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Kerr Russell members Brandy Mathie and Fred Herrmann attend Matrix Human Services' 5th annual #313InTheD rooftop event

July 30, 2018

Kerr Russell members Brandy Mathie and Fred Herrmann attended Matrix Human Services’ 5th annual 313intheD rooftop fundraiser Thursday. From Matrix’ Facebook page: “Our 5th annual 313intheD (Detroit’s Birthday Bash) took place on Thursday, July 26 at 3Fifty Terrace (on The Music Hall rooftop)! We had a great night for 313 in the D with a sold out event, perfect weather, more than 400 beautiful friends in attendance and an impressive amount of funds raised (nearly $70,000!) for The Matrix Center all while overlooking panoramic views of Detroit’s skyline! THANK YOU to everyone who supported the event, we're already looking forward to next year! Awesome photography courtesy of Jason Anthony Smith!" More photos here.


Brandy Mathie focuses her practice on real estate law. She is experienced in all aspects of real estate law, including real estate development and financing. Brandy has substantial experience in the areas of acquisitions, dispositions and leasing.  She is particularly proficient in identifying trouble spots in real estate transactions and offering creative solutions.  

Brandy is skilled at synthesizing massive amounts of complicated historical real estate information and assembling it into accessible and understandable charts and checklists to keep her clients informed. 

Brandy assists in matters ranging from simple residential acquisitions to the acquisition and development of large commercial projects for sophisticated clients.  She structures business entities with the purpose of owning and operating commercial real estate and creates limited liability companies to own and maintain family cottages.  Brandy drafts real estate purchase and sale agreements, leases, commercial financing documents, development agreements, declarations and use restrictions and easements. Brandy also assists a large, national client in connection with the purchase of assets in several regions of the United States.   

Before joining Kerr Russell, Brandy was associated with a large international law firm, where she assisted clients in many complex real estate transactions, ranging from public-private partnerships to wind energy.  

Fred K. Herrmann maintains a diverse litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice across a wide range of industries. He has substantial experience in class action defense, multidistrict litigation, antitrust, patent and other intellectual property litigation, attorney and other professional liability defense, and contract disputes, as well as supply chain and other disputes implicating the Uniform Commercial Code.  Fred has tried cases in state and federal courts, has filed briefs and argued cases in state and federal appellate courts, and has mediated resolutions for complex disputes on behalf of his clients. Fred is also available to serve as a neutral mediator.

Fred is the immediate past Chair of the Representative Assembly, the final policymaking body of the State Bar of Michigan.  He has also served on the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan, and is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

In the federal arena, Fred is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Fred is listed in Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White, Inc. for Antitrust Law.  He was named a Michigan “Super Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation, and a “Top Lawyer” in dbusiness Magazine. He was named a 2018 "Leader in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Download his Q&A here.

Prior to practicing law, and following graduation from the United States Naval Academy, Fred served as a logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he deployed overseas with Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, and then served on the logistics staff of the First Marine Division. He subsequently served as a reservist with Detroit’s own First Battalion, Twenty-fourth Marines, as a logistics officer and H&S Company Commander.

Click here for "Of Interest" profile of Fred written by his Kerr Russell colleague Joanne Swanson for the State Bar of Michigan magazine.


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