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May 2005
May 16, 2005

Warner Norcross Hosts Programs in Detroit, Grand Rapids as Part of Michigan's World Trade Month

In support of World Trade Month activities in Michigan, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is hosting a series of programs in Detroit and Grand Rapids.

Warner Norcross, one of the largest law firms in the state, is partnering with attorneys from China and Taiwan to offer business seminars in West Michigan. The Firm is also hosting a meeting of international attorneys in Detroit. Additionally, a Warner Norcross partner is speaking on international business issues in conjunction with World Trade Week activities in Grand Rapids.

"World Trade Month is an important opportunity to acknowledge that business today truly is without borders," said Alex J. DeYonker, managing partner of Warner Norcross. "Warner Norcross is pleased to be involved in so many activities that promote global trade and international business during the month of May."

Warner Norcross programs and presentations include:

  • China Seminar: The Firm's Automotive Industry Practice Group together with members of the International Practice Group will host a program on "Practical Advice on Doing Business in China" in Grand Rapids on May 19. Craig Meurlin, a partner with Warner Norcross who concentrates his practice on international business, and Ray Wood, senior patent counsel with the Firm, will make presentations. The seminar will also feature presentations by attorneys from China and Taiwan.

  • Terralex Meeting: Terralex, an international network of independent law firms, will hold its annual North American regional meeting in Detroit on May 19-22. The primary meeting will focus on global issues faced by the automotive industry and will include speakers from numerous automakers and their suppliers. The program will also include a half-day marketing forum. Warner Norcross, which is a member of Terralex, will serve as host to representatives from more than 55 law firms from 18 countries around the world, including attorneys from Greater China, the Netherlands and Africa. Terralex provides businesses with global access to legal services for issues that transcend state, regional and national borders.

  • World Trade Week: Craig Meurlin will moderate a panel on "Vetting Your Foreign Business Partner" on Tuesday, May 17, as part of World Trade Week activities in Grand Rapids. Panel members will include lawyers from Taiwan, South Africa and the Netherlands and business people from Germany and West Michigan.

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About Warner Norcross & Judd:

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services with more than 170 attorneys in Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, Holland and Muskegon. Over 40 percent of the Firm's partners are listed in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than any other large law firm headquartered in Michigan. Warner Norcross has been recognized in America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree and as one of the most "Tech Savvy" law firms in the country by an independent, nationwide survey of clients. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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