Dykema Names New Attorneys to Michigan Offices


DETROIT — Dykema has elected Danielle M. Graceffa, Robert M. Horwitz, Steven C. Liedel, and Todd C. Schebor as new members to the national law firm’s Detroit office.

Graceffa, far left, will work in the firm’s real estate practice group in Detroit. She will focus primarily on commercial leasing for telecommunication companies, national retailers, and industrial and office owners, the acquisition and disposition of various real estate assets, specifically industrial plants, and financing transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits and Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Credits. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy. She lives in Belle River, Ontario.

Horwitz, second from left, will work in the firm’s financial services litigation practice group in Detroit. His practice focuses on consumer finance law, particularly in the areas of compliance, regulatory and class actions. Horwitz has extensive experience representing and counseling companies on issues involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. He earned a J.D. from Wayne State University, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. He lives in Huntington Woods.

Liedel, third from left,  is a Lansing-based attorney and will work in the firm’s government policy and practice group in that city. He will practice on governmental restructuring, public finance, and tax policy. He also provides counsel on campaign finance and election law, government contracts and procurement; ethics, and represents both regulated entities and government entities. Liedel previously served as chief legal counsel to Gov. Rick Snyder. Liedel, of Brighton, earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Schebor, of Dearborn, will work in the firm’s environmental practice group in Detroit. He will handle a wide range of matters before both state and federal courts as well as administrative and municipal tribunals involving both environmental and real estate related disputes. He represents businesses and property owners concerning environmental permitting, compliance, and enforcement, as well as negotiating, allocating, and resolving environmental risk in commercial and real estate transactions. He earned a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, and a B.S. with a concentration in Environmental Policy from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan.