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Dickinson Wright PLLC


United States: Labor and employment

Leading lawyers

Kathleen Campbell Walker - Dickinson Wright PLLC

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Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense - ranked: tier 4

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC regularly handles wage and hour collective actions and discrimination class actions, as well as disputes involving employment agreements, severance agreements, harassment claims, and NLRB matters. In Detroit, Kenneth McIntyre successfully defended Wayne State University in a qui tam action brought by a former medical professor, and Kathryn Wood represented The Michigan House of Representatives in its investigation into two Michigan State Representatives. Nestlé USA, United Towing and Auto Rescue and Comanche Construction are also clients. Samuel Coffman in Phoenix and Kenneth Ching6 in Reno are also noted. Department manager M. Reid Estes is based in Nashville and department leader Timothy Howlett is based in Detroit.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 5

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC advises on deals in a range of industry sectors, including financial services, media, sports, real estate, automotive and consumer products, and has a growing specialism in deals involving Japan and China. Notable matters included acting for an acquisition entity formed by Vinnie Johnson (the owner of Piston Automotive) in its acquisition of Irvin Automotive, a subsidiary of Japan-based Takata Corporation, and assisting Manufacturers Supply Co with the sale of all its assets to North America’s largest fastener distributor, Fastenal. Columbus-based Scot Crow was recently promoted to practice manager. Other highly rated advisers include Michigan-based Richard Bolton and Mark High.

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 4

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC possesses strength in energy, municipal, hospital, residential and school construction. Phoenix-based Stephen Richman heads the practice, which also draws on significant strength in Detroit and Nashville. Detroit-based Ryan Mitchell acted for Invenergy on the development of a 70-turbine wind energy project in Hardin County, Ohio, and a 65-turbine project across Isabella and Gratiot counties in Michigan. On the contentious side, Troy-based Peter Webster defended the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, the County of Oakland and the George W. Kuhn Drainage District against ten class actions alleging negligent drainage system design, maintenance and operation and alleging that the defects caused widespread basement flooding in Oakland County, Michigan.

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Offices in Detroit, Columbus, Lexington, Nashville, Troy, El Paso, Phoenix, and Reno

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