Murray joins Plunkett Cooney’s Insurance Coverage Group

DATE: February 27, 2020
CONTACT: John Cornwell (248) 901-4008

 

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – February 27, 2020 – Attorney Tanya M. Murray recently joined the Insurance Law Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest full-service law firms.

A member of Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, Murray represents and counsels leading property and casualty insurance companies throughout the Midwest. She provides coverage opinions and drafts corresponding coverage position letters regarding claims under commercial general liability,  homeowners, umbrella and professional liability insurance policies. She also litigates coverage disputes that involve claims of bodily injury, personal and advertising injury, construction defects and environmental contamination.

Murray is an associate member of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Inns of Court, and she is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar. She is also the recipient of the 2019 Member of the Year award by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Oakland Region. Murray is a 2017 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.  While there, she received several academic accolades, including book awards and the Frank Sengstock Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, and she served as Associate Editor of Mercy’s Law Review. Murray received her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2012.

Plunkett Cooney is recognized as one of the nation’s leading law firms for insurance coverage litigation. Several members of the firm’s Insurance Law Practice Group have been awarded the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. In addition to their litigation expertise, Plunkett Cooney attorneys work with their clients to develop new insurance products and to address emergent  theories of legal liability.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Tanya Murray joining the firm, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

 

 

Myers Joins Plunkett Cooney’s Business Law Department

DATE: February 21, 2020

CONTACT: John Cornwell (248) 901-4008

 

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – February 21, 2020 – Senior attorney Patricia Myers recently joined the Business Transactions & Planning and Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice groups of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms.

A Certified Public Accountant and attorney for over 35 years, Myers focuses her practice in the areas of real estate law, business transactions and banking law. She also has extensive experience handling tax law and regulatory matters.

In the area of real estate law, Myers has handled matters involving mixed use development, construction law, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, tenant leasing, Sec. 1031 transactions, entitlements, tax structuring, procurement and financing. She has also worked on commercial office, retail and multi-tenant real estate contract negotiations and due diligence, as well as related multi-million dollar financing transactions with institutional capital sources.

In the areas of business transactions and banking law, Myers has handled numerous assignments pertaining to loan covenants, debt instruments, letters of credit, corporate tax returns, financial statements, income and cash flow analyses and corporate debt transactions, among others. She also spearheaded regulatory operations that included the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; the Fair Lending Act; the Community Reinvestment Act and Consumer Affairs.

Myers is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the State Bar of Michigan. She graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1992 and received her undergraduate degree from Madonna University in 1985.

The members of the firm’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group have represented banks, savings and loan associations, mortgage companies, credit unions, finance companies and servicers for over 25 years. Members of the group provide an array of services that include acquisition of new banking powers, litigation defense, representation in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, loan originations and compliance with state and federal regulations.

Plunkett Cooney’s Business Transactions & Planning Practice Group represents business organizations in all areas of business, including securities law, corporate law, labor and employment law, commercial law, tax matters, succession planning, and regulatory law. Members of the group counsel clients on deal structures, tax implications and business organization, acquisitions and financing. They also assist companies with industry or business-specific regulatory and licensing issues, as well as business disputes.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Patricia Myers joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

Forbes Ranks Ultimate Software #6 on America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020 List

Contact:  Darlene Marcroft, Vice President of PR and Communications at Ultimate Software
phone: 954-331-7444; email: darlene_marcroft@ultimatesoftware.com

Date: January 24, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions in the cloud, announced today that the company has been named to Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020 list.  Ultimate ranked #6 of 500 companies representing a variety of industries–from technology, healthcare, and retail to hospitality, construction, and finances–with thousands of employees working across the United States.

“Diversity has been a strength of Ultimate’s ‘People First’ culture throughout our company history,” said Annmarie Neal, chief human resources officer at Ultimate.  “We take great pride in our employees, and the unique perspectives and experiences they bring to work each day.  Our diversity drives Ultimate to deliver innovative HCM solutions and service to help our customers achieve business success.  We’re honored to be recognized by Forbes as a diversity leader setting a positive example for the technology industry.”

Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, Ultimate has been committed to providing a workplace that respects, values, and cares for every person as an individual.  In 2019, Ultimate launched its companywide “U Belong” program, dedicated to ensuring all employees are comfortable bringing their whole, authentic selves to work.  The program builds upon the foundations and principles of Ultimate’s longstanding diversity and inclusion practices, working with leaders and employees across the company to develop a comprehensive, supportive program.

Ultimate has long included diversity and inclusion training as part of its LeadUS development program for current and future leaders. Course curricula includes workshops on creating environments of safety and trust, recognizing and avoiding unconscious biases in the workplace, and embracing creative differences for better collaboration and innovation.

To further promote a workplace culture of inclusivity, equality, and acceptance of all people, Ultimate also encourages employee participation in companywide Communities of Interest—PRIDEUS for LGBTQ+ individuals; Women in Leadership and Women in Technology for women at all levels of the organization; UltiVETS for veterans and active service members; and UltiHOPE, providing a support network for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Because Ultimate’s Communities of Interest are intended to be inclusive, “allies” are welcome to join any community they choose to support and advocate.

Ultimate also offers an extensive benefits package to support its people as professionals and outside the workplace, highlighted by 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for employees and their families (including same-sex married couples), with coverage for IVF treatments and gender reassignment surgery; a 45% dollar-for-dollar match on all employee 401(k) contributions, with no cap, up to federal limits; company equity upon hiring, with opportunities to earn additional equity for performance; unlimited PTO to help employees relax, recharge, and pursue personal interests; and 3 paid service days annually for volunteering at charities of their choosing.

To compile the America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020 list, Forbes partnered with market-research firm Statista to survey approximately 60,000 employees working for companies that employ at least 1,000 people across the United States. Survey respondents were asked a variety of questions about their employers, based on the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+, and general diversity.

About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading global provider of cloud-based human capital management and employee experience solutions, with more than 51 million people records in the cloud. Our award-winning UltiPro provides HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management, as well as HR service delivery solutions. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 5,600 professionals. In 2019, Ultimate ranked #1 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology and Best Workplaces for Millennials lists, as well as #2 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women and People magazine’s 50 Companies That Care lists. American Business Awards also recognized Ultimate as its #1 Customer Service Department of the Year in the category of Computer Software–More than 2,500 Employees, while TrustRadius ranked UltiPro #1 in HR Management in its Buyers Guide to HR Management Software. Ultimate has more than 6,600 customers worldwide, including Bloomin’ Brands, Feeding America, First Horizon National Corporation, Phoenix Suns, Red Roof, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.

UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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ASE releases 2020 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey

 

Media Contact: Heather Nezich, Manager, Communications, ASE, 248.223.8040, hnezich@aseonline.org  

(77%) of Michigan employers say their company has hired, or plans to hire, a recent college graduate in 2020.

Livonia, Mich. —January 28, 2020 — ASE, Michigan’s largest employer association, released the 2020 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey today. The annual survey provides a comprehensive look at the current state of wages and benefits provided to co-op students and recent college graduates.  The survey also presents employers a snapshot of the recruitment and retention trends associated with these new entrants to the workforce.

Mary E. Corrado, ASE President and CEO, stated, “The number of employers hiring or planning to hire new college grads has reached its highest level since 2016.  However, while this job outlook looks promising for new college graduates, some challenges may exist.  Our data is suggesting that employers may be slowing the pace of their hiring or that we have reached a plateau.  New grads will need to work harder to distinguish themselves and compete for what might be few opportunities.  Our data suggests that prior work experience and internships play a significant role in employer decision making.  Students should consider internships as a steppingstone to their career.”

121 companies responded to the 2020 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey.  The majority (76%) of the respondents have under 500 employees.  Just over 80% of respondents are located in the metro Detroit region with 58.7% of those classified as automotive suppliers.

2020 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey Highlights:

  • Nearly four out of five (77%) respondents say their company has hired, or plans to hire, a recent college graduate in 2020, three percentage points higher than what was reported in 2019.
    • However, the data suggests that the pace or amount of hiring may be slowing.  Just 19% of companies plan on increasing their hiring efforts, an 11% decrease from last year.
    • When asked why their hiring of college graduates has changed there was a 14% increase in those citing financial concerns.
  • Statistically, the top five in-state institutions the responding companies actively recruit from are: 1) University of Michigan; 2) Michigan State University; 3) Oakland University; 4) Lawrence Technological University; 5) Wayne State University.
  • Based on reported data, the top three most popular technical Bachelor-degree disciplines hired in the past year were: 1) Mechanical Engineering; 2) Electrical Engineering; 3) Computer Science
  • Based on reported data, the top three most popular non-technical Bachelor-degree disciplines hired in the past year were: 1) Supply Chain Management; 2) Business Administration; 3) Finance tied with HR/Labor Relations
  • The top three knowledge/skill factors organizations consider when making hiring decisions, in order, are: related coursework (i.e., to the work required in the job); computer skills; and internship/work experience.
  • The top three perceived shortcomings of recent college graduates are: 1) career expectations (62%); 2) compensation expectations (54%); 3) adaptation to work environment (52%).
  • Of the seven disciplines named above (Business Administration, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Finance, HR/Labor Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management) the highest average starting salary was $71,581 for Computer Science.  Going down in the average starting salaries is Electrical Engineering ($70,236), Mechanical Engineering ($67,600), Business Administration ($65,597), Supply Chain Management ($63,589), HR/Labor Relations ($59,975), and Finance ($59,142).
  • Pay rates for high school and college co-ops and interns were separated by technical and non-technical roles; the average hourly rate for a college senior in a technical field is $18.38 an hour and $16.75 for a non-technical field; the average hourly rate for a college junior in a technical field is $17.11 an hour and $15.75 for a non-technical field.

This survey is available free of charge to ASE members and for $525 to non-members.  Contact Kevin Marrs at kmarrs@aseonline.org for more information.

 About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization

ASE is Michigan’s largest employer association and the premier resource for HR excellence.  ASE is a non-profit, mission-based, membership organization – everything we do is based on the needs of members and to drive the success of their organizations.  ASE strengthens organization’s HR departments by offering member benefits and discounted services that span the entire employee lifecycle including recruitment, engagement, development, and retention while minimizing compliance risk. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

ASE’s Annual HR Conference will take place March 12 in Novi, MI. Conference geared towards creating a workplace of tomorrow

Media Contact: Heather Nezich, ASE, 248.223.8040, hnezich@aseonline.org

January 23, 2020

Livonia, Mich. — ASE, Michigan’s largest employer association and the premier resource for HR excellence, will hold its 17th Annual HR Conference on March 12 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. The event attracts more than 400 attendees and is the region’s most anticipated one-day Human Resources conference.

“This year’s conference is all about creating a workplace of tomorrow,” stated ASE President & CEO, Mary E. Corrado. “With technology evolving and virtual work becoming the norm, employers must prepare themselves for the workplace of tomorrow.  This conference reaches all levels of HR from compliance to strategic planning to talent development and management.”

Keynote speakers at this year’s conference feature two workplace culture experts, Kris Boesch and Tracy Butz.

Kris Boesch, CEO and Founder of Choose People, will present “Social Super Glue: How to Create Camaraderie in Your Workplace.” She’ll share the “social super glue” that’s critical to creating an extraordinary workplace culture and she’ll share how to leverage this “glue” to address common culture challenges such as gossip, entitlement and apathy. This results in culture where perseverance through tough times, inspiration to go the extra mile and retention of top talent is the norm, not the exception.

Tracy Butz, Workplace Culture Expert, Best-Selling Author, and Keynote Speaker, will present “HOLY COW!® How to Create an Amazing Workplace that Steers Passion, Performance & Prosperity.” She will share how to inspire change in dysfunctional, under-performing silos to become motivated, accountable, and committed teams. Attendees will learn how to start influencing a transformation of workplace culture and prosper in the marketplace.

 Conference breakout sessions include:

  • 2020 Vision – Employment Law Updates, Trends and Pitfalls
  • How to Embrace and Leverage Virtual Work
  • Leveraging Compensation Strategy and Design to be a Strategic Partner and Drive Results
  • Unwrap Your Map! Using Journey Mapping to Increase New Employee Engagement
  • Mobilizing Civility: Creating a Culture of Respect in the #MeToo Era
  • High Value Succession Planning: 3 Impactful Things You Can Do
  • Courageously Lead and Influence Change
  • Why Training Doesn’t Stick
  • FMLA: How to Manage the Use and Abuse
  • Drama Free Workplace – Avoiding the Self- Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People®
  • Generating a Culture of Supportive Accountability
  • Ready, Set, Go…Strategies to Activate Your Employer Value Position

New this year is an HR Experts Panel featuring case studies in leadership, engagement, and succession planning.

Early bird registration ends February 14, 2020.  For a complete conference agenda and registration information, please visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization

ASE is Michigan’s largest employer association and the premier resource for HR excellence.  ASE is a non-profit, mission-based, membership organization – everything we do is based on the needs of members and to drive the success of their organizations.  ASE strengthens organization’s HR departments by offering member benefits and discounted services that span the entire employee lifecycle including recruitment, engagement, development, and retention while minimizing compliance risk. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

Plunkett Cooney names five attorneys as new shareholders

DATE: January 17, 2019

CONTACT: John Cornwell (248) 901-4008

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – January 17, 2020 – Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms, recently named five attorneys as its newest shareholders.

Abe Barlaskar, Sean M. Carty, Emily M. Coyle, Scott W. Malott and Jeffrey M. Schroder were recently approved by the firm’s Board of Directors as the firm’s newest shareholders. The promotion from associate attorney is based on the recommendations of the firm’s Shareholder Evaluation Committee and is effective January 1, 2020.

Barlaskar is a member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office who focuses his litigation practice on defending insurers and personal line carriers, rental car companies, trucking companies, and corporations and municipalities in negligence and general liability matters, No-Fault matters, insurance coverage disputes and extra-contractual claims. He also represents retail clients in litigation matters, including premises liability, food-borne illness cases, as well as other commercial disputes and criminal matters.

Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Barlaskar has been named as a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2015. He is a 2011 cum laude graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan.

Carty is a member of the firm’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial loan originations, commercial leasing and real estate transactions. Carty represents various financial institutions in asset-based, real estate and construction loan originations covering a variety of industries. He also represents landlords and tenants in large commercial leasing transactions.

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Carty graduated, cum laude, from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1991. He received his undergraduate degree, with distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1988.

Coyle is a member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office who focuses her practice in the areas of loan workouts and foreclosures, commercial real estate, and loan documentation and sales. Coyle’s practice also includes expertise with respect to investigating fraudulent or suspicious claims stemming from motor vehicle accidents.

Coyle graduated summa cum laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from Juniata College in 2003.

Malott is a partner in the firm’s Transportation Law Practice Group who focuses his practice on insurance-related claims involving no-fault law, motor vehicle negligence, premises liability and property liability, including theft and damage.

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Malott has been named a Michigan Rising Star in Civil Litigation Defense by Michigan Super Lawyers. He received his law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, cum laude, in 2011 where he received several academic awards. Malott received his undergraduate degree from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University in 2004.

Rounding out Plunkett Cooney’s 2020 class of new shareholders is Jeffrey M. Schroder, who is a member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Schroder serves as co-leader of Plunkett Cooney’s Cannabis Industry Group, and he is a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Governmental Law practice groups.

A former Assistant Michigan Attorney General, Schroder focuses his practice in the areas of cannabis and liquor license applications and compliance, healthcare compliance and audit defense, fraud and embezzlement recovery, municipal law, and zoning/land use. His practice includes all aspects of state and local regulatory compliance, as well as related business issues, including license approvals, transactions, real estate and related litigation.

Admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Michigan, Schroder received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2001 and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Albion College in 1997.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s newest shareholders, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

Merces Consulting Group’s Time Off, Retirement and Fringe Benefits Survey is now available for purchase

 

Date:  January 15, 2020

Contact:  Linda M. Budd, CCP

Merces Consulting Group, Inc. is pleased to announce their Time Off, Retirement and Fringe Benefits Survey is now available for purchase.  The report includes data on topics such as vacation/paid time off and retirement programs, tuition assistance, employee wellness and other benefits collected from over 100 manufacturing, banking and health center participants.  To purchase a copy of the report, contact Linda Budd, Merces’  Survey Administrator at 248.721.9561.

Mifsud joins Plunkett Cooney’s Insurance Coverage Group

DATE: December 30, 2019

CONTACT: John Cornwell (248) 901-4008

 

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – December 30, 2019 – Attorney Linda Mifsud recently joined the Insurance Law Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest full-service law firms.

A member of Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, Mifsud represents major property and casualty insurance companies in coverage cases throughout the Midwest. Her coverage work primarily includes drafting research and coverage opinions regarding general liability policy issues and disputes.

A member of the State Bar of Michigan, Mifsud is a 2019 graduate of Wayne State University Law School. While there, she worked as a judicial intern for the Hon. Judge George Caram Steeh of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, served as a member of the Wayne Law Moot Court and she served as Editor-in-Chief of Wayne’s Journal of Business Law. Mifsud received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2016.

Plunkett Cooney is recognized as one of the nation’s leading law firms for insurance coverage litigation. Several members of the firm’s Insurance Law Practice Group have been awarded the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. In addition to their litigation expertise, Plunkett Cooney attorneys work with their clients to develop new insurance products and to address emergent theories of legal liability.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven

Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

 For more information about Linda Mifsud joining the firm, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

Walsh joins Plunkett Cooney’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group

DATE:  January 7, 2020

CONTACT:  John E. Cornwell (248) 901-4008

 

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – January 7, 2020 – Senior attorney Sean W. Walsh recently joined the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest full-service law firms.

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Walsh focuses his litigation practice in the areas of business insolvency, bankruptcy, employment law, intellectual property, real estate law and commercial financing transactions.

“Sean has extensive experience handling business matters and related litigation, and his practice provides further depth to our team,” said Matthew J. Boettcher, Co-Leader of Plunkett Cooney’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. “In addition to his expertise, he’s dedicated to his clients and works tirelessly to get them the right results.”

Walsh represents business entities, stakeholders, officers and directors, among others, in an array of industries, including healthcare, construction, banking, automotive component part manufacturing and supply, to name a few.

Admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Michigan, Walsh received his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1993. He received his undergraduate degree in 1989 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is fluent in Spanish.

Plunkett Cooney’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group represents a range of clients in litigation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution concerning matters that arise while conducting business. Practice group members have extensive experience in matters involving contract disputes, class action defense, business torts, real estate disputes, business ownership conflicts, bankruptcy, antitrust claims, corporate compliance issues, tax and finance issues, commercial collections, commercial landlord tenant, civil RICO, ERISA, intellectual property claims and many other areas.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Sean Walsh joining the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

Mastery Training Services offering free Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace webinars

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