Ronayne Authors Michigan Chapter of ALFA International Business Litigation Compendium

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DATE: December 1, 2020
CONTACT: John E. Cornwell (248) 901-4008

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – December 1, 2020 – Attorney Louis Ronayne of Plunkett Cooney’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group has authored the Michigan chapter of a 50-state Business Litigation Compendium published by ALFA International.

According to ALFA International, a consortium of 150 independent law firm across the globe, the compendium is designed to provide business executives who find themselves embroiled in commercial litigation in unfamiliar jurisdictions with helpful information about the trial and appellate courts in each state, jurisdictional requirements for each court, the presence or absence of specialized commercial courts and options for mediation.

The compendium is available online for free at the ALFA International website.

Ronayne’s Michigan chapter highlights the state’s business courts, which in reality are special dockets within the existing court structure, as established under the Revised Judicature Act of 1961. Every circuit with at least three judges is required to have a business court. The chapter also touches upon Michigan’s requirement that “[a]ll civil cases are subject to alternative dispute resolution processes unless otherwise provided by statute or court rule.”

Ronayne is an associate attorney in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office who focuses his practice primarily in the area of commercial litigation with additional expertise in appellate and cannabis law. He represents clients in a range of litigated business disputes, including real estate leases and purchase agreements, regulatory enforcement actions and complex business torts.

The members of Plunkett Cooney’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group represent a range of clients – from state and federal financial institutions to small-and medium-size limited liability companies to Fortune 500 corporations – in litigation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Group members also work with clients to proactively identify business risk with the goal of heading off liability before the specter of litigation arises.

Group expertise includes contract disputes, business torts, real estate claims, business ownership conflicts, bankruptcy, antitrust claims, corporate compliance regulation, tax and finance actions, commercial collections, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, civil RICO, ERISA, intellectual property claims and many other types of disputes resolved in state and federal courts.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney, which is one of the Midwest’s oldest and most accomplished law firms, is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 150 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. 

For more information about Louis Ronayne’s contribution to the ALFA International Business Litigation Compendium, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; [email protected].

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