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Mohamed Ali Abed Banoon
AT Law Group PLLC, Dearborn

Daimeon Cotton
Cotton Law Center PLLC, Detroit
Daimeon Cotton has built his experience in a broad range of legal services. As an advisor and litigator, he has represented companies and individuals in commercial matters and disputes. Mr. Cotton currently practices in the areas of employment law, real estate law, alternative dispute resolution, and business law. Particularly, he advises businesses on compliance with state and federal employment...View Full Bio

Rachel A. Doxsie
Doxsie Law Firm PLLC, Macomb
Rachel A. Doxsie concentrates her practice in the areas of business law and estate planning, focusing on assisting the business owner. Before forming Doxsie Law Firm, PLLC, she was a partner at the Oakland County firm of Shea, Aiello & Doxsie, PLLC, responsible for business owners' estate and business planning matters. Ms. Doxsie also previously served as a law clerk...View Full Bio

Justin A. Hanna
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, Southfield
Justin A. Hanna is an associate attorney, focusing on corporate law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, contract analysis and negotiation, corporate governance, and strategic business planning. He also advises owners, developers, operators, and investors on a variety of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and sales, development, and leasing. Mr. Hanna has been recognized as a 2018 Twenty...View Full Bio

Melissa Demorest LeDuc
Demorest Law Firm PLLC, Royal Oak
Melissa Demorest LeDuc practices in the area of business law, including business formation and mergers and acquisitions, as well as provides guidance in employment, real estate contract, and other business matters. She was named as a Rising Star by "Michigan Super Lawyers" from 2010 to 2015. In 2014, Ms. LeDuc was also named an Up and Coming Lawyer by "Michigan...View Full Bio

Leslie S. Lott
Lott Legal PLLC, Detroit
Leslie Lott is the founder and principal attorney of her firm. Focusing her practice on providing attentive and cost effective outside general counsel services to start-ups and established businesses, she has experience in a wide range of matters, including entity formation, contract negotiation, and complex real estate transactions. Before starting her own legal practice, Ms. Lott represented businesses in transactional...View Full Bio

Michael S. Melfi
Bodman PLC, Ann Arbor
Michael S. Melfi practices in the areas of intellectual property and business, focusing on financing and fundraising, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, tax planning, acquisitions and dispositions, and general corporate matters. Before joining his current firm, Mr. Melfi founded and served as chief operating officer and general counsel of a national multimedia company, pioneering various experiential and digital marketing campaigns...View Full Bio

Joseph R. Morrison, Jr.
Bodman PLC, Detroit
Joseph R. Morrison, Jr., is an associate at Bodman, PLC, and focuses on representing start-up companies and venture capital firms. He has experience in a wide range of matters from formation to financing to general operational concerns related to insurance and employment issues. Mr. Morrison also represents clients in intellectual property matters, including trademark registration, maintenance, and renewal; enforcement and...View Full Bio

Shivangee Pandya
Lexis Nexis, East Lansing
Shivangee Pandya is a licensed attorney with a strong background in advocacy. She has a long history of working with legal aid services, starting with the Michigan Unemployment Advocacy Project while in law school--where she focused on appellate litigation and public policy--and working for Lakeshore Legal Aid as an intake attorney postgraduation. In addition, Ms. Pandya has worked for Michigan...View Full Bio

Laura Volkmann
Volkmann Legal, Marshall
Laura Volkmann practices in the areas of estate planning, guardianships, real estate, small businesses, and mental health. Before starting her firm, she served as law clerk for six years to Hon. J. Richardson Johnson (now retired) of the 9th Circuit Court. Ms. Volkmann is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and its LGBTQA Section as well as a...View Full Bio

Maximillian (Max) H. Matthies
ICLE Advisory Board Liaison
Maximillian (Max) H. Matthies joined ICLE in May 2017. Working with ICLE contributors, he produces on-demand seminars in a variety of practice areas as well as develops other ICLE products, including How-To Kits, Top Tips in Ten Minutes, and online training programs. Before joining ICLE, Mr. Matthies spent 12 years handling civil litigation, estate planning, transactional law, property tax law,...View Full Bio
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