Warner Names Six Attorneys as Partners

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January 02, 2020
Warner Names Six Attorneys as Partners
 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 2, 2020 – Warner Norcross + Judd LLP announced today that Emily E. Cantor, Wyatt J. Istvan-Mitchell, Beth L. O’Laughlin, Margaret C. Stalker, Ford J.H. Turrell and Laura N. You have been named partners. 
 
The new partners, from Warner’s Grand Rapids, Holland, Midland and Southfield offices, practice in a variety of areas, including business and corporate law, trust and estate planning, commercial litigation, environmental law, real estate and intellectual property.
 
“I am delighted to welcome Emily, Wyatt, Beth, Maggie, Ford and Laura into our partnership,” said Douglas A. Dozeman, Warner’s managing partner. “They are highly talented attorneys who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership since first becoming part of the Warner team. These six will play a large part in our future, which continues to look bright.”
 
The new partners are:
  • Emily E. Cantor, who focuses her practice on business and corporate law, assisting publicly traded and privately held companies in mergers and acquisitions, contract development and review, corporate governance and compliance matters. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and serves on the Western Michigan Young Professionals committee of the Association for Corporate Growth. Cantor holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She practices in the firm’s Grand Rapids office. 
  •  Wyatt J. Istvan-Mitchell, whose practice centers on patent preparation, prosecution and opinion work in the chemical and mechanical arts. He has been named a 2020 Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property and Patent Law by DBusiness and a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers. Istvan-Mitchell is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Midland County Bar Association as well as the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. He holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He practices in the firm’s Southfield and Midland offices. 
  •  Beth L. O’Laughlin, who focuses her practice on counseling families and businesses on trust and estate planning and administration, succession planning, tax matters and wealth preservation. She has been named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers and a Michigan Top Woman Super Lawyer. O’Laughlin is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, State Bar of Ohio, Midland County Bar Association and Ottawa County Bar Association. She is a member of Inforum and a graduate of Leadership Midland. She is a past board chair of the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and past secretary of Midland Young Professionals. O’Laughlin holds a bachelor of arts summa cum laudefrom Central Michigan University and a law degree summa cum laude from the University of Toledo, where she was Order of the Coif and editor of the University of Toledo Law Review. She practices in the firm’s Holland and Midland offices.
  • Margaret C. Stalker, who focuses her practice on litigation environmental law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Grand Rapids Bar Association. Stalker serves on the board of directors for the Alano Club of Kent County. She holds a bachelor of arts summa cum laude from Saginaw Valley University and a law degree magna cum laude from Wayne State University Law School, where she was Order of the Coif and executive note and comment editor of the Wayne Law Review. She practices in the firm’s Grand Rapids office. 
  • Ford J.H. Turrell, whose practice focuses on transactional counseling for the real estate and corporate sectors. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Grand Rapids Bar Association. Turrell serves on the Embody board of directors and on the events committee for the Hospice of Michigan Foundation. Turrell served as a clerk to the Hon. David W. McKeague of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Sixth Circuit. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Aquinas College, a master’s degree from Antioch University and a law degree summa cum laude from Michigan State University, where he was an editor for the Michigan State Law Review. He practices in the firm’s Grand Rapids office.
  • Laura N. You, who focuses her practice on commercial litigation in the automotive and financial services industries. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers and is a member of the Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Detroit Bar Association and Oakland County Bar Association. She is a member of Inforum and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a graduate of Leadership Oakland. She also serves on the Sky Foundation Inc.’s Young Professionals Group. You holds a bachelor of arts degree summa cum laudefrom Albion College and a law degree summa cum laude from Wayne State University Law School, where she was Order of the Coif and assistant editor of the Wayne State Law Review. She practices in the firm’s Southfield office.