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Clark Hill Attorneys Matthew T. Smith and James R. Stadler Present at Williams Distributing HVAC Business Training Program September 9, 2015

August 2, 2015

Lansing, MI – Clark Hill attorneys Matthew T. Smith and James R. Stadler will each present a session at the Williams Distributing HVAC Business Training Program hosted by the Lansing office of Clark Hill on September 9, 2015. Smith’s presentation is titled “Get Paid, Protect and Compete in the Construction Industry Through Leins, Bond, Trust Fund Claims and Proper Contract Negotiation.” Stadler’s presentation will provide the basics for complying with federal and state wage and hour laws as well as discuss the factors for distinguishing between independent contractors and employees.

Smith is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group, and specializes in commercial and construction related matters. He is experienced in bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, real estate and civil litigation. He is among the 5 percent of Michigan attorneys selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers 2012, 2013, and 2014, an honor reserved for those lawyers who have shown excellence in practice.

Stadler is a Member in Clark Hill’s labor & employment practice group. He represents private and public sector management interests in labor and employment matters throughout the United States. His national practice includes collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations, unfair labor practice charge defense, strikes, lockouts, civil rights charge defense, FMLA defense and compliance, wage and hour defense and compliance, WARN defense and compliance, employment terminations, reductions in force, development of employment policies, practices and procedures, as well as defense and compliance associated with all other labor and employment laws.

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