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Ms. Joswick practices in the areas of employee benefits and ERISA. She has more than 36 years' experience in assisting a wide range of clients in the design, preparation, implementation, administration and taxation of retirement plans, welfare (medical, dental, vision, life, flex, cafeteria and severance) plans and executive compensation plans for both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations. She also advises both buyers and sellers on benefit issues in connection with business mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.
She served as chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association for the 2002-2003 year. She is the author of the employee benefits chapter in "Employment Law in Michigan, An Employer's Guide," published by The Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Ms. Joswick has been listed since 1997 in The Best Lawyers in America for her employee benefits specialty and since 2006 as a Leader in her specialty in Chambers USA's America's Leading Lawyers for Business. She has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2007. She was listed as one of the Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers since 2008 and was named as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan by The New York Times in 2011.
Ms. Joswick earned her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
Bar Admissions: Michigan, 1985
Law School: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 1985
Law School Honors/Involvement:
University of Detroit Law Review Member, 1983-1984
Case and Comment Editor, 1984-1985
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan, A.B., 1976
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, category of Employee Benefits Law, 1997-Present
Chambers USA, 2006
Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-Present
Top 50 Women, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2008-Present
Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers, Dec. 2008
Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit, DBusiness Magazine, 2010
Dawda Mann is dedicated to helping businesses and the individuals who own them. We are located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., with a clientele of Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, publicly and privately owned companies of varied sizes; and emerging businesses located throughout the United States. We also represent many individuals in their tax, estate and personal planning matters.
As globalization makes the business world a smaller place, we strive to meet the national and global needs of our clients. In an effort to meet those needs we use a wide range of internal and external resources, including in-house attorneys that speak Spanish, German and French. Additionally, we are fluent in the complex language of business.
Dawda Mann's reputation is built on creating lasting relationships with each of our clients. Since a majority of our business is from existing clients and referrals, we are dedicated to assuring that each client receives personal attention and a focused delivery of service and results. If we cannot meet your expectations, we do not meet ours.