Honigman Names 8 New Partners

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DETROIT — Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and its board of directors has elected eight new partners.

They are:

Sara J. Brundage practices in the firm’s Kalamazoo office. She is the leader of the firm’s Insurance Policy Review and Coverage Practice Group. Brundage focuses on complex commercial disputes involving insurance companies and other corporate entities. She also advises clients on drafting and interpreting insurance policy language, analyzing insurance risk and assessing adequate coverage for individual client needs. Brundage earned a JD from John Marshall Law School and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Kimberly A. Dudek practices in the firm’s Detroit office. She represents public and private companies with respect to corporate governance and general corporate matters; assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private equity transactions, and joint ventures; and advises clients regarding secured lending transactions. Dudek earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Charles W. Duncan Jr. practices in the firm’s Oakland County office. He focuses his practice on patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and contract litigation. In addition, he counsels clients in a variety of technical areas, including computer hardware, software, and telecommunications. Duncan earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Teymour S. El-Tahry practices in the firm’s Oakland County office. He assists clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups in developing their patent portfolios and related strategies. El-Tahry prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the software, electrical and mechanical arts. He also assists clients in assessing litigation risks associated with existing and upcoming products. El-Tahry earned a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and a BS in computer science from the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

Scott D. Geromette practices in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses on the organization and representation of a variety of alternative risk financing arrangements, including captive insurance companies, self-insurance programs, risk purchasing groups, rent-a-captives and risk retention groups. Geromette is particularly experienced in establishing captive insurance companies that become members of one or more of the Federal Home Loan Banks. In addition, he provides clients with reviews and interpretations of insurance policies ,and analyzes questions of coverage. He also counsels owners/sponsors of alternative risk financing arrangements on legal, regulatory and strategic issues. Geromette earned a JD from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a BA  from Columbia University.

Steven J. Migliore practices in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice primarily on the representation of private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies. He counsels clients on acquisitions and divestitures; joint ventures; senior and subordinated debt financings; growth equity, and venture capital investments; and restructurings. Migliore earned a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School and an MBA from Wayne State University. He received a B.A., with high honors, from Michigan State University’s Honors College.

Angela Epolito Sprecher practices as a member of its Health Care Practice Group in the firm’s Lansing office. Sprecher focuses her practice on assisting health care and insurance clients with day-to-day federal and state regulatory compliance matters, business transactions, mergers, and acquisitions. She also counsels clients on legal issues related to electronic health records and represents providers and health information technology companies in transactions involving information technology, including licensing and hosting agreements. Sprecher earned a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and a BA from Michigan State University.

Matthew R. VanWasshnova practices in the firm’s Detroit office. His practice is primarily focused on the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies.  He also counsels publicly and privately held companies and investors in business formation, corporate restructuring, financing, securities, corporate governance, and compliance matters, as well as other general corporate matters.  VanWasshnova earned a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a BA from the University of Michigan.

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