Firm profile submitted by Dykema Gossett PLLC
Chairman & CEO: Peter M Kellett
Number of attorneys and government relations professionals: Over 400
Dykema, an Am Law 200 ranked law firm, serves business clients—from start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies—across the country and around the world. Through the firm’s affiliation with World Services Group, Dykema attorneys have access to a global network of legal resources through which they provide counsel to US-based clients to implement their global expansion strategies, and to foreign companies to fulfill their US legal needs. Dykema has emerged as a ‘firm of choice’ for clients worldwide, helping clients address their most complex and sophisticated issues—whether corportae, real estate, litigation, government policy, intellectual property, tax, employee benefits or other related legal services. The firm represents financial institutions, automotive companies, energy companies, insurers, manufacturers, professional service organizations, telecommunication firms, utilities, transportation companies, contractors, retailers and real estate concerns, as well as small businesses, partnerships, and individuals. The firm counts among its clients nearly half of the Fortune 50. Among numerous bar and community associations, Dykema attorneys are members of the American College of Bankruptcy, Construction, Mortgage, Real Estate, Trial Lawyers and Trust and Estate Counsel, as well as the College of Labor and Employment.
With more than 180 lawyers, this group provides world-class dispute resolution services, including litigation, mediation and arbitration. Dykema’s litigation expertise includes antitrust, class action, commercial and business disputes, product liability, labor and employment, real estate, shareholder and corporate governance matters. Litigation clients include automotive OEMs and suppliers, commercial banks, retailers, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, telecommunication firms, insurance companies, manufacturers and professional service organizations, as well as small businesses, partnerships and individuals.
From corporate financing (covering such areas as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, SEC issues, commercial finance, capital market activities and corporate governance matters) to tax (including tax planning, audit counseling, tax appeals, lobbying and legislation, tax litigation and estate planning) and bankruptcy (involving troubled company acquisitions, reorganizations and workouts), Dykema’s business services department helps clients achieve their important business objectives.
Dykema’s intellectual property practice concentrates on litigation, copyrights, patents and trademarks, including the registration and protection of IP assets. Clients include automotive OEMs and suppliers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and consumer products manufacturers, among others.
Real Estate & Environmental:
Dykema’s real estate lawyers apply their talents in such realms as real estate financing, acquisitions and dispositions, loan workouts and foreclosures, property management issues, construction, real estate disputes, condemnation, planning, developing, leasing, property tax appeals and zoning. The firm also offers assistance in every kind of environmental matter, from land use planning to toxic chemicals/toxic torts; from environmental permits and compliance enforcement to air and water quality. Clients range from lenders and developers to users, institutions, contractors, architects and property managers.
From insurance regulatory matters to state and federal lobbying; from public policy litigation to advancing client initiatives through lobbying administrative agencies, boards and commissions, Dykema helps clients move skillfully through regulatory channels. Dykema’s health care experience includes licensure and accreditation matters, patient care ethical issues, best-in-class health care policies and procedures, quality assurance, risk management and state/federal fraud and abuse laws. The government policy practice group also encompasses the firm’s highly-accomplished nationwide Native American law and gaming practices.