Daily Briefs

Miller Canfield opens new Toronto office

Miller Canfield, an international law firm headquartered in the U.S., announced today that it has opened a new office on the 11th floor of the Bay Adelaide Centre in downtown Toronto.  The office will focus on advising Toronto lawyers and their clients on legal issues outside of Canada, specifically relating to business in the U.S., China, Mexico and Poland, where the firm has offices.
 “We will provide Toronto-based support on legal issues involving the U.S. and the rapidly expanding markets in China, Mexico and Poland,” said Michael P. McGee, CEO of Miller Canfield.  “It’s a natural fit.  These are locations where the firm regularly services clients in the manufacturing, energy, high-tech and finance industries and where Canadian companies are investing and doing business. The office also will facilitate introducing our international clients to leading Canadian firms.”

The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit host breakfast

The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit will honor Peter Karmanos, Jr., Compuware’s Co-Founder at the charity’s 24th annual Tribute Breakfast, September 20 at Cobo Center. Karmanos will receive the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award at the 8 a.m. event. The “Great Voice of the Great Lakes” WJR, a major sponsor of the event, will broadcast portions of the breakfast live during The Paul W. Smith Show.
The Edward H. McNamara Award is a prestigious honor presented to distinguished and noteworthy individuals who have significantly contributed to the community. Karmanos has been an integral part of Detroit’s business culture while also helping the city’s people through numerous charitable initiatives.
“Peter Karmanos has been a vital part of Detroit’s fabric for many years contributing to both the business sector as well as within the community,” said Frank Brady, president, Detroit Goodfellows. “Recognizing him with the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award is an honor for our organization.”
Tickets for the 24th annual Tribute Breakfast are $150 or $1,500 for a table of 10. There are also special $5,000 Santa Circle tables available. Additional corporate sponsorships are also available.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Detroit Goodfellows director Sari Klok-Schneider at (586) 775-6139 or sarigoodfellows@gmail.com. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.detroitgoodfellows.org

LAD to conduct free outreach clinic in Southfield Oct. 4

Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.  will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 4 at Southfield Human Services, 26080 Berg Road, Southfield.
Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m.
 For further information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD's Oakland County office in Pontiac, at (248) 253-1548, ext. 4005.