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News | January 3, 2017
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Warner Names Five Attorneys as Partners

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP today announced that five attorneys have been named partners.

The new partners practice in a variety of areas, from intellectual property to economic incentives, estate planning to business litigation. From their offices in Grand Rapids, Southfield and Midland, they serve clients across the state, throughout the country and around the world.

“I’m honored to welcome these five talented attorneys into our partnership,” said Douglas A. Dozeman, managing partner of Warner Norcross. “Each of them has established a strong practice based on discerning legal advice coupled with superior client service. Having professional, proactive attorneys like Jared, Dan, Nate, Randy and Dave is critical to the success of our firm – and our clients.”

The new partners are:

  • Jared T. Belkawho focuses his practice in economic development with an emphasis on brownfield redevelopment and public-private partnerships. As co-chair of the firm’s Economic Incentives Group, he has helped clients secure more than $1.5 billion in economic development incentives. Belka has been recognized as a Rising Star for the past two years by Michigan Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Association for Redevelopment Initiatives and Michigan Economic Developers Association. He holds a bachelor of arts from Michigan State University and a law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
  • Daniel W. Borstwhose practice focuses on estate planning for individuals, families and those with family-owned businesses. He often leads teams of financial experts to implement successful estate planning strategies for clients. Borst also creates business succession plans and prenuptial agreements. He earned a bachelor of arts from Calvin College and his law degree Wayne State University Law School.
  • Nathan J. DeVrieswho concentrates his practice in patent counseling, prosecution and portfolio management. He also counsels clients on intellectual property, including transactions. DeVries graduated with his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Grand Valley State University magna cum laude and his law degree from Case Western University magna cum laude where he was Order of the Coif.
  • Randall J. Peckwho focuses his practice on patents and transactions in the chemical, mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. From his offices in Southfield and Midland, he helps clients navigate complex patent laws across the globe. He is a member of Original Equipment Suppliers Young Leadership Council and was a member of the 36th Leadership Detroit class. Peck graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a law degree Michigan State University College of Law summa cum laude.
  • David R. Whitfieldwho concentrates his practice on commercial business litigation, mining, oil and gas-related litigation and environmental permitting. He also has extensive experience counseling clients in connection with energy and natural resources extraction-related transactions.   He has been recognized as a Rising Star for the past two years by Michigan Super Lawyers. Whitfield graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Olivet College and his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law magna cum laude.

About Warner

By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross + Judd builds a better partnership with its clients. Warner is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in nine offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Detroit, Midland, Macomb County, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Lansing, Holland and Bloomfield Hills. To learn more, visit, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn or Facebook.

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