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Honigman recognized as one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for” by the Michigan Business and Professional Association

April 1, 2011

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Honigman) is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA). According to the MBPA, “It takes a clear commitment to quality human resources initiatives for a company to be named a ‘West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.’ ” The selected companies will be recognized on Thursday, May 5 at the Pinnacle Center in the Grand Rapids area.

The award was created to honor those companies that work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value through their human resource practices. Honigman was also named one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest” in 2004 and 2010. In addition, the firm was named in 2008 and 2009 as one of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers, LLC.

Honigman opened its office in Kalamazoo in the fall of 2008 and has since nearly tripled in size, from 14 to 40 people. Today there are 17 attorneys, 10 professionals and 13 administrative staff members in the office. Honigman is a business law firm with an international practice. Its Kalamazoo practice focuses on life sciences; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; venture capital; community banking; litigation; real estate; securities and corporate law; and labor and employment.

“We are very pleased to be named one of ‘West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,’” said Honigman’s Chairman and CEO David Foltyn. “It is gratifying to be recognized for the positive work environment that we strive to provide for our employees. We believe that our forward-thinking human resource practices enable us to attract the high quality attorneys and other professionals that make up our workforce. Law is a business based on people and our people are our greatest asset.”

“This year’s 101 award recipients stand out from most businesses in that they have exceeded traditional human resource practices to recruit, develop, motivate and retain their employees. They acknowledge the value their employees have on affecting the success of their company,” said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA chief operating officer and executive vice president. “We are very impressed by the commitment that they have demonstrated to their employees."

About Michigan Business & Professional Association

Based in Warren, Mich., the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA) is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits, including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA) with more than 3,400 members. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org or www.michfood.org.