JULY 16, 2014

Howard & Howard Expands Royal Oak Office

Royal Oak, Michigan, July 16, 2014: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Daniel L. Villaire Jr. has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak Office.

Mr. Villaire concentrates his practice in employment law and litigation. He represents public and private employers in individual and class/collective employment actions, including cases involving the FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, Title VII, the FLSA, the EEOC, employment agreements and collective bargaining agreements. He also drafts and assists employers enforcing severance agreements, covenants not to compete and confidentiality/trade secret agreements.

Mr. Villaire has represented employers in federal and state courts, labor arbitrations, and administrative agencies throughout the country. He has taken multiple cases to trial and appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on multiple occasions.

Mr. Villaire routinely consults with employers to help them avoid litigation. He works with employers to develop effective strategies for responding to harassment and discriminations complaints, requests for disability accommodations and FMLA leaves, overtime claims, and issues that arise under collective bargaining agreements. His commercial litigation experience includes handling business torts, a variety of contract disputes and negligence matters.

Mr. Villaire received his J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 1999 and his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1996. He is a member of Oakland County and American Bar Associations. Mr. Villaire is admitted to practice before all Michigan courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Mississippi and Kentucky.

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); and Las Vegas, Nevada. 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; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.

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