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Bodman Adds Three Associate Attorneys

By: Bodman PLC

12/12/16

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that three associate attorneys have joined the firm: Christopher A. Attar, a tax attorney; Robert J. Cambridge, a corporate attorney; and Jason E. LaBelle, a labor and employment attorney. LaBelle and Attar practice in Bodman’s Detroit office and Cambridge is based in the Troy office.

Attar, who joined Bodman from the tax department of a global accounting firm, has a diverse business background which includes experience as a tax intern with another major accounting firm, a transfer pricing intern with a large industrial company, and an intern involved in various aspects of real estate finance and management. In his legal practice, he assists corporate clients with tax planning and compliance, the tax aspects of reorganizations and transactions, and other federal and state tax matters. Attar is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School, where he earned a State Bar of Michigan award for Excellence in the Study of Taxation. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Young Tax Lawyers Committee and is fluent in Armenian.

Cambridge represents business clients in matters involving entity selection and formation, mergers and acquisitions, and complex corporate transactions. Cambridge practiced previously with a business law firm in Northeast Ohio where he advised clients on general corporate law matters, capital raising activities and compliance with federal and state securities laws. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (Cleveland Chapter) and the Ohio Venture Association. Cambridge is the author of two articles published in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal: “Lifting the Ban on General Solicitation: New, Yet Uncertain Avenues for Companies to Raise Capital,” and “Crowdfunding – Where’s the Crowd When You Need One?” Before entering private practice Mr. Cambridge worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland. He is a graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he received the Pro Bono Service Award.

LaBelle counsels public and private sector employers on employment matters and advises management on contract negotiations and other labor issues. Before joining Bodman, LaBelle practiced with a contract and insurance litigation law firm where he focused on appellate advocacy and complex substantive motion practice. Before becoming an attorney, LaBelle worked in business development and as a branch business manager for a global car rental and fleet management company. LaBelle is an honors graduate of Michigan State University College of Law where he received the Jurisprudence Award for Arbitration and Labor Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association and is active in the University of Michigan Alumni Association Mentor Program.