Barnes & Thornburg welcomes new attorneys

Grant Pecor Courtesy Barnes & Thornburg

A local law firm added Grant T. Pecor and David A. Hall to its firm.

Pecor was hired as a partner in the Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor and Employment practice for its Grand Rapids and Chicago offices.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the legal field, representing public and private clients in the health care, manufacturing and mass transit industries.

“Grant’s arrival comes amid a time of great disruption for our clients, who are looking to us to counsel them through provisions under the newly enacted federal legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kenneth Yerkes, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor and  Employment Department. “We expect Grant’s breadth of knowledge and experience in collective bargaining and client counseling to be a perfect fit for our department.”

Pecor assists clients with labor and employment law, including collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice proceedings, representation proceedings, wage and hour matters, unemployment disputes and more.

“Businesses in Michigan and across the country are facing challenges and tough decisions related to COVID-19,” said Robert Stead, Grand Rapids office managing partner. “Our team is working tirelessly to provide our clients with sound advice to ease concerns and mitigate financial and reputational risk. Grant will be a tremendous asset to our clients, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”

Pecor is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bar Association Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act, the State Bar of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also is a volunteer scuba diver at John Ball Zoo.

Pecor earned his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Hall has nearly 20 years of legal experience, focusing his practice on corporate law in the firm’s Grand Rapids and Chicago offices.

Hall assists clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting credit facilities for borrowers and lenders, and developing and implementing strategies to improve business operations, monetize assets and restructure debt.

He is a member of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), the TMA West Michigan Chapter, the Association for Corporate Growth Planning Committee, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers International Committee and the Chicago Bar Association.

Hall is an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He also is a volunteer at East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation, the Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition and the West Michigan Land Conservancy Land Protection Committee.

Hall received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.

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