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Gerald Singham appointed as Global Vice-Chair & ASEAN Region CEO

Gerald Singham, Managing Partner at Dentons Rodyk, a member of the world’s largest law firm, has been appointed as Global Vice-Chair & ASEAN Region CEO, with effect from January 11, 2021.

Gerald has spent his entire professional career with Dentons Rodyk and served as the firm’s Deputy Managing Partner from 2011 to 2020. He is named in numerous legal guides and directories including the Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Global Competition Review, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR1000, Asialaw Leading Lawyers and Best Lawyers. He also serves on the boards of several companies and statutory boards. For his many contributions to the community, he was awarded the Public Service Star (Bar) National Day award.

“I look forward to partnering with Gerald, as Global Vice-Chair & ASEAN Region CEO, as we become even more connected and integrated as a global Firm, to create opportunities for our clients across the Region and around the world,” said Dentons Global CEO, Elliott Portnoy.

“We have every confidence that Gerald will be instrumental in our efforts to continue to scale the Firm across the ASEAN Region and to help us lead our clients into the New Dynamic Decade and help them win,” said Dentons Global Chairman, Joe Andrew.

“The ASEAN region has become one of the most dynamic drivers of today’s global economy, and I am energised to lead our offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar and Malaysia as we continue to deliver exceptional quality to our clients in this decade of new opportunities,” said Gerald Singham, Managing Partner at Dentons Rodyk and Global Vice-Chair & ASEAN Region CEO.

About Dentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, connecting talent to the world’s challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons’ legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons’ polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.

102 Honigman Attorneys named in The Best Lawyers in America©

Best Lawyers® named 102 Honigman attorneys from 53 practice areas in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Based on extensive peer-review research, these attorneys were recognised based on their professional excellence.

Two attorneys are new to the Honigman list this year: Thomas J. Appledorn (Trademark Law) and Jeffrey A. Hyman (Tax Law).

In addition, nine practices were recognised as “Top Listed State Awards” including:

  • Corporate Law in Michigan
  • Health Care Law in Michigan
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law in Michigan
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in Michigan
  • Real Estate Law in Michigan
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law in Michigan
  • Tax Law in Michigan
  • Trademark Law in Michigan
  • Venture Capital Law in Michigan

Honigman was also recognised for the following “Top Listed City Awards:”

  • Total Lawyers in Detroit
  • Corporate Law in Detroit
  • Environmental Law in Detroit
  • Health Care Law in Detroit
  • Litigation and Controversy–Tax in Detroit
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Detroit
  • Real Estate Law in Detroit
  • Real Estate Law in Bloomfield Hills
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law in Detroit
  • Securities Regulation in Detroit
  • Tax Law in Detroit
  • Tax Law in Bloomfield Hills

Firm Overview:

Honigman is a leading business law firm serving clients locally, nationally, and internationally from its Midwest base. We counsel clients on complex legal issues in more than 60 areas of legal practice. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ businesses and being exceptionally responsive to their business goals and needs.

Honigman is on the forefront of developing new approaches to add value to our client service. With our innovative administrative approaches, project management skills, and client service teams, our attorneys are able to work proactively with our clients to deliver outstanding service and results. The extraordinary proficiency of our attorneys and staff, our client service ethic, and our Midwest cost structure allow Honigman to successfully compete with the nation’s largest law firms.

For more than 70 years, Honigman has been repeatedly commended by peers and clients for exceptional performance. Our Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Real Estate practices are ranked in the top tier in Michigan by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019. U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranks 15 of our major practice areas nationally among the nation’s most prominent law firms.

Honigman is a member of Interlaw, a global network of elite independent law firms whose selective membership includes firms in 140 cities worldwide. Every prospective law firm is thoroughly vetted before an invitation is extended to join the network, and each member’s participation and performance is monitored to assure continued quality control. This membership connects Honigman with local counsel for cross-border transactions when needed. Interlaw is ranked by Chambers & Partners in its highest category, “Elite,” among all global law firm networks.

If you would like to find out more information, please visit: https://www.honigman.com/

Ten Clifford Law Offices Lawyers Named to 2020 Best Lawyers® list

Ten Clifford Law Offices lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise.

Several of the recognised attorneys at Clifford Law Offices have been listed in Best Lawyers for years. Robert A. Clifford has been listed as a Best Lawyer for over 25 years.

The following lawyers were named to the 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  1. Richard F. Burke, Jr. (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2015)
  2. Robert A. Clifford (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 1993)
  3. Bradley M. Cosgrove (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2019)
  4. Sean P. Driscoll (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2018)
  5. Kevin P. Durkin (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2011)
  6. Keith A. Hebeisen (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2011)
  7. Shannon M. McNulty (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2015)
  8. James C. Pullos (First year recognised in Best Lawyers)
  9. Henry Simmons (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2019)
  10. Robert P. Walsh (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2018)

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer.

About Clifford Law Offices

Clifford Law Offices is ranked as one of the top law firms in Illinois and the country. They are recognised leaders in aviation litigation, complex personal injury, wrongful death cases, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and transportation litigation. Clifford Law Offices also has a reputation in class action litigation, whistleblower cases and commercial litigation cases.

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP recognised by Best Lawyers®

Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) LLP, one of the world’s largest immigration law firms, has been named “Immigration Law Firm of the Year” by US News – Best Lawyers®. Only one law firm per legal practice area receives this recognition, making the award a significant achievement. BAL has also received a First Tier ranking in Houston, San Francisco and Washington, DC by Best Lawyers®.

The award caps a tremendous milestone year for the firm:

  • Opening of a 60-person office in mid-town Manhattan.
  • Establishing an unprecedented strategic alliance with Deloitte UK that combines the best of Deloitte’s scale, expertise and breadth outside of the US with BAL’s unparalleled legal expertise and high quality immigration services in the US.
  • Launching a large-scale Center of Excellence in Richardson, Texas to support over 600 cross-functional professionals including attorneys, legal and operational staff, as well as expansions of offices in Boston, Houston, McLean, Va. and Walnut Creek, Ca.
  • Unveiling of the industry’s first mobile immigration app, enabling anytime, anywhere case management across Android and iOS devices. The app is a component of Cobalt® the firm’s innovative digital immigration platform.

Commenting on the award, Managing Partner Jeremy Fudge stated, “This has been another extraordinary year for BAL. We have been quietly leading the industry for several years now and are honoured to receive the US News – Best Lawyers® ”Law Firm of the Year’ in immigration.”

About Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” awards are country and practice area specific. They are determined based on a handful of factors, including: feedback from lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers® on individual lawyer and firm-wide work, the size and coverage of the firm in a specific practice area, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards in this area, and research surrounding the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

About Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

BAL is singularly focused on meeting the immigration challenges of corporate clients around the world in ways that make immigration more strategic and enable clients to be more successful. Established in 1980, the firm provides immigration expertise, top-notch information security and leading technology innovation like its Cobalt® digital immigration services platform. In 2018, the firm formed a strategic alliance with Deloitte UK to create the world’s first global immigration service delivery model. BAL and its leaders are highly ranked in every major legal publication, including Best Lawyers, Chambers, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal. For more information about Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, please visit: http://www.balglobal.com/