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Leading Southwest Michigan Law Firm DeFrancesco, Dienes & Smith, PLLC to Join Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

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ST. JOSEPH - DeFrancesco, Dienes & Smith, PLLC will join Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC effective Feb. 1. The affiliation provides new, local access to the combined expertise of nearly 100 attorneys who are uniquely positioned to handle complex legal issues across Allegan, Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties.  

Attorneys Frank DeFrancesco, Scott Dienes and Stephen Smith will continue to serve clients from their existing St. Joseph office, located at 728 Pleasant St. The location also will serve as Foster Swift’s newest satellite office in its expanding statewide footprint.

Founded in 1902, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, is a full-service law firm with 95 attorneys and offices in Lansing, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grand Rapids, Holland and now, St. Joseph.  

"We're thrilled to be joining the Foster Swift team to provide what we believe is an unmatched level of legal depth and expertise to the communities we serve,” said Scott Dienes.  "The name on our door is changing, but our commitment to our clients remains the same.”

Dienes will join the firm's Administrative and Municipal practice group, while both DeFrancesco and Smith will be a part of Foster Swift's Finance, Banking and Bankruptcy practice group.

"We are excited to have these talented attorneys join our team,” said Mike Sanders, president of Foster Swift. “This allows us to better serve southwest Michigan clients and to increase the firm's presence throughout the state."

DeFrancesco, Dienes and Smith are all natives of the St. Joseph area and look forward to continuing their practice and community involvement in Southwest Michigan. 

Pictured left to right:  Stephen Smith, Frank DeFrancesco and Scott Dienes