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Litigation: General Commercial — Michigan


Dickinson Wright PLLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Litigation powerhouse advising well-known corporate clients from a diverse range of industries, including retail, financial services and construction. Areas of particular strength include class actions, personal injury cases and disputes relating to the protection of confidential business information. Also highly active in taking on government-related cases, and is capable of handling IP disputes.

Strengths Peers say that this is "a highly regarded firm with an excellent reputation, definitely doing top-tier work."

Clients also praise the team as one that is "accustomed to resolving major issues."

Value for money Clients agree the firm works hard to provide good value. A source says: "Billing is detailed, and in discussion with us they make a conscious effort to talk about not wasting money or incurring costs that don't need to be incurred."

Work highlights Defending the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner in a class action, the estimated total value of which was $240 million, involving allegations of negligence in regard to the design, operation and maintenance of a drainage system.

Defending IdeaVillage Products against patent infringement allegations relating to its FunLoom bracelet maker, a case in which the plaintiff seeks damages of more than $20 million.

Significant clients Ashkenazy Acquisition, Herbert Tyner Trust, Hitkansut, Oakland County, Weber Manufacturing Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Edward Pappas is well regarded for his broad practice, and is experienced at taking on significant cases both in the first instance and on appeal. He recently acted for the Herbert Tyner Trust, as well as its beneficiaries, in a case involving allegations of minority shareholder oppression. One source says he has "a practical approach to litigation, and is respected by attorneys and judges."

Daniel Quick is well known for his work on contentious IP, trade secret and shareholder matters, and has represented a number of major international brands. He recently acted for a well-known music producer and manager on appellate court proceedings, successfully overturning an earlier ruling that his consulting agreement with a notable Detroit band was an improper contingency fee agreement.

Thomas McNeill focuses his practice on financial and corporate litigation, and is highlighted by peers for his skill in these areas. He regularly advises on contentious issues in the gaming and accounting spheres, as well as M&A-related disputes and class actions.

Kenneth McIntyre handles a wide range of contentious issues, and is especially respected for his handling of contentious antitrust cases. He also takes on class actions, IP disputes and consumer protection matters.

Department profile by Dickinson Wright PLLC

The Dickinson Wright trial litigation practice includes more than 155 lawyers practicing in over 40 sub-specialties, literally ranging from A to Z (antitrust to zoning).

The major areas of our litigation practice include antitrust, appellate, automotive, class action defense, construction, real estate and environmental, insurance and ERISA litigation, intellectual property and trade secrets, labor and employment litigation, music, sports and entertainment, and product liability and personal injury.

Our excellence in litigation, alternative dispute resolution and litigation avoidance counseling is reflected by the following:

Our reputation for courtroom excellence is reflected in the fact that 14 former Dickinson Wright litigation partners presently serve as judicial officers, including three (out of seven) Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Our partners have taught trial advocacy skills at five law schools (including the University of Michigan), the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Douglas Hillman Institute.

Our lawyers have served as editors and authors of the leading litigation treatises and texts published in Michigan, including Michigan Business Torts, Michigan Civil Procedure, Michigan Causes of Action Formbook, Michigan Statute of Limitations, Michigan Law of Damages, Introducing Evidence at Trial and Trade Secrets: Protection and Remedies.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Outstanding criminal and civil litigation practice with broad-ranging expertise across several significant industries, including automotive, consumer products and healthcare. The team has a broad range of expertise, acting for clients on class actions, IP, private equity and securities litigation, both in the first instance and at the appellate level.

Strengths Clients say that "the litigation team is very well resourced," with "a national image and profile."

The firm's breadth of practice is also highlighted, with one source observing: "The firm is easy to work with. They've got a wide variety of specialties and areas of expertise."

Work highlights Represented the plaintiff, LivePerson, in three related IP cases against 24/7 Customer, involving claims of copyright infringement, patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation. The total damages sought by LivePerson exceed $100 million.

Acting for William Beaumont Hospital on a patent infringement case against Varian concerning a radiotherapy treatment, a matter valued at over $50 million.

Significant clients Ally Financial, DTE Energy, GM, Raytheon, Valeo.

Notable practitioners

Philip Kessler has over four decades' experience representing individuals and businesses, both public and private, in a range of IP litigation. He also acts on trade secret cases, and in one such matter recently defended UPS Midstream Services following its hiring of a number of former Arkos employees. Clients say: "He's very thorough, very efficient, knows our business intimately, and provides GC-level guidance."

Joseph Aviv is best known for his work on complex family, matrimonial, estates and trusts litigation. Clients are satisfied that "he pays meticulous attention to detail and his advice is clear, crisp and precise."

Richard Zuckerman is the leader of the firm's white-collar crime and investigations group, and is well known for his experience acting for tobacco, pharmaceutical, air cargo and software businesses. He also acts for individuals and companies on tax audit investigations.

Raymond Henney is noted for representing clients in securities litigation, as well as shareholder disputes and product liability cases. One client enthuses that he is "extremely diligent," while another views him as "a very skilled litigator and a good negotiator in terms of mediating resolutions."

IW Winsten regularly represents clients in disputes relating to business sales, loan agreements and shareholder matters. One client reports that "he thinks very clearly and analytically and can really get right to the bottom line."

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Bodman PLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Dedicated disputes practice serving a number of domestic and multinational clients, including prominent industrial businesses and national and international banks. Particularly experienced in contract litigation, fiduciary claims and contentious insolvency matters, as well as having a well-respected focus on insurance litigation, representing household-name insurers in major matters.

Strengths The team is praised for its common-sense approach. A source says: "Their advice is practical, which I really appreciate."

Another client highlights the team's client service and ability to "keep things in perspective and make sure we know the risks."

Value for money One client reports: "There are no issues with billing rates, I feel we are getting our money's worth."

Work highlights Defended Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories in a class action initiated by shareholders challenging the price paid to them when Caraco went private. The matter was valued at $20 million.

Defending Comerica Bank against allegations that it broke a forbearance agreement made with a commercial borrower. The total damages are valued at $38 million.

Significant clients Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Dart Energy, Key Plastics, Meridian Health Plan, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.

Notable practitioners

Dennis Levasseur has a broad disputes practice, representing clients in franchise, IP and securities litigation, as well as being a skilled arbitration counsel. Recently, he defended Trinity Health - Michigan against claims that its refusal to perform abortion services violated the Rehabilitation Act and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.

Joseph Shannon maintains his solid reputation acting for businesses in the financial, construction and automotive sectors in high-stakes litigation. Recently, he defended Comerica Bank against claims that it committed a breach of a forbearance agreement. He is also known for his abilities in alternative dispute resolution.

Thomas Tallerico is experienced taking on national and international disputes, and is especially well known for representing clients in the financial services and automotive industries. He recently defended Fiat-Chrysler against claims that it fraudulently induced a settlement during an earlier lawsuit.

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Dykema Gossett PLLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Thriving commercial litigation team acting for both sides in a range of high-stakes civil disputes. Possesses an excellent track record representing clients in arbitrations and mediations, as well as state and federal court cases across the USA, on a wide range of antitrust, product liability and real estate-related issues. Well known for its work advising major pharmaceutical and medical device businesses, as well as automotive companies.

Strengths Clients say the team "understands our business as well as the law, and gives solid advice."

Another source agrees that "they strike a good balance between being informative but not overbearing."

Value for money Clients agree that "they're good value."

Work highlights Represented Ford in an attempt to recover $250 million in recall costs from a third-party supplier.

Defending Kia Motors of America against claims that one of its SUV models was defectively designed.

Significant clients Bank of America, GM, International Transmission, Stryker, Valero Energy.

Notable practitioners

James Feeney has almost four decades of experience acting for a wide range of clients on high-value litigation matters, typically representing clients in the healthcare, automotive, finance and media sectors. He recently advised Ford on a $250 million costs-recovery issue. Clients describe him as a "bet-the-company lawyer." He divides his time between Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Los Angeles, California.

Dennis Haffey represents both defendants and plaintiffs in corporate litigation, though is also able to handle alternative dispute resolution matters. Peers confirm he is a "good lawyer with a solid reputation." He has experience acting on IP, franchising and shareholder disputes, among others.

Department profile by Dykema Gossett PLLC

With more than 180 attorneys actively engaged in all aspects of business, commercial, financial services and product liability litigation, Dykema has one of the most experienced, sophisticated and successful litigation and trial practices in the nation. Its litigators are experienced in representing a diverse client base in nearly every substantive area of the law, through trial and appeal. In addition to its practice in state and federal courts throughout the country, Dykema represent clients in administrative proceedings, arbitration tribunals and other alternative dispute resolution forums.

Dykema litigators have successfully handled virtually every type of civil dispute, including those involving complex, high-dollar commercial and contract matters, putative class actions, real estate, partnership, trade secrets, noncompete agreements, financial services and insurance, antitrust, dealer and franchise matters, licenses, trademark and intellectual property, product liability, premises liability, and complex tort claims. Dykema litigators represent entities such as financial institutions, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, retailers, insurance companies and others in a wide variety of commercial matters. They also represent physicians, hospitals and other health care entities in professional liability matters. 

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Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. - Litigation

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What the team is known for Highly esteemed group of litigators noted for its experience in major trials and alternative dispute resolution. Represents an array of Fortune 500 companies, including several major automotive suppliers and manufacturers. Provides coverage across the Midwest, and is also capable of handling cross-border cases.

Strengths Peers confirm the firm's strong reputation, commenting that "they do very good work, no question."

Work highlights Defending financial consultancy Conway McKenzie against claims that its former CEO was forced to resign, violating the terms of a number of agreements. The team also represented the same client in a counter-suit for trade secret misappropriation and breach of a noncompete agreement.

Acting for McLaren Healthcare, as well as its affiliate, the Barbara N. Karmanos Cancer Institute, regarding a claim that an agreement between the Institute and Detroit Medical Center violates Michigan common law.

Significant clients Barton Malow, Flagstar Bank, IBM, Valassis Communications.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Cranmer is highly regarded for his work in white-collar crime litigation, and recently acted for Valassis Communications in bringing a case against News Corporation to enforce the settlement from a previous litigation. Peers say that he is "very well respected and well known in the community. Tom is a top-tier lawyer."

Peers report that of counsel Carl von Ende is "a very good lawyer," noting that they have "a lot of respect for him." He is best known for his commercial litigation skills, handling matters both at the trial and appellate stages. He also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution.

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Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, PLLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Strong business and commercial litigation boutique advising various domestic and international clients. Skilled in a range of complex disputes relating to business torts, supply chain agreements and professional negligence.

Strengths Peers note that "their attorneys are top-notch" and describe the firm as "a very well-respected business litigation boutique."

Notable practitioners

Keefe Brooks enjoys a strong reputation among peers for his immense experience and ability to advise on an array of business litigation matters. One source says he is "a senior, go-to business lawyer." He is also able to handle a range of alternative dispute resolution mandates.

Dan Sharkey is best known for his expertise in automotive industry disputes. He is experienced representing clients in both state and federal court, and is also known for his arbitration work.

Edward Kronk is highly experienced in product liability matters and commercial litigation generally, frequently acting for automotive suppliers in court - both at the first instance and on appeal. Peers agree that "he is one of the community's top-quality lawyers."

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Butzel Long - Litigation

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What the team is known for Wide-ranging expertise across commercial and criminal disputes and government investigations. Frequently retained by a range of domestic and international clients to assist with significant multiparty contentious matters. The team advises on IP, securities and shareholder disputes, as well as automotive recall-related matters.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's broad offering, noting that "they have a very diverse and complete legal team," which enables them "to bring in additional, well-qualified expertise when needed."

Work highlights Defending ThermoAnalytics against claims of copyright, trademark and licensing violations brought by Ford and Ford Global Technologies. The case is valued at $22 million.

Representing Dickinson Media in its defense against claims of trade secret misappropriation, civil conspiracy and breach of contract brought by an advertising company.

Significant clients Beaumont Health System, Digital First Media, Hawtai Motors, Tokai Rika, Varroc Lighting.

Notable practitioners

David DuMouchel heads the firm's white-collar crime team, and has recently been active defending the City of Flint against criminal claims arising from the city's water crisis. He is highly regarded in the market, with one source describing him as "smart, savvy and a great trial lawyer."

Bruce Sendek is active representing plaintiffs and defendants in a range of commercial litigation relating to supply chains, acquisitions, trade secrets and environmental issues. Clients enthuse that he is "knowledgeable in his field and effective in what he does."

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Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Acts for businesses both in Michigan and in federal courts at the trial and appellate level. Broad litigation practice which covers class action, securities, IP and shareholder disputes, among others. Regularly acts for clients in the insurance, energy, finance and aviation industries.

Value for money Sources report the firm is "very reasonable," adding: "I never see a fee disputed."

Work highlights Successfully defended United Airlines against a series of claims relating to its ticketing procedures.

Represented Delta Air Lines in a personal injury case relating to an accident on one of its aircraft, in which the plaintiff sought damages of close to $1 million.

Significant clients American Airlines, Feldman Automotive, Strength Capital Partners, Sun Communities, Toll Brothers.

Notable practitioners

Mark Kowalsky and David Williams are key contacts at the firm.

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Miller Johnson - Litigation

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What the team is known for Grand Rapids-based dispute resolution practice with extensive trial and appellate experience, excelling in antitrust, financial services and employment-related litigation. Particularly well known for its representation of companies in the healthcare, automotive and insurance industries. Also capable of taking on a range of alternative dispute resolution matters, with skilled mediators and arbitration counsel among the team.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's "strong commitment to clients' long-term strategies."

Work highlights Successfully obtained a $2 million judgment on behalf of Unum Life Insurance in an ERISA litigation.

Represented Steelcase in an approximately $100 million real estate dispute.

Significant clients Medline Industries, Stryker.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts include Andrew Portinga and David Gass.

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Rhoades McKee - Litigation

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What the team is known for Grand Rapids-based firm with a robust commercial litigation group focusing on financial and accounting disputes, professional negligence actions, and myriad other contentious issues.

Strengths Clients praise the firm for its "well-rounded practice" and describe the team as being "client-focused" and "very efficient."

Another source reports: "They are timely, skilled and responsive."

Work highlights Defended Advanced Tooling Systems against claims of underpayment by a subcontractor, and won a counterclaim on the basis that the plaintiff had made fraudulent charges and underbid on the original contract.

Successfully defended Serviscreen against a former employee's claims that the company breached an oral commission agreement.

Significant clients Huntington National Bank, Mercantile Bank, Metro Health, Michigan Turkey Producers, Steelcase.

Notable practitioners

Paul McCarthy acts on a range of contentious matters, including freeze-out mergers, dissenters' rights, directors' liability actions and shareholder disputes. Clients say that he is "tenacious in his pursuit of a successful outcome." He recently successfully defended Advanced Tooling Systems against a significant underpayment claim.

Department profile by Rhoades McKee

Rhoades McKee's Litigation Practice Group is best known for complex business, commercial, and shareholder litigation.  The firm leverages the specialization of four JD/CPA’s who practice in our business group, as well as another attorney who holds an LLM.  Further, our commercial trial lawyers have developed unique specializations, including litigation of complex business valuation matters as well as complex financial and accounting matters.

Over 90% of our litigation attorneys are ranked by their peers in other programs including American College of Trial Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Martindale Hubbell.

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Warner Norcross & Judd LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Grand Rapids-based firm with a robust commercial disputes team representing an array of clients, including startups and global corporates. Especially well known for its strength in the employment, commercial and IP litigation spaces.

Work highlights Representing Whirlpool in a professional malpractice case against a Philadelphia-headquartered law firm, pursuing damages of more than $30 million.

Representing Star Athletica in a Supreme Court copyright dispute with Varsity Brands concerning the design of cheerleader uniforms.

Significant clients GFS Gordon Food Service, Perrigo, Whirlpool, Wolverine.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Douglas Dozeman is best known for his work on corporate, trade secret and patent infringement cases. He is described by one peer as "a very good lawyer, and one I see regularly."

Department profile by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Litigation accounts for more than one third of our firm's practice.  More than 25% of our attorneys are litigators. We have staked our reputation on litigation and take pride in not only iur success rate, but our ability to practice complex litigation over a number of different industries. 

We provide litigation counsel for Whirlpool Corp., Amway Corp., Consumers Energy Co., Daewoo International, Dow Chemical Co., Fifth Third Bank, Haworth Inc., and Robert Bosch LLC, among others. Areas of litigation in which we regularly handle include: Antritrust and unfair competition, appellate, banking, financial institutions, creditors' rights, class action defense, commercial and business contracts, construction, criminal defense, divorce/family law, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, probate, product liability, real property and securities.

Our appellate attorneys have argued more U.S. Supreme Court cases than any other law firm in Michigan. 


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Senior Statesmen

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Eugene Driker of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC has a strong track record acting for companies in the automotive, energy and chemical industries, among others, on complex commercial litigation. One peer says he is a "preeminent member of the Bar."

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Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Kronk is highly experienced in product liability matters and commercial litigation generally, frequently acting for automotive suppliers in court - both at the first instance and on appeal. Peers agree that "he is one of the community's top-quality lawyers."

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Senior Statesmen

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers report that of counsel Carl von Ende is "a very good lawyer," noting that they have "a lot of respect for him." He is best known for his commercial litigation skills, handling matters both at the trial and appellate stages. He also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution.

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Foley & Lardner LLP

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Norman Ankers of Foley & Lardner LLP is highlighted by one source as "a really good trial lawyer." He has over three decades' experience representing clients in the first instance and on appeal in state and federal courts. He focuses on business torts, class actions and shareholder disputes.

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Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, PLLC

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Keefe Brooks enjoys a strong reputation among peers for his immense experience and ability to advise on an array of business litigation matters. One source says he is "a senior, go-to business lawyer." He is also able to handle a range of alternative dispute resolution mandates.

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Dykema Gossett PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

James Feeney has almost four decades of experience acting for a wide range of clients on high-value litigation matters, typically representing clients in the healthcare, automotive, finance and media sectors. He recently advised Ford on a $250 million costs-recovery issue. Clients describe him as a "bet-the-company lawyer." He divides his time between Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Los Angeles, California.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Kessler has over four decades' experience representing individuals and businesses, both public and private, in a range of IP litigation. He also acts on trade secret cases, and in one such matter recently defended UPS Midstream Services following its hiring of a number of former Arkos employees. Clients say: "He's very thorough, very efficient, knows our business intimately, and provides GC-level guidance."

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The Miller Law Firm PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Powell Miller of The Miller Law Firm PC focuses his practice on class action, fraud and securities disputes. Sources describe him as "a very well-known and successful lawyer."

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Pappas is well regarded for his broad practice, and is experienced at taking on significant cases both in the first instance and on appeal. He recently acted for the Herbert Tyner Trust, as well as its beneficiaries, in a case involving allegations of minority shareholder oppression. One source says he has "a practical approach to litigation, and is respected by attorneys and judges."

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Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC

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Sharon Woods of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC is best known for her work on commercial and employment litigation, with peers describing her as "very well regarded" in these fields. She also represents clients in IP and class action disputes.

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Young & Associates

From the Chambers USA guide

Rodger Young of Young & Associates is said to be "a very able trial lawyer" who is "well regarded" in the state. In addition to general commercial matters, he has a particular focus on antitrust disputes.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Aviv is best known for his work on complex family, matrimonial, estates and trusts litigation. Clients are satisfied that "he pays meticulous attention to detail and his advice is clear, crisp and precise."

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Dykema Gossett PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Dennis Haffey represents both defendants and plaintiffs in corporate litigation, though is also able to handle alternative dispute resolution matters. Peers confirm he is a "good lawyer with a solid reputation." He has experience acting on IP, franchising and shareholder disputes, among others.

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Hickey Hauck Bischoff & Jeffers PLLC

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Clients report that Patrick Hickey of Hickey Hauck Bischoff & Jeffers PLLC is "extremely responsive and attentive to our work." He is especially well known for his handling of ERISA and employment disputes.

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Rhoades McKee

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul McCarthy acts on a range of contentious matters, including freeze-out mergers, dissenters' rights, directors' liability actions and shareholder disputes. Clients say that he is "tenacious in his pursuit of a successful outcome." He recently successfully defended Advanced Tooling Systems against a significant underpayment claim.

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas McNeill focuses his practice on financial and corporate litigation, and is highlighted by peers for his skill in these areas. He regularly advises on contentious issues in the gaming and accounting spheres, as well as M&A-related disputes and class actions.

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Quick is well known for his work on contentious IP, trade secret and shareholder matters, and has represented a number of major international brands. He recently acted for a well-known music producer and manager on appellate court proceedings, successfully overturning an earlier ruling that his consulting agreement with a notable Detroit band was an improper contingency fee agreement.

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Gregory L Curtner

Schiff Hardin LLP

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Gregory Curtner of Schiff Hardin LLP has over 40 years' experience acting for businesses at the trial and appellate levels, taking on a range of antitrust, IP and securities litigation. He frequently represents clients in the entertainment and sports industries, dividing his time between Ann Arbor and New York.

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Douglas A Dozeman

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner Douglas Dozeman is best known for his work on corporate, trade secret and patent infringement cases. He is described by one peer as "a very good lawyer, and one I see regularly."

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Raymond Henney is noted for representing clients in securities litigation, as well as shareholder disputes and product liability cases. One client enthuses that he is "extremely diligent," while another views him as "a very skilled litigator and a good negotiator in terms of mediating resolutions."

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Dennis J Levasseur

Bodman PLC

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Dennis Levasseur has a broad disputes practice, representing clients in franchise, IP and securities litigation, as well as being a skilled arbitration counsel. Recently, he defended Trinity Health - Michigan against claims that its refusal to perform abortion services violated the Rehabilitation Act and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.

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Kenneth J. McIntyre

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth McIntyre handles a wide range of contentious issues, and is especially respected for his handling of contentious antitrust cases. He also takes on class actions, IP disputes and consumer protection matters.

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Butzel Long

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Sendek is active representing plaintiffs and defendants in a range of commercial litigation relating to supply chains, acquisitions, trade secrets and environmental issues. Clients enthuse that he is "knowledgeable in his field and effective in what he does."

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Bodman PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Shannon maintains his solid reputation acting for businesses in the financial, construction and automotive sectors in high-stakes litigation. Recently, he defended Comerica Bank against claims that it committed a breach of a forbearance agreement. He is also known for his abilities in alternative dispute resolution.

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Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Dan Sharkey is best known for his expertise in automotive industry disputes. He is experienced representing clients in both state and federal court, and is also known for his arbitration work.

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Thomas J Tallerico

Bodman PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Tallerico is experienced taking on national and international disputes, and is especially well known for representing clients in the financial services and automotive industries. He recently defended Fiat-Chrysler against claims that it fraudulently induced a settlement during an earlier lawsuit.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

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IW Winsten regularly represents clients in disputes relating to business sales, loan agreements and shareholder matters. One client reports that "he thinks very clearly and analytically and can really get right to the bottom line."

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Up and Coming

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Arthur O'Reilly of Jones Day has extensive experience advising companies on litigation arising from business breakups, class actions and bankruptcies. He most frequently acts for businesses in the real estate, finance, healthcare and telecom spheres.

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