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Four Bodman Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers "Top 50 Women" List

By: Bodman PLC

09/06/19

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that the editors of Michigan Super Lawyers have included four members of the firm – Michelle Thurber Czapski, Susan M. Kornfield, Marguerite Munson Lentz, and Wendy L. Zabriskie – in the publication’s 2019 Top 50 Women Attorneys list.

The Super Lawyers Top 50 Women list includes a select group of Michigan attorneys who achieved exceptional results in the publication’s annual survey of leading lawyers in all major areas of practice. The publisher of Super Lawyers uses a selection process that combines peer nominations, in-depth professional evaluations, and independent research to compile its lists.

Czapski, of Bodman’s Troy office, is chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group and a member of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She represents major corporate clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings pending across the United States. She is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Business Litigation and is also recognized by Benchmark Litigation and DBusiness Top Lawyers as one of the state’s top business litigation attorneys. Czapski has also been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of Michigan’s Notable Women Lawyers.

Kornfield, of Bodman’s Ann Arbor office, is chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice is focused on high-profile, sophisticated transactions and litigation in the patent, trademark, copyright, industrial design rights, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology-related spheres. Her clients include organizations in the financial services, health care/medical, automotive, sports and entertainment, higher education, and technology industries, as well as cultural institutions and nonprofit foundations. She is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Intellectual Property and is also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, DBusiness Top Lawyers, and Managing Intellectual Property as one of Michigan’s leading intellectual property practitioners. This year marks Kornfield’s second appearance on the Top 50 Women list.

Lentz, of Bodman’s Detroit office, is a member of the firm’s High Net Worth Practice Group and chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Probate and Estate Planning Section. She represents high net worth individuals in estate planning, probate, and trust matters, and regularly advises nonprofit and tax exempt organizations. She is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Estate & Probate and is also listed in Chambers High Net Worth, The Best Lawyers in America, and DBusiness Top Lawyers as one of Michigan’s leading attorneys for trusts & estates. Lentz has appeared on the Top 50 Women list for three consecutive years.

Zabriskie, of Bodman’s Troy office, is a member of the firm’s Banking and Real Estate Practice Groups. She has extensive experience in complex commercial real estate matters including financing, acquisition, sale, construction and development matters. She is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Banking and is also recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, IFLR1000 and DBusiness Top Lawyers as one of Michigan’s leading banking attorneys. She has also been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of Michigan’s Notable Women Lawyers. Zabriskie has appeared on the Top 50 Women list a total of nine times since 2009.