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Bodman PLC

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 6th Floor at Ford Field
  • 1901 St Antoine Street
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48226

Firm profile submitted by Bodman PLC

Chairman, Executive Committee: Ralph E McDowell
Number of members: 95
Number of other lawyers: 55 

With 150 attorneys in offices throughout Michigan, Bodman PLC has delivered extraordinary results to its clients for more than 85 years.
Its attorneys provide savvy business counsel to some of the region’s most successful companies and individuals on a broad range of issues. Bodman offers clients the personal attention of a small firm with the talent and skill expected of the nation’s leading law firms.
With practices in automotive and industrial, aviation law and finance, banking and financial services, business/mergers and acquisitions, data privacy and security, bankruptcy and debtor-creditor rights, emerging companies and venture capital, employee benefits and executive compensation, enterprise procurement, health care, high net worth/trusts and estates, insurance, intellectual property, litigation and ADR, real estate, tax/nonprofit organizations, workplace law/ labor and employment, and other areas, the firm works to understand its clients’ businesses and the markets in which they operate. This enables Bodman attorneys to provide strategic advice and preventative counsel to address potential issues efficiently and discreetly before they become significant and expensive problems that affect their clients’ businesses.
Bodman is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Pro Bono Circle of Excellence. Pro bono service is ingrained into Bodman’s culture, beginning with its summer associates and carrying through to its most senior lawyers. The firm encourages and supports pro bono work through its policies, its long-standing Pro Bono Committee, and its employment of a full-time Pro Bono Counsel. Its innovative and effective pro bono efforts make Bodman a model and leader for other firms in the state. Most importantly, the firm’s efforts have a direct impact on its communities and on the lives of those with little or no access to legal services.

Appellate; automotive and industrial; aviation law and finance; banking; business/corporate/M&A; construction; data privacy and security; bankruptcy and debtor-creditor rights; emerging companies and venture capital; employee benefits and executive compensation; enterprise procurement; environmental; health care; high net worth/trusts and estates; insurance; intellectual property; litigation and alternative dispute resolution; municipal law and finance; real estate; tax; and workplace law/labor and employment.

International Work:
Bodman represents many international clients with business interests in Michigan and elsewhere within the United States. Bodman attorneys regularly handle a broad range of sophisticated international legal matters: M&A and real estate transactions, joint ventures between US and foreign partners, complex supply arrangements, and international arbitrations.

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, health care, general manufacturing and other sectors.
Representative clients include: AIG/American General; American Axle & Manufacturing; Archdiocese of Detroit; Bank of America; Bharat Forge Limited; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Cerberus Capital Management; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Citizens Bank; City of Ann Arbor; City of Grosse Pointe Park; Comcast Cablevision; Comerica Bank; CSX Transportation, Inc.; Dart Energy; The Detroit Lions, Inc.; FCA-US LLC (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles); Federal-Mogul Motorparts; Flagstar Bank F.S.B.; Ford Estates; Freudenberg North America; Grupo KUO; The Guardian Life Insurance Co.; The Henry Ford; The Huntington National Bank; Lear Corp.; Memorial Healthcare; Meridian Health Plan; Novares US LLC; Outfront Media; PNC Bank; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Primerica Financial Services; Pulte Homes of Michigan; Saga Communications, Inc.; Sparton Corporation; St. Marys Cement Corporation; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries; Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corp.; Titan International, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank.


  • Suite 400,
  • 201 South Division,
  • Ann Arbor,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48104
  • Tel +1 734 761 3780
  • Fax +1 734 930 2494
  • Website :
  • 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 : [email protected]
  • Suite 500,
  • 201 West Big Beaver Road,
  • Troy,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • MI 48084
  • Tel +1 248 743 6000
  • Fax +1 248 743 6002
  • 99 Monroe Avenue NW,
  • Suite 506,
  • Grand Rapids,
  • Michigan
  • USA
  • 49503
  • Tel 616 205 4330