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Miller Johnson practices ranked among state’s best by Chambers

Chambers USA 2012 —America's Leading Lawyers for Business—again ranked Miller Johnson among Michigan’s best in the practice areas below.

Chambers USA 2012 published this:

Corporate/M&A. This west Michigan firm provides corporate advice to clients with regard to private equity transactions, venture capital matters, joint ventures and asset sales. The team is particularly experienced in representing companies in the medical sector and recently advised a large medical devices manufacturer on a complex lease transaction. Sources say: “A good firm that is very active on the west side.”

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation. This group is particularly active in healthcare-related work, advising clients on the full range of ...issues, including Health Reim-
bursement Arrangements and Health Savings Accounts. The lawyers assist a number of health system clients with their benefit plans. Team also works with clients on 401(k) plans, ESOPs and benefits matters ... for corporate M&A transactions. Sources say: “The employee benefits lawyers are very practical..., look at the situation and come up with great alternatives...”
Labor & Employment. This respected group advises both public and private employers on labor and employment issues, including healthcare organizations, corporations, school districts and municipalities. The lawyers are involved in collective bargaining negotiations, ADA and FMLA compliance and union-organizing matters... Sources say: “An excellent firm with a great reputation in the community.”

Litigation: General Commercial. This practice covers contract, employment, insurance and real estate disputes, and also has expertise in class actions and tax matters.

The lawyers are particularly noted for their extensive experience in representing hospitals and healthcare providers.

In addition, these Miller Johnson lawyers are named “Leaders in their Field:” Jeffrey S. Ammon in Corporate/M&A, Mary V. Bauman and Frank E. Berrodin in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, James C. Bruinsma in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Peter J. Kok in Labor & Employment, Jon G. March in Labor & Employment Litigation, and Jon R. Muth in Litigation: General Commercial.

Chambers USA is a referral guide designed to recognize law firms and lawyers in the

main areas of corporate law and ranks six practice areas in Michigan. They are often considered

to be the “gold standard” in law rankings since their lists provides independent rankings and

editorial commentary. The key to the success of their legal directories and the validity of their

awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by their team of highly qualified and

experienced researchers. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

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