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Bodman Admits Five New Members

By: Bodman PLC

02/06/19

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Darren J. Burmania, Robert J. Cambridge, Michael J. Jameson, Kelly M. Lockman, and Nicholas P. McElhinny have been admitted as members of the firm.

Burmania was previously a senior attorney and Cambridge, Jameson, Lockman and McElhinny were previously senior associates with Bodman.

Burmania, who is based in Bodman’s Grand Rapids office, is a member of the Banking, Business, Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Rights, and Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. He represents financial institutions and corporate clients in a variety of transactional and business law matters. He has represented corporate clients in connection with the sale and purchase of assets, real estate matters, contract issues, employment issues, and intellectual property matters, and has litigated many complex commercial disputes. He also advises business clients in connection with entity formation, succession planning, and asset protection.

Burmania is a member of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. Burmania serves on the board of directors of Ele's Place Grand Rapids, a non-profit dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.

Cambridge is a member of the Business Practice Group in the Troy office. He represents business clients in matters involving entity selection and formation, entity governance, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex corporate transactions. He advises start-ups and early stage companies with respect to capital raising activities and provides counsel on compliance with federal and state securities laws.

Cambridge is a member of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is actively involved with the Association for Corporate Growth (Detroit Chapter), an organization for middle-market M&A deal-makers and business leaders focused on driving growth.

Jameson is a member of the High Net Worth practice group in the Detroit office. He advises individual clients on all aspects of their personal and business legal needs with a particular focus on estate planning, business planning, and estate, gift, and income tax matters. His clients include business owners, professionals, executives, and other high net worth individuals. He tailors his advice to address the unique needs of his clients and to help them achieve their personal, family, financial, and tax goals.
Jameson is a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Southeast Michigan, the Detroit Economic Club, and the Probate & Estate Planning and Real Property Law sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Lockman is a member of the Real Estate and Banking Practice Groups in the Detroit office. She represents financial institutions and other clients in a variety of real estate and real estate financing transactions. Lockman concentrates her practice on facilitating multi-million dollar financial arrangements for the acquisition and/or development of real estate. She also has experience representing clients in the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial properties.

Lockman is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section and Real Property Law Section, as well as the Detroit Economic Club and Inforum Michigan.

McElhinny is a member of the Business, Health Care, and Aviation Practice Groups in the Detroit office. He represents business and healthcare clients in a variety of transactional matters, including entity formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and negotiating complex commercial transactions. He represents aviation clients in leasing, purchasing, operating, and selling aircraft and negotiating aviation services agreements.

McElhinny is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section, Health Care Law Section, and Aviation Law Section.