Mark High, a member in the Detroit office of Dickinson Wright, has been named the recipient of the 16th annual Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award by the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section.
This award honors Michigan business lawyers who consistently exemplify the characteristics the business law section seeks to foster and facilitate “the highest quality of professionalism, the highest quality of practice, and an unwavering dedication to service, ethical conduct, and collegiality within the practice of law.”
“I remember attending the Section meetings when I was a young lawyer and (legal leaders and former Schulman recipients) Verne Hampton, Cy Moscow, and others were leading the way,” says High. “The section was still in its infancy then and I was amazed at the opportunities members had to help change (business) law for the better by being involved.”
High specializes in business transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and corporate governance. He has worked at Dickinson Wright for 37 years. Before joining the firm, High spent time clerking for the Ohio State Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court with the late Justice David D. Dowd Jr. High then practiced law at a Toledo-based firm before moving to Dickinson Wright.
Throughout his career, High has counseled small and medium-sized entities in several industries to help with transactions ranging from $5 million to $150 million, along with Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson Controls and multiple other Tier One automotive suppliers. He also assisted many foreign entities with their U.S-based operations. He has a special affinity working for Canadian clients.
High will be introduced at the Schulman Award Ceremony, conducted in conjunction with the section’s annual meeting on Oct. 7 in Grand Rapids. Former junior high classmate and long-time Dickinson Wright colleague Timothy Stoepker will introduce High at the annual meeting.