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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

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Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Author, Michigan Campaign Finance, the only reference book ever written on this topic

Representation Of Business Clients

  • general counsel services
  • government relations
  • trade association issues
  • construction and architect contracts
  • commercial litigation
  • tax exempt issues
  • formation of nonprofit entities
  • negotiation and drafting of all types of contracts
  • formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and other business organizations

MCF_bookRepresentation Of Political Clients

  • campaign finance law
  • election law (ballot access, petitions, etc.)
  • lobby law
  • recounts
  • redistricting
  • recalls
  • representation before the Federal Election Commission and the Michigan Department of State
  • compliance with Internal Revenue Service requirements
  • First Amendment issues
  • ballot question campaigns

EDUCATIONAL PROFILE

Legal

  • Wayne State University Law School; Cum Laude

Undergraduate

  • University of Michigan; With Distinction
  • Majors: Economics and Political Science

Major Academic Accomplishments

  • Member, Wayne State University Law School Moot Court National Team
  • Awarded Best Respondent’s Brief, Region VI, National Moot Court Competition
  • Member, First Place Team, Region VI, National Moot Court Competition
  • Member, Order of Barristers
  • Regents Alumni Scholarship, University of Michigan
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Michigan
  • Valedictorian of high school class

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES PROFILE

  • Admitted to the Bars of:  Michigan, United States Tax Court, United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court
  • Hearing Panelist, Attorney Discipline Board
  • Circuit Court Case Evaluator (Ingham County Circuit Court, Eaton County Circuit Court, and Clinton County Circuit Court)
  • Circuit Court Facilitative Mediator (Ingham County Circuit Court and Eaton County Circuit Court)
  • Lifetime Member, Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  • State Bar of Michigan