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Dickinson Wright PLLC

Firm Profile


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  • 500 Woodward Avenue
  • Suite 4000
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48226-3425

Firm profile submitted by Dickinson Wright PLLC

Chief Executive Officer: William T Burgess
Members: 326
Other attorneys: 146
USA Offices: Ann Arbor, Austin, Columbus, El Paso, Ft Lauderdale, Grand Rapids, Lansling, Las Vegas, Lexington, Nashville, Phoenix, Reno, Saginaw, Troy, Washington DC
International Office: Toronto

Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 450 lawyers and is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas, with primary offices located in Michigan; Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; El Paso, TX; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Lexington, KY; Las Vegas, NV; Nashville, TN; Phoenix, AZ; Reno, NV; Washington DC; and Toronto, Canada. It provides corporate, commercial litigation, real estate, intellectual property, and employment services, among others, to clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to mid-sized and start ups. The firm is one of the largest operating in Michigan and offers legal assistance locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Dickinson Wright’s lawyers are regularly listed in compendiums of leading firms. The firm is a leader in diversity and has been nationally recognized for its commitments in this area.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Financial Services:

The firm provides representation and complete transaction planning advice to both lenders and borrowers in virtually all types of transactions. The firm also offers sophisticated services in commercial bankruptcy, including workouts, insolvency litigation, and refinancing.

Commercial & Business Litigation:
The firm regularly represents clients in all aspects of litigation, including defense in commercial disputes, class actions and other types of complex litigation, including mass tort and multidistrict litigation.

The firm offers clients lawyers who are seasoned, talented and exceptionally well versed in all areas related to corporate transactions. Its lawyers handle, on a regular basis, complex issues including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, financings, debt restructurings, joint ventures, securities offerings, and other commercial transactions. The firm also handles SOX-related compliance, corporate governance, SEC and regulatory compliance, and all types of entity formation and contractual arrangements.

Labour & Employment:
The firm’s capabilities extend to areas including employment counseling, immigration, employee benefits and executive compensation, complex employment and employee benefits litigation, wage and hour counseling, non-competition agreements and related obligations, labour management relations and disputes, and ESOP’s.

Real Estate:
The firm represents clients in a full array of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, permanent financing, construction, development, leasing transactions and real estate management for clients ranging from financial institutions and developers to schools and corporations.

International Law:
To assist its clients in meeting the challenges of the global business environment, Dickinson Wright draws on the resources of all of its practice areas to provide integrated solutions to business opportunities and problems. Dickinson Wright lawyers regularly handle cross-border matters and represent numerous international clients, both domestically and abroad. The firm has established an international task force to identify issues that may affect its international clients and find effective and creative ways to address these issues. The firm is regularly recommended by international publications surveying top firms in the United States.

The firm regularly represents casino operators, casino developers and casino equipment manufacturers, suppliers and employees, as well as Indian tribes and municipalities invested in developing casino projects.

Additional Practice Specialties:
Alternative dispute resolution; antitrust and trade regulation; appellate litigation; bankruptcy; biotechnology; business criminal defense/investigations; business technology; construction; corporate finance; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy and public utilities; environmental; estate planning and trusts; family and matrimonial; immigration; insurance; intellectual property; labour and employment relations; medical malpractice defense; mergers and acquisitions; minority business enterprises; municipal law and finance; private capital; product liability litigation; railroads and transportation; regulatory and administrative law; risk management; schools and educational institutions; securities; taxation; telecommunications.

Representative clients include: Airbus; American General Life Companies; AT&T Michigan; Bank of America; Barclays Group; Carhartt; Caterpillar Inc.; FCA US LLC; The Dow Chemical Company; E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc.; The E.W. Scripps Company; Exxon Mobil Corporation; Federal-Mogul Corporation; Ford Motor Company; General Electric Company; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Hewlett-Packard; John Hancock Financial Services; Johnson Controls, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Magna International Inc.; MGM Resorts International; Roth Capital Partners; State of Michigan; UNUM Group; Whirlpool Corporation.

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  • 350 S Main Street,
  • Suite 300,
  • Ann Arbor,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI- 48104
  • Tel 734 623 7075
  • Fax 734 623 1625
  • 200 Ottawa Avenue, NW,
  • Suite 900,
  • Grand Rapids,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 49503-2427
  • Tel 616 458 1300
  • Fax 616 458 6753
  • 215 South Washington Square,
  • Suite 200,
  • Lansing,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48933-1816
  • Tel 517 371 1730
  • Fax 517 487 4700
  • 4800 Fashion Square Blvd,
  • Suite 300,
  • Saginaw,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48604
  • Tel + 1 989 791 4646
  • Fax +1 989 791 4633
  • 2600 W Big Beaver Road,
  • Suite 300,
  • Troy,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • 48084-3312
  • Tel 248 433 7200
  • Fax 248 433 7274
  • 5009 E.Washington,
  • Suite 125,
  • Phoenix,
  • Arizona
  • USA
  • 85034
  • Tel 602 244 1400
  • Fax 602 244 1441
  • International Square,
  • 1825 Eye Street, NW,
  • Suite 900,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006-5409
  • Tel +1 202 457 0160
  • Fax +1 202 659 1559
  • 150 E Gay Street,
  • Suite 2400,
  • Columbus,
  • Ohio
  • USA
  • OH 43215
  • Tel 614 744 2570
  • Fax 248 433 7274
  • 8363 West Sunset Road,
  • Suite 200 ,
  • Las Vegas,
  • Nevada
  • USA
  • NV 89113
  • Tel 702 382 4002
  • Fax 702 382 1661
  • 424 Church Street,
  • Suite 1401,
  • Nashville,
  • Tennessee
  • USA
  • TN 37219
  • Tel 615 244 6538
  • Fax 416 367 9388