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Article by Clark Hill Attorney Linda Watson Featured in Oakland County Bar Association’s Laches

January 14, 2008


, MI

– Clark Hill attorney Linda Watson was featured in the Oakland County Bar Association’s October issue of Laches.

Watson, along with Trisha Werder, Thomas Frazee and Matthew Rupprecht, co-wrote the article “Employ Me as a Shareholder: The W-2 of a Section 489 Plaintiff is Now Relevant”.

The six page spread in Laches offers insight on the most recent amendment to Section 489, investigates potential problems with the new language of the statute and explains the remedies for relief under Section 489 and how reasonable expectations may interact with a plaintiff’s financial claims.

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Linda M. Watson

is a member with the Litigation Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Birmingham office.  Her practice is devoted to representation of small to large privately-held business entities, as well as public corporations and entrepreneurs on various subject matters, including contract disputes and business torts, employment law, trade secret violations, non-competition lawsuits, shareholder disputes, technology disputes, healthcare and probate litigation.  Ms. Watson is of counsel to Kohn Associates, P.C., and serves as the firm’s litigator for intellectual property disputes.

Ms. Watson is a graduate of the National Trial Institute for Trial Advocacy, one of the leading institutions for intensive professional training in the art and skills of trial advocacy.  Ms. Watson was listed in 2006 as one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers for litigation.

In business litigation, Ms. Watson has tried numerous complex commercial cases to verdict and is experienced in arbitration, facilitation and mediation.  Ms. Watson serves as Corporate Counsel for an international technology company.  In that capacity, she manages various business matters and disputes.

Ms. Watson became involved in probate litigation several years ago and handles complex trust and estate matters involving among other things claims related to intestacy and determination of heirs, will and trust contests and construction, breach of fiduciary duties, mental incapacity, fraud, fee disputes, duress and undue influence.

Ms. Watson was a Managing Editor of Law Review while in law school, is a former Michigan Court of Appeals clerk to the Hon. Roman Gribbs, a former board member of the Automotive Women’s Alliance, founded a round table for in-house counsel, has written articles and is a frequent speaker for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education programs and for The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.  Ms. Watson serves as a member of The Oakland Circuit Court Committee, is on The State Bar Publications and Website Advisory Committee, and serves as a discovery master.

Clark Hill clients expect the best, and we deliver by responding quickly to their needs, understanding their business issues, and providing outstanding legal advice.

Since 1890, our attorneys have proudly represented a diverse range of clients ranging from individuals and new entities to Fortune 500 corporations.  These are just a few of the reasons why our firm is repeatedly chosen and recommended by our clients.

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