New Chair for Corp. and Business Law Section

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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Appoints Michael D. Makofsky to Chair Its Corporate and Business Law Section

CLEVELAND – January 18, 2011 – The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) recently appointed Michael D. Makofsky as chair of its Corporate and Business Law Section, composed of more than 200 attorneys charged with forging a stronger partnership between the area’s legal and business communities. Makofsky is a principal at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A.

Noting that the CMBA has been reaching out to organizations like the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Council of Smaller Enterprises, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Cleveland Plus, Makofsky said, “With all the business activities underway in Northeast Ohio, my primary initiative is to further fuse the efforts of the legal and business professionals.” He added, “I believe that this will not only spur constructive discussion and collaboration, but also generate referrals and opportunities for the legal and business community.”

Makofsky has been an active CMBA member since he was admitted to the bar in 1999. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, he counsels businesses in transactional, day-to-day and industry matters including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations. He also represents companies as well as a broad range of financial institutions and financial service providers in commercial finance transactions. .

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