LANSING, Mich. – The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC elected its officers for the 2017 executive committee. The officers include president, Michael Sanders; vice president for Lansing Ben Price; vice president for Southeast Michigan, Brian Renaud, vice president for West Michigan, James Doezema; treasurer, Scott Chernich and secretary, Douglas Mielock.
Sanders has been re-elected as the firm's president and, as such, he will chair the Executive Committee. He devotes his law practice to the defense of employers, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers' compensation matters.
Doezema has been elected as the vice president for the West Michigan offices. He concentrates his practice in the area of real estate development, municipal law, litigation and business entities.
Renaud has been elected as the vice president for the Southeast Michigan offices. He specializes in business law, municipal law and litigation law.
Price has been elected as the firm's vice president for Lansing. His primary practice areas include: real estate law; real estate development, real estate litigation, foreclosure, and banking, finance and real estate.
Chernich has been elected as the firm's treasurer. He also serves as the financial Institute's Real Estate and Bankruptcy Practice Group leader. He focuses his practice in finance, real estate, and bankruptcy manners.
Mielock has been elected to serve as the secretary. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, litigation, administration and marital agreements. He also serves as leader of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group.