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Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC - Detroit
  • 6th Floor at Ford Field
  • 1901 St Antoine Street
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48226
  • Chairman, Executive Committee: Ralph E McDowell
  • Number of members: 99
  • Number of other lawyers: 63
  • The firm also has an affiliate office in Dallas, Texas.

Firm Overview:
Bodman clients demand the best. Bodman attorneys, in turn, are laser-focused on providing the highest quality legal services to clients in Michigan, across the United States and around the world. The firm’s clients are businesses, individuals and institutions with big ideas and big achievements. For more than 85 years, they have trusted Bodman to serve as a strategic business partner. In exchange, the firm offers them the insight, experience and value they need to succeed.
Bodman values long-term client relationships above short-term gain, and it nurtures those relationships carefully. Bodman attorneys work to understand their clients’ businesses and the markets within which they operate. This enables them to provide both strategic advice and preventative counsel to address potential issues efficiently and discreetly before they become significant and expensive problems. They deliver on their promises with quality, integrity and knowledge.
The power of Bodman’s approach is clear in the extraordinarily long-term relationships it has maintained. For example, Bodman has represented the interests of the Ford family continuously since 1929. It has represented Comerica Incorporated and its predecessor, Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit, since it helped found Manufacturers in 1933. Other significant relationships have endured for more than 50 years.
Bodman’s extensive pro bono program includes active participation with both Michigan Community Resources and Legal Aid and Defender Association to provide free legal services to worthy community organizations and indigent individuals. Legal Aid and Defender named Bodman its 2014 Law Firm of the Year based on the firm’s longstanding commitment and the extent of services provided to worthy organizations. The State Bar of Michigan has admitted Bodman to its Pro Bono Circle of Excellence.

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s primary areas of practice are: automotive and industrial; aviation law and finance; banking; business/corporate; construction; debtor-creditor rights and bankruptcy; enterprise procurement; environmental; healthcare; individual clients; insurance; intellectual property; litigation and alternative dispute resolution; municipal law and finance; real property; tax; and workplace law.

International Work:
Bodman represents many international clients with business interests in Michigan and elsewhere within the United States. Bodman attorneys have substantial expertise in cross-border transactions involving companies and people located in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Bodman has a diverse client base that includes individuals and businesses in a variety of industries, with emphasis on financial services, automotive, real estate, non-profit and charitable institutions, hi-tech, healthcare, general manufacturing and other sectors. Representative clients include: AIG/American General; Archdiocese of Detroit; Bank of America; Bharat Forge Limited; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan; Carmeuse Lime and Stone; CBS Outdoor; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; City of Ann Arbor; City of Grosse Pointe Park; Comcast Cablevision; Comerica Bank; Crittenton Hospital Medical Center; CSX Transportation, Inc.; Dart Energy; The Detroit Lions, Inc.; Fannie Mae; Financial Institutions Compliance Cooperative; Flagstar Bank F.S.B.; Ford Estates; Foster Blue Water Oil Co., Inc.; Freudenberg- NOK; Grupo KUO; The Guardian Life Insurance Co.; The Huntington National Bank; International Automotive Components Group; Key Plastics, LLC; Lear Corp.; Memorial Healthcare; Meridian Health Plan; Metaldyne Performance Group; Monroe Bank & Trust; PNC Bank; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Primerica Financial Services; Pulte Homes of Michigan; RBS Citizens, N.A.; Saga Communications, Inc.; Sparton Corporation; St. Marys Cement Corporation; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries; TD Auto Finance LLC; Titan International, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank.

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive & Industrial
  • Aviation Law & Finance
  • Banking Business/Corporate/M&A
  • Construction
  • Debtor-Creditor Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Enterprise Procurement
  • Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • High Tech
  • Individual Clients/Trusts & Estates
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation & ADR
  • Municipal & Finance
  • Real Property
  • Tax/Non-Profit Organizations
  • Workplace/Labor & Employment


  • Suite 400,
  • 201 South Division,
  • Ann Arbor,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48104
  • Tel +1 734 761 3780
  • Fax +1 734 930 2494
  • Website : www.bodmanlaw.com
  • 229 Court Street,
  • PO Box 405,
  • Cheboygan,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 49721
  • Tel +1 231 627 8000
  • Fax +1 231 627 2802
  • 6th Floor at Ford Field,
  • 1901 St Antoine Street,
  • Detroit,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48226
  • Tel +1 313 259 7777
  • Fax +1 313 393 7579
  • Email : info@bodmanlaw.com
  • Suite 500,
  • 201 West Big Beaver Road,
  • Troy,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48084
  • Tel +1 248 743 6000
  • Fax +1 248 743 6002