Bodman Attorney Marc Bakst Elected to JFS Executive Committee
Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Marc M. Bakst, a member of the firm practicing in the Detroit office, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (JFS).
Bakst, who has served for several years as a JFS board member, was elevated to the Executive Committee at the board’s annual meeting held on May 14, 2019 at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Established more than 90 years ago, JFS provides critical health and social services to more than 12,000 Jewish and non-Jewish people throughout metro Detroit each year. The organization’s services are uniquely tailored to the specific needs of each individual or family, and center around three core areas: services for older adults, mental health and wellness, and safety net services.
Bakst has a long history of service to charitable, community, and professional organizations. In addition to his service to JFS, he is a current member of the Advisory Board to Michigan Israel Business Accelerator. He served previously on the Community Advisory Board for the Detroit Jewish News, on the Board of Directors of the Detroit chapter of the American Jewish Committee, and on the City of Oak Park Zoning Board of Appeals. He also volunteers through Lakeshore Legal Aid to provide pro bono representation to individuals entitled under Michigan law to expungement of criminal records.
His legal practice is focused on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, reorganization, and insolvency matters, representing major financial institutions, automotive suppliers, health care providers, and a variety of other business clients. Bakst has been recognized as a distinguished practitioner in his field of specialty by the leading journals that rank business attorneys, including The Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, and DBusiness Top Lawyers.