentrup, '99, has been elected a principal of Harness, Dickey, & Pierce PLC. His practice includes patent searching and opinions relating to patentability, infringement, and freedom to practice, as well as preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a wide variety of chemical and mechanical arts, with a specialty in organic and polymer chemistry.
February 9, 2009
Michael Gibbs, '99, who serves as vice president and general counsel of Whataburger, is pleased to announce that Whataburger has recently moved its corporate headquarters from Corpus Christi, Texas, to San Antonio, Texas, to better manage its 700-plus restaurants and $1.2 billion in system wide sales. Gibbs oversees all the corporate governance, litigation, contracts, employment and intellectual property matters, as well as assists in the management of franchising activities. He and his wife are raising their two sons, 9 and 7, as young Texans.
August 18, 2009
Todd Holleman, '99, a principal with Miller Canfield, will serve a third term (2009-2010) as co-chair of the Appellate Practice Committee for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation.
November 17, 2009
Theodore Nittis, '99, was recently hired by Oswald Companies in its fast-growing Lawyers Professional Liability practice. He will counsel clients on risk management, program placement, and serve as lead claims advocate with insurance underwriters and carriers.
January 19, 2010
Jeffrey D. Moss, '99, Butzel Long attorney and shareholder, published a substantial guest article that appears in the January/February 2010 edition of Probate & Property magazine, a national publication of the American Bar Association (ABA). The title of the article is "Solar Panels, Tax Incentives and Your House."
January 19, 2010
Jeffrey D. Moss, '99, was named a shareholder with Butzel Long. Previously, Moss was a senior attorney with the firm. He has significant transactional experience with a special emphasis on tax planning. As tax issues arise in many different types of transactions and situations, Moss has worked with corporations, limited liability companies, entrepreneurs, physicians and real estate developers to achieve their business and tax goals. His experience and services include mergers and acquisitions, international tax planning, choice of entity and tax-advantaged structures, including joint ventures and other reorganizations.
March 26, 2010
David M. LaPrairie, '99, of Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC, was named to DBusiness Top Lawyers 2011. Attorneys were selected through a process that included a peer review survey that polled more than 15,000 private attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
November 16, 2010
David Michael, '99, has been named an associate attorney at Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC, a Southfield, Michigan-based law firm. Michael practices in the areas of business, commercial and real estate litigation, with a concentration in banking and mortgage-lender litigation. He is a board member of the Wayne Law Alumni Association.
December 6, 2010
Eric D. Carlson, '99, has been elected principal of the law firm of Miller Canfield. Carlson specializes in all types of commercial matters including contract negotiation, litigation and insolvency issues.
January 26, 2011
Jeffrey D. Moss, '99, LL.M., joined Dawda Mann PLC as a member, practicing in the areas of tax law, business and medical transactions, estate planning and tax-exempt nonprofit matters. Moss counsels companies and their owners, individuals, fiduciaries and beneficiaries regarding tax planning, succession planning and compliance. ABA Property and Probate magazine named Moss' January 2010 article, "Solar Panels, Tax Incentives and Your House," the Best Cutting Edge Article of 2010. Moss was also named a Top Lawyer by DBusiness magazine for 2011 in the areas of tax law and nonprofit/charities law.
April 19, 2011
Charles Phoenix, '99, of Phoenix Law, was named a 2011 executive cabinet member for the American Heart Association in Lee County, Fla. He also recently received a "Superb 10 Ranking" among AVVO highest rated lawyers from Martindale-Hubbell, and served as a 2011 Sponsor for the Sanibel-Captiva Baseball Little League and the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association Lee County Heart Walk.
July 27, 2011
Kenneth Phillips, '99, was hired as vice president and general counsel by Amerigon Inc., doing business as Gentherm, a developer of thermal management technologies. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the company's regulatory compliance activities. From 1999 until joining Gentherm, Phillips was a partner in the Detroit office of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.
July 31, 2012
Carrie Lynn Fuca, '98, recently joined the Fitch firm. Prior to joining Fitch, Fuca ran her own firm in Macomb County for five years. She has argued cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.
February 9, 2009
Mark D. Baker, '98, after serving in the U.S. Navy's JAGC for nearly 10 years, and reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander, left active service last summer and transfered to the reserves. At that time he took a civilian position in Washington, D.C. as an Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. During his time in the Navy he was the senior prosecutor for Naval Station Everett, north of Seattle, Washington, the installation attorney for the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Southeastern Georgia, a fleet attorney for the Atlantic Fleet, in Norfolk, Virginia, and an appellate legal clerk for the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington, D.C.
February 3, 2009
Carrie Lynn Fuca, '98, has joined the Fitch firm in the Mt. Clemens office. She gained experience in the Wayne County Prosecutors office, working for another general practice firm, and as a Macomb County case evaluator. Prior to joining, Fuca ran her own firm in Macomb County for five years. She has argued cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. Fuca also served as an executive board member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, and ran for Macomb County Circuit Judge in 2006.
February 8, 2009
Alexander G. Domenicucci, '98, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP's Tax Department, was elected as chair of the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section's Business Entities Committee. His term will last through 2010.
December 1, 2009
Alexander G. Domenicucci, '98, partner with Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn, LLP, spoke at the 12th Annual Michigan Conference on Affordable Housing. His presentation was titled, "Top Ten Tax issues in Structuring Low-Income Housing Credit Transactions."
May 17, 2010
Stephen L. Tupper, '98, a member of Dykema's corporate finance practice group and leader of the firm's privacy, data secruity and e-commerce practice and the aviation transactions and finance team, was included in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
September 2, 2010
Alexander G. Domenicucci, '98, of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, recently moderated an Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) panel titled "Successfully Handling Partnership Tax Issues."
October 8, 2010
Julie Nichols, '98, was hired by Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell and Ulanoff PC. Nichols devotes a significant portion of her practice to insurance coverage matters and provides advice to clients with respect to coverage opinions, coverage analysis and the litigation of declaratory actions involving issues of insurance coverage with respect to commercial liability, automobile, homeowners and employment policies.
June 2, 2011
George V. Cassar, Jr., '98, a shareholder at Southfield-based Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC, has been selected to serve on the board of directors for Legatus and The Judson Center. Both terms are for two years.
February 27, 2012
J. Matthew Serra, '98, was named executive director of Faculty Personnel Services at Central Michigan University. Operations of FPS include personnel functions and contract administration for CMU's tenure-eligible faculty, fixed-term faculty and graduate assistant employee groups.
March 6, 2012
D. Lee Khachaturian, '98, was listed in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers. Khachaturian is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC's office in Detroit. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, environmental, insurance and ERISA litigation, and labor and employment litigation.
October 22, 2012
Mary Margaret O'Donnell, '98, moved her expanding firm, Blue Filament Intellectual Property LLC, to a larger location at 450 N. Old Woodward in Birmingham. Founded in 2011 by O'Donnell, the firm specializes in intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, brand protection, brand management and enforcement, risk assessment, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings and dispute resolution. She has been recognized as a SuperLawyer Rising Star, a Michigan Lawyer's Weekly Up & Coming Attorney and a Crain's Detroit Business 40 Under 40 business leader. She received an LLM in intellectual property from the Universite Bordeaux IV in France, and is one of the five donors behind the creation of the Brass Ring Scholarship at Wayne Law.
November 1, 2012
Deborah Blair, '98, was appointed by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano to be the director of administration for the Wayne County Department of Public Services. She has worked for Wayne County in various capacities since 1996. She also was elected to serve as an alternate member to the Wayne County DIA Art Institute Authority Board.
November 30, 2012
Kevin A. Smith, '97, was elected a principal by Miller Canfield. Smith represents municipal, governmental agency and private clients in evaluating, structuring and documenting a broad range of traditional and complex tax-exempt or taxable financings, including general obligation bonds, collateralized lease revenue bonds, general revenue bonds, private activity bonds, deficit funding and cash flow borrowings. His particular areas of expertise include traditional fixed rate, variable rate and multi-modal financing structures.
February 10, 2009
Jeffrey C. Hicks, '97, was recently elected to the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce 2009 Board of Directors as Legal Counsel. Hicks is a partner with the Lansing firm of Hicks & Mullett, PLLC and practices extensively in real property and business law.
February 9, 2009
Joseph B. Urban, '97, was recently admitted as a member of Clark Hill's Birmingham office, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal finance, education law, and real estate law. Urban has represented Michigan school district and municipal clients, as well as private entities providing financing to these organizations for over a decade. He has extensive experience in municipal and school finance, regularly serving as bond and underwriter's counsel for school districts, public school academies, and other governmental units as well as counseling them in the acquisition and disposition of real property.
February 7, 2009
Jeffrey C. Hicks, '97, was recently elected to a four year term on the Delta Township Board of Trustees. He previously served on and chaired the Delta Township Zoning Board of Appeals. Hicks is a partner with the Lansing firm of Hicks & Mullett, PLLC and practices extensively in real property and business law.
November 18, 2008
Jeffrey C. Hicks, '97, of the Lansing law firm, Hicks & Mullett, PLLC, was recently elected President of The Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to raise funds for the awarding of grants to support the charitable endeavors of the Rotary Club of Lansing.
July 7, 2009
Robert P. Tiplady II, '97, of Dykema, was listed in the 2010 Best Lawyers in America guide. He practices in the areas of estate planning and probate, including wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, probate and trust administration, probate litigation, and gift, estate and generation skipping transfer tax planning. Tiplady has substantial experience advising fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contested and uncontested probate matters.
August 28, 2009
Jeffrey C. Hicks, '97, a partner with the Lansing firm Hicks & Mullett, PLLC, was recently elected to the 2010 Board of Directors of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. He will serve on the Executive Committee as Legal Counsel. Hicks was also recently appointed to a three-year term on the Ingham Regional Healthcare Foundation of Ingham Regional Medical Center. He practices extensively in the areas of real property and business law.
December 22, 2009
George V. Cassar Jr., '97, of Southfield-based Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth and Heller PC, has been named to the Board of Directors of Don Bosco Hall. Don Bosco Hall (www.donboscohall.org) is a Detroit-based, non-profit agency that provides supportive human services to enhance the quality of life for youth and their families residing in the metropolitan Detroit-Wayne County community. In his position he will be involved with the organization's social media initiatives and in gathering financial and non-financial support for Don Bosco Hall and the many activities it supports. Cassar focuses his practice in the areas of estate and business succession planning, taxation and probate.
February 3, 2010
Sue Nolan, '97, recently had an article published in the ABA Health Lawyer.
February 19, 2010
Jeffrey C. Hicks, '97, of the Lansing firm Hicks & Mullett, PLLC recently received the prestigious Community Service Award from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce at its 2010 Annual Dinner. The award is given annually to recognize outstanding individuals of sound moral character who give of their time and expertise to make Lansing a better community and serve as an inspiration to the community and a credit to their business or profession. Hicks was also recently appointed to serve on the Michigan Municipal League's Legislative Governance Committee and the Land Use and Economic Development Committee. Hicks practices extensively in the areas of real property and business law.
March 3, 2010
Jeffrey C. Hicks, '97, managing partner of the Lansing firm Hicks & Mullett, PLLC, was recently elected to the National Executive Board of the Michigan State University Alumni Association. He previously served two years on the Association's Advisory Council. Hicks practices extensively in the areas of real property and business law.
May 18, 2010
Suzanne D. Nolan, '97, co-authored an article in the Fall 2010 Michigan Medical Law Report titled "Watching the Bottom Line: How Health Care Practices Can Control Employee Health Insurance Costs."
October 6, 2010
Eric T. Carver, '97, LL.M., of Dykema, was elected secretary and treasurer of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit (FEPCMD), effective Jan. 1, 2011. Carver has served for the last five years on the FEPCMD's Board of Directors. He was elected unanimously to serve a one-year term for both offices. The election took place at the FEPCMD's Annual meeting on Nov. 9, 2010.
November 17, 2010
Steven J. Enwright, '97, and Andrey T. Tomkiw, '92, have formed Tomkiw Enwright PLC, a new law firm in Royal Oak, Mich., dedicated to providing personalized and strategic legal services to leading and emerging businesses. Tomkiw Enwright will focus on representing businesses in the areas of labor and employment law, complex litigation, business formation and planning, venture finance, entertainment/ media law and general corporate counsel.
March 4, 2011
Veronica R. Leonard, '97, has formed Veronica R. Leonard PLLC. The firm concentrates its practice in all areas of family law (divorce, custody, child support and parenting time issues) as well as probate and estate planning. The firm, online at www.leonardfamilylaw.com, is located in Southfield, Mich.
June 7, 2011
Jeffrey C. Hicks, '97, managing partner of the Lansing law firm Hicks and Mullett PLLC, was recently appointed to the Michigan Office of Regulatory Reinvention's Occupational Licensing Advisory Rules Committee. The Committee will assist the Office of Regulatory Reinvention in identifying duplicative, obsolete, unnecessary or unduly restrictive occupation licensing rules that are not conducive to Michigan's business growth and job creation. The committee will evaluate each of Michigan's 91 regulated occupations to determine whether the rules currently in place provide enough benefits to outweigh the cost to taxpayers. Hicks practices extensively in the areas of real property and business law.
August 5, 2011