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Bodman PLC

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Nadine A. Hessi has joined the firm as an associate attorneys based in the firm's Detroit office. She is a former participant in Bodman's summer law clerk program.

Hessi is a member of Bodman's High Net Worth Practice Group. She represents high net worth individual clients in connection with estate planning and related tax and personal business matters and the administration of trusts and estates.

As a law student, she served as an intern to U.S. District Court Judge Sean F. Cox, Eastern District of Michigan, where she conducted research and drafted bench memos. She also served as an intern at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit where she composed memos on various legal issues for Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Mariam Bazzi.

Hessi earned her law and undergraduate degrees from Wayne State University.

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Giarmarco, Mullins, & Horton PC

Samantha Faulkner has joined Giarmarco, Mullins, & Horton PC as an associate in the Family Law group. She concentrates her practice in all areas of domestic relations, including post-divorce issues such as child support, spousal support, parenting time, and custody.

Faulknerhas legal experience in various additional areas, including Immigration, Personal Injury, Consumer Credit, Civil Rights, and Michigan Appellate law, which she draws from in her domestic relations practice. She also has experience working on matters involving Estate Planning and Probate, including Guardianship and Conservatorship.

Faulkner received her bachelor's degree in Legal Studies from Madonna University and her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and its Family Law Section.

In addition, Giarmarco, Mullins, & Horton PC welcomes Angela Kehrig as an associate in the Health Care and Medical Malpractice Defense group. She focuses on defending hospitals and health care providers in medical malpractice litigation, premises liability, and general negligence claims.

Prior to joining Giarmarco, Mullins, & Horton PC, Kehrig worked in various legal areas, including insurance defense, construction defense, and as a corporate counsel extern for Delphi Technologies.

Kehrig earned her law degree from Wayne State University Law School. She also earned a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Oakland University.

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Harness IP

Harness IP is pleased to share that DBusiness Magazine has named two attorneys in its Metro Detroit office to the annual "Top Lawyers" list for 2022.

IP attorney Beth Coakley was named as a Top Lawyer in the category of Copyright Law, while attorney Glenn Forbis was named to the Intellectual Property Litigation and Trade Secrets categories. This marks Coakley's seventh year and Forbis's ninth consecutive year as a Top Lawyer.

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Butzel

Butzel attorney and shareholder William J. Kraus will be a featured speaker during OffshoreAlert vGlobal, a virtual conference that is taking place from December 6-10. His presentation will focus on high-value international recovery of digital assets.

Kraus concentrates his practice on disputes relating to the financial industry, with a particular focus on legal and regulatory issues related to digital currencies (e.g., Bitcoin) and blockchain technology.

He represents individuals and businesses involved in governmental and regulatory investigations, U.S. state and federal litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Kraus also represents diverse parties before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), National Futures Association (NFA), CME Group Market Regulation, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Additionally, Kraus assists clients with all aspects of litigation in state and federal forums, and has experience practicing before the Northern District of Illinois and Circuit Court of Cook County; Southern District of New York; Eastern District of Michigan; the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation; Courts of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has a successful record of resolving disputes before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS, as well as before NFA and FINRA hearing panels.

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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

Paul Boehms, the executive director of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, has been appointed to the Detroit Historical Society board of directors.

Since its founding in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society has been dedicated to ensuring the history of the region is preserved so current and future generations of metro Detroiters can better understand the people, places and events that helped shape their lives. The organization manages the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the more than 250,000 artifacts held in the collections.

Boehms provides strategic direction and oversight of the day-to-day operations of Warner, which has 230-plus attorneys practicing in 14 industry groups and 26 specialized practice areas in nine offices across Michigan.

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Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC

Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss announced that 16 attorneys were recognized as 2022 Top Lawyers by DBusiness.

The following Jaffe attorneys were named to the 2022 Top Lawyers list:

Christopher Andreoff White-Collar Criminal Defense

Jeremy Bisdorf Intellectual Property Law

Mark Cooper Insurance Law & Litigation-Insurance

Shirley Kaigler Trusts and Estates Law

Mark Kowalsky Securities Law

Mark Krysinski Real Estate

Eli Maroko Immigration Law

Brian Raznick Real Estate Law

Aaron Sherbin Trusts and Estates and Mergers & Acquisitions Law

William Sider Tax Law

Arthur Siegal Environmental Law

David Steinberg Franchise Law

Peter Sugar Securities Law

Arthur Weiss Tax Law

Jeffrey Weiss Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Richard Zussman Real Estate Law

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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has welcomed Frank T. Mamat to the national firm's Detroit office. Mamat is a well-known labor, campaign finance, and election law attorney whose work spans decades and includes representation of many large employers, principally in the construction industry, as well as U.S. presidents, governors, congressmen and senators.

Mamat began his labor work with an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the 1970s. In the decades since, he has counseled businesses of all sizes in union negotiations, ERISA, OSHA, and pension fund withdrawal liability matters.

He is the latest of several additions to Dinsmore's Detroit office, which now has seven labor and employment attorneys, and earlier this year added a prominent mergers and acquisitions team led by partner Joe DeVito.

"After leading the labor groups at several firms in Michigan, this felt like the right time to join Dinsmore," Mamat said. "The firm is growing fast, and as one of the go-to attorneys for labor and union issues in the state, I am excited to come to Dinsmore at this particular time."

Mamat is joining Dinsmore's nationally awarded labor and employment department at a crucial time, as the legal community is bracing for changes to the National Labor Relations Act by way of passage of the PRO Act, which could significantly alter employers' rights when it comes to union activities. As an author of Michigan's 2013 Right-To-Work Law, Mamat is uniquely positioned to help clients through this time.

In addition to his work in private practice, Mamat is also the co-founder of the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan and has been the general counsel of the Republican Party of Oakland County since 1986.

Published: Mon, Dec 06, 2021