BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan C. Plecha, a partner at the Birmingham law firm of Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein, has been named to the Crain's Detroit Business list of "40 Under 40" for 2015.
Crain's annually honors 40 successful professionals and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 in Southeast Michigan. This year's winners have launched successful companies, grown established firms, taken on high-pressure projects and made noteworthy contributions to their communities.
"Ryan's success in high-profile and high-stake matters, as well as his determination and wisdom beyond his years, make him a perfect inductee into the 2015 class of '40 Under 40' honorees," noted Brian D. O'Keefe, the law firm's managing partner. "He is passionate, hard-working and dedicated to his practice. He also is highly regarded by his clients and within the legal community, and is a tremendous asset to our firm."
Plecha has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Michigan Super Lawyers, an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and a "Top Young Lawyer" by DBusiness Magazine. He also is the 2015 recipient of the Barristers President's Award presented by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.
He played a key role in his firm's representation of the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association (RDPFFA) and the Detroit Retired City Employees Association (DRCEA) during Detroit's recent bankruptcy proceedings. He also has defended two major class action suits; handled a multi-million-dollar corporate purchase agreement; represented a major auto maker in a multi-million-dollar supplier dispute, and serves as local counsel for a number of the nation's top law firms.
Plecha joined Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein in 2010. A magna cum laude graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Plecha holds a bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College in psychology and is an active member and Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Association.
He also is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers' Executive Council, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's New Lawyers Advisory Board.
A native of Redford, Michigan, Plecha resides in Royal Oak, Michigan.
About Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein, PLLC
Headquartered in Birmingham, Mich., Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein, PLLC, is a full service law firm that offers experienced legal professionals who deliver client-focused counsel within the areas of general commercial litigation and commercial transactional law, including commercial litigation, real estate law, business law, employment law, estate planning and taxation, family and probate law, appellate practice and intellectual property law. Additional information about the firm is available at www.lippittokeefe.com.
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