Board of Directors

Attorney Joseph McGill, President,

Principal at Foley, Baron & Metzger, PLLC

http://www.fbmlaw.com/a_mcgill.htm

Mr. McGill has extensive litigation and transaction experience in commercial law, business and estate planning, and complex corporate, probate and real estate matters. He advises clients for compliance with regulatory and procedural requirements in multiple areas. Mr. McGill’s practice includes complex litigated matters such as business torts, construction litigation, coverage disputes, creditor rights, employee benefits, real property title disputes, subrogation/recovery, tax appeals and family law. In addition, he has experience in environmental matters, including contamination originating from UST’s, AST’s, and industrial air quality. He actively participates in emergency release response, pre-purchase/pre-sale due diligence, and defense of environmental contamination contribution actions across the nation. His environmental experience includes defense of mold related injury claims, lead contamination litigation and municipal sewage defect claims. Mr. McGill is a Principal at the firm.

Education

Wayne State University School of Law – Master of Laws, Taxation – 2001 Wayne State University School of Law – Master of Laws, Corporate and Finance Law -1994 The University of Detroit School of Law – Juris Doctorate – 1990 The University of Detroit School of Business – Master of Business Administration – 1990 Michigan State University – Bachelor of Arts, Finance – 1987

Professional Background and Licensure

Mr. McGill is licensed in the states of Michigan and Ohio. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Veterans Appeals, United States Tax Court and several US District Courts. He has been admitted to practice in numerous state courts, including Missouri, Texas, New Jersey and California. He has completed advanced training in probate and estate planning through the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. McGill is also a certified Medicare Set-Aside Allocation consultant. He serves as Emeritus Director and past President of the Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit and is a board member of the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers. He is a 2009 Michigan Super Lawyer.

Publications & Presentations (Selected)

Author, “Medicare Liability Set Asides” Michigan Defense Quarterly, January, 2010. Co-author, “Court Rejects Environmental Plaintiffs’ Efforts at ‘Windfall’ Damages,” Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Opinion Letter, January, 2007. Fall Conference, Michigan Self Insurers’ Association, October 2006, Medicare Set-Aside Compliance and Enforcement. Spring Rehabilitation Conference, May 2006, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Wright & Fillipis, Medicare Set-Aside Compliance and Enforcement. State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Commercial Litigation Committee, Mid-Year Meeting, 1994, Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements. “Enforcement of Shrink-Wrap and Click-Wrap Agreements Under the USS: Mutual Assent is Pivotal,” The Michigan Business Law Journal, Summer, 2006. “Franchisor Franchisee Relationships Under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act,” The Michigan Business Law Journal, May 1997. “Corporate Directors and Officers Duties and Other Common Law Bases for Liability,” The General Practitioner, September 1993. “Equitable Subordination of Claims in Bankruptcy: An Overview,” The Michigan Business Law Journal, August 1993. “Private Actions Under the False Claims Act,” The Michigan Business Law Journal, May 1991. “Limitation of Remedies in the Commercial Context,” The General Practitioner, December 1991

Personal Interests

Skiing, scuba diving, cycling, golf, swimming, softball, racket ball, distance running, and backpacking.

Timothy P. Higgins, Major (USA Ret), MBA. Printer Extraordinaire.

Owner, International Minute Press of Western Wayne County, Plymouth, Michigan.

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Tim Higgins owns the International Minute Press of Western Wayne County since 2003. International Minute Press is part of the Minuteman Press printing franchise established in 1975. Before becoming a printer, he spent seven years with Circuit City’s Product Service Division culminating in his being promoted to Service Manager for all of Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

Tim is a veteran of the US Army’s Corp of Engineers. He served on active duty for ten years before joining Circuit City in 1995. He was recalled to active duty and posted to Germany after the attacks on September 11, 2001. Tim retired from the Army as a Major. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star Devise, Army Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze “M” devise, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), as well as, being an expert marksman with pistol and rifle.

Tim is third generation Irish from County Clare on his mother’s Sullivan side and fourth generation Irish on the Higgins side. Joining the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) in 1994, he is a past President of the AOH Patrick Ryan Division completing six consecutive terms. He also served four years as President of the AOH Wayne County Board. Currently he serves as the Veterans Affairs Chairman on the AOH Michigan State Board.

Tim is a past Sir Knight (President) having served as in this roll for two consecutive terms. He is currently on the Knights of Equity Supreme Board serving as National Lecturer.

Tim also has served as a delegate to the United Irish Societies of Detroit (UIS) since 2002. Tim was chosen to be a judge for both the UIS’s Maid of Erin and the LAOH Court of St. Brigid pageants. Tim is a member of the Gaelic League and Irish American Club, Msgr. Clement Kern Council of the Knights of Columbus, Pope John XXIII Assembly of the Knights of Columbus and the Lloyd H. Green American Legion Post #147.

Tim is originally from Youngstown Ohio and attended Youngstown State University on an Army ROTC Scholarship graduating in1984. He eared his MBA from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 1994.

Tim is married to the former Kathleen (Kittie) Loftus from Youngstown Ohio. Tim and Kittie have been married thirty years and have four children Virginia, Katie, Patrick and John. They make their home in Northville and have lived there for twelve years. They are long time parishioners of St. Thomas a’Becket Parish in Canton.

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