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Members of MDTC’s Commercial Litigation Section defend the interests of their clients in civil litigation, mediation, and arbitration not only throughout the State of Michigan, but nationally as well. They understand that resolution of commercial disputes can be an expensive and exhausting process that can drain the resources of almost any business. This section strives to build a skill set in its members that includes the ability to provide issue spotting, counseling, negotiation, mediation/arbitration, and litigation services, all in a timely and cost effective manner. The MDTC Commercial Litigation Section is the gold standard by which lawyers litigating the interests of their clients across Michigan shall be judged. This will be accomplished in the following manner:
1. Holding regular meetings at which members can learn about new and better practices from various industry leaders.
2. Offering networking and other marketing opportunities not only between members but also with other organizations and businesses.
3. Regularly contributing articles and case law updates to the MDTC Quarterly that pertain to section membership and potential clients.
4. Utilizing the MDTC web site to educate potential clients and referral sources about the quality skill of the lawyers in MDTC.
5. Fostering communication and collegiality between members.