Dykema

Legal Services | Illinois, USA
tel: 312 876 1700 | fax: 312 876 1155
10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2300 | Chicago | Illinois | 60606 | USA

Overview

Dykema, with more than 400 attorneys and professionals, is a leading national law firm with a Midwest heritage that has been serving clients for more than a century. The firm, with offices in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington, D.C., is recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States. Dykema is a strategic partner and the firm of choice for many Fortune 500, middle-market and startup companies that are attracted to the firm's sophisticated practices, focus on practical solutions, quality lawyers and commitment to providing value.

What sets Dykema apart from other firms in the market is its unique value equation which includes a commitment to dedicated client service teams; flexible billing to create financial predictability and accountability; lower cost structure; and advanced technology and communication strategies. Using a value-focused business model, Dykema's full-service capability delivers results for sophisticated purchasers of legal services who increasingly demand alternative and more efficient ways of streamlining their legal work without sacrificing their bottom line.

The firm's attorneys and government policy advisors have experience in a broad range of government, corporate and private practice positions in top-tiered companies and organizations. At our core are attorneys and other professionals who are nationally recognized leaders in their area of practice.

Driven by the needs of its clients, Dykema has extended its platform nationally by developing national practices in the following areas: automotive litigation; biotechnology and life sciences; consumer financial services litigation; consumer product safety and compliance; energy and electric distribution; health care; infrastructure finance; intellectual property litigation and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Year this Office was Established: 2004
Lawyers Worldwide: 400

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Areas of Practice

Representative Clients

Professionals

Of Counsel

Todd  Gale

Todd Gale

Senior Counsel
Paulina  Garga-Chmiel

Paulina Garga-Chmiel

Senior Counsel
Michael A. Gilman

Michael A. Gilman

Senior Counsel
Bruce L. Goldsmith

Bruce L. Goldsmith

Senior Counsel
Margaret E. Graham

Margaret E. Graham

Senior Counsel
R. K. (Dean)  Hagan

R. K. (Dean) Hagan

Senior Counsel
Lindsay S. Henry

Lindsay S. Henry

Senior Counsel
Heidi J. Herman

Heidi J. Herman

Senior Counsel
Robert D. Leavitt

Robert D. Leavitt

Senior Counsel
Richard L. Lieberman

Richard L. Lieberman

Senior Counsel
Steven D. Mroczkowski

Steven D. Mroczkowski

Senior Counsel
Darrell W. Pierce

Darrell W. Pierce

Senior Counsel
Lauren E. Quigley

Lauren E. Quigley

Senior Counsel
Molly E. Thompson

Molly E. Thompson

Senior Counsel
Mark W. Weisbard

Mark W. Weisbard

Senior Counsel

Other

Paul R. Boken

Paul R. Boken

Chief Operating Officer
Mark  Boozell

Mark Boozell

Government Policy Advisor
Ed  Empamano

Ed Empamano

Chief Information Officer
Kaitlin  Hogan

Kaitlin Hogan

Content and Communication Specialist
Mia P. Jiganti

Mia P. Jiganti

Risk Management Director
Frank  Johnson

Frank Johnson

Director of Business Development
Scott L. Selinger

Scott L. Selinger

Government Policy Advisor
Ned  Stanulov

Ned Stanulov

Director of Infrastructure
Mary Beth  Walsh

Mary Beth Walsh

Senior Director, Legal Recruiting & Development
Leonard C. Wolfe

Leonard C. Wolfe

Chair and CEO

Articles

2022 Real and Personal Property Tax Appeals

The 2022 tax assessment of real and personal property have been determined by the local Assessor and a Notice of Assessment was issued and mailed to property owners. Property owners should make sure to check the mail for a copy of the Notice in order to determine whether an appeal of their taxable value should be filed. Failure to receive a Notice of Assessment does not invalidate the assessment, so if one is not received it is recommended that you contact the local Assessor’s office to inquire...

New Financial Crimes Reporting Requirements on the Horizon for Nearly All Real Estate Owners

The Corporate Transparency Act (the “Act”) was enacted by Congress on January 1, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The Act’s purpose is to curtail shell companies often used in corporate transactions, including real estate transactions, from conducting illegal activities made possible by concealing the ownership and control of such entities. Entities covered by the Act, or “reporting companies,” must report the required information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“FinCEN”). Reporting companies, defined as any entity formed in the U.S. or formed outside the U.S...

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Press

Robert Tiplady and Tyler Kemper Named Recipients of Darrow-Harris Award for Public Service/Pro Bono Work

Dykema is proud to announce that Robert Tiplady and Tyler Kemper, each of the firm’s Ann Arbor office, were selected as recipients of the Washtenaw County Bar Association’s (WCBA) 10th Annual Darrow-Harris Award for Public Service/Pro Bono work as a result of their efforts on the Homes for Generations Program. Tiplady, Kemper, and others involved with the program will be honored at the WCBA Annual Meeting & Bench-Bar Conference on May 6, 2022. The Darrow-Harris award is bestowed annually to lawyer(s) or a law firm that has made significant contributions to pro bono and or public service work in Washtenaw County...

Tom Moga Elected as Chair of MichBio’s IP & Legal Affairs Committee

Dykema is proud to announce that Tom Moga was recently elected to serve as Chair of MichBio’s IP & Legal Affairs Committee. For more than 25 years MichBio has driven bio-industry growth in Michigan by providing access to resources and information critical to success, advocating for policy decisions that support the long-term viability of the life sciences, and connecting the people, companies, and ideas necessary to create the next generation of bio-innovation. Its IP and Legal Affairs Committee represents all areas of legal and IP services related to the bio-industry. Moga has more than 30 years’ experience in domestic and international IP portfolio development and enforcement...

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Blogs

Cannabis Law Blog

The cannabis industry presents unprecedented opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. Yet, entities looking to engage in this emerging industry face daunting levels of legal complexity and uncertainty. Moreover, state and local governments are constantly tasked with regulating an...

Homeostasis: Dykema Health Care Law Blog

We assist clients in maintaining stability while responding to ever-changing conditions in the health care industry. Health care providers and their supporting business partners must adapt and innovate in the face of evolving governmental and payor policy changes, scientific advancements, and...

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments provides legal insight on topics of special interest to insurance industry professionals. Covering a wide range of industries, Dykema’s Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments blog provides brief but substantive alerts, including updates and analysis on...

Labor & Employment Law Blog

In the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law, we know that employers need to stay informed about changes in the law, and how these changes impact day-to-day business operations. Dykema’s Labor & Employment Law Blog (www.laboremployment-lawblog.com) discusses important labor and...

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report is published by the Financial Industry Group at Dykema. The Financial Services Industry has gone through a tremendous amount of regulatory and operational IT change in recent years, and with a new presidential administration more changes and developments are on the...

The Firewall

The Firewall keeps you up to date on the hottest legal topics in the ever-changing world of data security and privacy. As information security becomes a critical facet of all businesses and industries and the target of many regulators, it is important to stay apprised of new legal developments. The...

The Open Road: Automotive Law Blog

The Open Road features legal thought leaders from all areas of the transportation economy including corporate transactions, products liability and class actions, insurance regulation, environmental compliance, and supply chain management. As the automotive sector faces new challenges from...

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