DETROIT--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield today announced that Howard I. Wallach has been named Managing Partner of its Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan offices.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Howard available to take over as Managing Partner of our Michigan offices”
A partner with the Firm since 2006, Wallach has more than 30 years of commercial law and litigation experience, in addition to extensive family law experience. Outside of his legal practice, he serves as President of the Farmington, Michigan Board of Education and is an active member and past chair of the Michigan Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League.
Wallach succeeds partner Gary D. Sharp, who founded the Detroit office in 1995. During his 18 years as Managing Partner, Sharp expanded the Detroit office significantly, both in size – from 3 to 18 attorneys – and in profitability. The Firm’s Grand Rapids office was also opened in 2012 under Sharp’s leadership to accommodate growth in the health care, qui tam and employment practices. Nationally recognized for trial strategies and the defense of medical claims in the toxic tort arena, Sharp will remain Chair of the Firm’s Toxic Tort Group and split his time between the firm’s Michigan and Oakland, California offices.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Howard available to take over as Managing Partner of our Michigan offices,” said founding partner Kyle B. Mansfield. “Howard has proven to be an exceptional leader at Foley & Mansfield and will be working closely with Gary to insure a smooth transition. Gary, in addition to becoming a close personal friend, has been a driving force in the growth of Foley & Mansfield and will remain involved in the most important decisions of the Firm. I’m pleased that he will be able to focus on his extensive national trial practice going forward.”
Foley & Mansfield, named a “Go-To” Law Firm for Fortune 500 clients, provides a broad spectrum of services to clients in Michigan and across the country. The Firm’s Michigan attorneys serve local, regional and national clients in industries including manufacturing, health care, construction and financial services. Foley & Mansfield is a national law firm with a diverse practice of business and trial attorneys in ten offices across the U.S. To learn more about how we can serve your business, visit www.foleymansfield.com.