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Howard & Howard Names Class of 2020 Shareholders

ROYAL OAK, Mich., January 9, 2020– Following the end of a successful, anniversary celebration-filled year, Royal Oak, Michigan-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce its 2020 class of shareholders: Justin D. Gingerich and Michael D. Solt.

Named for their significant contributions to the firm, Justin and Michael continue their practices out of the Chicago, Illinois and Royal Oak, Michigan offices, respectively.

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Credit union consolidation gains steam in West Michigan

The consolidation trend among Michigan credit unions remained strong in 2017, leading to a further reduction in the number of institutions in the state.

Many of the deals that closed last year involved some of the state’s smallest credit unions merging into a larger organization.

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OCBF president aims to extend group’s legacy

Oakland County Bar Foundation (OCBF) President Patrick M. McCarthy’s “million-dollar dream” for the foundation is that its legacy of community support, fostering access to justice and promoting the public’s education of the law lives on far beyond his presidency. He’s taking steps to ensure that dream becomes a reality through such things as inducting new fellows into the organization. “A fellow pledges to donate $100 per year for 10 years,” McCarthy explained.

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SEVENTEEN HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEYS NAMED TO ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYERS AND ILLINOIS RISING STARS 2018

Chicago, Illinois, February 14, 2018:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that seventeen of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers® and Illinois Rising Stars 2018. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Only five percent of the attorneys in Illinois were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

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New book provides overview of laws covering the construction industry in Nevada

Las Vegas, February 6, 2018: A new book providing an overview of laws and regulations governing the construction industry and design profession in Nevada is available. Nevada Construction Law is a 254-page volume co-authored by attorneys Brian Pezzillo and Jennifer Lloyd of Howard & Howard in Las Vegas.

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Howard & Howard expands Litigation Department

Chicago, Illinois, January 25, 2018: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Michelle D. Champane has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.

Michelle D. Champane focuses her practice on business, real estate, civil, and commercial litigation. She has additional experience in insurance defense litigation.

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Billion Dollar Career in Luxury Residential and Commercial Deals

With just over a week left in 2017, Leo G. Aubel of Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC was busy closing some $50 million in luxury residential and commercial real estate deals. At 200 transactions a year, Aubel estimates he is well over $1 billion in residential real estate transactions for his career so far. The total may well have surpassed $2 billion with commercial real estate deals added in, he says.

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Can Similar Trademarks Coexist Peacefully?

Suppose that you want to register a trademark that identifies a source of goods or services for your business.  You file a federal trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Subsequently, you receive an Office Action from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that initially refuses registration of your mark based on a likelihood of confusion with a similar trademark?  Can you overcome the refusal to obtain a registration from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office?  The answer is often YES!

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U.S. Army goes after Vegas Golden Knights over trademark application

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The U.S. Army is declaring war on the Vegas Golden Knights over their trademark application! The Army filed a notice of opposition to the Vegas Golden Knights’ name, claiming the name is associated with their military branch.

The Army has a parachute team that also goes by the Golden Knights. Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley went to West Point and General Manager George McPhee even references the connection in the video they used to introduce the Vegas Golden Knights to the world.

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Howard & Howard welcomes back Mark C. Vanneste

Chicago, Illinois, January 16, 2018: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Mark C. Vanneste has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firms Royal Oak, Michigan office.

Mark C. Vanneste concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with a focus on supplier-focused automotive litigation, contract disputes, class actions, construction, and real estate.

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