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Fracassi joins Plunkett Cooney's Transportation Law Practice Group


Roderick Fracassi, a 17-year veteran of the trucking and logistics industries, recently joinedRod Fracassi, Detroit attorney, transportation and trucking law Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, as a senior attorney in its Transportation Law Practice Group.

Fracassi, a member of the firm’s Detroit office, formerly served as chief counsel and assistant secretary of a $3.8 billion, multinational, less-than-truckload division of an American transportation and logistics company. He will focus his practice primarily on servicing the transactional and regulatory needs of the firm’s clients.

“We are fortunate to have Rod as part of our team. His expertise provides an added dimension to the firm’s practice, particularly in the areas of regulatory and transactional law,” said Michael K. Sheehy, co-chair of Plunkett Cooney’s Transportation Law Practice Group Leader.

Fracassi has extensive experience handling commercial transactions, implementing corporate compliance programs, managing litigation and providing counsel on labor and employment issues. He routinely drafts, negotiates and enforces commercial transactions in a range of business capacities, including the areas of sales, licensing, vendor services and procurement. Fracassi has also collaborated with corporate decision-makers to identify and communicate legal risks associated with company transactions.

In addition, Fracassi has handled numerous matters involving mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, intellectual property, risk management and bankruptcy.

Fracassi is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Transportation Lawyer’s Association and the American Trucking Association. In 1994, he simultaneously received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law and his master’s degree from Wayne State University.

The members of Plunkett Cooney’s Transportation Law Practice Group have served the legal needs of clients in the transportation and trucking industries for decades. In addition to offering comprehensive regulatory and transactional support, the group is one of the Midwest’s most accomplished in the defense of transportation litigation.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 145 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about Roderick Fracassi joining Plunkett Cooney’s Transportation Law Practice Group, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or 

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