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Dykema Elects Four New Members

January 13, 2015

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that its Executive Board has elected four new members to the firm effective January 1, 2015. Dykema’s new members, and descriptions of their practices, are listed below.

Danielle M. Graceffa is a Detroit-based attorney in Dykema’s Real Estate Practice Group. She regularly works for a variety of real estate clients including banks, lenders, national retailers, developers, telecommunication companies and corporate users, focusing primarily on commercial leasing for telecommunication companies, national retailers, and industrial and office owners, the acquisition and disposition of various real estate assets, specifically industrial plants, and financing transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits and Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Credits.

Graceffa earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy. She was recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Real Estate in 2013.

Robert M. Horwitz is a Detroit-based attorney in Dykema’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on consumer finance law, particularly in the areas of compliance, regulatory and class actions. Horwitz has extensive experience representing and counseling companies on issues involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He is frequently requested to speak at trade association conferences on existing and emerging compliance and litigation issues under those federal statutes.

Horwitz earned a J.D. from Wayne State University, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Steven C. Liedel is a Lansing-based attorney in Dykema’s Government Policy & Practice Group. He focuses his practice on governmental restructuring, public finance, and tax policy. He also provides counsel on campaign finance and election law, government contracts and procurement; ethics, and represents both regulated entities and government entities. He has been extensively involved in drafting state constitutional amendments, legislation, regulations, ballot proposals, executive orders, and intergovernmental agreements. Liedel previously served as chief legal counsel to the governor of Michigan.

Liedel earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University. He was named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the area of Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law by the Leading Lawyers Network in 2014.

Todd C. Schebor is a Detroit-based attorney in Dykema’s Environmental Practice Group. He handles a wide range of matters before both state and federal courts as well as administrative and municipal tribunals involving both environmental and real estate related disputes. He regularly advises and represents businesses and property owners concerning environmental permitting, compliance, and enforcement, as well as negotiating, allocating, and resolving environmental risk in commercial and real estate transactions. Furthermore, he has significant experience advising clients on property rights and redevelopment issues, including easements, restrictive covenants, groundwater ordinances, zoning, condemnation/eminent domain, and utility projects.

Schebor earned a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, and a B.S. with a concentration in Environmental Policy from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He was recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Environmental and Environmental Litigation in 2010, 2013-2014.