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Rebecca J. S. Cassell

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Rebecca Cassell, Rising Stars, as rated by Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell in 2020

Rebecca (Becky) specializes in real estate, environmental, and business matters, assisting private and public clients with the complexities of various transactional and operational issues to maximize efficiency and value. She serves on sophisticated and diverse matters, including real estate matters, permitting and regulatory compliance, remediation and cost-recovery for contaminated properties, and corporate matters.

For her business clients, Becky helps them navigate various aspects of ownership and operations. This includes corporate matters, contracts, litigation and trials, labor and employment disputes, enforcement and defense of non-competition agreements, real estate transactions, start-up issues, creditor actions, intellectual property and trademark applications, liquor license and regulatory matters, administrative hearings, appeals, and sale and merger transactions. With this business-based, common-sense approach, Becky frequently acts as her clients' "in-house counsel," often consulting on their operational legal concerns and working with their other professional service providers to achieve their goals.

As a respected member of the legal community, Becky also serves as a case evaluator and neutral mediator to help others resolve their legal disputes. Becky has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star by her peers and also received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, being peer-rated and judicially rated for the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standing.

Becky practiced at a large, national firm before joining Myers & Myers, PLLC in 2011. In 2010 and again each year in 2013-2020, she has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, which is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after nomination by their peers and thorough evaluation of numerous criteria.  Becky also received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, being peer-rated and judicially rated for the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standing.

Becky uses her breadth of experience, professionalism, and standing in the community to achieve favorable results for her clients.         

 

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

Education

  • Stanford University, IADC Trial Academy
  • The Geoffrey Feiger Trial Practice Institute at MSU College of Law
  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D.)
  • Alma College (B.A.)

Honors

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Judiciary & Peers, Martindale Hubbell
  • Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010, 2013-2020
  • Top Attorneys, Michigan Outstanding Young Women Lawyers; Michigan Outstanding Young Lawyers, Hour Detroit, 2013-2021
  • Top Business Attorneys, Rising Stars in Michigan, Crain's Detroit Business, 2013-2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers, American Registry, 2018-2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Dam Failure and Condemnation, International Right of Way Association, Michigan Chapter, 2021
  • Legal Issues in Loan Documentation, Michigan Bankers Association, 2015
  • Environmental Land Law for Civil Engineers and Professional Surveyors, 2014
  • Environmental Issues in Loan Documentation, Michigan Bankers Association, 2012
  • Environmental Issues in the Construction Industry, Associated General Contractors, Michigan, 2011
  • Environmental Risks in Construction Projects, Associated General Contractors, Michigan Young Leaders, 2011
  • Climate Change Regulations - Risks and Opportunities, Indo/American Chamber of Commerce, 2009
  • Risks and Opportunities in the Carbon Market, Crowe Horwath, 2009
  • Attorney Perspectives on Collection Efforts, Michigan Court Officer, Deputy Sheriff & Process Servers Association, 2009
  • Carbon Cap and Trade Initiatives and Opportunities, ABATE, 2008
  • Legal Insights on Global Warming and Climate Change Regulation, Grand Rapids Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, 2008
  • Regional Climate Initiatives, Michigan Manufacturer's Association, 2008
  • Moderator, ABA Young Lawyers Division New Lawyers Seminar, 2008

Published Works

  • Corporations are "Persons" under NREPA's Citizens' Suits Provision, Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Spring-Summer 2016
  • 50-State Survey of Protections Available for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties, American Bar Association Environmental Litigation committee, Michigan and Indiana chapters, 2014
  • Supreme Court Reverses Itself by Vacating Anglers Decision, Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Summer 2011
  • Michigan Supreme Court Overhauls Permitting, Procedure, and Litigation of Environmental Matters in Michigan, Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Winter 2011
  • Treatise Chapter, Environmental Issues in the Construction Setting, Michigan Construction Law Manual - West Publishing, 2009, 2010, & 2011
  • Carbon and Greenhouse Gases - Methods of Regulation, Environment, Energy & Resources 101 Practice Series, 2010; Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Summer 2010
  • Carbon and Greenhouse Gases - Methods of Regulation, American Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division Basic Practice Series, September 2010
  • Frequent Contributor, Environmental Regulation and Climate Change, iGreenLaw Blog, 2009-2011

Past Positions

  • Hon. Stanley J. Latreille, Livingston County Circuit Court, Law Clerk (2004-2005)
  • Clark Hill PLC, Associate (2005-2011)

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section, Business Section, Environmental Law Section (2004-present)
  • Livingston County Bar Association (2011-present)
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan (2011-present)
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Services of South Central Michigan (2015-present)
  • Case Evaluation Panel, Livingston County (2020-present)
  • Association for Child Development, Board of Directors (2009-2018), President of Board of Directors (2015-2018)
  • Environmental Council, State Bar of Michigan (2011-2017)
  • Co-Editor, Michigan Environmental Law Journal (2010-2018)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Women Environmental Litigators (2008-2015)