Daily Briefs (Oct 21)

MDTC to hold annual Winter Meeting Nov. 5
The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel will present its Winter Meeting on Friday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Marriott, 200 West Big Beaver Road.

This year’s meeting will look at “Defending Damages in 2010—Emerging Issues and Effective Techniques.” 

Speaking at the event will be Lori Ittner, MDTC president; Raymond W. Morganti, Siemion Huckabay PC; David W. Christensen, Charfoos & Christensen PC; Christina A. Ginter, Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti, & Sherbrook; Mark Granzotto, Mark Granzotto PC; David M. Ottenwess, Ottenwess & Associates; Dr. Nathan Soderborg; Raymond W. Morganti,  Siemion Huckabay PC; Marilyn Kroll, Brown Rehabilitation Management Inc.;  Robert P. Roth, Portnoy & Roth PC; J. Steven Johnston, Berry, Johnston, Sztykiel, &  Hunt PC; D. James Papageorgiou, Conway MacKenzie; Glenn Sheets, Stout Risius Ross; Phillip C. Korovesis, Butzel Long; Wayne County Circuit Court Judges Amy P. Hathaway and Jeanne Stempien; and Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Douglas S. Shapiro.

At the program the 2010 Respected Advocate Award will be presented to Mark Granzotto, Mark Granzotto PC; and Paul J. Manion, Rutledge, Manion, Rabaut, Terry, & Thomas PC.

Cost for the meeting is $195 for members, $220 for non-members, $345 for group up to three members from same firm (each additional person, over 3 is $50 each including individual’s one year membership), $60 for lunch only, $220 for handout only, and $270 for new members (includes cost of meeting and 1 year of membership).

To register, go to www.mdtc.org.  For additional information, contact Madelyne Lawry at (517) 627-3745.

John Kamins elected chairman of ACES Section of state bar
Attorney John M. Kamins, a shareholder in the Farmington Hills office of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C., was elected chairman for 2010-2011 of the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports (ACES) Section of the State Bar of Michigan on Oct. 1 at the annual meeting in Grand Rapids.

Kamins counsels music, film, and other entertainment industry clients in Michigan and nationally, including with respect to intellectual property rights, the State of Michigan’s film production incentives and infrastructure development tax credits, and business and contractual matters. His clients include musical artists and songwriters, bands, producers, record companies, movie studios, screenwriters, producers, managers, actors and models.

Kamins earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree in history with high honors and distinction from the University of Michigan.

Please be advised that the Wayne County Probate Court will be closed in observance of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m.

In observance of Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Wayne County Clerk’s Office will be operating as follows:
Closed: Assumed Names, Birth and Death Records, Concealed Weapons Permits, Notary Public, Passport Acceptance, Marriage License Application/Certification
Open: Elections, Circuit Court, Civil Filings (Room 201 CAYMC), Family/Domestic/PPO Filing (Room 928 CAYMC), Records, Criminal (FMHJ), and Juvenile (LHJ).