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Chambers USA Recognizes Maddin Hauser Attorneys and Firm in 2021 Rankings


Chambers USA recently released its 2021 rankings naming Maddin Hauser, Michael W. Maddin, and Charles M. Lax leaders in their field in Michigan. A highly respected global legal research publication, Chambers provides detailed rankings and insight into leading law firms and lawyers.

“Our firm is honored to be ranked again this year. We are proud that Michael and Chuck are recognized for their skill and ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional service and legal guidance,” said Steven D. Sallen, firm president and CEO.

An elite group of seven firms has their Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practices ranked in Michigan. Chambers notes that Maddin Hauser is known for retaining “a strong reputation in the market for handling matters relating to various types of medical plans, qualified retirement plans, and executive compensation arrangements,” for regularly counseling “on related tax implications, corporate transactions, and estate planning,” and focusing on “assisting clients with the design, installation, and termination of qualified retirement plans.”

Michael W. Maddin, firm co-founder, president emeritus, and executive committee member, was recognized as a senior statesperson in Real Estate. This distinction recognizes his contributions to the field over five decades of practice and his high esteem within the market. Featured client testimonials identify him as “very well known” and “a terrific lawyer; he is one of the best real estate lawyers in the state.”

Charles M. Lax, shareholder and chairman of the firm’s Tax Practice Group, was among only six attorneys in Michigan to receive a Band 1 ranking, the highest recognition, in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice area. First ranked in 2009, clients describe him as “a well-known employee benefits lawyer” and “extremely respected.”

Chambers has published guides to the legal profession for over 30 years. More than 200 research analysts review law firm submissions and conduct thousands of interviews with clients, attorneys, and other referees to determine its selections. Chambers ranks lawyers and law firms based on several factors and considerations, including their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service. To learn more, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.