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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dickinson Wright Expands Its Presence in Phoenix

Dickinson Wright PLLC, with offices in Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Ontario, and Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A., based in Phoenix, recently announced the combination of their law practices. In Arizona the combined firm will operate under the name Dickinson Wright/Mariscal Weeks. The combination became effective January 1, 2013.

The combination enhances the Dickinson Wright Gaming Group through the addition of Glenn M. Feldman, one of the most highly regarded Indian law and Indian gaming law attorneys in the country. Mr. Feldman successfully argued the landmark Indian gaming case of California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians before the United States Supreme Court, resulting in the 1987 decision that led to the enactment of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 and the development of the Indian casino industry in the United States. His practice is devoted exclusively to federal Indian law, with a heavy emphasis on Indian gaming and reservation economic development activities.

“The Arizona and Southwestern U.S. legal and business communities are key markets for our client base, and our excitement in completing this combination is matched only by our resolve to make excellence in client service the continuing hallmark of our combined firm,” said William T. Burgess, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “For nearly half a century, Mariscal Weeks has been a recognized leader in the delivery of legal services, business counseling, and dispute resolution in Arizona, with attorneys highly respected for their expertise, integrity, effectiveness, and with the highest levels of professionalism. These are traits exemplified by Dickinson Wright lawyers for nearly 135 years, and we look forward to combining firms with excellent reputations and like-minded goals in service to our expanded client base.”

The addition of Mr. Feldman and D. Samuel Coffman to the Dickinson Wright Gaming Group expands the firm’s Indian law and Indian gaming law practice with a Southwestern office. They join Washington, D.C.-based Indian law attorneys, Dennis J. Whittlesey and Patrick Sullivan. Collectively, the nationally recognized Dickinson Wright Indian law practice has extensive experience not only in Indian gaming, but also with respect to all aspects of Indian law.