Eastman & Smith and Kilpatrick & Associates Create Alliance


Eastman & Smith Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has created a strategic alliance with Michigan law firm Kilpatrick & Associates, P.C. Richardo I. Kilpatrick, managing partner, is a nationally recognized bankruptcy attorney based out of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Also practicing at Kilpatrick & Associates are Lenora K. Baughman, a creditors' rights attorney, and Michael P. Hogan, a bankruptcy and creditors' rights attorney. The firms will be able to utilize, on a case-by-case basis and subject to advance client approval, the expertise within the other's organization to assist their clients. Both firms will continue to maintain their own offices.

According to Mr. Kilpatrick, "this affiliation strengthens our ability to assist our clients on commercial and bankruptcy matters and improves Eastman & Smith's coverage in the southern Michigan area."

David W. Nunn, chair of the Executive Committee of Eastman & Smith, said "We are very proud to align the resources of our two firms. This alliance will provide a broader array of services for our clients by utilizing the depth and experience of both firms as and when needed. Together, our combined practices will offer an expanded breadth of skills and the benefit of our cumulative experience while still providing personalized service to each of our clients."