Lidings Advocates Reverse Wrongful Judgments in Supreme Court, Protecting Independent Creditors

During a lengthy five-year bankruptcy of the pharmaceutical distributor Grama LLC, the bankruptcy manager challenged transactions with suppliers – large international pharmaceutical companies. Worst-hit was AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals obliged to return the bankrupt distributor 266 million rubles. Lidings represents the company since 2019.

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Lisa Gretchko of Howard & Howard Appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan

ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 7, 2021 – Howard & Howard is very pleased to announce that long-time attorney Lisa S. Gretchko has been appointed to serve as a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan.

On March 30, 2021 the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals made the announcement and Ms. Gretchko was sworn-in during a private ceremony and assumed her judicial duties on April 5, 2021.

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Lewis Rice Member Ronald A. Norwood Serves on Missouri Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyers of Color to Establish Diversity, Inclusion Programs

In an effort designed to increase the retention of diverse lawyers and promote greater participation in leadership roles within The Missouri Bar, Lewis Rice member and Chairman of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Ronald A. Norwood was selected to serve on The Missouri Bar Special Committee on Lawyers of Color. The work of this Special Committee and active participation by Norwood has resulted in six new initiatives being presented to and unanimously approved by the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Based on national best practices in the legal profession, the Board-approved recommendations include: Read more…

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Holmes O’Malley Sexton Successfully closes acquisition deal for Get The Shifts

Get The Shifts, a Clare-based start-up that has developed a platform for temporary staffing has been purchased by the Irish recruitment company, FRS. Hannah Wrixon, founder of Get the Shifts, was represented by Holmes O’Malley Sexton who successfully closed the acquisition deal.

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Marcel-Olivier Nadeau Elected on the Board of Directors of the Bar of Quebec

March 31, 2021 — The Barreau du Québec announced this morning that Marcel-Olivier Nadeau becomes a director of the Bar, and will serve a two-year mandate as representative of the Barreau du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. Mr. Nadeau is already bâtonnier of the local Bar.

Andrew Penhale, RSS’s Managing Partner, is pleased with this election. “Members of our firm have always been very much involved in their community; and this includes the legal community. We all stand behind Marcel-Olivier.”

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Brian A. Kreucher of Howard & Howard Selected to 2021 “Michigan’s Go To Employment Law Lawyers” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 30, 2021 – Attorney Brian A. Kreucher has been named to “Michigan’s Go To Employment Law Lawyers” class of 2021 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes the top 20 lawyers across the state in a given practice area as nominated by their peers.

A “Michigan Go To Lawyer” is an expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter; experienced, with a record of success in many cases and/or transactions; a lawyer to whom other lawyers make referrals because of his or her expertise and accomplishments; a lawyer who can think creatively and identify all options for a client; a lawyer you would name when a friend needs legal help; and a lawyer you might call yourself if you needed legal help in his or her field of expertise.

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Law Scholarship 2021

An ambitious and high achieving Limerick student has been awarded our Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP Scholarship at the University of Limerick (UL).  

We have awarded the scholarship annually for over two decades. The bursary was endowed to Law and Accounting student Brian Daly from Kilmallock in recognition of his outstanding academic performance.  

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Course aux stages: RSS Hires Its Future Colleagues

March 29, 2021 — The Course aux stages has come to an end. RSS has identified candidates with an exceptional potential, who will participate in the firm’s vitality for the years to come.

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Sharon Druker Designated Lawyer Emeritus

March 26, 2021 — The title of Avocat émérite — Lawyer Emeritus — is one of the most prestigious distinctions that the Bar of Québec can give to its most deserving members. Therefore, RSS is both very happy and exceptionally proud to announce that Sharon G. Druker, Ad. E., is among the members selected by the Bar to receive this title.

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Jeffrey A. Hoover of Howard & Howard Selected as an Association for Corporate Growth-Detroit M&A All Star Advisor of the Year

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 24, 2021 – Attorney Jeffrey A. Hoover has been selected as an “M&A All Star Advisor of the Year” by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Detroit. He will be honored at the 6th Annual M&A All Star Awards Program on June 15, 2021.

Each year, ACG Detroit celebrates the men and women who have made incredible strides in the M&A community through its M&A All Star Awards. The awards program is intended to highlight the standout members of Metro Detroit’s M&A community and major milestones achieved in the past year. Winners are selected by a panel of peers who are middle market professionals and ACG Detroit members.

“I am a corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney who advises clients regarding strategic business transactions.” –Jeffrey A. Hoover

Hoover, who practices out of the firm’s Royal Oak office, concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions and corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations of business entities, corporate finance, commercial lending, and real estate.

Hoover was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its “Michigan Go To Business Lawyers” (2020), by Michigan Super Lawyers as one of its “Rising Stars” (2011-2019), and was also recognized by Michigan Leading Lawyers (2017-2020) and dbusiness “Top Lawyers” (2013; 2014; 2020). He was a recipient of the M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Awards in 2019.

Hoover earned his M.B.A. and B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (now known as Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School).

About Howard & Howard:  

With a history spanning over 15 decades, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. More than 160 attorneys practice out of offices in Royal Oak, Michigan; Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Beverly Hills, California. For more information, please visit

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