After singing into law a new auto insurance bill on May 30, Michigan attorneys comment on some issues that arise from the bill that they predict will influence the course of how auto insurance will be implemented.
LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift bankruptcy and finance attorney, Patricia J. Scott has been selected to the “Leaders in the Law” Class of 2019 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
For close to 20 years, Foster Swift attorneys have been in attendance at the annual Michigan Township Association (MTA) Educational Conference & Expo to provide a hands-on, practical approach to issues with Michigan municipalities.
LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift finance and bankruptcy attorney Patricia J. Scott, has been appointed to the Federal Bar Association’s (FBA) Bankruptcy Steering Committee for the Western District of Michigan.
LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. attorneys Matthew S. Fedor, Clifford L. Hammond, Ryan E. Lamb and John W. Mashni have been elected as shareholders of the firm.
Attorney Laura Genovich was quoted in Michigan Farm News on Michigan farmers potentially experienicing stricter requirements from ag lenders.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC welcomes attorney Sarah J. Gabis to its Southfield office. Sarah will practice, as a member of the administrative and municipal practice group. She joins Foster Swift from her private practice in Troy, Michigan.
LANSING, Mich. – Foster Swift attorney Richard Kraus was recently reelected to the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL).
LANSING, Mich. –On Wednesday, November 7, five new Foster Swift attorneys were sworn in at the Michigan Supreme Court in Lansing.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Foster Swift attorneys Michael R. Blum, Lisa J. Hamameh and Frank T. Mamat have been named to the 2019 Top Lawyers list by dbusiness magazine.
LANSING, Mich. — Foster Swift was included in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list as a Tier 1 Law firm in 27 practice areas.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –Engaging in estate planning, while essential, is often emotional and generates many questions.
LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift business attorney David S. Nows will be among the speakers for the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) annual conference on Friday, October 19 in Chicago.
LANSING, Mich. – Foster Swift shareholder Scott L. Mandel has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.
LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift welcomes attorney Warren H. Krueger III, to its Trusts & Estates practice group. Warren will practice in the firm’s Lansing office, focusing in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and probate, civil litigation and real property.
Foster Swift shareholder has built a reputation as a leader, mentor in the legal profession
LANSING, Mich. – Julie Fershtman, an attorney and shareholder with Foster Swift Collins & Smith, will be presented with the highest honor from the State Bar of Michigan at the State Bar’s NEXT Conference and Annual Meeting on Sept. 26-28 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Foster Swift labor and employment attorney Frank T. Mamat was recently elected to the board of directors for the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG.)
Lansing, Mich. —18 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list while 13 have been selected as "Rising Stars.”
Grand Rapids, Mich. –Foster Swift attorney Laura J. Genovich has earned the 2018 Michigan Assessors Association’s (MAA) Michigan Property Tax Achievement award.
Foster Swift attorney Robert Easterly has been elected to Vice President of the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association (DDBA.)
45 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 edition.
Six attorneys from the Lansing office of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. have been named Best Lawyers® 2019 "Lawyer of the Year".
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC shareholder, Mindi M. Johnson has been selected to the “Women in the Law” Class of 2018 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Foster Swift welcomes attorney Mark T. Koerner from The Koerner Law Group. Mark’s practice focuses on municipal law (with substantial experience in transit, drain and labor and employment matters), business law, technology law, as well as related litigation. Mark will be based in the firm’s Lansing office.
Foster Swift litigation attorney Joshua K. Richardson, was named President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) on July 1. Richardson served as the organization’s Vice President in 2017.
Foster Swift attorney Lisa J. Hamameh is one of five attorneys elected to serve on the 2018-19 State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Board of Commissioners. The SBM Board of Commissioners provides oversight to the State Bar on finance, public policy, professional standards and member services and communications.
Sharla Clements and Kim Hafley of Foster Swift have been named to Michigan Lawyer Weekly’s list of ‘Unsung Legal Heroes’ Class of 2018.
Foster Swift attorney, Charley Janssen, was presented with the Community Foundation Philanthropy award, at the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards (GSA) ceremony on June 5.
Foster Swift welcomes attorney Andrea Badalucco to the firm. Andrea will practice in the firm’s Southfield office in the areas of civil, criminal, family law and juvenile matters.
May has been known as Senior Citizens month since 1963 when it was declared so by President Kennedy and is also recognized as National Elder Law Month by The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Foster Swift litigation attorney, Zachary Behler, with assistance from associate attorney Hilary McDaniel, was successful in achieving a favorable settlement for a client in a case involving a faulty patent license agreement.
Litigation attorney Robert Easterly, is among more than 40 mid-Michigan business leaders and professionals competing in the 9th annual Dapper Dads challenge.
Foster Swift employment attorneys Scott Mandel and Pamela Dausman were successful in convincing the Michigan Court of Appeals to reverse and remand for entry of summary disposition in favor of a school district employee.
Foster Swift attorney John Nicolucci, with assistance from Allison Collins at the Trial Court level, convinced the Michigan Court of Appeals (COA) to reverse the Eaton County Circuit Court’s decision denying Defendant Employer’s Motion for Summary Disposition because the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act is the exclusive remedy available to injured employees.
Foster Swift litigation attorney, Thomas R. Meagher, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Tom is also a fellow of the State of Michigan Bar Foundation, the Michigan Supreme Court Advocates Guild and the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.
Foster Swift is pleased to announce that attorney Julie Fershtman will receive the Jean King Leadership Award from the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) on April 27 during its 100th anniversary Centennial Gala at the Colony Club in Detroit.
Foster Swift attorneys will be among the judges at the 2018 Central Michigan University New Venture Competition (NVC) on April 13. In its 8th year, the NVC allows teams made of CMU students the opportunity to pitch a business idea, receive feedback and possibly earn seed funding to make their vision a reality.
In an order issued March 30, 2018, the Michigan Supreme Court denied an appeal by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, which had argued that its gun range was exempt from the requirements of Coloma Charter Township’s zoning ordinance.
Foster Swift Labor & Employment attorney, Frank T. Mamat, was recently re-elected as Chairman of the Education Foundation for the American Society of Employers (ASE), a position he has held since 2006.
Foster Swift recently elected attorney Jennifer B. Van Regenmorter to lead its Health Care Practice Group.
Foster Swift has recently elected two new practice group leaders: Patricia J. Scott and Michael D. Homier.
How attorneys handle legal research has dramatically changed over the last two decades. Long hours of combing through aisles of bookshelves have given way to robust online libraries that are available 24/7.
The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has elected officers to serve on its executive committee for 2018. The officers are: Michael D. Sanders, Scott A. Chernich, Douglas A. Mielock, Brian J. Renaud, Anne M. Seurynck and Brent A. Titus.
Foster Swift litigation attorney Scott L Mandel was recently granted membership to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA.)
Foster Swift attorney, David R. Russell was named co-leader of the firm’s litigation practice group. He joins current co-leader, Paul J. Millenbach.
Foster Swift attorney Katila Howard was recently appointed to the Planning Commission for the City of Novi. Her term will last from January 2018 until June 2019.
Foster Swift attorney, Michael J. Liddane, was elected to the status of “shareholder” by his peers.
Foster Swift shareholder, Julie I. Fershtman, has been named to Crain's Detroit Business magazine’s inaugural list of the “2017 Notable Women Lawyer in Michigan.”
Lansing, Mich. — Foster Swift attorney Liza Moore received Honorary Membership in the Michigan Association of Agriscience Educators (MAAE) at their 98th Annual Banquet on November 8 in Lansing.
Foster Swift attorneys Alexander A. Ayar, Julie I. Fershtman, Lisa J. Hamameh, Frank T. Mamat and Jonathan H. Schwartz have been named to the 2018 Top Lawyers list by dBusiness magazine, Detroit's premier business journal.
Foster Swift attorney, Alicia W. Birach, has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer for 2017 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Foster Swift was included in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list as a Tier 1 Law firm in 25 practice areas.
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC welcomes Michael Cassar, Hilary McDaniel, Toufic Saati and Emily Wisniewski to the firm. All four participated in the firm's summer associate program and were sworn in on October 31.
Foster Swift attorney Katila Howard is one of the five recipients for the "Five Under Ten" Young Alumni Recognition Award for the 2017 Black Alumni Association of the University of Michigan (UMBA) awards gala.
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC attorney Mindi M. Johnson, has recently been elected as a member of the Council of the State Bar of Michigan's Taxation Section.
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC attorneys Jonathan H. Schwartz and John W. Mashni have both recently been named to leadership positions during the 2017-2018 term for the State Bar of Michigan's Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports (“ACES”) Section.
For the second consecutive year, Foster Swift is adding five new attorneys to its Southfield office.
20 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected to the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list while 10 have been selected to the "Rising Stars list." Only five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected by Super Lawyers while the "Rising Stars" list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.
46 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected by their peers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC attorney Jennifer Van Regenmorter has recently been selected by her peers for her extensive work in the field of Healthcare law and is listed in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section will honor Southfield, Mich., lawyer Julie I. Fershtman with its Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award.
Josh Richardson, an attorney shareholder with the Lansing office of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, has recently been named the Vice President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC).
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC shareholder Laura Genovich has been selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Women in the Law" for 2017.
The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) elected two Foster Swift attorneys to executive board positions at its annual meeting on June 26, 2017.
Foster, Swift, Collins and Smith, PC attorney Jennifer Van Regenmorter was recently elected by delegates of Reformed Church in America ("RCA") nationwide to serve on the Commission of Church Order at the RCA's 2017 General Synod.
Foster Swift attorney Laura Genovich is one of three recipients of the 2017 Grand Rapids Bar Association's (GRBA) 3-In-10 Award at the GRBA's annual meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Read More.
Heidi Hopper was named Legal Professional of the Year by NALS of Michigan. Heidi is a Legal Secretary in Foster Swift's Lansing office.
What gets women across Grand Rapids together to pursue a healthy lifestyle? The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon! For the fourth consecutive year, Foster Swift Collins & Smith P.C. has increased its sponsorship as well as its employee participation in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon. This year's event will take place on Sunday, April 23 in Downtown Grand Rapids.
Attorney Thomas TerMaat was quoted extensively in the March 22 edition of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly print and e-edition regarding a no-fault case he won at the Court of Appeals. In the article, which is titled "Economic Reality Test Brings Clarity to No-Fault Cases," by Agenique Smiley, Thomas discusses when he represented Farm Bureau in a dispute with another insurer about who had the highest priority for the payment of an injured person's no-fault benefits.
Attorney Scott Mandel is the 2017 recipient of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel's prestigious "Excellence in Defense Award." The award, established in 1992, honors those who have promoted the practice of the defense bar and the representation of their clients through professionalism and advocacy beyond their normal roles as an advocate. The award was presented to Mandel at the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel's First Annual Legal Excellence Awards on March 9 at the Detroit Historical Museum.
The Davis-Dunnings Bar Association is pleased to announce its new executive board members.
The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC elected its officers for the 2017 executive committee.
The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce Michael Lawrence as the new Professor of Constitutional Law. Professor Lawrence's recognition is part of MSU Law's efforts to attract and retain talented faculty.
Four Foster Swift attorneys are scheduled to speak at the 2017 Michigan Townships Association Conference and Expo April 10-13.
The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce Alicia Birach, Lauren Dunn, Adam Fadly, Anna Gibson, Barbra Homier, Nicholas Oertel and Patricia Scott as the newly elected shareholders of the firm.
Attorney Jonathan H. Schwartz has been named to the Detroit Jewish News and The Well’s inaugural "36 Under 36" class. The "36 Under 36" designation honors professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and philanthropists who are making an impact on those around them, and the community at large. Nominations were reviewed by a panel of independent judges prominent in the Jewish community.
The Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan presented Foster Swift attorney Douglas A. Mielock with the 2016 Michael W. Irish Award. The award is presented to a practitioner whose contributions to the Probate and Estate Planning Section, and whose service to his or her community, reflect the high standards of professionalism and selflessness of its namesake.
Foster Swift attorneys Alex Ayar, Julie Fershtman, Lisa Hamameh, Frank Mamat and Jonathan Schwartz have been named to the 2016 Top Lawyers list by dBusiness magazine.
Foster Swift has been included in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list. Foster Swift was rated a Tier 1 Law firm in 26 practice areas.
Employment law attorney, Clifford Hammond, and business and commercial litigation attorney, Jonathan Schwartz, joined Foster Swift's Southfield office.
The Michigan State University College of Law has recently elected attorney Charles Janssen as vice chair of the board of trustees.
The United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (the “Court”) recently dismissed a lawsuit seeking recovery of property damages filed by the property owner against a motor carrier and its truck driver.
Foster Swift, a full-service law firm with a statewide presence, has relocated its Farmington Hills office to Southfield.
29 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected by Super Lawyers. The Rising Stars list recognizes not more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.
Eight attorneys from Foster Swift Collins & Smith P.C.'s Lansing and Southfield offices have been named Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyer of the Year".
44 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith have been selected by their peers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
The Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan has presented Frederick D. Dilley with the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award. This award recognizes Dilley's distinguished service to the legal community.
Attorneys Richard Dietz and Michael Liddane join Foster Swift’s growing transportation practice this month, and in doing so bring a combined 65 plus years of experience in the specialized field of maritime law.
Ida Farhat, Advanced Certified Paralegal, received the 2016 President's Award presented at the NALA, The Paralegal Association's Conference and Expo held in Las Vegas. This award was developed to recognize exceptional achievement in leadership and contribution to the paralegal profession.
Foster Swift attorney, Stephen Smith, was elected Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor President.
P3Connect 2016 is the premier event for public-sector officials and private-sector innovators focused on advancing P3s nationwide. Featured on the program is the Real Estate and Social Infrastructure Institute Symposium. Part of this Symposium will be a lively debate on engaging public leaders led by Moderator David Lick of Foster Swift Collins & Smith.
Foster Swift is sponsoring the volunteer headquarters at the 2016 77th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, where there will be more than 1500 volunteers. The event runs from May 24 to May 29 at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Foster Swift has released four more videos in their Legal Basics Video series. They provide general information and are not legal advice. The video series is intended to help business owners proactively identify legal needs and select experienced legal counsel.
Foster Swift has recently released a video in their Legal Basics Series which discusses Freedom of Information Act requests as they relate to public schools. Attorney, Laura Genovich, discusses the top three things schools need to know when it comes to FOIA and when to consult with legal counsel.
Shareholder Alexander Ayar received the Chaldean American Bar Association's 2016 Attorney on the Rise Award. This award recognizes Alex's contributions to the legal and Chaldean community, as well as his contributions to CABA and his hard work as the organization's President.
Jack Van Coevering joins Foster Swift's Administrative and Municipal Practice Group, he will work primarily from the Grand Rapids office.
Attorney, Stefania Gismondi joined Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC.
In an article on AgWeb, Liza Moore is quoted discussing how to build an advisory team and the importance of selecting the right individuals for the team.
Michael Sanders, president of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, was elected to the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers for the class of 2016.
The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC elected its officers for the 2016 executive committee.
Shareholder Joel Farrar has been named co-leader of the Foster Swift business and corporate practice group.
Frederick Dilley has been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a professional association whose members are recognized for their skills in conflict resolution and alternative dispute-resolution.
A multi-million dollar judgment in favor of a West Michigan farm equipment dealer, McCormick International, was recently affirmed by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Foster Swift represented McCormick International at trial and on appeal.
The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce Karl Butterer, Lisa Hamameh, Ray Littleton, and Mindi Johnson as the newly elected shareholders of the firm.
Jolene Brown, motivational speaker, farmer and succession planning expert, will be delivering the keynote address at this year's Great Lakes Crop Summit.
DeFrancesco, Dienes & Smith, PLLC will join Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC effective Feb. 1.
Jonathan David, an attorney at Foster Swift, has been awarded an honorable mention in the Michigan Bar Journal Short-Story Contest.
Attorney Julie Fershtman has been appointed to the Michigan State Bar's 21st
century task force as a co-chair.
Foster Swift Attorney Nichole Derks was re-appointed co-chair on the SBM Criminal
Jurisprudence and Practice Committee for 2015-2016.
The Common Ground Festival will feature a new live printmaking event this year
sponsored by Foster Swift.
On June 4, 2015, the Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan named attorney Joel C. Farrar of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. its "Volunteer of the Year".
Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP, a business and corporate paralegal with Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C., was reelected to serve as the 2015-2016 President of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
Foster Swift entertainment law attorney John Mashni has created a series of short videos for the aspiring filmmaker, TV producer, or artist. Designed to provide a quick overview of common areas of entertainment law, these informational videos answer some common questions that individuals frequently ask.
Foster Swift today announced a generous award to fund the Foster Swift Professor of Legal Ethics at Michigan State College of Law.
Foster Swift is pleased to announce the arrival of five new associates in its 2014 class: Allison M. Collins, Leslie A. Dickinson, Julie C. LaVille, Emory D. Moore Jr. and Michael C. Zahrt.
A Foster Swift trial team, that included lawyers Brian Renaud, Bruce Vande Vusse and Mike Blum, won a ten-day jury trial in Detroit federal court in favor of Mike Vaughn Custom Sports, Inc. (“Vaughn”), an internationally recognized manufacturer of custom ice hockey goalie equipment.
Foster Swift has been included in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® 2015 “Best Law Firm” rankings. Foster Swift was rated a Tier 1 law firm in 24 practice areas.
Foster Swift attorney Deanna Swisher launched a new blog Tuesday addressing law and legal developments affecting the fashion industry. The Fosterfashion blog was designed as a resource for fashion designers, manufacturers, exporters, importers and retailers.
Foster Swift is excited to announce its partnership with Runway Lansing, the area's newest specialty industry incubator.
Foster Swift elder law attorney, Norman E. Richards ("Gene"), has launched a new Michigan Senior Law Blog that addresses common questions about the challenges of aging– from an elder law attorney's perspective.
Michigan businesses are invited to explore export opportunities at five Global Trade Days export workshops taking place in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Troy and Novi Oct. 13-17. The events are sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Attorney Frank H. Reynolds of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Attorney Julie I. Fershtman of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, was selected as the 2014 recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's Michael Franck Award. She was presented with the award on Thursday September 18.
Each year Marquis Who's Who selects professionals based on their outstanding records of success in diverse fields. Attorney Michael G. Harrison of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. has been included in Who's Who in America 2015.
Twenty-three Foster Swift attorneys have been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list for 2014. In addition, eight attorneys were included on Super Lawyers' Michigan Rising Stars list.
Eight attorneys from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. have been named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.
Attorney Lisa J. Hamameh of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, was selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Women in the Law" for 2014.
Adam A. Fadly has joined Foster Swift's Farmington Hills office in the General Litigation Practice Group.
Michigan District Export Council West (MDEC West) has elected international business attorney Jean Schtokal of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, to serve as Chair of its executive committee.
Nicole Stratton was selected as one of the Ingham County Bar Association's Top 5 Under 35.
Foster Swift's own Kelly LaGrave, ACP, was elected to serve as 2014-2015 President of the National Association of Legal Assistants at the organization's March 1 meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Foster Swift has selected its officers for the 2014 Executive Committee. The officers include: Michael Sanders, Michael Homier, Bruce VandeVusse, James Jensen, Benjamin Price, and Brent Titus.
Ida Farhat, ACP, received the February 2014 Shining Star Award from the State Bar of Michigan's Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section.
Attorney Michael G. Harrison, of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C., has been included in Who's Who in America 2014.
Fredrick D. Dilley, a shareholder in Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC's Grand Rapids office, was elected to serve as Vice-Chair on the Board of Trustees for the Michigan State University College of Law.
Julie I. Fershtman, shareholder with Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, in its Farmington Hills, MI, office, will be the speaker on November 4, 2013 for the A.M. Best National Podcast on Insurance Law Issues
Attorney Frank T. Mamat, of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C., has been named as one of FacultyRow.com's 2013 SuperProfessors.
Forty-five lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
A trial team led by Foster Swift attorney, John Inhulsen, including Andrew Vredenburg and Joshua Richardson, won a $5.15 million unanimous jury verdict on June 21, 2013, in favor of McCormick International, LLC, a former Ionia County farm equipment dealer.
Foster Swift has selected its officers for the 2013 Executive Committee. The officers include: Michael Sanders, Michael Homier, Bruce VandeVusse, James Jensen, Matt Hrebec, and Brent Titus.
Foster Swift is pleased to announce the election of three new shareholders: attorneys Alexander Ayar, John Inhulsen and David Russell.
David Lick, a shareholder in Foster Swift’s Lansing Office, will teach a course on Public Private Partnerships (P3) to law students at the University of Western Ontario.
Laura J. (Garlinghouse) Genovich has been appointed by the Office of the United States Trustee to serve as a case-by-case Chapter 12 bankruptcy trustee.
Frank Mamat has been appointed membership to the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee. Membership to this committee is a reflection of Mamat’s great reputation within the legal community of the State of Michigan.
Twenty-two attorneys from Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C., have been named by Michigan Super Lawyers as top lawyers in the State of Michigan for 2012. In addition, seven attorneys were included on Super Lawyer's Michigan Rising Stars list.
47 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013.
Foster Swift is pleased to announce the arrival of Karl W. Butterer as a senior attorney for the firm's Grand Rapids office.
Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP, a paralegal in the Business/Corporate Group of Lansing law firm Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith, PC, has been elected First Vice President of NALA.
Foster Swift shareholder, David M. Lick is part of a 12-person contingent from Michigan State University to present at the First Annual Conference of Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj Romania May 18-20, 2012. Lick is presenting at two sessions along with Roger Hamlin, Professor of Urban Planning, Director of International Projects Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University.
Lansing, Mich. - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC welcomes back Frederick D. Dilley as a shareholder for the law firm's Grand Rapids office and a member of the General Litigation Practice Group.
The Executive Committee at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. for 2012 is comprised of: Michael Sanders, Paul Millenbach, Michael Homier, Jennifer Kildea Dewane, Matt Hrebec and Brent Titus.
Andrew Vredenburg has been appointed as the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group Leader.
With heavy hearts, Foster Swift announces the passing of attorney Donald E. Martin.
Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Don served as the Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney from 1986-1997 during which time he successfully handled numerous high profile cases that garnered national attention.
21 Lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith have been named to 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list. In addition, four attorneys were included on Super Lawyer's Michigan Rising Stars.
36 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Click here for a complete list.
Foster Swift commits to promote diversity and inclusion in the West Michigan legal community.
The National Conference on Equine Law is the world's largest conference on Equine Law and in 2011 attracted attendees from 24 states and 2 continents.
Rajendra has substantial experience preparing and litigating appellate, insurance defense and workers' compensation cases.
Lick is one of the organizers and will speak at the workshop on the legislative and regulatory provisions that facilitate the use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects.
Julie I. Fershtman spoke at the IBA West National Agribusiness Conference on March 23, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
Gil Frimet has been appointed to the Health Care Regulatory Policy Action Work Group.
Attorneys from Turkey visiting as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program
Foster Swift's new web site earned second place honors in the Legal Marketing Association Midwest Chapter's Annual "Your Honor" Awards in the category of Web Sites and Other Electronic Media.
Todd Hoppe has been named the new Business & Corporate Law practice group leader.
The Executive Committee at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for 2011 is comprised of: Michael Sanders, Scott Chernich, Paul Millenbach, Michael Homier, Matt Hrebec and Jennifer Kildea Dewane.
The BIA is a non-profit advocate for the building industry of southeastern Michigan. Mamat has represented the association since 1995.
Foster Swift welcomes Iris K. Linder as a shareholder to the law firm's Lansing office.
Thomas R. TerMaat was recently appointed by the Kent County Board of Commissioners to a three-year term on the Officers' Compensation Committee
Based in the firm's Marquette office, Novak practices primarily in the areas of health law, health insurance and employee benefits.
Hoppe practices in the areas of business organization and planning, business transactions, tax exempt organizations and charitable giving, estate planning and administration and succession planning.
Attorney Paul Millenbach addresses international shipping matters at the Port Lansing 2010 Global Logistics Conference.
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Charles E. Barbieri, Scott A. Chernich, Allan J. Claypool, Scott L. Mandel and Webb A. Smith as a “Lansing Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year” for 2011.
The 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers roster includes 18 attorneys practicing with the statewide law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC Each year Super Lawyers magazine names top lawyers in each state based on professional achievement and peer review.
Fershtman concentrates her law practice in the areas of general insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, business litigation, and sporting and recreational liability.
Neihsl concentrates her practice in areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, general liability defense, commercial litigation, and equine law.
The Foster Swift law firm is entering its fourth year as a sponsor of the Grand Rapids Marathon, which will be run on October 17, 2010.
Mamat is a shareholder and attorney in the Farmington Hills office of Foster Swift.
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. was included in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 Best Law Firms rankings. Foster Swift was rated a Tier 1 law firm in 26 practice areas.
The Ingham County Bar Association has won the Kimberly M. Cahill Bar Leadership Award for 2010. This award symbolizes excellence in promoting the ideal of professionalism and equal justice for all.
Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. recently launched a Michigan Bankruptcy Blog that provides case law updates from the Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan.
Thirty-six lawyers from Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011.
Grosse Pointe Farms resident, Paul Millenbach was appointed to the Michigan Truck Safety Commission by Governor Jennifer Granholm.
Day-long seminar for businesses to provide guidance on how exporting can help to expand markets.
Foster Swift expands West Michigan presence by adding six attorneys and one office location (Holland) to its letterhead. Jack Siebers, Paul Yared, Jennifer Van Regenmorter, Thomas TerMaat, Ryan Lamb and Mindi Johnson, formerly of the West Michigan law firm Siebers Mohney PLC join the firm.
With the addition of these individuals, Foster Swift counts 21 attorneys in West Michigan and a total of 105 attorneys in its six offices.
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) recently approved Michael G. Harrison as a Neutral on the AAA Commercial Panel of Arbitrators.
Russell is licensed by the State Bar of Michigan as well as the State Bar of Florida. He is an active member of the American Bar Association and was named a "Rising Star" by Michigan Super Lawyers in 2008.
Foster Swift recently welcomed Bosch to their Administrative & Municipal practice group. She practices from the firm's Lansing and Grand Rapids offices.
Oertel completed both his undergraduate and law degrees at Michigan State University. During the summer of 2008, he was a summer associate at Foster Swift.
Huddas received her undergraduate degree from Madonna University, summa cum laude, and earned her law degree from Michigan State University Law School, summa cum laude.
Stratton graduated from Michigan Technological University with honors and received her law degree from Michigan State University Law School.
Scott is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Ingham County Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section) and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
IMI is an international public policy organization aimed at dispute resolution, the goal of which is to generate enhanced confidence in mediators and efficiently assist clients to find suitable mediators who put emphasis on mutual gains, negotiation and opportunity.
"Today's family faces unique changes and this collaborative group is serving their needs."
Homier is admitted to practice law in Michigan as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Millenbach was an Administrative Law Specialist with the Michigan Public Service Commission prior to joining Foster Swift in 1991.
Bennett joined Foster Swift in 2003, where she concentrates in insurance defense, litigation, medical malpractice defense and workers' compensation.
The firm sent holiday greeting cards with information about Cabrini Clinic, Gleaners Food Bank of Southeast Michigan and The Heat & Warmth Fund (THAW)...
The firm, with the Executive Committee's matching contribution of $5,000, has already raised $10,030 to go to the American Red Cross towards Haitian relief.