Nine Miller Johnson Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year in Grand Rapids by Best Lawyers

Miller Johnson is pleased to announce that nine attorneys in the Grand Rapids office have been named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. This is the highest percentage of attorneys honored from a firm in Grand Rapids. They are:

  • Frank E. BerrodinBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Robert D. BrowerBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
  • Kenneth G. HofmanBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Carol J. KarrBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Jon G. MarchBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • Peter H. PetersonBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year
  • Michael B. QuinnBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Family Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Mark E. RizikBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Litigation & Controversy – Tax Lawyer of the Year
  • Thomas P. SarbBest Lawyers 2013 Grand Rapids Litigation – Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers designates "Lawyers of the Year" only to a single lawyer in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. The lawyers being honored are preeminent practitioners in their legal markets who are respected among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. For more information, visit their web site at www.bestlawyers.com.

Mr. Berrodin has been practicing law since 1987 and his practice is focused on representing employers with regard to employee benefits and executive compensation. He has been retained in merger and acquisition matters relating to the spinoff or merger of plans. In addition, Mr. Berrodin has worked with both plaintiff and defense attorneys regarding ERISA and contractual claims for benefits. He is also recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers.

Mr. Brower has been practicing law since 1972. He represents a wide range of closely held business owners and executives, their families, fiduciaries, and other individuals in matters involving business and estate planning, probate and trust administration, and contested estate matters. He serves on The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel's Fiduciary Litigation Committee. Mr. Brower is also a Best Lawyer for Tax Law as well as a Michigan Super Lawyer for Estate and Tax Litigation and on the Top 100 List.

Mr. Hofman has been practicing law since 1986. His business counsel practice includes mergers and acquisitions and has an emphasis on health care law. He currently serves as the chair of Miller Johnson's Health Care Providers Practice. Mr. Hofman is vice chair of the Firm's Management Committee. He is also named in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for Corporate Law.

Ms. Karr has been practicing law since 1978. She specializes in estate planning, probate, and estate gift and fiduciary taxation. She chairs the firm's highly-regarded Probate and Estate Planning Practice Group. She is also named in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for Tax Law and Trusts and Estates. She has been recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a Women in the Law and the Grand Rapids Business Journal as one of the Fifty Most Influential Women in West Michigan. She is a Michigan Super Lawyer for Estate Planning and Probate and is on the Top 50 Women List.

Mr. March has been practicing law since 1969. He is an experienced trial lawyer handling a wide variety of employment, commercial, construction, and general civil litigation. In addition, he is an experienced facilitative mediator and has successfully mediated to settlement cases involving nearly every substantive area of the law. Mr. March is also listed in the "Best Lawyers in America®" for Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Mediation, and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. He is recognized in Chambers USA and named as a Michigan "Super Lawyer" in Employment Litigation: Defense and on the Top 100 list. He is a Fellow of several esteemed law related organizations: American Bar Foundation, American College of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers.

Mr. Peterson has been practicing law since 1988. His employment and labor practice includes collective bargaining, disabilities and accommodation, employment discrimination, labor arbitration and ADR, wage and hour law, and workplace harassment. He is the chair of Miller Johnson's Municipal Practice Group. He is also named in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & Employment.

Mr. Quinn has been practicing law since 1977. A member of Miller Johnson's litigation group, his practice focuses exclusively on family law and related matters. He is a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Quinn is also named in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for Family Law - Mediation. He is a Michigan Super Lawyer for Family Law.

Mr. Rizik has been practicing law since 1982 and earned his LL.M. in Taxation in 1989. He counsels businesses and corporations on tax planning and compliance. He has extensive experience involving tax controversy and litigation matters, whether it is civil or criminal tax, at administrative agency levels or in court. Mr. Rizik is the chair of the firm's Business Section and the Taxation Practice Group. Mr. Rizik is a former Senior Trial Attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service and a former Special Assistant United States Attorney. He is also named in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Tax Law. He is a Michigan Super Lawyer for Tax Law.

Mr. Sarb has been practicing law since 1976. He represents financial institutions, trade creditors, debtors, creditors' committees and purchasers of assets in insolvency matters, including workouts and bankruptcy. He is the chair of the firm's Municipal and Public School District Restructuring Team.  Mr. Sarb is a charter member of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He is also listed in the "Best Lawyers in America®" for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. He is named as a Michigan "Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights.

Founded in 1959, Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in areas such as business and corporate, employment and labor, litigation, employee benefits, family law, and estate planning. In November 2011, U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers awarded Miller Johnson with the most first tier practice group rankings of any law firms in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

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