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Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2020 Top Lawyers by Grand Rapids Magazine

December 1, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Clark Hill attorneys William Dunn, John Klees, and Stephen Turner have been named 2020 Top Lawyers by Grand Rapids Magazine. Research for the Top Lawyers list was created by PRS (Professional Research Services) and is based on an online peer-review survey sent to certified lawyers within the Grand Rapids area. Votes were cast honoring excellence in the legal field. Inclusion in Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers list is based solely upon one’s standing within their peer group. Listings in Top Lawyers cannot be purchased. For more information, please visit

Dunn is recognized in the area of Real Estate Law. Dunn serves clients and the firm as a trusted advisor. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to understanding his client’s business, Dunn quickly applies the talents of his team to provide cost-effective solutions. Dunn has routinely been involved in a broad spectrum of real estate and commercial transactions for private and public entities. His work has included infrastructure development; office and commercial acquisitions, development, and leasing; commercial real estate finance on behalf of lenders and borrowers; foreclosures and workouts; industrial project finance and land development; land use and development; and advising clients in all aspects of real estate matters. Dunn served as special real estate counsel to the City of Detroit during a period of major redevelopment and investment in later 1990s and early 2000s. 

Klees is listed as a Top Lawyer for Trusts and Estates. With over 30 years of experience, Klees helps individuals and families organize their affairs to secure their business and/or nest-egg assets for future generations. Serving a diverse client base throughout the state of Michigan, Klees develops and implements wealth preservation strategies, asset protection plans, business succession plans, wills and trusts, and advanced estate and gift tax strategies in such a way as to minimize difficulties, taxes, and expenses.

Turner is listed for inclusion in the categories of Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Labor Employment Benefits. Turner focuses his practice in the areas of complex business, employment, and intellectual property litigation, and he has handled such matters in state and federal courts in Michigan, as well as in several other states. He has significant trial experience, having tried in excess of 125 cases. Turner has served as counsel in a large number of class, collective and multi-party actions concerning commercial, business, and employment issues, in addition to complex business litigation and intellectual property litigation matters involving significant claims of money damages. He is also certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

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