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Positioned for handoff: Departing CEO led Dykema Expansion

June 5, 2011
Crain's Detroit Business

Dykema and the firm’s chairman and CEO, Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr. were prominently featured in Crain’s Detroit Business on June 5, 2011. The article discusses Schlaybaugh’s contributions to firm growth and stability, including during tough economic times since assuming the role of chairman and CEO in 2002. Schlaybaugh will step down from these roles at the end of 2011. Highlighted is the firm’s strategy to grow its real estate practice in the Midwest by “expanding the Chicago office from 14 attorneys when Schlaybaugh took over to around 110 today.” The article also addresses Dykema’s consistent bottom-line growth, which is attributed to “a mix of annually update performance targets for practice group leaders and tracking larger market trends…”  

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