Practice concentrated in corporate and real estate law and government relations. Substantial experience in corporate governance, domestic and cross-border M&A, and structuring domestic and international joint ventures. Represents clients based in Europe and Asia in connection with M&A and joint ventures in the U.S. and represents U.S.-based companies doing business in Europe and Asia. As chair of Bodman's Automotive and Industrial Team, has represented numerous foreign suppliers in connection with their entry into the U.S. market. Authored the ballot proposal, later enacted into law, which authorized casino gaming in the City of Detroit.
State Bar of Michigan (Corporate Law and Real Property Law sections).
JD and BA, University of Michigan; Emeritus Member, University of Michigan Board of Regents. 2018 Lexology/ILO Client Choice Award winner. Recognized by Lawdragon as one of the "Top 500 Dealmakers" in the U.S. Former positions include Vice Chair of the Michigan Civil Service Commission, Treasurer of the Michigan Democratic Party, and Vice Chair of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Welfare Reform, among others.