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May 2006
May 12, 2006

Warner Norcross Elects Three New Members to Management Committee

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP recently elected three partners to serve on its Management Committee.

William R. Jansen, Susan G. Meyers and W. Michael Van Haren will each serve a three-year term on the Firm's 10-member Management Committee. The committee, which is chaired by Managing Partner Douglas E. Wagner, is responsible for the strategic vision and the day-to-day operations of Warner Norcross, which is the largest law firm in West Michigan.

Bill Jansen concentrates his practice in litigation, oil and gas, and commercial law. He works extensively with automotive suppliers, utility companies and media outlets, and is a national facilitative mediator in utility-based litigation. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.

Susie Meyers focuses her practice on estate and tax planning for individuals, succession planning for family-owned businesses, and corporate representation of family and closely held businesses. Active professionally and within the community, she lectures and presents widely on estate planning and probate issues. She is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mike Van Haren also concentrates his practice on estate planning and tax planning, as well as family business succession planning, foundation planning and family offices. He lectures frequently on estate planning issues and volunteers with a wide variety of community organizations. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

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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 175 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 2006 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.

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