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Barnes & Thornburg Welcomes New Attorneys and Legal Professionals

June 2, 2020 Ann Arbor | Atlanta | Chicago | Delaware | Grand Rapids

Barnes & Thornburg has added new corporate, environmental, labor and employment, and litigation attorneys and legal professionals to its Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Chicago, Delaware, and Grand Rapids offices.

As of counsel in the Chicago office, Alexander Bandza defends toxic tort and wrongful death claims arising out of alleged environmental and workplace exposures; CERCLA, RCRA and common law claims arising out of alleged environmental contamination; and OSHA citation and enforcement actions arising out of alleged workplace harms or exposures. Bandza also counsels clients in evaluating and responding to alleged environmental misconduct in federal criminal investigations. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2013 and his B.A. in economics from Stanford University in 2008.

William Burton, an associate in the Delaware office, regularly litigates issues related to breach of fiduciary duties, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, valuation and appraisal law, and other corporate and commercial litigation issues, on behalf of corporations, directors, officers, members, partners, investors and stockholders. While his practice is primarily focused in the Court of Chancery, he also represents clients in other state and federal courts, including the Delaware Superior Court, the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware and the Delaware Supreme Court. Burton earned his J.D. from Delaware Law School in 2015 and his B.A. in political science from West Chester University in 2011.

Applying both his academic credentials in astrophysics and patent law, as well as his passion for efficient design and clear communication, Josh Denison implements individualized strategies tailored to the intellectual property needs of each inventor or business. With experience in IP acquisition, prosecution, transfer, as well as defensive and brand protection litigation, he helps to deliver results consistent with a holistic understanding of a client’s portfolio. Denison earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2019, his M.S. in patent law from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 and his B.A. in astrophysics from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2015.

David Hall, of counsel in the Grand Rapids office, has vast experience successfully guiding business leaders through difficult negotiations in complex transactions, in and out of court, while managing business and legal risk. As an attentive trusted advisor, Hall assists clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting credit facilities for borrowers and lenders, and developing and implementing strategies to improve business operations, monetize assets and restructure debt. He earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2003 and his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1999.

Seonag Imfeld is a trusted paralegal based in the Ann Arbor office, with more than 20 years of experience in-house and in private practice. Having assisted attorneys and their clients with a broad spectrum of projects and cases in the course of her career, Imfeld focuses her work on assisting high net worth clients with estate planning, as well as owners of privately owned companies with business succession planning. She earned her LLM in international and European law from the University of Aberdeen in 1995 and her LLB from the University of Aberdeen in 1991.

Terra Martin, of counsel in the Atlanta office, has worked for over a decade in immigration law with clients in a range of industries. She is focused on learning what her clients need in order to manage their global workforce, taking the facts into account before laying out the best course of action. Martin represents software development companies, educational institutions, life sciences, medical centers, hospitals, physicians and research organizations in immigration and global mobility matters. She earned her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and her B.S. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Levering the knowledge she gained working for two national law firms and her desire to help clients in their journeys to becoming lawful U.S. residents, Elizabeth Wei facilitates and advises on a variety of business immigration cases for a diverse range of corporate, nonprofit and education clients. As a paralegal in the Atlanta office, Wei analyzes and integrates information to prepare immigration petitions, including L-1A, L-1B, H-1B, E-2, TN, STEM OPT Training Plans, EAD, Advance Parole, Re-Entry Permits, PERM Labor Certifications, I-140, I-485 Adjustment of Status and N-400 Naturalization. She earned her B.A. in journalism and mass communications and sociology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. 

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City,  Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.

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