Dykema Adds Experienced Tax Attorney to Ann Arbor Office; Gregory K. Jones Joins Firm’s Los Angeles Office

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 16:11

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Gina M. Torielli to its Taxation Group as senior counsel in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. Ms. Torielli, who was an associate with Dykema from 1991-96, rejoins the firm after serving as a consultant on municipal finance and state tax issues arising in the court-ordered mediation of the City of Detroit's bankruptcy.

After her time as an associate with Dykema, Ms. Torielli went on to become the first woman to serve as president of a major Michigan law firm when she became president and CEO of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a position she held for more than five years. After Howard and Howard, she served more than 10 years as a professor and director of the Graduate Tax program at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she taught courses about tax practice and procedure, standards and ethics of tax practice and tax-exempt organizations.

Her practice focuses on taxation and public finance, advising nonprofit organizations and governmental entities on issues relating to tax exemption, tax-exempt financing and state and federal tax issues.

Ms. Torielli is a past chairperson of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan. She was designated one of the Top 10 Business Women of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners in the spring of 2003, and was also named one of Corp! Magazine’s 95 most powerful women in 2002.

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Dykema has announced the addition of Gregory K. Jones to its Corporate Finance practice as senior counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Dykema, he practiced in the Los Angeles offices of Stutman, Treister & Glatt, PC.

Mr. Jones focuses his practice on bankruptcy law. He has represented operating debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, secured creditors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, individual creditors in bankruptcy cases, purchasers of bankruptcy assets, Chapter 11 trustees, receivers, and assignees for the benefit of creditors. He has also appeared before bankruptcy courts and state courts on a regular basis.