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Bernstein elected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Board


Douglas C. Bernstein, Plunkett Cooney’s Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group Leader, was recently named to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame board of directors.

“ Michigan is a state with tremendous athletic talent. As a sports fan, I’m thrilled to help carry on the tradition of memorializing Michigan’s sports icons,” said Bernstein. “To be associated with this organization, as well as the caliber of the inductees, is an honor.”

The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (MSHOF) is comprised of 253 men and women athletes; former champions, medalists, and great contributors to the world of sports; who bring great honor to the state of Michigan. The MSHOF was founded in 1954 by then Lt. Governor Philip A. Hart; Michigan State University Athletic Director Biggie Munn; Donald Weeks, President of the Greater Michigan Foundation; W. Nicholas Kerbeway, General Manager of the Detroit Lions and George Alderton of the Lansing State Journal.

A partner in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Bernstein concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, loan restructuring and workouts, commercial loan documentation, bankruptcy, banking-related litigation and appeals.

Before joining Plunkett Cooney, Bernstein was employed by Michigan National Corporation as an attorney for over 20 years. He subsequently joined the Standard Federal Bank Legal Department when the bank merged with Michigan National Corporation in 2001.

In 2007, Bernstein was named to the Detroit River Regatta Association (DRRA) board of directors, the non-profit organization that promotes the annual Chrysler-Jeep Superstores American Power Boat Association (APBA) Gold Cup Races on the Detroit River. A long time race supporter of the APBA Gold Cup Races, he served as general counsel for the Hydro-Prop Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series from 2002-2004.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms with more than 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, OH and Indianapolis, IN. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information regarding Bernstein’s appointment to the MSHOF Board of Directors, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager, John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008.

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