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Kerr Russell profiled in Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Mich.

October 2, 2017

Kerr Russell is profiled in Mich. - the new annual publication from Michigan Economic Development Corporation (produced by Hour Media). We are pleased to support this magazine which will be used by the MEDC on all of their upcoming business development visits and international travel and which will be mailed to corporate leaders throughout Michigan.


We are proud of Detroit. And we are proud to have been at the table for so many important moments in Southeast Michigan’s history, providing legal support in matters of corporate law, labor and employment, immigration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, healthcare and physician practice needs, tax, contract negotiation, restructuring, automotive, manufacturing, and litigation. Since 1874, our office has been located in the heart of the action in downtown Detroit.

We know Southeast Michigan businesses like the back of our hands. With over 50 exceptional and experienced, attorneys - many of whom are CPAs or come from business themselves - we understand that driving outcomes and managing costs are two of your biggest concerns. They are ours as well.

“Our goal during our nearly 150-year-old history has been to put the client first by providing top quality services at a fair price,” notes Kurt Vilders, a member of Kerr Russell’s Executive Committee. “This commitment by our attorneys has helped our clients grow and flourish.”

In a profession where people make the difference, Kerr Russell is among the very best. We devote all of our energy, skill and considerable resources to protecting our clients and accomplishing their goals as quickly and economically as possible. We know you lead busy lives. We deliver legal solutions that are prompt, accurate, and focused around your needs in the manner most convenient to you.

Whereas many lawyers merely interpret the law, Kerr Russell’s attorneys help create it. We have handled cases related to the most significant developments in business and health care law in Michigan. Our trial lawyers are frequently involved in the most notable commercial cases in the state, as well as in other jurisdictions. And one of our corporate lawyers was instrumental in drafting the Michigan Limited Liability Company Act. In the business and legal communities, Kerr Russell is respected for our high standards, the quality of our work, and our professional ethics and integrity.

Over the past decade, the firm has expanded into a number of practice areas, including labor and employment, immigration, intellectual property, and bankruptcy and restructuring. The firm has sought and hired lateral attorneys to become a one-stop, full service law firm for business and to develop its global practice.

  • We are at the table for expansion and growth opportunities between U.S.-based companies and those from Canada and Mexico to China and Europe. Several of our attorneys are proficient in different foreign languages, including Mandarin Chinese. Recently the firm represented two Chinese auto manufacturing companies in connection with the acquisition of U.S.-based auto parts companies with enterprise values ranging from $50 million to $100 million.
  • We represent clients involved in developing autonomous/self-driving and electric vehicle technology, and our attorneys are significantly involved in the massive antitrust litigation currently facing auto parts suppliers.
  • We are immersed in the emerging practice of internet defamation and online reputation issues, representing clients who face defamation claims in the e-commerce sphere, successfully having numerous posts containing false, defamatory, and misleading comments removed from social media sites.

What most distinguishes Kerr Russell is our uncompromising adherence to delivering superb client service. We keep our clients informed every step of the way, and we are always available. No matter the day or hour, our clients can reach us – wherever in the world they are.

“We have developed a global footprint over the past decade. We are a firm committed to assisting foreign companies expand their business in the U.S.,” observes Jim Cambridge, a member of Kerr Russell’s Executive Committee who helps lead our international law practice. “We have the resources and capabilities to go where you go.”

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