Potestivo & Associates PC

Potestivo & Associates PC is pleased to announce the hiring of Katie Jory who will serve in the Landlord/Tenant division of its Litigation Department located in downtown Rochester.

Jory graduated from the University of Michigan, where she majored in Political Science. Jory then went on to earn her law degree at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2009.

Prior to her position with Potestivo & Associates PC, Jory worked as an associate attorney specializing in Landlord/Tenant law representing landlords, business owners, creditors, and municipalities with civil legal needs. Following law school, her legal career began in Columbus, Ohio, where she represented defendants in criminal cases at the juvenile and felony levels, as well as parents and juveniles in cases involving abuse, neglect, and dependency, while serving as Guardian Ad Litem.

Potestivo & Associates PC is also proud to announce that Richard Miller has joined the firm to serve as the new director of finance. Miller has more than 30 years of experience working in the banking sector. He possesses expertise in all areas of finance; primarily having worked in accounting and regulatory reporting. He is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National School of Investments and has also worked in additional roles from lending to branches and operations.

Prior to joining the firm, Miller most recently served as the chief financial officer for a local financial credit union. He has held previous positions as a chief accounting officer, chief financial officer, senior financial consultant, and chief operating officer. In some of his most notable roles to date, he was the incorporator and founding director for two brand new community banks located out of Southeast Michigan. He also spent time as a consultant assisting in the startup of several more new community banks in both Michigan and Ohio.


Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy, & Sadler PLC

Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy, & Sadler PLC sponsored the Third Judicial Court and Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association's 2017 Law Day Program and had two associates, Nina Abboud and Ryan Olson, attend as attorney volunteers to mentor high school students. Managing Member Ed Dawda made the announcement.

Dawda Mann's contributions assisted in allowing the program to educate nearly 300 students from 13 Detroit public, private and charter high schools on the legal system and opportunities that exist in the legal profession and the court system. Abboud and Olson coached their respective team of high school students, working with them to prepare oral arguments and presentations, in which they then presented at the end of the day to the judges of the Wayne County bench.

Prior to the event, students were given the opportunity to participate in an essay contest where they were asked to argue whether a public high school is in violation of the First Amendment if it disciplines its students for off-campus bullying of other students via social media.

Law Day is a nationwide celebration of the rule of law, in recognition of how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. In total, the event had 20 sponsors, as well as volunteers, teachers, Third Judicial Circuit Court Judges and staff and leadership from the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.


Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that during the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel's Annual Meeting, attorney Richard W. Paul was elected president of the organization for the 2017-2018 term. His appointment began on July 1.

Paul has served as an officer and board member of the MDTC, chair of the MDTC Commercial Litigation Section, and was the 2013 recipient of the MDTC President's Special Recognition Award. He is a member in Dickinson Wright's Troy office where he focuses his practice on ADR, automotive litigation, class actions, commercial and business litigation, and product liability litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Michigan Super Lawyers and DBusiness' Top Lawyers.

Paul received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Boston College Law School.


Butzel Long

Butzel Long attorney and shareholder David F. DuMouchel, who chairs the firm's Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigation and Criminal Defense practice, is one of two Michigan attorneys ranked Tier One in White Collar Crime & Investigations by Chambers USA 2017-The Client's Guide.

DuMouchel's practice is limited to white collar criminal defense, defense of corporations and individuals in criminal and civil antitrust matters, professional licensure and criminal health care, IRS investigations of both taxpayers and professionals, SEC enforcement of corporate executives fraud, public corruption, as well as grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations and compliance.

DuMouchel is a recipient of the Leonard Gilman Award from the Federal Bar Association as the outstanding criminal law practitioner in the Eastern District of Michigan. He has been named by Best Lawyers as the "2010 Detroit Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." He has been listed in each edition of Best Lawyers in America since that publication began more than 30 years ago, including the most recent. DuMouchel has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in the state of Michigan by DBusiness magazine and he's also listed in Michigan Super Lawyers.

From 1978 to 1985, DuMouchel served as chairperson of the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission. He served as law clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Giles Kavanagh from 1975-1977. He was an adjunct professor of law at Wayne State University and is a frequent lecturer on criminal practice matters including "Ethics-Grievance Procedures," Detroit-Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program; "Subpoenaing Lawyers," Criminal Justice Section, Federal Bar Association; "Plea Negotiation," White Collar Crime Seminar, Federal Bar Association; "Grand Jury Practice," Federal Bar Association; "Grand Jury Practice," U.S. District Court, New Lawyer Seminar, 1986-present.

DuMouchel has often served as a panelist; he was featured at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants Fraud Awareness Symposiums; the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law's presentation on corporate misconduct titled "Conducting an Internal Investigation: Legal and Corporate Issues;" and the State Bar of Michigan's program "Compelled Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege for Businesses: Issues and Practices for Corporate Lawyers and their Clients."

He has served on the faculty of the U.S. District Court, Advocacy Institute; ICLE: Attorney Grievance and Discipline Practice; ICLE: Health Care Law Institute; ICLE "Polygraphs"; ABA Health Care Fraud, 2005; ABA White Collar Crime Institute, 2006, 2007, 2008; State Bar of Michigan Program, "Compelled Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege," 2006; Michigan Association of CPA's, "Accounting Fraud," 2006, 2007. He also is a frequent speaker on internal corporate investigations and federal criminal procedure matters.

In 2006, DuMouchel was appointed to serve on the American Bar Association's White Collar Crime Committee for a two-year term as chair of the sentencing committee. He has served as a member of the Rules Advisory Committee, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and was a member of the U.S. District Court Committee on Magistrate Program Evaluation, and chaired the Federal Bar Association Criminal Defense Committee.

He served as a member of the Advisory Committee which drafted the Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers of the American Law Institute, and is on the Member's Consultative Group of the ALI Model Penal Code Sentencing Project.

DuMouchel has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan Criminal Code Revision Committee, U.S. Courts Committee, and Grievance Committee. In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was a director in 1981. He is a Master of Bench emeritus, American Inn of Court Ch. XI. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

DuMouchel is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as a member of the Criminal Procedure Committee, and is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.

In 2012, DuMouchel was appointed as the 6th Circuit representative to the Practitioners' Advisory Group to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. He was re-appointed in 2014.

DuMouchel is a member of Standing Committee on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Planning Committee, he served as a member of the U.S. District Court Magistrate Selection Committee in 2014, and was a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee to evaluate applicants for the U.S. Attorney and federal judicial appointments in the Eastern District of Michigan in 2010 and 2012.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to one percent of trial lawyers in any state. DuMouchel also is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.

DuMouchel is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (1975) and the University of Detroit (1972).

Additional local Butzel Long attorneys and practice areas have also been recognized by Chambers USA 2017. America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 The Client's Guide.

Butzel Long attorneys Carey A. DeWitt, Arthur Dudley II and Bruce Sendek have been named to Chambers USA 2017 for the first time.

Butzel Long practice areas included in Chambers USA are:

- Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions Michigan.

- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Michigan.

- Labor and Employment Michigan.

- Litigation: General Commercial Michigan.

- Real Estate Recognized Practice Michigan.

- Immigration Recognized Practice - Nationwide.

Butzel Long attorneys ranked and highlighted in Chambers USA 2017 include:

- Stephen A. Bromberg Real Estate.

- Carey A. DeWitt Labor and Employment.

- Arthur Dudley II Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions.

- David F. DuMouchel Litigation, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

- John P. Hancock Jr. Labor and Employment.

- David W. Hip Real Estate.

- Thomas Kabel Real Estate.

- Justin G. Klimko Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions.

- James S. Rosenfeld Labor & Employment.

- Bruce Sendek Litigation: General Commercial.

- Daniel B. Tukel of Labor and Employment.

Stephen A. Bromberg is counsel to Butzel Long and based in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He served as a director and president of Butzel Long. Bromberg has represented borrowers and institutional lenders, purchasers and sellers, non-profit entities and contractors and owners in all kinds of office, commercial shopping center, apartment and subdivisions matters, major construction and zoning matters and workouts, reorganizations and foreclosures, with years of specialization in real estate transactions and litigation.

Carey A. DeWitt is a shareholder and past chair (and practice group leader, 1995-2003) of the firm's Labor and Employment Department. He has 32 years of experience representing employers and enterprises in all phases of litigation, including employment discrimination matters, employment contract and executive termination cases, both commercial and employment trade secret, anti-raiding, and unfair competition cases, as well as in labor arbitration, collective bargaining, and other matters.

Arthur Dudley II is a shareholder who practices in Butzel Long's Detroit and New York offices. He has extensive experience in nearly all aspects of corporate law. He has practiced law for more than 35 years. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, representation of emerging growth companies and general corporate representation.

John P. Hancock Jr. is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office. His practice focuses on collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations as well as counseling of both public and private employers. He also has performed extensive employment litigation and OSHA litigation. Hancock has served as chief negotiator in numerous collective bargaining negotiations. A good portion of his practice is devoted to counseling clients on employment issues.

David W. Hipp is counsel and practices in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. He concentrates his practice in real estate and real estate finance, including loan originations for lenders, representation of borrowers, purchases and sales of real estate, leasing, construction, and development.

Thomas A. Kabel is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. He is chair of the firm's corporate and real estate departments. He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate and real estate-related finance. Kabel has been involved in all facets of acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of real property throughout his career.

Justin G. Klimko is Butzel Long's president and managing shareholder and a member of its board. He is based in the firm's Detroit office. Klimko has experience in corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities regulation for publicly and privately held clients, and general corporate matters, fields in which he has practiced since 1980.

James S. Rosenfeld is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He practices in the area of labor and employment law and is the manager of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Bruce L. Sendek is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office and serves as chair of the firm's Litigation Department. He represents corporations and individuals in complex disputes involving a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. He regularly appears before the federal and state courts, as well as arbitration tribunals.

Daniel B. Tukel is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office and serves as chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Department. His practice is devoted to representing both public and private employers in state and federal discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, as well as traditional labor matters such as collective bargaining and union organizational drives.


Bodman PLC

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that experienced real estate attorney Gregory J. Gamalski has joined the firm as a member based in the Troy office.

Gamalski counsels individuals and public and private businesses on real estate matters including zoning, acquisition, development, and property tax issues. He also represents corporate clients in a variety of general business transactions.

He is active in the State Bar of Michigan as secretary-elect of the Real Property Law Section Council and a member of the section's Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee. Gamalski has written multiple articles published in Michigan Real Property Review and has made a number of presentations on real estate topics on behalf of the State Bar of Michigan and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is a member and past chair of the Oakland County Bar Association's Real Estate Committee. He is also past chair of the Law Alumni Association and a member of the Dean's Board of Visitors at his alma mater, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Before joining Bodman, he practiced with another Detroit-area business law firm where he led the Condominium Team and served as vice chair of the Real Estate Practice Group, gaining experience in the real estate industry. Gamalski is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and in DBusiness magazine as a "Top Lawyer" in real estate.


Secrest Wardle

Secrest Wardle welcomes four new associate attorneys to its Troy location

Aleasha L. Hester is an associate attorney in the firm's Troy office. She joined Secrest Wardle in 2017 and is a member of the Motor Vehicle Litigation and Premises Liability Practice Groups. Hester has experience litigating business law, estate planning, and motor vehicle matters.

Hester obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration, triple majoring in marketing, advertising, and management, from Northwood University in 2006. She earned her law degree with a business transactions concentration from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2016. Hester also earned her General Civil Mediation Training Certificate from Oakland Mediation Center in 2014, allowing her to mediate general civil matters.

Rebecca M. McLaughlin joins the firm's Troy location as an associate attorney. McLaughlin is a member of Secrest Wardle's Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group. She has additional experience in medical malpractice defense, family law, and elder law matters.

McLaughlin earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Spanish from Kalamazoo College. She earned her law degree from Wayne State University Law School. McLaughlin is licensed to practice law in Michigan. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2015.

Amber C. Rouse is an associate attorney located in the firm's Troy office. Rouse joined Secrest Wardle in 2017 and is a member of the firm's Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group. She specializes in defense litigation of first-party and third-party auto negligence and Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association automobile matters. Specifically, Rouse handles litigation from the discovery phase through trial.

Rouse received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Oakland University in 2012. She earned her law degree from WMU-Cooley.

Nicholas W. Siewert is a member of Secrest Wardle's Motor Vehicle Litigation, Premises Liability, Product Liability, and Construction Practice Groups. Siewert is also skilled in business, labor and employment, and commercial litigation matters. He joined the firm in 2017.

Siewert obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. He earned his law degress from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Siewert is licensed to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2014.

Published: Mon, Jul 03, 2017