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Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

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Chief Executive Officer: Michael P McGee
Attorneys: 224
Legal assistants: 48
Support staff: 164

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1852, Miller Canfield is one of the largest and longest established law firms in Michigan and provides a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of clients worldwide. Working together with the US offices, the Poland offices expand the firm’s reach to clients throughout Eastern Europe. The Windsor, Ontario and Monterrey, Mexico offices broaden the firm’s ability to offer clients seamless cross-border representation to organizations interested in doing business in North America. The firm’s office in Shanghai, China, serves both North American and European companies doing business in China and Chinese companies interested in doing business throughout North America and the EU. Firm attorneys belong to prestigious American Colleges including the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and the American Colleges of Bond Counsel, Employee Benefits, Mortgage, Real Estate, Tax Counsel, Trial Lawyers, and Trust and Estate Counsel.

Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy; corporate; environmental and regulatory; federal tax and employee benefits; financial institutions/ transactions; intellectual property and information technology; international arbitration and dispute resolution; international trade and export controls; labor and employment; litigation, including dispute resolution, product safety, and state and local tax; personal services; public law; and real estate. Other specialty areas include antitrust and trade regulation; appellate; automotive; automated and connected vehicles; aviation and transportation; capital markets lending; climate change; construction; criminal defense; economic development incentives; electronic discovery and records management; entertainment, sports and multimedia; energy, telecom and public utilities; estate planning; family law; federal government contracts; franchise and distribution; governmental entities; health law; immigration; insurance; life sciences and biotechnology; nonprofit and charitable organizations; professional firms; public-private partnerships; schools; securities and venture and technology.

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International Work:
The firm has dedicated an entire practice group, the international business group, to provide legal services to US and foreign multinational companies, banks, and other clients whose business affairs are tied to the increasingly interdependent world economy. The firm handles work in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese and Urdu.

The firm represents clients diverse in size and character. Attorneys represent individuals in their personal and business concerns, trusts and estates, publicly traded and multinational companies, and many start-up, small and medium-sized businesses. Clients also include public bodies such as the state of Michigan and many of its agencies, authorities and universities, cities, counties, townships, school and community college districts, and special authorities throughout the state. The firm represents many non-profit, tax-exempt institutions, such as hospitals, charitable corporations and professional associations.