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Kemp Klein welcomes Tracy L. Feliksa
Tracy L. Feliksa Tracy L. Feliksa joined Kemp Klein as an Associate in November 2013, and focuses her practice in the areas of probate law focusing on trusts, decedents’ estates, guardianships, conservatorships, and fiduciary issues.

Ms. Feliksa graduated from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, magna cum laude, in September 2013. She also received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1986, and has seven years professional engineering experience.

Natasha M. Lockhart Joins Kemp Klein Law Firm
Natasha M. Lockhart Natasha M. Lockhart joined Kemp Klein as a Litigation Associate in November 2014.

Ms. Lockhart received her law degree from University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, in 2014. She also has a B.A. in American Studies and English, from Brigham Young University in 2010.

Paruch appointed to fill Royal Oak City Commission vacancy
Patricia Paruch Former Royal Oak Mayor and Kemp Klein shareholder Patricia Paruch has been appointed by the Royal Oak City Commission to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Peggy Goodwin who resigned last month. Her term will end the first week of December, 2015, when a new City Commission will be sworn in.

Kemp Klein becomes founding benefactor for Common Ground
The Kemp, Klein, Umphrey, Endelman & May Foundation has recently become the founding benefactor for the Common Ground Legacy Society. This pledge continues the Foundation’s support of Common Ground and its support programs.

Nahhat inducted into Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame
Ed Nahhat Edward M. Nahhat was inducted into the Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame on September 21. Mr. Nahhat (Class of 1979), who was the youngest inductee and served as the keynote speaker, said he was “surprised and honored” when notified he was going into the hall of fame. He earned his nomination due to his work in the community. Mr. Nahhat founded the non-profit Water Works Theatre Company in 2001 and presented Shakespeare In The Park, produced Mitch Albom’s Ernie and works as the drama coach at the high school. The ROHS Hall of Fame Committee selected inductees who have exemplified the school’s Motto: “Enter to learn, go forth to serve.”

Buttiglieri speaks at MCPBA 2014 Fall Seminar
Joe Buttiglieri Joseph P. Buttiglieri spoke regarding “The Technical Aspects of Dealing with Creditors Claims in Estate Administration” at the Macomb County Probate Bar Association’s 2014 Fall Seminar on November 7, in the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township, MI.

Filipp co-authors 2015 Supplement to Employment Law Answer Book
Mark Filipp Co-authored by Mark R. Filipp and James O. Castagnera, the 8th Edition of the Employment Law Answer Book has been updated with a 2015 Supplement. This publication is essential for those designing and enforcing personnel policies and procedures in today's litigious environment. Mr. Filipp has been the co-author of the Employment Law Answer Book, a comprehensive treatise on employment law, for over 17 years.

Published by Aspen Publishers, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10036; www.aspenpublishers.com and supplemented annually.

Sinai speaks on insider trading to State Bar
Stuart Sinai Stuart Sinai will be speaking before the Business Law Section of the State Bar, Regulation of Securities Committee, on October 7th, on “Insider Trading – When the Government Knocks on Your Client’s Door.”

Buttiglieri and Brazzil approved as Mediators
Joseph P. Buttiglieri and Cynthia E. Brazzil have each completed a 40 hour general civil mediation training and have now satisfied the additional requirements to be eligible to be put on the court list as approved Mediators. Mr. Buttiglieri specializes in the practice of probate litigation and Ms. Brazzil is principally a business/corporate practitioner. Both have or will continue to offer mediation in their practice areas. (See an article they have written regarding the process of mediation.)

Kemp Klein Law Firm has facilities to conduct mediation in a professional and comfortable setting and support staff are available to ensure a smooth mediation process. Other Kemp Klein lawyers in the Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group are Raymond L. Morrow, Barbara P. Andruccioli, and Lawrence G. Snyder. In addition, Thomas L. Boyer and Stuart Sinai are certified by the American Arbitrator Association as arbitrators in their respective practice areas.

Nahhat directs Shakespeare In The Park
Ed Nahhat Edward M. Nahhat is the Founder and Executive Director of Water Works Theatre which produces “Shakespeare In The Park” at the Star Jaycee Park in Royal Oak. Water Works Theatre is performing “Hamlet” and “The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare Abridged” (37 plays in one!) through Sunday, Aug. 10.

Christopher R. Martella Joins Kemp Klein Law Firm
Christopher R. Martella Christopher R. Martella joined Kemp Klein as an Associate on June 30, 2014. His practice areas include real estate acquisition / disposition, development and financing transactions. He focuses on structured finance and general corporate matters related to business start-up and turn around. In addition, Mr. Martella has experience with websites, IT & data security issues.

He graduated from James Madison College, Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations in 2001 and received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 2006.

Richard C. Bruder Joins Kemp Klein Law Firm
Richard C. Bruder Richard C. Bruder joined Kemp Klein as a Shareholder in June 2014. His practice areas include Business Law, Angel Investing, Early Stage Companies, Family Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Second Stage Companies, Venture Capital.

He graduated from University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics (1978) and Wayne State University with a law degree (1981) as well as an LL.M. Masters in Taxation (1985).

Andruccioli to speak at PALS Senior Law Day
Barbara P. Andruccioli The Providing Access to Legal Services (PALS) Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) is hosting Senior Law Day on Thursday, May 15 at the Waterford Senior Center. This is the 11th year of the OCBA hosting this event. Barbara P. Andruccioli will be speaking on guardianships and conservatorships.
Sinai article in Spring The Business Law Journal
Stuart Sinai Recently Stuart Sinai authored an article entitled: Going Public is not Merely the S-1 Registration Statement, which will be published in the Spring issue of the State Bar of Michigan’s The Business Law Journal. The article discusses the complexities of taking an entity public.

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Andruccioli appointed Oakland County Public Administrator
Barbara P. Andruccioli Attorney General Bill Schuette has appointed Kemp Klein attorney Barbara P. Andruccioli to the position of Oakland County Public Administrator. On Thursday, November 7, State Public Administrator Michael Moody, Esq. swore her in to this position.

A County Public Administrator is appointed to serve primarily three types of cases:
  • Guardian and/or conservator for mentally disabled persons;
  • Personal representative of deceased estates where there is no family or when an impartial fiduciary is needed; and
  • Conservator of minor estates.
When residents of Michigan die without family or a last will and testament, the probate judge will appoint a Public Administrator as special fiduciary or personal representative. In this capacity, the Public Administrator may handle the disposition of the body and begins a Probate proceeding for assets, pays the claims of any creditor of the deceased, and distributes any remaining assets to surviving relatives, if any can be located, or to the unclaimed property division.

Ms. Andruccioli was also named as Chairperson for the Oakland County Bar Association’s Probate, Estates and Trusts Committee for 2013-2014. She previously served as Vice-Chair of the Committee for 2012-2013.

Kemp Klein welcomes Justin R. Bristol
Justin R. Bristol Justin R. Bristol joined Kemp Klein as an Associate in November 2013. His practice areas include transactional law focusing primarily on real estate and corporate transactions. He assists businesses, families and individuals in achieving their legal goals by advocating for his clients and giving a voice to his clients’ concerns.

Mr. Bristol graduated from Wayne State University Law School, cum laude in 2013. While in law school, he served two years on The Wayne Law Review and was a three-year Dean’s Scholarship recipient. In 2012, Mr. Bristol interned for The Honorable Denise Page Hood in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2013 and is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association.

Kemp Klein to consult with Judges on new Michigan Business Court dispute resolution
Recently William B. Acker and Raymond L. Morrow attended an invitation-only meeting of judges of the new Wayne County Circuit Court Business Court and Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association. A small group of select lawyers from the Detroit metropolitan area was invited to present and exchange ideas and opinions with the judges for selection of appropriate cases, Case Evaluation panel members, and procedures to be followed. Business Courts have now been formed in all of the Michigan Circuit Courts as a result of recent legislation. These new courts are expected to provide better, more efficient and less costly handling of traditionally complex business disputes, for our clients involved in disputes in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County courts.

KEMP KLEIN & ATTORNEYS AMONG 2014 BEST LAWYERS &
BEST LAW FIRMS IN AMERICA
Kemp Klein Law Firm celebrates William B. Acker, Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Ralph A. Castelli, Jr., Brian R. Jenney, Alan A. May, and Patricia Paruch, as well as Of Counsel attorney Robert Z. Feldstein (President of Robert Z. Feldstein, P.C.) for being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Kemp Klein has also been honored with a Tier 1 ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
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KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG MICHIGAN’S SUPER LAWYERS FOR 2013
Kemp Klein Law Firm congratulates William B. Acker, Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Ralph A. Castelli, Jr., Alan A. May, Raymond L. Morrow, Brian H. Rolfe, Stuart Sinai, Thomas V. Trainer, as well as Of Counsel attorney Robert Z. Feldstein (President of Robert Z. Feldstein, P.C.) as 2013 Super Lawyers (among the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan).

Gloria M. Chon, Jeremy R. Cnudde, and Brian R. Jenney each received a 2013 Rising Star listing.
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ATTORNEY JEREMY R. CNUDDE JOINS KEMP KLEIN LAW FIRM
Jeremy R. Cnudde joined Kemp Klein Law Firm as a Shareholder on July 24, 2013. Mr. Cnudde concentrates his practice on corporate transactions and federal and state tax planning and tax appeals litigation. Mr. Cnudde represents businesses with diverse backgrounds, including those in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense, distribution, retail grocery, and agricultural industries. He assists with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and shareholder disputes, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements and drafting of supplier and representatives agreements.
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Kemp Klein welcomes Edward M. Nahhat
Ed Nahhat Edward M. Nahhat has over 20 years experience as a successful adviser and litigator in probate and real estate matters, commercial and employment law, appeals, personal injury, family law and entertainment law. He has offered effective service to individuals, their families and to businesses of all sizes.

Over the years his work has spanned many types of legal concerns, including probate and trust matters, action to restrain the government, defense to exonerate the innocent, counsel to aid the start-up and growing business, advocating for businesses in contractual disputes and all types of real estate matters.

As a litigator, Mr. Nahhat is knowledgeable and effective. Some of Mr. Nahhat’s clients are celebrities, but the majority are people like you and businesses like yours who trust him with their business and family issues because of his commitment to strong client service and confidentiality.

He graduated from Wayne State University with a BFA (1983) and law degree (1990). He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1991 and was a recipient of the John Hensel Award in 2006.

Mr. Nahhat is an active lay leader for the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church; he is also the founder and Chairman of non-profit Water Works Theatre Company, Inc., the independent producer of Royal Oak’s summer Shakespeare in the Park programs. He also serves as a Royal Oak High School Coach.

Brazzil recognized by LinkedIn
Cynthia E. Brazzil has been recognized by LinkedIn as one of the top 1% most endorsed in the United States for Business Formation.

Weikert interviewed for Auto Retail News & Insight
Michael J. Weikert spoke with AutoRetailNet publisher Edmund Chew about why so few dealership buy/sells are being done this year. The interview appeared in the October 5 issue of AutoRetailNet’s online industry newsletter.

KEMP KLEIN & ATTORNEYS AMONG 2013 BEST LAWYERS &
BEST LAW FIRMS IN AMERICA
Kemp Klein Law Firm celebrates William B. Acker, Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Ralph A. Castelli, Jr., Alan A. May, Patricia Paruch, as well as Special Counsel Brian R. Jenney and Of Counsel attorney Robert Z. Feldstein (President of Robert Z. Feldstein, P.C.) for being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Kemp Klein has also been honored with a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
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Kemp Klein attorneys included in DBusiness 2013 list of Top Lawyers
Kemp Klein attorneys William B. Acker, Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Alan A. May, Stuart Sinai, Amy A. Stawski, Thomas V. Trainer, as well as Of Counsel attorney Robert Z. Feldstein (President of Robert Z. Feldstein, P.C.) have all been selected by a vote of their peers to be included in DBusiness magazine’s list of 2013 Top Lawyers to appear in the November/December 2012 issue of DBusiness and online at www.dbusiness.com.

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Paruch co-editor of Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook and editor of Michigan Environmental Law Journal
The 2012 Annual Meeting and Solo & Small Firm Institute was held September 19–21, at DeVos Place, in Grand Rapids, MI. At the meeting the Environmental Law Section announced the pending publication of its new online version of its treatise, the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook, co-edited by Patricia Paruch. At the same meeting Paruch also accepted an appointment as an editor for the Michigan Environmental Law Journal, which is the Section’s quarterly journal/newsletter.

KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG MICHIGAN’S SUPER LAWYERS FOR 2012
Kemp Klein Law Firm congratulates William B. Acker, Richard D. Bisio, Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Ralph A. Castelli, Jr., Alan A. May, Raymond L. Morrow, Stuart Sinai, Thomas V. Trainer, as well as Of Counsel attorney Robert Z. Feldstein (President of Robert Z. Feldstein, P.C.) as 2012 Super Lawyers (among the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan).

Brian R. Jenney and Michael J. Weikert each received a 2012 Rising Star listing.
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Trainer interviewed by Legal News on Pooled Trust Accounts
Thomas V. Trainer was on the cover of the May 10 issue of Legal News where he was interviewed by Steve Thorpe for his “Asked and Answered” article on the topic of Pooled Trust Accounts. The interview also appeared in the May 15 issue of the Oakland County Legal News.

Stawski interviewed by WDIV Detroit
Amy A. Stawski Amy A. Stawski was interviewed May 7 by Rod Meloni of WDIV Detroit (channel 4) in connection with work on an international child abduction case (video). Ms. Stawski has been working on the case with another Kemp Klein attorney, Robert S. Zawideh.

Trainer receives 2012 Call to Justice Award
Thomas V. Trainer received the 2012 Call to Justice Award sponsored by Elder Law of Michigan to honor his advocacy for the rights of older adults and people with disabilities. He was honored at the Fourth Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award Dinner held May 3 at the Country Club of Lansing.

Paruch named co-editor of Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook
Patricia Paruch has been named co-editor of the Michigan State Bar – Environmental Law Section’s online treatise – Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook.

Castelli Honoree at Leadership Oakland’s “Leader of Leaders”
Ralph A. Castelli, Jr., Kemp Klein CEO, Pleasant Ridge Mayor and an alumnus of Leadership Oakland II, was recently an Honoree for exemplary leadership at Leadership Oakland’s “Leader of Leaders” presentation.

Filipp forms Executive Briefing Group
Mark R. Filipp has teamed up with Robert Chiaravalli at Strategic Labor & Human Resources) to form an “Executive Briefing Group” that is meant to be a forum for business decision-makers to share ideas, problems and solutions. The group meets every 2-3 months. The March 27 topic was Strategic Uses of Hotlines: Is Your Complaint Process a Liability?

Marsh appointed to State Bar District I Character and Fitness Committee
David D. Marsh has been appointed to serve on the State Bar District I Character and Fitness Committee for a 2-year term beginning January 1, 2012. This is the third consecutive 2-year term for Marsh. The Committee investigates and makes recommendations regarding the character and fitness of applicants for admission to the State Bar of Michigan.

Marsh re-elected Secretary of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County
David D. Marsh has been re-elected for a second consecutive 1-year term to serve as Secretary of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, commencing January 1, 2012. This will be his fourth year on the Board of Directors and his second year on the Executive Committee for Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County.

KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG 2012 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA
Kemp Klein Law Firm celebrates William B. Acker, Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Alan A. May, Patricia Paruch, as well as Special Counsel Brian R. Jenney and Of Counsel attorney Robert Z. Feldstein (President of Robert Z. Feldstein, P.C.) this year for being named to the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a national peer review.
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KEMP KLEIN LAW FIRM AMONG BEST LAW FIRMS IN AMERICA
Kemp Klein Law Firm celebrates being named to the 2011-2012 edition of Best Law Firms in America, a national peer review. Kemp Klein Law Firm is proud to have been named in the top three tiers in multiple categories.
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Gaudaen awarded scholarship, attends national convention on economy and real estate
Faith M. Gaudaen (shown middle in photo at right) is an attorney practicing commercial litigation and real estate law. She attended the 2011 Construction Real Estate Women’s (CREW) Network Convention and Marketplace in Washington, D.C. earlier this year as a recipient of a CREW Scholarship.

From time to time, it’s important for attorneys to attend conferences and seminars outside of the legal arena to gain insights that we can take to our clients. The CREW Convention did not disappoint. I heard stories about what people from San Antonio to Cleveland were doing to succeed in the new real estate climate. In addition, there were panels on key topics by industry leaders including: Rand Construction, Starbucks, Walmart, Deloitte Consulting, Prudential Real Estate Investors and Moody’s Investor Services. The information I gained at the CREW conference can be immediately applied and shared with my clients in Michigan. If you would like to learn more about the issues, trends and strategies discussed at the CREW conference, I would be delighted share my insights with you.

Brazzil appointed to SBM Attorney Discipline Board
Cynthia E. Brazzil has been appointed to the State Bar of Michigan’s Attorney Discipline Board as a hearing panelist.

Paruch article published in Wayne Law Review
Patricia Paruch’s article on Government Law is being published in the 2011 edition of the Wayne Law Review – Annual Survey of Michigan Law published by Wayne State Law School. The article is a summary and analysis of Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court decisions in the government law area issued between May 31, 2010 and June 1, 2011.

Paruch honored by Council for the Environmental Law Section
Patricia Paruch was recognized for six years of service on the Council for the Environmental Law Section at their Annual Meeting at the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting and Solo & Small Firm Institute September 14–16, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, MI.

In addition, Paruch was appointed to the 2011 Long Range Planning Committee of the Real Property Law Section. The Committee’s report is due at the 2012 Annual Meeting in September, 2012.

KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG MICHIGAN’S SUPER LAWYERS FOR 2011
Kemp Klein Law Firm congratulates William B. Acker, Richard D. Bisio, Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Ralph A. Castelli, Jr., Earle E. Endelman, Brian R. Jenney, Alan A. May, Raymond L. Morrow, Stuart Sinai, Thomas V. Trainer, as well as Of Counsel attorney Robert Z. Feldstein (President of Robert Z. Feldstein, P.C.) as 2011 Super Lawyers (among the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan).

Faith M. Gaudaen and Michael J. Weikert each received a 2011 Rising Star listing.
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Gaudaen honored for pro bono work
Faith M. Gaudaen was recently honored by the Oakland County Bar Association, Lakeshore Legal Aid and the Family Law Assistance Project for her pro bono work from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.

Davey recognized for 40 years of legal service
James P. Davey was honored for 40 years of service to the legal profession at the Oakland County Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on June 2. He concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law and general business litigation. Davey has been lead counsel in a wide variety of civil cases including complex construction litigation and federal securities law disputes and has been a frequent mediator for both the general and complex contract panels of the Oakland County Circuit Court and has been appointed to the Wayne County Circuit Court Mediation Panel.

Paruch article published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Patricia Paruch wrote an article entitled Recent Amendments to Michigan’s Environmental Liability Statute which was published in the May 16 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The article is a summary of the amendments to the Michigan environmental liability statute which were signed into law at the end of December, 2010. The article was also published in the Winter, 2010 edition of the Real Property Law Section Review.

Zawideh on Channel 4 News in Detroit
Robert S. Zawideh made comments for Channel 4 News in Detroit on Tuesday, May 3, regarding the recent Appeals Court decision about illegal foreclosures in Michigan.

Umphreys named 2011 Five Star Wealth Managers
Michael D. Umphrey and Cynthia L. Umphrey have been named “Five Star Wealth Managers” by Five Star Professional. The Five Star Award is presented to only 7% of wealth managers with at least five years of experience in the financial services industry, and who are evaluated in the local market to score highest in client satisfaction. The announcement will be in the June issue of HOUR Detroit and the July/August issue of DBusiness magazines.

EXPERIENCED FRANCHISED AUTO DEALER ATTORNEY JOINS
KEMP KLEIN LAW FIRM
Kemp Klein Law Firm welcomed Michael J. Weikert as a shareholder earlier this month. A skilled negotiator and accomplished litigator, Weikert has been managing legal conflict for his clients, including many local franchised auto dealers, insurers to franchised auto dealers and dealer trade associations for nearly fifteen years.
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Chon publishes article in Laches
Gloria M. Chon wrote an article which was published in the April issue (annual tax edition) of Laches, the monthly publication of the Oakland County Bar Association. Ms. Chon’s article: was entitled Not a Tax Attorney? What You May Still Want to Know About the 2010 Tax Relief Act.

Stawski is member of U.S. State Department’s Attorney Network
Amy A. Stawski is now a member of the U.S. State Department’s Attorney Network, a group consisting of attorneys undertaking cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. Stawski, whose specialty is family law, is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell “Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers-2011.”

Brazzil creates “OCBABC’s of Practice” series
As Chair of a specially created OCBABC’s of Practice Subcommittee, Cynthia E. Brazzil created the three free “OCBABC’s of Practice” series sessions in February 2011, at the Oakland Country Bar Association Center in Bloomfield Hills. The series targeted new attorneys who may need some guidance getting their careers off the ground in the challenging legal employment field. Ms. Brazzil called upon experienced attorneys to volunteer their time and talents to speak or participate as a panelist for each of the series. Topics included: “Resumes and Beyond,” “Hanging Out Your Own Shingle” and “Interviews and Beyond.”

Kemp Klein attorneys in 2011 The Best Lawyers in America
Joseph P. Buttiglieri (Trusts and Estates), Robert Z. Feldstein (Family Law), Alan A. May (Trusts and Estates) and Patricia Paruch (Environmental Law) have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Bisio elected to Clarkston City Council
Richard D. Bisio was elected to the Clarkston City Council on Nov. 2, 2010. Bisio specializes in commercial litigation and serves in an “of-counsel” role to Kemp Klein Law Firm. Mr. Bisio is a graduate of both Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, and has taught courses on civil procedure for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School. He maintains an “AV” peer review rating and has also been listed as one of the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine since its inception, published annually by Law & Politics.

Nixon elected treasurer
In September 2010, Ronald S. Nixon was elected Treasurer of the State Bar of Michigan’s Information Technology Law Section. He is also Editor of the Section’s
bi-monthly e-Newsletter which updates members on Information Technology Law developments and events.

Boyer on WWJ AM 950 radio
Thomas L. Boyer participated in a panel discussion about group medical insurance on WWJ AM 950 radio October 26, 2010 from 8:15 to 9:00. Murray Feldman was the moderator.

KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG MICHIGAN’S 2010 SUPER LAWYERS
Voted to be part of the top 5% of lawyers in the state, eleven Kemp Klein Law Firm attorneys are listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2010, a magazine using peer balloting, independent research, and blue ribbon panel to review attorneys and select the top lawyers in Michigan.
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Sinai speaks to State Bar
Stuart Sinai spoke before the State Bar of Michigan’s Securities Law Committee on August 19, 2010 for a short talk on Shareholder’s Rights Plans.

Paruch co-editor of Real Property Law Section e-Newsletter
Patricia Paruch has been appointed co-editor of the Real Property Law Section's monthly e-Newsletter.

Chon appointed Chair of OCBA Tax Law Committee
Gloria M. Chon has been appointed Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association's Tax Law Committee for the 2010-2011 term.

ROLFE JOINS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT KEMP KLEIN
Brian H. Rolfe has been elected to the board of directors of Kemp Klein Law Firm.
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KEMP KLEIN LAW FIRM WELCOMES ROBERT ZAWIDEH
New associate attorney Robert S. Zawideh joins the Kemp Klein Litigation Practice Group.
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Michael Umphrey quoted in The Detroit News
Kemp Klein shareholder Michael D. Umphrey was quoted in a June 7, 2010 The Detroit News article entitled "In 2010, heirs inherit estate tax uncertainty."

Brazzil accepts challenge of OCBA Veterans Committee
Cynthia E. Brazzil accepted the challenge of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Veterans Committee to get contributions for the purchase of badly needed items for our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of participation in Operation IRAQ PAC. The OCBA Veterans Committee hoped to raise at least $25 from each of their members by March 15 and asked other OCBA Committees and Boards to do the same. Ms. Brazzil passed the request on to her co-workers at Kemp Klein Law Firm who donated many goods for the cause as well as $570 in cash.

Kemp Klein attorneys recognized by DBusiness Magazine
25 Kemp Klein attorneys are listed in DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2010. DBusiness compiled their list from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory which recognizes attorneys who have received the highest Peer Review Rating available (www.martindale.com). Kemp Klein attorneys receiving this distinction include: William B. Acker; Richard D. Bisio (Of Counsel); Thomas L. Boyer; Cynthia E. Brazzil; Joseph P. Buttiglieri; Ralph A. Castelli, Jr.; James P. Davey; Earle E. Endelman; Robert Z. Feldstein (Of Counsel); Mark R. Filipp; Donald H. Gillis (Of Counsel); John B. Kemp (Of Counsel); Sanford A. Klein (Of Counsel); Alan A. May; Raymond L. Morrow; Thomas J. O’Connor; Norman D. Orr; Patricia Paruch; Thomas C. Rauch; Stuart Sinai; Lawrence G. Snyder; Amy A. Stawski; Thomas V. Trainer; Michael D. Umphrey; and Allen Zemmol (Of Counsel).

Castelli Elected to 8th Term as Mayor
Ralph Castelli (Kemp Klein CEO) has been re-elected to an eighth consecutive term as the Mayor of the City of Pleasant Ridge. Mr. Castelli was first elected Mayor in 1993 and has been active in the City of Pleasant Ridge's government since 1985.

Chon joins Committee on Climate Change and Sustainability
Gloria Chon has become a member of the Committee on Climate Change and Sustainability of the Business Law Section and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

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Castelli Profiled by Michigan Super Lawyers 2009
Kemp Klein CEO Ralph Castelli has been profiled in the September 2009 issue of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine in an article entitled “You Can Call Him Mayor.”

Morrow recognized for 40 years of legal service
Raymond Morrow was honored for 40 years of service to the legal profession at the Oakland County Bar Association’s 75th Annual Meeting on June 3, 2009 held at the Shenandoah Country Club, West Bloomfield, MI. Morrow has been lead counsel in a wide variety of civil and criminal cases ranging from complex construction litigation and arbitration to representing a major television network on libel, slander and first amendment issues.

KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG MICHIGAN’S 2009 SUPER LAWYERS
Voted to be part of the top 5% of lawyers in the state, ten Kemp Klein Law Firm attorneys are listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2009, a magazine using peer balloting, independent research, and blue ribbon panel to review attorneys and select the top lawyers in Michigan.
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Brazzil receives Professionalism Award
Cynthia Brazzil was awarded the Oakland County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award at their 75th Annual Meeting on June 3, 2009 held at the Shenandoah Country Club, West Bloomfield, MI. Brazzil is a director and shareholder of Kemp Klein practicing in the areas of business, exit planning, estate planning and elder law.

Buttiglieri featured in This Week in Michigan Law
Joseph Buttiglieri is featured in the April 21, 2009 issue of This Week in Michigan Law newsletter as a thank you for his contributions to ICLE. This Week in Michigan Law is an e-mail newsletter that goes out to ICLE’s Partnership members every Wednesday.

Filipp and Rolfe featured in Detroit Legal News
Mark Filipp and Brian Rolfe have been featured in the cover story of the April 15, 2009 issue of Detroit Legal News. The article was about helping laid off workers and employers structure severance packages.

Umphrey’s article published by Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Cynthia Umphrey’s “Starting My Exit Planning Early” article was published in the June 2009 “Your Business, Your Future” issue of Octane, a publication of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. It was also previously published as “My Business Exit Strategy” in the August 2008 issue of Overdrive, another Entrepreneurs’ Organization publication.

Marsh appointed to Habitat board
David Marsh has been appointed to the Board of Habitat for Humanity, the Oakland County Chapter. He will be part of the Site Selection Committee which is responsible for choosing the sites on which Habitat builds its homes, and the Grants Development Subcommittee which is responsible for researching institutional funding available.

Marsh became involved with Habitat for Humanity when he heard they needed a real estate attorney to handle home closings. Mr. Marsh now does the legal work necessary to turn over Habitat’s homes to their new owners. See the cover story about Marsh's involvement with Habitat for Humanity in the April 2, 2009 issue of Oakland County Legal News.

Visit the Habitat for Humanity website at www.habitat.org to see projects in your area.

KEMP KLEIN LAW FIRM WELCOMES GLORIA CHON
New associate attorney Gloria M. Chon joins the Kemp Klein Business Practice Group.
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KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG MICHIGAN’S 2008 SUPER LAWYERS
Nine of Kemp Klein’s Shareholders and one Of Counsel were voted in the top 5% of lawyers in Michigan, according to Michigan Super Lawyers 2008, a magazine using peer balloting, independent research, and a blue ribbon panel to review and select the top lawyers in the State.
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BUTTIGLIERI AND FELDSTEIN AMONG 2009
BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA
Joseph P. Buttiglieri, and Robert Z. Feldstein have been named to the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
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Nixon editor of e-newsletter
The Information Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan launched its first electronic newsletter to its members in August 2008. Ronald Nixon will gather news about Information Technology Law and edit the bi-monthly newsletter which updates section members on noteworthy Information Technology Law Section developments and events.

Castelli featured in Oakland Business Review
Ralph Castelli, was recently featured in a July 17, 2008 article in the Oakland Business Review regarding the complexities of running a law firm and being Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, MI. Read Full Article Here

Umphrey and Kemp recognized by OCBA for 40 years of legal service
Congratulations to Michael Umphrey and John Kemp on 40 years of service to the legal profession. Colleagues, friends and family honored Umphrey and Kemp at an Oakland County Bar Association ceremony held at Shenandoah Country Club Summer 2008. Umphrey is well known in the estate planning and probate practice areas. Kemp, a business and corporate lawyer who is no longer in private practice, is one of the founding fathers of Kemp Klein Law Firm.

GAUDAEN JOINS THRIVING LAW FIRM
Royal Oak resident Faith M. Gaudaen joined Kemp Klein Law Firm of Troy on April 21, 2008.
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Sinai speaks/publishes on federal securities laws
Stuart Sinai presented to the State Bar of Michigan’s Securities Regulation Committee concerning a recent U.S. Supreme Court case which will dramatically affect the federal securities laws antifraud rules as they apply to, among others, Enron defendants. Sinai also published an article on the same topic in the Spring 2008 edition of the Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law (Vol. 8, Issue 2). The title of the article is “Stoneridge – Escape from Securities Liability Notwithstanding Active, Intentional Deceptive Conduct.”

Kemp Klein Foundation becomes sponsor
The Kemp Klein Foundation has become a founding sponsor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial to be built on the National Mall in Washington, DC to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brazzil featured in Crain’s
Cynthia Brazzil was featured in the May 12, 2008 issue of Crain’s Detroit Business, “Women in law: Guiding women business owners.” Crain’s featured Brazzil because she has successfully worked with closely-held, women-owned businesses for 20-plus years. According to client Lynn Alexander, owner of Your Aging Well Advisor, “Cynthia has a great understanding of partnerships and how to not only start up a business but how and when to sell it.”

Marsh, Andruccioli and Rolfe appointed to
State Bar District I Character and Fitness Committee
David Marsh, Barbara Andruccioli and Brian Rolfe have all been appointed to serve on the State Bar District I Character and Fitness Committee for a 2-year term beginning January 1, 2008. The Committee investigates and makes recommendations regarding the character and fitness of applicants for admission to the State Bar of Michigan. Cynthia Brazzil and Cynthia Umphrey have also previously served terms on this Committee.

Castelli speaks at Leadership Oakland’s
Economy & Government Program
Kemp Klein shareholder & CEO Ralph Castelli spoke on a panel at Leadership Oakland’s Economy & Government Program at the County Commission Chambers regarding being a local elected official. The session looked at the local and global economy and the economic impacts facing Oakland County and Southeastern Michigan. Local and regional elected officials shared information on local and community governmental structures and responsibilities in the region. Mr. Castelli has served 7 consecutive terms as Mayor of Pleasant Ridge.

Mr. Castelli also had his article “The Changing Face of the Delivery of City Services” published in the Michigan Privatization Report (Winter 2008) which is published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Kemp Klein hosts Artview for Common Ground Sanctuary
Kemp Klein hosted over 400 people on September 6th at Artview, a preview event for Common Ground Sanctuary’s Art in the Park. Artview was created and sponsored by Kemp Klein to generate awareness and funds for Common Ground Sanctuary's programs which serve more than 35,000 individuals and families each year. The event was held at Design Within Reach in Birmingham.

Kemp Klein Foundation forms relationship with
Common Ground Sanctuary
The Kemp Klein Foundation has formed a new relationship with Common Ground Sanctuary, a local non-profit which helps children and adults with a variety of crisis situations. Kemp Klein has agreed to sponsor all of their support groups and to become active participants in their cause. Our funding will pay for workbooks, flyers, videos and more. Attorneys and staff will participate in at least two hands-on volunteer activities this year, including: cooking and serving a meal to homeless youth in crisis at Common Ground Sanctuary in late Spring and, in late Summer, collecting and stuffing backpacks with school supplies for children in need.

Common Ground Sanctuary has been helping people in need for more than 30 years. Their mission is to provide services to youths, adults and families in crisis. The agency’s 24-hour crisis hotline, youth and family services, emergency psychiatric services, support groups and other programs throughout Oakland County are a lifeline for runaway and homeless youths, families in crisis situations, victims of crime, people with mental illnesses and others in critical situations. Common Ground Sanctuary serves more than 35,000 individuals per year and the agency received Honorable Mention in the 2005 Crain’s Detroit Business Best Managed Non-Profit Contest. To learn more, visit their web site at: commongroundhelps.org.

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SINAI DISCUSSES LIABILITY OF PROFESSIONALS AT
MIDWEST SECURITIES CONFERENCE
Stuart Sinai, along with other speakers, discussed the Liability of Professionals under the Securities Laws.
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KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG
MICHIGAN’S 2007 SUPER LAWYERS
Voted to be part of the top 5% of lawyers in the state, seven Kemp Klein Law Firm attorneys are listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2007.
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ROLFE JOINS KEMP KLEIN LAW FIRM
Business, Litigation and Family Lawyer Brian H. Rolfe joined Kemp Klein Law Firm on September 10, 2007. Rolfe has been helping business owners, families and individuals solve their legal problems for nearly fifteen years.
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MAY HONORED FOR 40 YEARS OF SERVICE
Alan A. May Receives Award from Oakland County Bar Association.
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FELDSTEIN AMONG
BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA for 2007
Robert Z. Feldstein voted among top lawyers by peers.
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KEMP KLEIN LAW FIRM ESTABLISHES AWARD
FOR SIMULATED BUSINESS COURSE
Kemp Klein Award Established at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
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KEMP KLEIN ATTORNEYS AMONG
MICHIGAN’S 2006 SUPER LAWYERS
Kemp Klein attorneys in Top 5% of State.
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BRAZZIL HONORED FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO PROFESSION
Cynthia Brazzil honored by Oakland County Bar Association.
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FILIPP AUTHORS PRACTICAL GUIDE TO EMPLOYMENT LAW
Mark R. Filipp has authored the 2005 Update to The Practical Guide to Employment Law.
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Sinai's article gets national exposure
Kemp Klein shareholder and securities expert Stuart Sinai was asked by attorneys for Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling to file a motion on behalf of Skilling challenging the validity of the 10 “insider trading” counts contained in the federal indictment against him.

Skilling’s attorneys had already filed their own motion and that challenge was based partly upon Sinai’s 80 page law review article which had appeared in the Securities Regulation Law Journal in 2002.

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