ROYAL OAK, Mich., January 24, 2019 – Royal Oak-based law firm Howard &
Howard celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The firm was
founded in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 1869 by William G. Howard, and has operated
To mark the occasion, the firm is
announcing “12 Months of Giving,” a year-long charitable initiative involving
all of Howard & Howard’s offices and their respective communities.
Over the course of 2019, the firm will
be making a significant donation every month to select non-profit organizations
in cities where it maintains offices, including Royal Oak and Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Chicago and Peoria, Ill., Las Vegas, Nev., and Los Angeles, Calif.
“All of us at Howard & Howard are
very proud of the firm’s 150-year history,” said President and CEO Mark Davis.
“In addition to contributions through our established Community Reinvestment Fund,
we’ll celebrate this landmark anniversary with “12 Months of Giving,” which will
reinvest in the communities where we live and work both financially and through
Firm Was Family Affair in Early Days
Tracing its roots to the mid-19th
Century, the firm’s early years were a family affair. The founder’s son (Harry
C. Howard) joined the firm in 1896, followed by Harry’s two sons (Bill and
John) in the 1930s, and then Bill’s son (Richard) in 1969.
“We’ve grown significantly over the
last 10-15 years and now have a team of 160+ attorneys in addition to our
dedicated support staff,” Davis said. “There hasn’t been a member of the Howard
family working here for years now, but there is still a very strong family and
supportive environment at Howard & Howard.”
From its beginnings in an office above
a blacksmith shop, the Howards focused their law practice on serving the
business community. That focus continues today, as the firm provides legal services
almost exclusively to businesses and business owners.
Over the years, Howard & Howard
has provided legal counsel for some of the region’s and country’s leading
companies including BMO Harris Bank N.A., ThyssenKrupp, Konami Gaming Inc.,
Martinrea International Inc., and Stryker Corp.
According to Davis, the firm’s legal
work is primarily focused in corporate and commercial transactions, business litigation,
and its ever-expanding intellectual property practice.
In 2018, Howard & Howard was
ranked 258th on the National Law Journal listing of the country’s
top 500 law firms.
About Howard & Howard: Celebrating its 150th
anniversary this year, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a
national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and
business owners. With more than 160 attorneys, the firm has offices in Michigan
(Ann Arbor and Royal Oak), Illinois (Chicago and Peoria), Las Vegas, Nevada,
and Los Angeles, California. For more
information, please visit howardandhoward.com.
- Stacey M. Parzuchowski
Marketing & Communications Manager
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
450 West Fourth Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067