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December 13, 2012 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-12-13

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2013, pursuant to a national peer-review
survey. Lee was also recognized among
the dBusiness Top Lawyers 2013 via a
peer-review survey of more than 18,000
private attorneys in southeastern
Michigan. He serves on the Michigan
Probate Section Committee for
"Updating Michigan Estate/Trust Law;'
attending to proposed legislation.



The law firm of Mindell, Malin,
Kutinsky, Stone & Blatnikoff announced
that Jeffrey D. Malin has been named to
the 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list for
the sixth consecutive year. Additionally,
the National Trial Lawyers recognized
Malin as a top 100 trial lawyer for 2012.
Brian A. Kutinsky was also named a
2012 Michigan Super Lawyer for the
fourth consecutive year. He was rated

AV preeminent for the 10th year and is a
dbusiness Top Lawyer.

Twenty years ago,
H. Nathan Resnick
formed Resnick & Moss
P.C. in Bloomfield Hills.
He concentrates his
legal practice on com-
plex commercial litiga-
tion, construction, real
estate, corporate law,
bankruptcy and credi-
tors' rights. Resnick has represented
several Fortune 500 publicly traded
companies as well as the second-largest
residential homebuilder in Michigan.
He holds an AV rating from Martindale-
Hubbell and is proud to be named a Top
Lawyer by dBusiness in two categories
this year.

Brooks Kushman
Senior Trademark
Counsel Robyn S.
Lederman is among
dBusiness magazine's
Top Lawyers in Metro
Detroit for 2013. She
concentrates her prac-


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tice on protecting and enforcing her cli-
ents' branding strategies, through trade-
mark clearance, registration and litiga-
tion. Lederman maintains strong ties
with several Israeli companies and law
firms and is active on the boards of
Michigan Israel Business Bridge, Jewish
Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
and Hillel of Metro Detroit.

Brian Schwartz of
West Bloomfield has
been selected as one of

Michigan Lawyers
Weekly's up-and-com-
ing lawyers for 2012.
He has also been
acknowledged as a
Michigan Super
Lawyers Rising Star in
Employment Litigation Defense from
2010-2012. Schwartz represents man-
agement in various aspects of labor and
employment counseling and litigation
at Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone
PLC. ❑

Local Activist
Named To
Task Force

Gabriella Burman

Special to the Jewish News


hari Stein, principal of
Team-4-Community L3C
in Birmingham, has been
named to a national task force con-
vened by Americans for Community
Development to bring L3Cs to higher
education. The L3C is a tax structure
for for-profit companies organized to
achieve socially beneficial results.
The task force will
look at how to con-
nect higher educa-
tion, job creation,
entrepreneurship and
economic develop-
ment using the L3C
business model as an
organizational struc-
Shari Stein
ture for colleges and
Team-4-Community L3C is one of
the few existing L3Cs in Michigan.
The company is taking advantage of its
status as a taxable for-profit business
whose primary objective is to achieve
a socially responsible mission, with
profit only a secondary concern. Team-
4-Community's mission is to improve
quality of life in Metropolitan Detroit.
The low-profit status enables Team-4-
Community to charge a modest fee for
its work as well as secure grant funding
to support its social mission.
The company utilizes high school
students and college students to design
and execute all design projects, thereby
mentoring the next generation of
creative professionals. Projects on the
horizon may include renovations of
buildings in Detroit to solar-powered
buildings in southeastern Michigan.
"This new idea for higher educa-
tion using the L3C model brings like-
minded individuals together who want
to educate the next generation with a
collaborative mission that giving back
to the community is what matters:'
Stein says.
L3C educational institutions will be
individually unique but will resemble
each other in underlying structure.
This is a fresh outlook on the organiza-
tion of colleges and universities, which
create holistic environments in which
institutions give back to students and
communities, and the students and
communities are giving back to the
institutions, therefore creating oppor-
tunity ecosystems that thrive. ❑

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