Dinsmore adds team of business attorneys in metro Detroit — an M&A ‘hot spot’

Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has hired a team of experienced M&A attorneys away from Royal Oak-based Howard & Howard PLLC as the firm aims to grow in size and prestige.

The team, led by Joseph DeVito, started earlier this week at the firm, which has local offices in Troy and Ann Arbor. There’s already deals underway in sectors from defense and industrial to tech and CBD, DeVito said.

“It seems Detroit is a hot spot where national firms want to develop their M&A (teams),” DeVito said. “We’re no longer just automotive. There’s aerospace, technology, software, life sciences, intellectual property … health care M&A has really exploded. Detroit’s really become a hub for all sorts of industries.”

DeVito’s team will be based mostly in Dinsmore’s Troy office. The other M&A specialists and partners are Jeffrey Hoover, Evonne Xu and Ian Larkin, as well as Jane Hahn, who joins the firm’s Chicago office. The team brings a book of clients that includes…

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