Our Offices
Our Offices


Tel:   248.359.7300
Fax: 248.359.7700
Contact: Halicki, Lawrence
Office Administrator
E-mail: halickil@pepperlaw.com
Address: Suite 1800
4000 Town Center

Established 1979

Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Detroit office represents clients in complex matters in a range of practice areas, including corporate and securities, environmental law, white collar litigation and investigations, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, litigation and real estate law.

Pepper lawyers are leaders in the profession, serving as officers of organizations including the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. Pepper attorneys are frequently sought out by professional and business organizations to speak and write on recent legal trends.

Working closely with lawyers in Pepper’s other offices, the Detroit office provides clients its breadth of national expertise with depth of its local experience. Pepper attorneys assist clients who have business interests in the manufacturing, auto, finance, retail, government, energy, food, transportation and technology industries in Michigan and throughout the country. Pepper attorneys serve as outside counsel for companies ranging from small start-ups to large multinationals in acquisitions, divestitures and all aspects of their day-to-day legal services.

Our lawyers have represented:

  • a multinational glass manufacturer as outside counsel, providing all of its legal advice in the corporate, real estate, labor, litigation, ERISA, antitrust, tax and environmental areas
  • a number of Tier I and Tier 2 automotive suppliers, assisting with their global and local legal services needs
  • the emergency manager in the largest municipal bankruptcy in history
  • a Canadian auto supplier in the acquisition of a number of manufacturing facilities
  • an alternative energy company, assisting with environmental, corporate, and NERC and FERC regulations
  • a bankrupt company seeking recovery of employer tax payments in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • international clients in the acquisition of domestic steel manufacturing facilities
  • shareholders of an HMO in minority shareholder litigation that involved claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • municipalities in federal and state investigations regarding such issues as police department practices and environmental matters
  • creditors’ committees in large reorganization cases
  • debtors in major turnarounds and reorganizations
  • a private acquisition company, in its formation, its reorganization into a public company and its acquisition of businesses with sales in excess of $500 million
  • an organization of venture capital companies with assets in excess of $1 billion, and representation of such venture capital firms and large public employee pension funds in connection with their investments
  • servicers of defaulted commercial loans in litigation, restructuring the debt and bankruptcy cases of the borrowers
  • a digital marketing company in complex litigation and arbitration over the termination of software contracts
  • clients in various civil and criminal investigations and enforcement matters under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and remediation programs
  • a Fortune 100 company in the amendment of its trust indentures, registration statements, limited partnership interests and other matters related to its reincorporation for anti takeover purposes
  • a leading refiner of petrochemical products in defeating claims of workplace violence
  • clients in the defense of citizen lawsuits regarding ground water nuisance and toxic tort claims
  • corporate clients in real estate transactions involving environmental considerations, preparing site/facility assessments and negotiating the environmental aspects of acquisitions and purchase agreements
  • an NYSE-listed corporation in its acquisition of an international division to supply engineering services to the transportation industry
  • corporate clients in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation
  • data-intense companies with their compliance and general corporate needs
  • automotive and industrial companies at numerous Superfund sites nationwide
  • major utilities in the cleanup of former manufactured-gas plant sites and related litigation
  • employers in claims over employee theft of intellectual property and trade secrets
  • a multinational food company in its national bankruptcy litigation
  • an executive of a Tier 1 automotive supplier in an enforcement action filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • software and consulting companies in their license agreements and global efficiencies
  • clients regarding compliance with and potential business impacts of federal and state chemical regulations (such as TSCA and California Safer Consumer Products regulations) and clients defending California Proposition 65 claims.
Our lawyers also aid the community, serving on the boards of local and regional charitable organizations and institutions and representing, pro bono, such organizations as:
  • public-interest groups, including the Michigan NAACP and Michigan ACLU in federal litigation to enforce provisions of the National Voter Registration Act
  • a family in which the son was placed in foster care because the father unknowingly gave his son a lemonade drink containing some alcoholic content
  • a nonprofit group created to assist veterans in receiving benefits
  • a 501(c)(3) that provides a summer program for special-needs children.
Pepper lawyers are guided by our commitment to treat each of our clients as if it is our only client.

Office Publications

Detroit Update, Vol. 2013, Issue 1
Detroit Update, Vol. 2012, Issue 3
Detroit Update, Vol. 2012, Issue 2
Detroit Update, Vol. 2012, Issue 1
Detroit Update, Vol. 2011, Issue 3
Detroit Update, Vol. 2011, Issue 2
Detroit Update, First Quarter 2011
Detroit Update, Third Quarter 2010
Detroit Update, Second Quarter 2010
Detroit Update, First Quarter 2010
Detroit Update, Fourth Quarter 2009
Detroit Update, Third Quarter 2009
Detroit Update, Second Quarter 2009
Detroit Update, First Quarter 2009
Detroit Update, Fourth Quarter 2008
Detroit Update, Third Quarter 2008
Detroit Update, Second Quarter 2008
Detroit Update, First Quarter 2008
Detroit Update, Fourth Quarter 2007
Detroit Update, Third Quarter 2007
Detroit Update, Second Quarter 2007
Detroit Update, First Quarter 2007

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