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Attorney William Dunn to Complete Eight-Year Term of Service on the State Bar of Michigan's Professional Ethics Committee

August 2, 2010


– William Dunn will be completing eight years of service on the State Bar of Michigan’s Professional Ethics Committee as of the State Bar’s annual meeting in September, 2010. Dunn, while serving as chair of the committee for three consecutive years, appeared before the Michigan Supreme Court to present the views of the State Bar on the subject of disqualification of justices, and prepared comments filed with the Supreme Court on behalf of the State Bar on proposals to amend the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct in both 2004 and 2010.

As a member of the Professional Ethics Committee, Dunn authored or co-authored opinions published as Informal Opinions and approved as Formal Opinions. During his service to the Committee, Dunn also served as a member and as chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

William B. Dunn

serves as “Of Counsel” in Clark Hill’s Real Estate Practice Group. He specializes in real property, secured transactions and related business practice, as well as legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Over his long and active career, Dunn has been, and continues to be, routinely involved in a broad spectrum of sophisticated real estate and commercial transactions. He works extensively in lending, foreclosures and workouts, leasing, acquisitions and sales as well as development activities, and represents public bodies, developers and end users of real estate.

He is a recognized authority in the area of legal opinions in business transactions, and has served as chair of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estates Law committees on that subject. He is a frequent lecturer at national, regional and statewide programs on various aspects of secured financing. In addition, his activity in the area of legal ethics and professional responsibility has led to speaking and consulting engagements, and to his service as expert witness.

Among his many professional achievements is Presidency of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Chair of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estates Law Section, Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and of the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee. He served as the Real Estate Services practice group leader at the Firm until becoming Counsel to the Firm in 2010. Dunn has been selected for listing in The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Real Estate Law for more than 20 years, and is named as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Michigan. He is also ranked as a Band One real estate lawyer in Chambers USA Leading Business Lawyers.

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