SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Howard & Howard Expands Chicago Office; Welcomes Four New Attorneys

Royal Oak, Michigan, September 15, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael F. Braun, James L. Komie, Michael D. Lee, and Laurie A. Perez have joined the firm. They will practice out of the firm’s Chicago Office.
Michael F. Braun concentrates his practice in labor & employment, civil litigation, and financial services. He is a seasoned litigator both in court and in arbitrations providing litigation and counseling in the areas of employment, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and business disputes.
James L. Komie concentrates his practice in civil litigation and counseling matters, with an emphasis on employment and trade secret/non-compete issues. He has significant experience representing financial services firms and their employees; advising companies in employee defection and general employment matters; representing clients before FINRA arbitration panels; general federal and state court litigation; employment and separation agreements; and probate and trust litigation.
Michael D. Lee concentrates his practice in civil litigation, financial services and labor & employment. He has handled litigation issues as diverse as secured transactions, commercial matters, personal injury suits, bankruptcy claims, probate, and mortgage foreclosures.
Laurie A. Perez focuses her practice on labor & employment, financial services, and general commercial litigation matters. She has extensive experience representing financial institutions in connection with litigation matters, including contract disputes, employment-related issues, trade secret protection, and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

About Howard & Howard

Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California. Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax. Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at

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