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Former Oakland County district judge Edward Avadenka dies, 81

Retired judge Edward Avadenka, 81, former Oakland County 48th District Court judge, died Monday, Aug. 5.  The funeral will be held at Ira Kaufman Chapel, 18325 W. Nine Mile Road, in Southfield today at 11 a.m . Rabbi Jonathan Berger will officiate. Interment will be at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Avadenka was an active, committed and loyal member of the Oakland County Bar Association  since 1977.
He is survived by wife Beverly Avadenka;  children Lynne (Marc Sussman) Avadenka, Beth Avadenka, Eve (Hardy Segall) Avadenka and Liping (Zhengyu) Cai; and grandchildren Max and Eli Sussman, Drew Siebarth, Mitchell, Nathan and Roxanne Segall and Edward Cai.
It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Avadenka may do so by making a contribution to:
B’Nai Israel (www.bnaiisraelwb.org/index.php/donationstributes)
5085 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield  48323
Michigan Opera Theater
1426 Broadway Street
Detroit, 48226
Further information may be found at: http://www.irakaufman.com.

Honigman attorney selected as promising young attorney

Chauncey C. Mayfield II,  an attorney in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn’s  Corporate Department, has been named to the Lawyers of Color's inaugural “Hot List” for the Midwest region. Mayfield is one of 100 early-to-mid career minority attorneys under 40 from the Midwest to be selected for this honor. The 2013 honorees were chosen by a selection committee of that spent months reviewing nominations, bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. 
Mayfield concentrates his practice on acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, secured and unsecured financings, commercial agreements and general corporate law. He earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in political science from Purdue University.
Lawyers of Color, which was founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association and National Association of Black Journalists. Founded in 2008 as a news and resource center, the company has grown into a social media firm.


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