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December, 2017 - Detroit, Michigan



Jill Wheaton and Alexis Schostak Included in Crain’s Inaugural List of Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan


Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Jill Wheaton and Alexis Schostak were both recognized on the Crain’s Detroit Business inaugural special report on Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan.

According to Crain’s, the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan set legal precedent, navigate the complexities of mergers and acquisitions and manage high-profile cases. This special report profiles dozens of women lawyers who were nominated by their peers at work and in the community. Crain Content Studio leaned on the expertise of advisors in the legal field in developing the criteria for selecting those featured.

Wheaton, who is the Leader of Dykema’s Appellate Practice, is involved in high-profile appellate work, commercial litigation, and products liability defense. In addition to handling or assisting in matters on appeal in which Dykema represented the client at the trial court level, she is often called on to enter the case for the first time on appeal for cases across the country. Wheaton has repeatedly obtained reversals of adverse decisions, or sustained favorable rulings. Her profile in the Crain’s special section can be seen here.

Schostak is Assistant Practice Group Leader of Dykema's Corporate Finance Practice Group. She has extensive experience running deals, working closely with clients, colleagues and opposing counsel to provide creative, practical and cost-effective solutions throughout the transaction. Her practice focuses primarily on financing transactions, including mezzanine financings, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. Schostak’s profile in the Crain’s special section can be found here.


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