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Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC

  • Designation: Detroit
  • Head Count: 321
  • Gross Revenues: $137,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $425,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $400,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -7

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone is a Detroit-based law firm. The firm acquire Toronto-based Gaertner Tobin on March 31, 2009. Prior to the merger, with 335 attorneys, it is the 128th largest firm in the U.S., according to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings. With respect to revenue, the firm ranked 163rd on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings with $146,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone is the largest law firm in Michigan. Among the firm's practice areas are bankruptcy, restructuring, and insolvency; employee benefits; automotive; energy, telecom and public utilities; finance; and health. In addition to its Detroit headquarters, the firm has offices in several other cities in Michigan, including Troy, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Its other U.S. offices include New York City, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Naples, Florida; its offices outside of the U.S. include several in Poland, including one in Warsaw, and Windsor, Canada.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 170 -7 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 134 -6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 200 -27 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 105 -105 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

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The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

IN BRIEF: King Estate Sues Daughter

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Attorneys for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. have filed a complaint in a Georgia state trial court demanding that King's ­daughter Bernice relinquish the Nobel Peace Prize her father won in 1964 and King's "traveling Bible." Plus more from and other ALM publications.

Report Details Work Behind Detroit's Big Bankruptcy Bills

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

Released late Tuesday, the first report prepared by the fee examiner monitoring the millions going to Detroit's bankruptcy advisers breaks down the bills submitted by Jones Day; Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone; Dentons, and other law firms working on the historic Chapter 9 case.

Jones Day Earns $17 Million in Detroit Bankruptcy So Far

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

The City of Detroit's lead restructuring counsel has reaped 40 percent of the nearly $42 million in advisory fees paid out in the Chapter 9 case as of this week, according to a tally provided to The Am Law Daily by emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office.

How Jones Day Won Role of Trying to Save Detroit

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2013

Fourteen firms pitched Motor City officials with proposals detailing how they intended to help the city get out from under its crippling financial problems. A close look at the bids each firm submitted, as well as conversations with those involved in the process, reveal how Jones Day emerged as the winner.

IN BRIEF: Golf Co. Whiffs

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the developer of the popular Angry Birds game franchise, filed a trademark infringement suit against Key Biscayne, Fla., golf equipment supplier Angry Club LLC, claiming its logo of a red A with furrowed eyebrows was too similar to the iconic birds. Plus more from and other ALM publications.

Miller Canfield Denies Conflict in Detroit Assignment

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone insisted in a Wednesday filing that its role as counsel to the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit in bond negotiations aimed at ensuring that all of the hard-pressed city's 80,000 streetlights remain lit does not constitute a conflict despite the firm's concurrent representation of Detroit itself in its just-approved Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

With Detroit's Chapter 9 Filing Approved, Some Firms Win Big

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2013

In a historic ruling handed down Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit's Chapter 9 petition and made the Motor City the largest U.S. municipality ever to declare itself legally insolvent. Rhodes' decision, which also permits the cutting of city pension obligations and the sale of municipal assets, means htat more than a dozen Am Law 200 firms will continue to rack up fees advising clients in the case.

Jones Day Detroit Bankruptcy Tab So Far: $11 Million

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2013

According to Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr's latest tally, the firm had been paid $11 million against an $18 million cap through October 1 for its work advising the financially crippled city on its restructuring.

The Score: DLA Piper Takes Lead on New Braves Stadium

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.