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Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Bodman as One of Michigan’s Top Business Law Firms

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC is proud to share that it has once again been rated as one of Michigan’s top business law firms by the prestigious Chambers USA.

In the recently released 2024 edition, Chambers placed Bodman in “band one” (the highest possible level) for Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, and Insurance. Bodman has been ranked in band one for Banking & Finance continuously for over two decades.

Chambers also ranked Bodman among Michigan’s top law firms for Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate.

Select Bodman client comments received by Chambers as part of its research process include the following:

  • “I have the utmost confidence in Bodman’s ability to handle even the most complex of legal matters. They do what it takes to make sure the job gets done on time and approach everything with a solution mindset, which is extremely valuable.”
  • “The team at Bodman is well versed in various market structures and does a great job of educating us on nuances of legal deal points.”
  • “Bodman’s team is well organized, detail-oriented and thorough.”
  • “I’ve rarely come across individuals who truly communicate as well and as timely as our team at Bodman.”
  • “The firm is very good at navigating through tough negotiations.”

In addition to overall firm ratings, Chambers also provides rankings for individual lawyers based on their legal knowledge and experience, effectiveness, and client service. Bodman attorneys were recognized as leaders in eight practice areas, including:

  • Banking & Finance: Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey, Joseph J. Kochanek, Adam B. Norlander, and Larry R. Shulman
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Robert J. Diehl, Jr., Ralph E. McDowell, Brian R. Trumbauer, and Jaimee L. Witten
  • Corporate/M&A: Gene P. Bowen, Timothy R. Damschroder, Laurence B. Deitch, and Mark W. Peters
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: David B. Walters
  • Intellectual Property: Susan M. Kornfield
  • Insurance: Michelle Thurber Czapski
  • Labor & Employment: John C. Cashen, Gary S. Fealk, and Aaron D. Graves
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Michelle Thurber Czapski, Jeffrey G. Raphelson, and Joseph J. Shannon
  • Real Estate: Michael B. Peterman, Nicholas P. Scavone, Jr., and Andrew Z. Spilkin

The Chambers research process includes extensive interviews with law firm clients and with peers at other law firms as well as a detailed review of recent matters the firm has handled. Individual lawyer rankings are based on an independent assessment of lawyers who best exemplify the qualities most valued by clients, including technical ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, and other factors.

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