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Talking the Walk

Henry S. Gornbein takes law to the airwaves

He may not have the following of Anderson Cooper or the notoriety of Bill O’Reilly, but family law attorney/television talk-show host Henry S. Gornbein does have a certain celebrity status in his hometown of Bloomfield Hills. For 12 years, Gornbein has aired a cable show called Practical Law. Every week, Gornbein, founding and managing partner of Gornbein Smith Peskin-Shepherd, engages other lawyers, judges, prosecutors—and occasionally newspaper reporters and columnists—on timely topics …

The Networker

Raj A. Malviya believes in people power

High achievement runs in Raj A. Malviya’s family. Practicing law does not. Hailing from a family of mostly doctors and engineers, Malviya began his college career following the path his family expected of him. Somewhere along the way, he switched gears. “I wasn’t passionate about science or medicine, and it took me four years of college to realize that,” says Malviya, who practices probate, estate planning, real estate and tax law with Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids. At his college …

In Brian Etzel’s Perfect World …

... hodgepodge city planning just wouldn't exist  

Ask Brian E. Etzel how to make metropolitan Detroit a better place and he can churn out a slew of ideas. At the top of his list is setting up regional councils to make the big decisions about which projects should get the nod. Otherwise, he says, planning gets done in piecemeal fashion by local governments, which are easily pressured by developers with deep pockets. "Our state constitution provides for strong home-rule cities, and until that part of our state constitution changes, sprawl will …

Master Mentor

Atleen Kaur means business when it comes to helping Michigan's South Asian community

Credit Atleen Kaur's parents with setting the stage for her success, not only in the legal arena, but also in her passion for community service. "There was nothing I wanted to try that my parents did not encourage me to try," says Kaur, an intellectual property and antitrust attorney with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Ann Arbor. "Even if I did not do well in school, I was not scolded or reprimanded. My parents would say, ‘You can do better. And you will.'" That confidence has …

That's Entertainment

With clients ranging from rappers to famous authors, Howard Hertz’s career is a roller coaster. Just how he likes it.

Howard Hertz remembers arriving late one night to meet with a few creative types who were helping him plan an event for a well-known client.  It was not unusual for the entertainment attorney to be late. And the restaurant meeting eight years ago might have been forgettable except for the observations of the musicians and artists waiting for him. Someone casually remarked—eliciting confirmation from the others—that Hertz looked “frazzled.” Or maybe it was “tired” or “haggard.” …

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