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Bodman PLC Welcomes Six New Attorneys

By: Bodman PLC

11/30/15

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that six new attorneys have joined the firm: Alex E. Haney, Kristen T. Hansen, Zackery T. Hugg, Kristen M. Benvenuti Pytel, Jasmine D. Rippy, and Erica J. Shell.

Haney is a staff attorney with Bodman’s Enterprise Procurement Group in the Troy office. He represents business clients in the drafting and negotiation of vendor contracts. Before joining Bodman, Haney worked as a commercial law clerk at a Michigan-based global manufacturer of high-technology products where he reviewed, drafted and revised corporate supply agreements, contract amendments, and real estate leases. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

Hansen is an associate with the Business Practice Group in the Troy office. She represents business clients in connection with corporate formations, mergers, acquisitions, and other commercial transactions. Before joining Bodman, Hansen served as a judicial intern for Judge Avern Cohn of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Hugg is a staff attorney with the Enterprise Procurement Group in the Troy office. He represents business clients in commercial transactions and intellectual property matters, including the drafting of IP and confidentiality agreements. Before joining Bodman, Hugg acted as independent counsel to a local law firm. He is a graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Pytel is a staff attorney with the Enterprise Procurement Group in the Troy office. She represents business clients in connection with a variety of commercial transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of vendor contracts for a variety of goods and services. Before beginning her legal career, Pytel enjoyed a successful career in communications and public relations. She is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School.

Rippy is an associate with the Banking Practice Group in the Detroit office. She concentrates her practice in representing lenders in commercial loan originations. Before joining Bodman, Rippy served as a judicial extern to Judge Jack Zouhary of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and to Judge Thomas Tucker of the United State Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law.

Shell is an associate with the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Detroit office. She represents clients involved in complex commercial litigation matters. Before joining Bodman, Shell worked as a judicial intern for Judge Nancy G. Edmunds of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School.