A law firm’s local office has added three attorneys to its team.
Detroit-based Miller Canfield said last month it hired Christopher Gartman, Brittni King and Thomas Soehl as associate attorneys at its Grand Rapids office.
“Bringing Chris, Brittni and Tom into our Grand Rapids office is part of our strategic expansion in the Great Lakes region, which included the opening of two offices in Ohio this year,” said Michael McGee, CEO, Miller Canfield.
Gartman has joined the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group.
He has experience in assisting clients with business and succession planning, real estate conveyances, contracting, creative financing, leasing, government regulations and other legal matters.
Most recently, he was the assistant head brewer and quality manager at The Five Points Brewing Company in London. While there, he maintained his legal practice serving clients in general commercial and alcoholic beverage legal matters.
He holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a J.D. from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
King has joined the firm’s banking and financing group.
Most recently, she was a litigator at Andrew & Casson in Chicago, where she represented clients in commercial loan workout, employment and personal injury litigation.
She holds a B.A. from San Diego State University and a J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law.
Soehl has joined the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group.
Most recently, he was at Pittsburgh-based Cohn & Grigsby, where he practiced arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts.
He has represented clients in disputes relating to intellectual property, international insurance, misappropriation of trade secrets and breaches of contract.
Soehl is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, St. Johns College Graduate Institute, Loyola College in Maryland and Grand Valley State University.
He has also studied abroad at Jagiellonian University in Poland, the International Christian University in Japan, the Goethe-Institut in Germany and the East China University of Science and Technology.