Honigman Names Dozen New Partners in Michigan Offices

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DETROIT — Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP has elected a dozen new attorneys as partners in its offices across Michigan.

They are:

Aaron E. Bass, left, is a member of the firm’s real estate department in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. His practice focuses on development, financing, restructuring and leasing, representing owners and developers in the retail, office, hospitality and lodging, and industrial areas. He earned a J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor’s in business administration at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He lives in Bloomfield Hills.

Kevin M. Blair, right, is a member of the litigation department in the firm’s Lansing office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, representing clients in federal and state courts, both trial and appellate, as well as in arbitration and mediation. Blair, of East Lansing, served as a clerk for Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He earned a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Laura J. Davis, left, is a member of the corporate department in the firm’s Detroit office. She counsels clients regarding private equity transactions and other corporate matters. Davis’ practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and entity formations. She served as a clerk for Judge Robert H. Cleland in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Davis, of Detroit, earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

Eric M. Jones, right, is also a member of the corporate department in the firm’s Detroit office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including leveraged buyouts, divestitures and financing, as well as general corporate matters. He represents private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, as well as public companies. Jones, of Troy, earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, an M.A. from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts from Alma College.

Kathryn A. Katz, left, is a member of the corporate department in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Her practice focuses on trusts and estates. Katz counsels individuals on various aspects of estate and wealth transfer planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts, and the formation and operation of private foundations and public charities. She was recognized for her pro bono service by the Legal Aid and Defender Association in 2012 and 2014. Katz earned a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin. She lives in Detroit.

Christopher R. Kazanowski, right, is a member of the labor and employment department in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling with a particular emphasis on collective action defense, non-compete litigation, and employee investigations. Kazanowski, of Berkley, represents employers and their managers in federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings. Kazanowski earned a J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice law in both Michigan and Georgia.

Roger P. Meyers, left, is a member of the litigation department in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice on disputes involving private equity, mergers, acquisitions, securities, and corporate governance issues. After law school, Meyers served as a clerk for Judge Raymond M. Kethledge in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He is co-chair of the private equity litigation subcommittee of the American Bar Association. He earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Science from Suffolk University. He lives in Beverly Hills.

Matthew J. Moussiaux, right, is a member of the corporate department in the firm’s Detroit office. He counsels publicly and privately held companies, private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, investors, non-profit organizations, and family offices. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, financing and corporate governance, as well as general corporate, and commercial matters. After law school, Moussiaux was a clerk for Judge Nancy G. Edmunds in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Moussiaux, of Oakland Township, earned a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University.

Brittany D. Parling, left, is a member of the litigation department in the firm’s Detroit office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, class actions, consumer litigation, and shareholder litigation. After law school, Parling served as a clerk for Judge David W. McKeague in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Parling earned a J.D., from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University. She lives in Birmingham.

Rodney C. Ploucha, right, is a member of the real estate department in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice on multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and related commercial real estate matters.  He earned a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. He lives in Troy.

Clara L. Seymour, left, is a member of the corporate department in the firm’s Detroit office. She focuses her practice on finance, private equity and information technology matters.  She earned a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. She lives in Canton.

Melanie Van Antwerp, right, is a member of the corporate department in the firm’s Kalamazoo office. She focuses her practice on counseling public companies with respect to financial reporting and corporate governance matters, securities transactions, antitakeover defenses, and other general corporate matters. Van Antwerp, of Kalamazoo, earned a J.D., from Wayne State University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

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