DETROIT-Foley & Lardner–the nation’s 15th largest law firm–is establishing rootsin Downtown Detroit.The firm recently opened class A offices at the 150 West Jefferson Building,subleasing the entire 10th floor from former tenant MichCon. The buildingowner is Brickman Associates of New York.

The law firm, which currently has more than 750 attorneys practicing in 14offices across the country and one in Brussels, will be led in Detroit byGerald (Jerry) Neal, who will be the managing partner of the local officeand will head up the integration of the firm’s practice among its Midwesternoffices in Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, WI.

Foley & Lardner currently represents several of the largest Detroit-basedcompanies in the automotive and related industries, including tier-oneautomotive suppliers, and expects to expand that representation to includeadditional Detroit and Michigan based companies.

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