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Clark Hill Attorneys Daniel J. Bretz, William B. Dunn and Daniel H. Minkus Ranked #1 by Chambers USA 2009.

October 12, 2009


– Clark Hill attorneys Daniel J. Bretz, William B. Dunn and Daniel H. Minkus have been ranked #1 by Chambers USA 2009. Chambers is a world renowned organization that ranks attorneys and firms based on peer and client reviews. Greater weight is given to the client’s perspective.

Daniel J. Bretz

is a member in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Daniel practices in the areas of employment law and litigation, traditional labor work, and business litigation. He represents a number of regional and national clients, including employers in the health care, transportation, construction, automotive and hospitality industries. He has served as first chair in trials involving discrimination, harassment, contract and labor issues. “Chambers USA” describes Daniel as “a leading light among litigators” in the state of Michigan. He is currently Chair of the State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, comprised of 2200 Michigan Lawyers.

William B. Dunn

is a member at Clark Hill and specializes in real property, secured transactions and related business practice, as well as ethics and professional responsibility. He is resident in the firm’s Detroit office. Bill is routinely involved in a broad spectrum of real estate and commercial transactions. Chambers describes Bill as “an extraordinarily talented, experienced and qualified real estate lawyer.” He has served as President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Chair of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Section, and Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. He currently chairs the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee, and serves on Attorney Opinions committees of two ABA Sections and of ACREL.

A frequent lecturer at national, regional and statewide seminars and author on real estate and financing transactions and on ethics, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in the Law, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World; Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers; Law Business Research, An International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers, and as a Band 1 lawyer in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers. For the last 4 years, he has named as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Michigan.

Daniel H. Minkus

is the partner in charge of the firm’s Birmingham office, where he practices in the firm’s Business Practice Group. Daniel specializes in mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as business planning. He also serves as general counsel for various business clients of the firm. Daniel has led Clark Hill teams on various international transactions in recent years and has closed numerous sophisticated transactions involving buy-side as well as sell-side representation. Daniel is a former Chairman of the Business Law Section (BLS) of the State Bar of Michigan and has served as the Chairman of the Unincorporated Enterprises Committee of the BLS for over fifteen years. Daniel is also an active member of the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) Merger and Acquisitions Committee. Daniel has been a contributing author to treatises published by Michigan’s ICLE as well as by the ABA.

Daniel is a frequent lecturer on a variety of legal topics, including limited liability companies, mergers and acquisitions and minority business enterprises. Chambers comments that Daniel is “an effective negotiator and speaker and that he is one of the finest international M&A; attorneys in Michigan and a market leader in bringing together various multinational parties in multi-jurisdictional transactions.”

For several years running, Daniel he has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers (Listed as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan), and Chambers America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Highest Ranking) as a preeminent business lawyer.

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