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Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, is a nationally recognized,full-service law firm with an exceptionally diverse and experienced team of attorneys who have uncompromising standards and a collective commitment to exceeding client expectations. Dickinson Wright PLLC has over 400 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Michigan; Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nevada; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C.. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 40 lawyers in Toronto, Canada and provides comprehensive, integrated legal services in more than 40 practice areas to a broad range of clients, from very large corporations to small businesses, new ventures, individuals, and governmental units. Dickinson Wright attorneys have represented many companies on the firm's client list for more than three-quarters of a century.

Main Location

500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 4000
Detroit, MI 48226-3425
Phone: 313-223-3500
17 offices in 2 countries

Firm Attorneys

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Edward Levitt Edward Levitt Dickinson Wright PLLC
Practicing in: Franchise Law
Practicing in: Franchise Law

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    Clients

    Ford Motor Company
    JPMorgan Chase & Company
    SBC Communications, Inc.
    MGM Grand Detroit
    Magna International, Inc.
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Dupont
    The State of Michigan
    Visteon Corporation
    Dura Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Dow Chemical Company

    Client Comments

    "Ned has been of great service in dealing with franchise agreements, franchisee associations, business acquisitions, and corporate matters. Ned and his staff work quickly and effectively providing advice and documentation in Ontario and through affiliates at Gowlings in Vancouver, BC. I have worked with Ned Levitt over the past five years and recommend him highly."
    - Peter Christianson
    Young Drivers of Canada Corporation
    "Ned Levitt is an excellent franchise attorney who possesses that rare ability to provide sound legal advice while being sensitive to the business issues at hand. Ned's experience and knowledge of franchise law are vast; he is extremely insightful and is very dependable. As franchise law becomes more complicated, Ned brings a common-sense approach that instills trust and confidence. I would, without reservation, recommend Ned Levitt. He is a valued advisor. "
    - Murray Oxford
    Jani King Canada
    "Ned Levitt is simply one of the best lawyers I've ever worked with. Not only does he provide unparalleled expertise in the areas of franchise and business law, but he provides his expertise in an intelligent, practical, and professional way. He continues to assist us to work our way through what is a constantly changing and very complex landscape of franchise law. Ned is always very responsive to our legal needs and extremely effective in the advice he gives. I know I can rely on Ned to help me protect my company and to accomplish our operational mandates when we're in a position to outsource to external counsel. I give Ned Levitt my highest possible recommendation."
    - Sarita Dankner
    Sobeys Capital Incorporated
    "Mr. Levitt is a unique individual who possesses qualities beyond his legal profession. His conduct with me and my company has demonstrated the type of respect he has for his profession. This also outlines his personal beliefs towards his clients companies and their personal interests. This to me summarizes the type of working relations Mr. Levitt chooses to develop with his clients. I greatly appreciate his unique level of experience in the field of franchising. What benefits my company and helps my decision making process to be effective is his ability to think like a business man. When confronted with making a legal decision, I can count on Mr. Levitt's objectivity vis-à-vis big picture. Mr. Levitt is beyond being a great lawyer; he is the best communicator I have ever met. His communication skills are so advanced that he is not only a franchise lawyer but also a great advisor. All these attributes naturally translate into his ability to be effective at all times. "
    - Enzo Renda
    Eggspectation Canada Inc.
    "Ned has advised this company for over 13 years. He was referred to us by one of his clients, a successful franchiser in the financial services area. Initially, Ned advised us on the "how-tos" of becoming a franchiser, which included the creation of a franchise agreement and the development of internal processes. Since then, this company has grown to the point where it now has over 300 franchisees from coast to coast, and Ned and his team have provided exceptional support and advice to us throughout those growth years. We have benefited from his experience and continue to do so. He has counseled us through due diligence, acquisitions, litigation, and countless franchisee/franchiser situations. He is remarkably accessible, very consistent in his strong client service orientation, and has always been timely. His expertise in franchise law, coupled with his strong business perspective, has made him a very valuable resource for this company."
    "Ned has been of great service in dealing with franchise agreements, franchisee associations, business acquisitions, and corporate matters. Ned and his staff work quickly and effectively providing advice and documentation in Ontario and through affiliates at Gowlings in Vancouver, BC. I have worked with Ned Levitt over the past five years and recommend him highly."
    - Peter Christianson
    Young Drivers of Canada Corporation
    "Ned Levitt is an excellent franchise attorney who possesses that rare ability to provide sound legal advice while being sensitive to the business issues at hand. Ned's experience and knowledge of franchise law are vast; he is extremely insightful and is very dependable. As franchise law becomes more complicated, Ned brings a common-sense approach that instills trust and confidence. I would, without reservation, recommend Ned Levitt. He is a valued advisor. "
    - Murray Oxford
    Jani King Canada
    "Ned Levitt is simply one of the best lawyers I've ever worked with. Not only does he provide unparalleled expertise in the areas of franchise and business law, but he provides his expertise in an intelligent, practical, and professional way. He continues to assist us to work our way through what is a constantly changing and very complex landscape of franchise law. Ned is always very responsive to our legal needs and extremely effective in the advice he gives. I know I can rely on Ned to help me protect my company and to accomplish our operational mandates when we're in a position to outsource to external counsel. I give Ned Levitt my highest possible recommendation."
    - Sarita Dankner
    Sobeys Capital Incorporated
    "Mr. Levitt is a unique individual who possesses qualities beyond his legal profession. His conduct with me and my company has demonstrated the type of respect he has for his profession. This also outlines his personal beliefs towards his clients companies and their personal interests. This to me summarizes the type of working relations Mr. Levitt chooses to develop with his clients. I greatly appreciate his unique level of experience in the field of franchising. What benefits my company and helps my decision making process to be effective is his ability to think like a business man. When confronted with making a legal decision, I can count on Mr. Levitt's objectivity vis-à-vis big picture. Mr. Levitt is beyond being a great lawyer; he is the best communicator I have ever met. His communication skills are so advanced that he is not only a franchise lawyer but also a great advisor. All these attributes naturally translate into his ability to be effective at all times. "
    - Enzo Renda
    Eggspectation Canada Inc.

    Dickinson Wright PLLC

    Main Location

    500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 4000
    Detroit, MI 48226-3425
    Phone: 313-223-3500
    17 offices in 2 countries

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