Chambers USA Again Names Miller Canfield Among America’s Leading Business Lawyers in 2015

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Nineteen of the firm's lawyers in Illinois and Michigan are recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

Chambers USA 2015, a referral guide designed to objectively present the best practitioners in the main areas of corporate law, has selected Miller Canfield as a top law firm in all six practice areas ranked in Michigan. Nineteen of the firm’s lawyers in Illinois and Michigan are also recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

The firm received the highest possible ranking – Band 1 – in Commercial Litigation. It was also recognized for Labor & Employment, Banking & Finance Law, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Real Estate and its Corporate/M&A work.

Those named leading lawyers in their specialty area in Chambers USA 2015 are:

Ann Arbor office: Joseph M. Fazio, Real Estate; Jeffrey L. LaBine, Corporate/M&A; Stephen G. Palms, Real Estate

Detroit office: Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Adam S. Forman, Labor & Employment; Leonard D. Givens, Labor & Employment; Jonathan S. Green, Banking & Finance: Bankruptcy; Christopher A. McMican, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Megan P. Norris, Labor & Employment; Clarence L. Pozza, Jr., Commercial Litigation; Steven A. Roach, Banking & Finance: Bankruptcy; Carl H. von Ende, Commercial Litigation; Jerome R. Watson, Labor & Employment

Chicago and Grand Rapids offices: Amy J. Zdravecky, Labor & Employment

Grand Rapids office: Trent J. Taylor, Banking & Finance

Troy office: Thomas W. Cranmer, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; Ronald E. Hodess, Real Estate; Ronald H. Riback, Banking & Finance; James A. Simpson, Real Estate (Senior Statesman)

Chambers USA ranks firms and lawyers considered leaders in their field. A team of 50+ full-time researchers interview lawyers, clients and purchasers of legal services. Firms are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be ranked, making the guide a reflection of market opinion. For more information, visit

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About Miller Canfield
With 250 lawyers practicing in all major areas of law and 16 offices in five countries, Miller Canfield is among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S. Our lawyers are recognized by the most prestigious legal referral guides and organizations around the world, including Chambers USA and the 2015 edition of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report, in which Miller Canfield received national first-tier rankings in Public Finance Law, Labor & Employment Litigation and Labor Law-Management. Miller Canfield was also named by corporate counsel as a "Standout in Complex Labor Litigation" in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 report, the second consecutive year. The firm is also recognized for superior client service in the 2015 BTI Client Service A-Team report. Visit Follow us on Twitter,

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