Attorney Emily J. Scholler Joins the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills Office

Emily J SchollerWe are proud to announce the addition of Emily J. Scholler as an Associate Attorney.

Ms. Scholler’s particular focus is in the areas of Business and Tax law as well as Estate Planning and Trust Administration. Ms. Scholler’s expertise includes corporate, commercial and taxation matters, business formation and operations, mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions.

Integral with Ms. Scholler’s corporate practice is providing clients with estate- and succession-planning advice.

Ms. Scholler has more than four years of experience practicing business and tax law prior to joining Lipson Neilson. In addition, Ms. Scholler previously clerked at the State of Michigan Tax Tribunal and worked at the State of Michigan Corporations Division.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Scholler earned her J.D. at Michigan State University College of Law and also earned her LLM in taxation at New York University.

Garin Named Co-Chair of Professional Liability Committee by CLM Alliance

Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin partner, Joseph Garin has been named Co-Chair of the Lawyer Professional Liability Committee to The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance.

The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance is the only national organization created to meet the needs of professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. Founded in 2007, the CLM currently has approximately 20,000 Members and Fellows.

The Professional Liability Committee assists its members in obtaining a higher awareness of issues and trends in the professional liability insurance marketplace. The Committee emphasizes matters related to litigation management through a collaborative effort between insurance companies and brokerages, claims organizations and service providers.

Garin was also a panelist at the 2012 State Bar of Nevada Ethics Year in Review on December 10. The program covered recent developments in legal ehtics and risk management topics.

Cole, Seltzer, and Neilson Named to Elite Lawyer List

Three partners from Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012.

Steven Cole, Philip Seltzer, and Jeffrey Neilson all joined the prestigious list that represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, is a listing of outstanding lawyers in Michigan.

The organization employs a rigorous selection process – combining peer nominations and evaluations with third-party research. This process has been recognized by bar associations and courts across the country. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Jeffery T. Neilson was recognized for his professional efforts in the fields of Estate Planning & Probate, advising and counseling Closely Held Businesses and for his work in Professional Liability Defense litigation; Steven R. Cole was acknowledged for his work in Real Estate, advising and counseling Closely Held Businesses, and for Estate Planning & Probate;  and Phillip E. Seltzer was honored for his work in the fields of Professional Liability Defense and Business litigation.

Seltzer was also named as “Top Lawyer” for 2012 by dbusiness magazine, Detroit’s premier business magazine.  Seltzer was again honored for his work in the field of Professional Liability Defense, specifically including legal malpractice defense cases.  DBusiness magazine polled more than 21,000 attorneys in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties among 51 specialized practice areas. The lawyers were asked to nominate up to three attorneys, resulting in 900 honorees for the 2012 list.

“This is a tremendous honor for those lawyers specifically and the firm overall,” said Managing Partner Jeffrey Neilson. “We have been consistently on the list for a number of years and it shows the talent and dedication we have within the firm.”

Lipson Neilson has had lawyers on the Super Lawyers list, under a variety of practice areas including Real Estate, Tax, Estate Planning and Probate and Closely-Held Businesses since 2006.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, is a listing of outstanding lawyers in Michigan. The organization employs a rigorous selection process – combining peer nominations and evaluations with third-party research. This process has been recognized by bar associations and courts across the country. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Neilson Appointed by Michigan Supreme Court to Attorney Grievance Commission

The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed Lipson, Neilson Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. Managing Partner Jeffrey Neilson as one of nine commissioners named to the Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC).

The AGC is the organization that investigates and commences misconduct proceedings against attorneys licensed in Michigan. Established in 1978 there are nine members that serve the AGC on a voluntary basis and are appointed by the Supreme Court. The AGC also employs a staff that includes attorneys and investigators.