Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Chambers USA List of Leading Attorneys in 2008

Jun 16, 2008

DETROIT , MI Six Clark Hill Attorneys were named to the Chambers USA List of Leading Attorneys for 2008. Thomas P. Brady , Daniel J. Bretz , and Thomas M.J. Hathaway were named in the area of labor and employment law, William B. Dunn and Timothy M. Koltun were named in the area of real estate law, and Daniel H. Minkus was named in the area of corporate law and mergers & acquisitions.

Thomas P. Brady is named among the top attorneys in the area of labor and employment law. Thomas P. Brady is a member and the co-leader of Clark Hill's Labor & Employment Practice Group. For 25 years, Mr. Brady has represented management in labor and employment matters. He is "AV" rated (the highest rating available) in the Martindale Hubbell Law Firm directory. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America as one of the best labor and management employment attorneys in Michigan. He is also named in The National Registry of Who's Who and The Empire Who's Who Registry.

Daniel J. Bretz received the highest ranking (#1) in the area of labor and employment law.  Bretz is a member in the firm’s Detroit office.  Prior to joining Clark Hill, Bretz was a founding partner of Brady Hathaway Brady and Bretz P.C.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law and litigation, traditional labor work, and business litigation. He represents a number of national clients with a particular focus on employers in the health care, transportation and construction industries. He has served as first chair in trials involving discrimination, harassment, contract and labor issues. Chambers USA describes Bretz as “a leading light among litigators” in the state of Michigan.  For the last three years, Bretz has been named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the state of Michigan by Law & Politics Magazine’s Super Lawyers publication. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America as one of the best labor and management employment attorneys in Michigan. Bretz is currently Chair-Elect of the governing Council for the Michigan State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, which is comprised of approximately 2200 labor and employment lawyers in Michigan. Bretz earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from Wayne State University.

William B. Dunn received the highest ranking in the area of real estate law, in which he has been practicing for more than 40 years.  Chambers USA describes Dunn as “one of the city’s standout premier lawyers in the real estate arena.” He is a member in the firm’s Detroit office, where he specializes in real property, secured transactions and related business practice, as well as legal ethics.  Dunn works extensively in lending, workouts, leasing, acquisitions and sales as well as development activities, and represents a range of public and private clients. He is a frequent lecturer at national, regional and statewide programs and author on real estate transactions and on legal ethics.  Dunn holds many professional distinctions, and  in addition to the Chambers USA listing, he has been repeatedly named to the Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Law, Who’s Who in the World, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers and the International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers.  Dunn was also named one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the state of Michigan by Law & Politics Magazine’s 2006 Super Lawyers publication.  Dunn earned his B.A. from Muskingum College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Thomas M. J. Hathaway is named in the top tier of labor and employment attorneys in Chambers USA.  Hathaway is a member in the firm’s Detroit office, and is nationally known as a premier lawyer displaying “superb skills and an excellent trial demeanor,” according to Chambers USA.  Hathaway  has been practicing law for more than 30 years, and specializes in representing public and private sector management and executives in labor work, employment law and business litigation, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, trade secret and non-compete matters and counseling on business, e-discovery and personnel matters. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Hathaway was a founding partner and President of Brady Hathaway Brady & Bretz, P.C.   He is past president of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and current national board chair of Life Directions. In addition to Chambers USA, Hathaway has been named in Law & Politics Magazine’s 2008 Super Lawyers publication as well as the Best Lawyers in America.  Hathaway earned his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Timothy M. Koltun has been named in Chambers USA repeatedly in the area of real estate law, and has been practicing law for more than 20 years.  He is a member in the firm’s Detroit office.  His practice is comprised of real estate transactional matters.  He has extensive experience in the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of residential, retail, office and industrial projects.  He has also represented institutional lenders in connection with construction and permanent financing and has substantial expertise in the area of condominiums and homeowners' associations.  He has significant experience in the negotiation and documentation of construction related contracts.  He has advised both debtors and lenders in negotiating real estate loan workouts.   He earned his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Daniel H. Minkus is included in Chambers USA’s highest tier of the top attorneys corporate law and mergers & acquisitions attorneys in Michigan.  Minkus’ “strong understanding of the anatomy of a deal: he ensures it all works harmoniously,” is highlighted in his ranking. Minkus is referred to as being “incredibly bright and clear-thinking” by with Chambers USA. Minkus is the member in charge of the firm’s Birmingham office, and advises clients with respect to a wide range of matters.   Minkus concentrates in the areas of business counseling, mergers & acquisitions, transactional counseling and planning, and contract matters.  Minkus is very active in civic affairs and the community.  He recently concluded twenty years of services on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Humane Society (Chairman 1989 –1998); he is the former State Sports Director for Soccer for Michigan Special Olympics; he is a past member of the Board of Directors of Leadership Oakland (President 1998-1999); and he has served as a member of volunteer committees for United Way Community Services in Detroit.  In addition to Chambers USA, Minkus has been repeatedly named in the Best Lawyers in America and Superlawyers.  Minkus earned his B.A. from Kalamazoo College and his J.D., cum laude, from the Wayne State University Law School.

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