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Feb 2009
February 12, 2009

Warner Norcross Appoints Four New Practice Group Chairs

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has appointed four partners to chair practice groups within the Firm.

Jeffrey S. Battershall will head the Health Law & Life Sciences Practice Group. Attorneys in the group serve as general counsel to hospitals, physician groups, nursing homes, insurance companies and other providers of health-care services, providing counsel in corporate planning, regulatory compliance, accreditation, medical staff administration, joint ventures, reimbursement matters and related issues.

Melissa N. Collar will serve as the chair of the Real Estate Services Group. The group offers a comprehensive slate of real estate services, including acquisitions, finance, development, leasing, disposition, zoning, tax abatements and credits, brownfields, condominium development, property tax appeals, litigation and related matters.

Timothy L. Horner will serve as the chair of the Business & Corporate Services Practice Group. The group, which is the largest practice group in the Firm, handles all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, securities law, franchising, antitrust, executive compensation, licensing and dealership and distributorship law.

Andrew H. Thorson will lead the International Business Practice Group. Attorneys in the group works with Michigan companies looking to establish or expand operations around the globe and international corporations looking to do business in Michigan. IBPG attorney are fluent in more than a dozen languages and advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, importing and exporting, licensing and related issues.

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About Warner Norcross & Judd

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and one of the top 200 in the nation. With more than 210 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is a full-service provider of legal services. More than half of our partners are listed in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of the nation's leading employment law firms by Workforce Management, as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in both West Michigan and Metro Detroit and as one of the Best Michigan Businesses by Corp! Magazine. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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