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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 seven 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 the only practice areas it currently evaluates in the state. Bodman also has more individual attorneys listed in IFLR1000 than any other Michigan firm.

“Bodman’s standing in IFLR1000 is a result of the extraordinary effort our team puts into every client matter,” commented Bodman Chairman Larry R. Shulman. “We were impressed by the detailed research process which helps makes the IFLR rankings truly reflective of the market.”

In the newly released 2019 rankings, IFLR1000 placed Bodman in “Tier 1” for Banking and Finance and in the “Recommended” class for M&A. Bodman is the only Michigan law firm ranked in Tier 1 for Banking and Finance.

The seven 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)
  • Wendy L. Zabriskie (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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