Dickinson Wright Elects 13 Lawyers as Members

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Max Aidenbaum
Max Aidenbaum // Photo courtesy of Dickinson Wright

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright announced the election of 13 new member attorneys of the firm’s Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Troy offices.

“This year’s class of new members represent a diverse range of practices and offices,” says Michael Hammer, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “Each attorney brings an incredible set of qualities and skills that they have developed over their legal career. I congratulate each and every one of them on this well-deserved honor.”

Max Aidenbaum is a member in the firm’s Detroit office and focuses on commercial litigation including contract disputes, business torts, and real estate matters. He has represented corporations, limited liability companies and their members, governmental entities, and individual corporate officers in both state and federal courts. Aidenbaum received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Nicholas Angelocci is a member of the firm’s Ann Arbor office and focuses on intellectual property law, primarily in patent law, helping his clients obtain valid and enforceable patents to protect their investment in innovation. The majority of his practice focuses on mechanical products, systems, and processes. Angelocci received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and juris doctor from DePaul University College of Law.

Robert Avers is a member of the firm’s Ann Arbor and Lansing offices and represents clients in a variety of business and political matters in state and federal courts and in various domestic and international arbitral forums. In addition, he has experience in advising clients on political issues as well as on trade and customs issues arising from international business. Avers received a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

Laura Bassett is a member of the firm’s Troy office and counsels Michigan local governments and school districts on tax-exempt and taxable financings, including debt issued in connection with capital project financing, refinancing, and more. She advises several Michigan county drain commissioners and other issuers of bonds to finance drainage systems and is a recognized leader in her field by DBusiness’ Top Lawyers for Public Finance Law. Bassett received her bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College, her doctorate in history of art from the University of Michigan, and her juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

Michael Dallaire is a member of the firm’s Detroit office and focuses his practice in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, and other complex business disputes. He also represents OEMs and tiered automotive suppliers in supply chain litigation, financial restructurings, workouts, and asset sales. Dallaire received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and juris doctor from Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.

Brian Foley is a member of the firm’s Troy office and represents financial institutions, companies, and individuals in real estate matters, with an emphasis in commercial real estate secured financing transactions. He has experience with purchases and sales of real property, real estate workouts and foreclosures, loan sales, leasing transactions, and real estate closing opinions. Foley received his bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College, master’s degree from Michigan State University, and juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

William Hurles is a member of the firm’s Troy office and focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright matters. He has experience in filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office and counsels clients on the avoidance of competitor intellectual property rights while bringing new products to the market, and represents clients in inter partes review and ex parte reexamination patent validity challenging proceedings. Hurles received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

Charles Kocher is a member of the firm’s Troy office and focuses on intellectual property including patents and trademarks. He assists clients in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications worldwide and has experience in the automotive, residential energy, data storage technologies, and more. Kocher received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, master’s degree from Oakland University, and juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

Chelsey Marsh is a member of the firm’s Troy office and focuses on representation of national, regional, and local financial institutions, companies, and individuals in commercial real estate finance transactions, including the leasing, acquisition, and disposition of office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties. Marsh received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and juris doctor form Wayne State University Law School.

Ariana Pellegrino is a member of the firm’s Detroit office and is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in a variety of areas, including commercial real estate, non-compete and anti-solicitation agreements, shareholder disputes, employment discrimination, and intellectual property litigation. Pellegrino received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and juris doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Joseph Pytel is a member of the firm’s Troy office and concentrates his practice on providing strategic counseling on intellectual property matters and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He has experience in the electrical, computer hardware and software, and mechanical arts as well as in providing patentability and infringement opinions. Pytel received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Kettering University and juris doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Katherine VanderVeen is a member of the firm’s Detroit office and assists clients in a variety of industries with all aspects of commercial finance transactions including structuring, negotiation, due diligence, and documentation and has expertise in bilateral and syndicated loans, cash-flow-based and asset-based loans, real estate financing, and more. VanderVeen received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

Adam Wallace is a member of the firm’s Detroit office and represents private equity funds and their related portfolio companies in various types of mergers and acquisitions and related financings. He is skilled in aspects of corporate formation, corporate governance, and contract review. Wallace received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

Dickinson Wright is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. The firm has offices in Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw as well as 12 offices in Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Nevada, Arizona, California, and Washington D.C., as well as an office in Toronto, Canada.

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