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Maddin Hauser Maintains Chambers USA Rankings in 2022 Guide


Maddin Hauser is delighted to announce that Chambers USA recognized Michael W. Maddin and Charles M. Lax as leaders in their field in Michigan in its 2022 guide. The firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group is also ranked in the latest edition. 

“We are proud that our firm continues to be ranked in Chambers. It is an honor to be included among the elite firms in Michigan and recognized for our exceptional work,” said Steven D. Sallen, firm president and CEO. “We are thrilled that Michael and Chuck are recognized for their legal acumen and superb client service.” 

Michael Maddin, firm co-founder and president emeritus, retained his senior statesperson status in Real Estate. This distinction acknowledges his contributions to the field throughout a distinguished career and the high esteem he enjoys 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 Lax maintained his Band 1 ranking, the highest recognition, in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice area. He is one of only five attorneys in Michigan to achieve Band 1 status. In his 13th year of ranking, he is noted as “a very good lawyer with a business mind” and earning “the utmost respect.” Chuck is a shareholder and chairman of the firm’s Tax Practice Group.

The firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice is among the top seven firms ranked in Michigan. Chambers notes Maddin Hauser is known for its “strong reputation in the market for handling matters relating to various types of medical plans, qualified retirement plans, and executive compensation arrangements.” They regularly counsel “on related tax implications, corporate transactions, and estate planning” and focus on “assisting clients with the design, installation, and termination of qualified retirement plans.”

Chambers and Partners is the leading global independent legal research publication providing detailed insights into leading law firms and lawyers for over 30 years. Research analysts review law firm submissions and conduct thousands of interviews with clients, attorneys, and other legal leaders. Chambers ranks lawyers and law firms based on several factors and considerations, including their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service.