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Levin receives Dave Bing ‘Leadership’ Award from Detroit PAL

Carl M. Levin, former U.S. Senator, recently received the Dave Bing “Leadership” Award from the Detroit Police Athletic League. PAL is a non-profit organization that positively influences the lives of nearly 12,000 children each a year through athletic, academic and leadership development programs.

Levin was recognized for leading and securing a $3 million federal grant. The grant is being used as part of Detroit PAL’s “Kids at the Corner” fundraising effort to redevelop the historic site of old Tiger Stadium into a safe and healthy playing field. The permanent headquarters for Detroit PAL is going to be built alongside the field. During conversations with the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy providing the land to Detroit PAL, Levin was an integral part of that decision making process. Levin is an honorary co-chair for the fundraising campaign.

Levin, who served 36 years in the U.S. Senate, focuses his legal practice on assisting publicly and privately held companies in identifying and addressing legal, business and reputational risks that may bring them under public or government scrutiny and result in legal action or loss of business; providing strategic advice to companies regarding public policy and regulatory issues, and issues being considered by federal, state and local legislative bodies.
Levin earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.


Barton named co-chair of SBM Business Law Section’s Financial Institutions Committee

Bodman PLC attorney David W. Barton, a member of the firm’s Banking and Business practice groups, has been named co-chair of the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section’s Financial Institutions Committee.

Barton, who practices in Bodman’s Northern Michigan office in Cheboygan, represents financial institutions in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory affairs, and general banking law matters. He serves as corporate counsel to many community banks throughout the state of Michigan.

Barton is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Banking and is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


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