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Clark Hill Member Joel D. Applebaum Elected to Board of Directors of the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.

December 17, 2009


– Clark Hill member Joel D. Applebaum was elected to the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. at its Annual Meeting held on December 10, 2009. Joel will be eligible to serve two three year terms.

Joel D. Applebaum

is a member of the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group, concentrating his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy-related litigation and appeals. Joel has broad experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees, customers, trade vendors, purchasers of distressed assets, liquidating agents and trustees, among other parties in interest, in Michigan and in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States and in all industries and business types. He has argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Third, and Sixth Circuits, including

United Food & Commercial Workers Union v. Almac’s, Inc. (In re Almac’s, Inc.)

, 90 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1996) and

Bayer Corp. v. MascoTech, Inc. (In re Autostyle Plastics, Inc.)

, 269 F.3d 726 (6th Cir. 2001). A member of the Michigan, Washington (inactive status), Federal, and American Associations, Joel is also a past co-chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Creditors’ Rights Committee. He has authored numerous articles on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics for various continuing legal education organizations and the

Wayne Law Review

, and is a co-author of the chapter on creditors’ committees for the multi-volume bankruptcy treatise entitled

“Chapter 11 Theory and Practice: A Guide to Reorganization,”

published by LRP Publications. Joel was selected by

Michigan Super Lawyers 2007



as a leading attorney in Michigan in his area of expertise. Joel received his J.D., with honors, from Wayne State University Law School in 1983, and his B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University in 1979, after completing a two year study term at the Ohr Somayach College of Judaic Studies in Jerusalem, Israel.

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