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150 West Jefferson
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Detroit, Michigan 48226, United States
Contact: Carol Lundberg, Manager, Global Branding and Media
Phone: 313.496.7813
Fax: 313.496.7500
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Ohio
Other Countries
  • Canada
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Poland
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations for Shareholder/Member Oppression Claims

When does the statute of limitations start running on claims for minority shareholder/member oppression under Michigan law? In its recent decision in Frank v. Linkner, a unanimous Michigan Supreme Court answered that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

BREAKING: High Court Limits Where Patent Suits Can Be Filed

The U.S. Supreme Court just shook up the patent world with its decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. For nearly 30 years, companies accused of patent infringement could be sued in nearly any place they…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

For-Profit Schools Ruled Exempt From Michigan Personal Property Tax

In a departure from past interpretation, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a ruling on May 1, 2017 expanding the use of personal property tax exemptions available to for-profit institutions. In SBC Health Midwest, Inc. v City of…more
 /  Education, Nonprofit Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Assigned Rents Not Bankruptcy Estate Property After Assignment is Enforced

On May 2, 2017, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified whether a bankruptcy debtor retains any property rights in rents after defaulting on a loan that includes an assignment of rents. The case, Town Center Flats, LLC…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

NLRB Regional Director Orders Union Election in a Unit of Undergraduate Employees

On Friday, April 21, 2017, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered that a union representation election must be held in a unit composed of 110 undergraduate student residential advisors at…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Employment-Based Visa Reform and Compliance Enforcement

On April 17, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order: “Buy American and Hire American.” The hiring aspect of the order focuses on reviewing the current employment-based visa programs and considering ways to alter…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces H-1B Cap Filled

On April 7, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has reached the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has received enough petitions to fill both the regular 65,000 H-1B cap and the U.S…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

7th Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court To Extend Title VII Protection To Sexual Orientation

On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc, issued a landmark opinion becoming the first appellate court to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA’s Attempt to Expand Citation Statute of Limitations Thwarted by Congressional Review Act Senate Vote

On March 22, 2017, the Senate, by a vote of 50-48, passed a House of Representatives’ resolution which overturned the OSHA Rule seeking to expand the statute of limitations period for citations it issues to employers. OSHA…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

UPDATE: Federal Judge in Hawaii Temporarily Freezes New Executive Order on Immigration

On March 15, 2017, a federal judge in Hawaii froze President Trump’s March 6, 2017 executive order. The ruling suspends the executive order just one day before it was set to go into effect on March 16, 2017…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

DOJ and FTC Issue Updates to Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property for the First Time Since 1995

For the first time, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) have updated the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property (“IP Licensing Guidelines”). First issued in 1995,…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Does Your Human Resources Department Understand Antitrust?

Several Hollywood companies have agreed to pay $170 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by animators who claimed their wages were depressed by unlawful anti-poaching agreements. The recent settlements highlight that now…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Impact of US Export Controls on the Sale of a Manufacturing Business

An owner of a US business that manufactures export-controlled items (“Export Business”) nears retirement. The owner decides to sell the Export Business. In a win for the owner, the sale of the Export Business interests both US…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions

Trump Trademark Registration in China Signals Positive Change In China IP Law

A short while ago, China finally granted the Trump Organization a trademark registration after a 10-year struggle. The timing of the announcement has fueled concern because just days before, President Trump had a phone call…more
 /  Intellectual Property

President Trump Issues Updated Immigration Order

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The order is an updated version of the previous order issued on Jan. 27, 2017…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
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