Dykema Elects 10 New Members

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Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that its Executive Board elected 10 new members to the firm effective January 1, 2023. Dykema’s new partners, their resident office, and practice descriptions are listed below.

Kyle M. Asher – Government Solutions; Lansing

Asher helps clients—which include some of the country’s largest automakers, universities, and insurers—with their most pressing appeals, class actions, and regulatory matters. In his litigation practice, he has drafted dozens of appellate briefs and presented oral argument before the Michigan Court of Appeals on multiple occasions. Asher has also achieved numerous successful outcomes in nationwide class actions in venues across the country. In his regulatory practice, he provides compliance advice to clients operating in highly-regulated industries—with a particular focus on education, election, and insurance law—to keep them on the right side of the law and away from enforcement actions and regulatory scrutiny.

Asher received a J.D., magna cum laude, and a B.A. in finance, with honors, from Michigan State University. Before joining Dykema, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert Holmes Bell at the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Clay A. Cossé – Products Liability and Commercial Litigation; Dallas

Cossé serves as co-leader of the firm’s Electric and Autonomous Vehicles (E/AV) and Advanced Mobility Team. He represents auto manufacturers in complex products liability litigation and regulatory matters involving advanced driver assistance and autonomous systems, airbags, seatbacks, post-collision fires, safety belts, rollovers, planar crashworthiness, and handling and stability. He also represents electrical and gas utility clients in complex personal injury and catastrophic casualty litigation, as well as a broad array of clients in complex commercial litigation. 

Cossé earned his J.D. from the Lousiana State University Law Center and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Asel M. Lindsey – Tax; San Antonio

Lindsey specializes in federal tax, international tax, state and local tax, and tax controversy matters, with a focus on transactional practice including mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings. She advises clients on a broad range of tax matters involving flow-through entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations. Lindsey is also a member of Dykema’s Dental Service Organizations group, regularly advising on tax issues related to DSO acquisitions and restructurings. She also assists nonprofit organizations with obtaining and retaining exemption from federal, state and local taxes, and provides counsel on tax issues for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. 

Lindsey earned an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law, a J.D., cum laude, from the Washburn University School of Law, and a B.S., cum laude, from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Milo R. Madole – Real Estate; Detroit

Madole is a real estate attorney with a breadth of experience in transactional matters. In addition to an active practice in commercial leasing and purchase and sale work on a nationwide basis, he has a passion for working with developers and lenders in the City of Detroit on complex development transactions, generally involving multiple lenders and various other financing sources.

Madole received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Kalamazoo College.

Igli Psari – Corporate and Finance; Bloomfield Hills

Psari focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate governance matters, and strategic commercial transactions. He earned a J.D., cum laude, and a B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Wayne State University. While in law school, Psari served as an Associate Editor of The Wayne Law Review and Senior Member of the Wayne State Moot Court Team. He was also a Judicial Intern with Judge Nancy G. Edmunds in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan.

E. Carolina Rodriguez-Hatt – Real Estate; Detroit

Rodriguez-Hatt advises clients on a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including real estate financing, workouts, leasing, acquisition, and disposition. She is experienced in representing local and national companies and she understands the importance of working closely with clients to ensure their objectives and goals are met in every transaction. Rodriguez-Hatt received a J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She is also a native Spanish speaker.

Erin A. Sedmak – Financial Services Litigation; Lansing

Sedmak litigates critical emergent issues for her clients, whether it be at the trial court or appellate level, by combining her technical knowledge with her ability to assess and frame complex issues and provide an informed perspective. While she advocates for clients in the insurance and financial services industries, her work spans numerous fields, such as Native-American law for which she has been recognized. Outside of the courtroom, Sedmak leverages her industry knowledge for clients in the form of general counsel services and collaborates to advise clients on sophisticated regulatory, gaming, and other matters.

She earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a B.F.A., cum laude, from The University of Michigan.

Ariel J. Snyder – Corporate and Finance; Dallas

Snyder maintains a transactional practice, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and restructurings, and related financing projects. She is dedicated to providing advice to clients that not only protects their interests in the moment, but establishes the best possible foundation for their post-project goals. While in law school, she served as Associate Research Editor for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review. Snyder received a J.D., with honors, from The William H. Bowen School of Law and a B.A. from Arkansas State University. She also spent a summer semester at the University of Monterrey.

Paul T. Stewart – Litigation and Environmental; Ann Arbor

In his practice, Stewart focuses on helping clients solve environmental and commercial disputes and compliance issues. He is at the forefront of litigation related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), having successfully represented both suppliers and users of PFAS in some of the earliest cases in the State of Michigan involving these emerging contaminates. Stewart also has a strong track record of litigating class actions, product liability, antitrust, and trademark cases.

He earned a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School and a B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University.

Anda Tatoiu – Business Litigation; Chicago

In her practice, Tatoiu handles a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters. She manages all aspects of case consultation and case management from the initial investigation through trial and any appeal. Tatoiu litigates on behalf of insurance carriers, financial institutions, social service agencies, schools, security companies, healthcare entities and professionals, social media companies, and other professional entities. She also conducts creditor’s rights and commercial mortgage foreclosure matters for commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”) special servicers and financial institutions.

She received a J.D., cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School and a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.