Anthony J. Kolenic, Jr., has been named chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Law Group at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
Kolenic, who has been a partner at the Firm since 1996, will chair the group, which is one of the largest in Michigan. Warner Norcross represents businesses, nonprofits and governmental employers in all facets of employee benefits and executive compensation, including health care and retirement plans, stock option plans, employee stock ownership plans, change in control agreements, corporate and individual income tax planning and other areas.
Active both personally and professionally, Kolenic is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan, and a fellow in the Michigan State Bar Foundation. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America. He practices in the Firm's Grand Rapids and Muskegon offices.
Kolenic has held leadership positions in and currently serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Greater Muskegon Catholic Schools Board of Education, the Muskegon County Catholic Education Foundation and the Muskegon County Museum. He is the past president and lieutenant governor of Kiwanis, Division 15. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Muskegon Jaycees.
He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Western Michigan University and has also taught on an adjunct basis at Grand Valley State University and Muskegon Community College.
Kolenic holds an undergraduate degree with very high honors from Michigan State University. He holds a doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Michigan Law School magna cum laude, where he was Order of the Coif.
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About Warner Norcross & Judd:
This year, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP celebrates its 75th anniversary of service to clients in Michigan, across the country and throughout the world. With more than 185 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services. For the third consecutive year, the Firm has a greater percentage of partners listed in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America than any other large law firm in Michigan. Warner Norcross was also named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine for the third year in a row. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting and as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.