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Company Overview of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Company Overview

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP offers legal advisory services. The firm's practice areas include antitrust and trade regulation, business immigration, commercial transactions, employee benefits, employment litigation, intellectual property, securities and corporate governance, and venture capital. Additionally, it focuses on trusts and estates litigation, policy review and coverage, trademark and copyright, white collar crime and investigations, and tax appeals. The firm caters to automotive and manufacturing, construction, defense, gaming and hospitality, life sciences, and media and entertainment sectors. Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP was formerly known as Honigman Miller an...

2290 First National Building

660 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48226

United States

Founded in 1948





Key Executives for Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Age: 88
Partner and Vice Chairman
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP Key Developments

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP Announces Appointment of Partners

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP announced that Philip J. Kessler with 40 years of experience, Peter J. Livingston and Jeffrey D. Smith both with 30 years, and Scot A. Hinshaw with 15 years have all joined Honigman as partners. The firm previously added two partners in January, making a total of six so far in 2014. Kessler and Smith are distinguished litigators, Livingston joined the firm's Corporate Department and Hinshaw the Labor and Employment Department. Honigman now has 255 attorneys. Philip J. Kessler, who is located in the firm's Detroit office, focuses his practice on the prosecution and defense of public and private companies, as well as individuals and partnerships, in a broad range of business and intellectual property issues. He is a prominent trial lawyer with extensive experience in a wide variety of matters, including antitrust, audit malpractice, contracts, securities fraud, corporate control contests, and intra-corporate and partnership disputes. Kessler also litigates intellectual property issues arising from copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and patent infringement claims. He represents clients in numerous industries, including automotive, advertising, health care, pharmaceutical, financial services, real estate and manufacturing. In addition, Kessler has recently been involved in high-profile, high-risk international arbitrations, working with a prominent barrister at 12 Gray's Inn Square in London. Peter J. Livingston,who is located in the firm's Kalamazoo office, is a corporate attorney with a focus on advising family businesses in a wide variety of industries. His practice includes general corporate, business reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, business succession and estate planning matters. Livingston was formerly chair of the corporate practice and managing partner of the Kalamazoo office while at Varnum. Livingston has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012 and was named one of its "Lawyers of the Year" in corporate law in 2014. Jeffrey D. Smith, who is located in the firm's Kalamazoo office, is a litigator who focuses on defending product liability, warranty, and admiralty claims and on handling complex litigation matters. Many of his clients are national and international manufacturers, including marine, automotive, furniture and consumer products manufacturers. Smith is a member and past vice chair of the Business and Industry Risk Management Council of the National Marine Manufacturers Association and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. Both Livingston and Smith joined Honigman from Varnum LLP. Scot A. Hinshaw, who is located in the firm's Detroit office, has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in its Labor and Employment Department's Wage and Hour Matters Practice Group. He is located in the firm's Detroit office. Hinshaw brings to Honigman 15 years of experience practicing labor and employment law. He has an extensive background in advising and counseling clients in a wide range of industries on matters involving legal compliance, employment policies, wages and hours, and best practices.

Mark D. Kleinlein and Christopher D. Rowlett Join Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as Partners

Mark D. Kleinlein and Christopher D. Rowlett have joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as partners in the firm. Kleinlein is a member of Honigman's Insurance Department and Rowlett is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Department. They will work out of the Detroit office.

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn Announces Management Changes

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn announced that Attorneys Scott Kitei and Chauncey Mayfield II joined the corporate department at the firm's Detroit office. Kitei joined as a partner, focusing on commercial transactions under articles 2 and 9 of the uniform commercial code, including supply agreements and related contracts. Mayfield joined Honigman as an attorney.

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