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Bodman Receives Top Rankings for Banking and M&A Law in IFLR1000

By: Bodman PLC


Following an exhaustive research process, the prestigious journal IFLR1000 has ranked Bodman PLC at the highest level for Banking and for M&A work in Michigan and has ranked six Bodman Banking and M&A attorneys as “Highly Regarded Practitioners.”

Bodman is the sole Michigan law firm to have received the most favorable rating from IFLR1000 for both Banking and M&A, which are only practice areas it currently evaluates in the state. Bodman also has more individual attorneys listed in IFLR1000 than any other Michigan firm.

In the newly released 2020 rankings, IFLR1000 placed Bodman in “Tier 1” for Banking and Finance and for M&A. The six individual Bodman lawyers recognized as leaders, with area of legal specialty, are:

  • Timothy R. Damschroder (M&A)
  • Laurence B. Deitch (M&A)
  • Robert J. Diehl, Jr. (Banking, Restructuring)
  • Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey (Banking)
  • Carrie Leahy (M&A)
  • Larry R. Shulman (Banking)

Published internationally since 1987, IFLR1000 is noted within the legal industry for its exclusive focus on financial and corporate transactional work and its extensive research process. IFLR1000 developed state-level rankings in the United States for the first time in 2018 based upon client and peer feedback and a detailed analysis of work examples provided by law firms. As part of the research process, IFLR1000 researchers also interviewed Bodman attorneys to gain a more in-depth understanding of the firm’s capabilities and local market dynamics.

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