DETROIT — Dickinson Wright PLLC has named seven new attorneys to the firm’s Detroit and Troy offices.
Amy Sabbota Gottlieb, a member in the firm’s Troy office. She handles a variety of commercial litigation and business disputes before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Her experience includes matters related to banking and financial services, mortgage companies, real estate law, contract law, lien priority disputes, and title insurance. She regularly represents some of the nation’s largest financial institutions including banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, as well as title insurance underwriters. Gottlieb is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of Illinois, and the State Bar of New York. She received her BA from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Thomas D. Isaacs, an attorney in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice on litigation including commercial and business litigation, automotive litigation, and product liability and personal injury. He has experience representing a diverse lineup of corporations in a variety of commercial litigation cases, including contractual, antitrust, collections and business tort matters. He is routinely responsible for all phases of litigation in commercial cases, including discovery, motion practice, expert witness retention and preparation, and overall case management. He was recently appointed as an Oakland County Public Administrator by Attorney General Bill Schuette. Mr. Isaacs received his B.A. from Oakland University and his JD from Wayne State University Law School.
Michael J. Lusardi, a member in the Troy office. He provides counsel to corporations, companies, partnerships and individuals in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, construction and financing of office, retail, industrial, mixed-use and residential projects throughout the United States. He focuses much of his practice specifically on helping clients purchase and sell various types of real estate. He is a member of the state bars of Michigan and Illinois, the American Bar Association, and the Oakland County Bar Association. Lusardi received his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
Jennifer L. Newby, a member in the firm’s Detroit office. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial & business litigation, class action, and employment litigation. She clerked for the Hon. Victoria A. Roberts and the Hon. Sean F. Cox of the U.S. District Court. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Metropolitan Bar Association. Newby received her BA from Wayne State University and her JD from the Wayne State University Law School.
Scott A. Petz, a member in the Detroit office. Petz focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, class and collective actions, labor litigation, consumer protection, and condemnation and land use. Petz received the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers Section’s 2013 “One to Watch” award. He has presented and published in the eDiscovery area.Petz is a member of the American Bar Association, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He received his BA from Kalamazoo College and his JD from The John Marshall Law School.
Rosanna J. Willis, an attorney in the Troy office. Her practice focuses on transactional and regulatory matters for physicians, group practices, hospitals and other health care suppliers and providers. Her specialty practice area includes for example advice regarding compliance with HIPAA and other patient privacy laws, and federal and state fraud and abuse laws such as the Federal Stark Law and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. In addition, she assists with forming and maintaining effective compliance programs, group practice corporate matters (including governing documents and buy-in/buy-out strategies), and structuring physician/hospital relationships. Willis is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Saginaw County Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association. She is a certified health care compliance officer. She received her BBA from Saginaw Valley State University and her JD from Michigan State University College of Law.
Rachel L. Wolock, a member in the firm’s Detroit office. She focuses her practice in the areas of banking and financial services, and bankruptcy and restructuring, serving as counsel to lenders in a range of loan transactions and workout matters. Wolock is a member of the Michigan Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and the Turnaround Management Association She received her BA from the University of Michigan and her JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School.