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Dykema’s J. Michael Bernard Elected to the World Services Group Board of Directors

September 23, 2014

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that J. Michael Bernard, a Detroit-based member in Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group and member of the firm’s Executive Board, was recently elected to serve a four-year term on the World Services Group (WSG) Board of Directors at the organization’s 13th Annual Meeting in Hong Kong. 

WSG is a network that brings a full spectrum of leading professional service firms and companies together and offers unique tools and services to facilitate new business opportunities by giving its members immediate access to each other.

Bernard has been active on WSG’s North American Regional Council since 2011, serving as Chair from 2012-2013. Dykema, has been an active member of the WSG network since 2002 participating at all meetings, practice groups, and co-hosting the WSG Annual Meeting in 2011 and the WSG North American Regional Meeting in 2013.

Bernard, former leader of Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group, primarily focuses his practice on business counseling and general corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, as well as recapitalizations; financing transactions; corporate formation matters; shareholder control and buy-sell arrangements; and corporate governance matters. 

Bernard received his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

About WSG

World Services Group ( is one of the world’s largest and leading networks of independent elite professional services firms and companies. WSG is built on the expertise and professional experience of each of the 19,000 professionals at its members firms worldwide. There are more than 140 member firms representing worldwide clients. Members operate in more than 115 countries and throughout the United States. Members are able to: transparently access other member’s professionals to enhance client services; offer clients a complete palette of services for any transaction; instantly share experience, new developments and other leading–edge information; and assist clients to capitalize on new business opportunities. Members offer clients comprehensive solutions.