Jeffrey Haynes has now been named to the Best Lawyers list for 25 consecutive years in the field of environmental law, while Stephen Jones marks 20 years in trust and estate planning recognition this year. Timothy Currier, CEO of the firm, was named for his fourth year running in the field of municipal law. First-
Haynes, a resident of Bloomfield Township, is the editor of the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook. He is also former chair of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and former chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association. Haynes serves on the board of directors for the Kiwanis Club of Royal Oak.
Currier, a resident of Troy, has been CEO of Beier Howlett since 1995, practicing in the areas of municipal law, schools and education, and estate planning and probate law. Currier serves as city attorney for the city of Birmingham, and as attorney for the Dearborn Public Schools, Troy School District, Lapeer Community Schools, Lincoln Consolidated School District, the Birmingham Area Cable Board and the Intergovernmental Cable Communications Authority. He was president of the Michigan Council of School Attorneys from 1990-1992.
Jones, a Royal Oak resident, served a chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section for the State Bar of Michigan from 1988-1989. He co-drafted legislation to repeal the Michigan Inheritance Tax. Jones is fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, serves on the Board of Directors for the South Oakland Branch of the YMCA, and is a member of the Royal Oak Rotary Club.
Galgan is an experienced corporate attorney and commercial litigator specializing in contract, labor, employment and construction law. He has served more than 35 years as a AAA construction and commercial arbitration panelist.
Kragt serves as city attorney for the city of Rochester, and is former president of the Rochester Bar Association.
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Founded in 1903, Beier Howlett serves a wide spectrum of clients including individuals, municipalities, school districts and businesses of all sizes. Beier Howlett attorneys specialize in business law, municipal law, probate and estate planning, family law, bankruptcy, and environmental law. For more than 100 years, the firm has provided clients with a commitment to prompt, efficient and professional service with a focus on the individual needs of each client from a national perspective.