Alexander Lebedinski Speaking at Small Business Forum

Alexander Lebedinski, of GMH, speaking at Small Business Forum
The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Alexander Lebedinski will be a speaker at the Global Business Coming Local-Helping Foreign Business Locate in Michigan presentation hosted by the Small Business Forum of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The presentation will take place Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center, located at 201 W. Big Beaver Rd. Troy, MI, 48084.

GMH attorney, Alexander Lebedinski will be speaking on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – the road to green cards through direct investment in the United States.  Other subject matter that will be discussed is how the MEDC assists foreign direct investments in Michigan, brownfield and economic incentives relative to commercial real estate and tax considerations for U.S. inbound investors – capitalize and structure, added tax compliance and tax planning opportunities.

To register for the presentation, please visit The cost is $25 that includes a light dinner. You can register online or by mail. The deadline for registration is Monday, June 20, 2016.

Alexander Lebedinski is a shareholder with GMH and concentrates his practice in the areas of international law, business transactions, health care and immigration law.  As part of his practice, he assists foreign investors and entities with establishing operations in the U.S., prepares and negotiates contracts for international supply, joint venture, agency and distributor relationships, and capital equipment purchase agreements and technology license agreements.  Alexander Lebedinski also assists international and U.S. employers, both established and start-ups, with selecting and obtaining employment based visas, visa extensions and permanent residence (Green Cards) for business executives, investors, professionals and their families.  Over the years, Alexander Lebedinski has represented clients from the Russian Federation, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, India, Brazil, Canada and Ukraine, and is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian languages.

Alexander Lebedinski



John Anderson Speaking in Live Webinar Stark Law Regulations: Significance to Your Firm

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that John Anderson will be a speaker for the Live Webinar assembled by The Knowledge Group titled, CMS Final Rule Modifying the Stark Law Regulations: Significance to Your Firm Explored! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have recently published the final CY 2016 Physician Fee Schedule rule. This rule modifies the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law), and sets in stone new exceptions for Recruitment of Non-Physician Practitioners (NNPs).

The webinar is a review of the Physician Self-Referral Law, significant modifications and new exceptions, key regulatory considerations and challenges. Mr. Anderson will be breaking the rule into easy to understand sections and discussing the legal risks and traps of the modification.

Participants that would benefit from the webinar include organizations, finance executives and service providers; as well as hospital executives, medical directors, health insurance companies and finance lawyers. To register for the Live Webinar and to receive more information, please visit:

John Anderson is co-chair of the healthcare practice group at the law firm of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. in Troy, Michigan. He represents physicians, group practices, ancillary providers, Accountable Care Organizations, clinical labs and hospitals, among others. He regularly helps clients navigate regulatory issues and structures business arrangements in the constantly evolving healthcare environment. He’s the former Board Chair of Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc, Michigan and he currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Ascension Health, Michigan where he also chairs the Quality & Safety Committee for that state-wide Board. John also sits on the Board of Directors of the Genesys Physician Hospital Organization, which operated one of the original Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations and which currently operates a Shared Savings Plan ACO.

John Anderson


Albert Taylor Nelson, Jr. Reappointed to the State Board of Ethics

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Gov. Rick Snyder recently reappointed Albert Taylor Nelson, Jr., to the State Board of Ethics. The seven-member board serves as an advisory and investigatory committee which determines the ethical conduct of classified state employees and public officers in the executive branch of the Michigan state government. “These individuals are exceptional choices for this board,” Snyder said. “I am confident their backgrounds, skills and experiences will assist the board in maintaining the highest ethical standing across state government.” This is Mr. Nelson’s second, four-year term on the State Board of Ethics, he was first appointed to the board in 2012.

Mr. Nelson is president of the defense practice firm Albert Taylor Nelson, Jr., PLC and has served of counsel to Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. since 2008. He specializes in litigation and workers’ compensation. Prior to practicing law, he taught Social Studies at the nationally renowned Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Nelson has been active in the community, involving himself with numerous civic and professional organizations. Further, he has been nominated as a dbusiness Magazine Top Lawyer, a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer.

Albert Taylor Nelson, Jr.


John McNew of GMH, Published in Real Property Law Section, March 2016

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that John McNew has published an article in the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan’s e-Newsletter. The article is titled Insurance Proceeds: No Double Dips and is about the ruling in the case of Howard v. National City Mortgage (Mich App No. 323118, January 12, 2016, unpublished).

John McNew writes about how the implications of the full credit bid rule led to the predictable result, a mortgagee is not entitled to insurance proceeds for a loss occurring prior to a foreclosure sale if the mortgagee made a full credit bid extinguishing the debt. The link for the full article is:

John McNew is an associate in the firm’s Business Practice Group. John concentrates his practice on corporate law, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, business formation, information and technology transactions and digital media issues. John’s clients include startups and small and middle market businesses.

John McNew

Gregory J. Gamalski of GMH, Moderates ICLE Homeward Bound Series 2015-2016 (Webinar)

Gregory J. Gamalski of GMH, Moderates ICLE Homeward Bound Series 2015-2016 (Webinar)

Cosponsored by the Real Property Law Section

 Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Gregory J. Gamalski is the moderator in ICLE Homeward Bound Series 2015-2016: Salvaging Abandoned Properties Webinar.  The Webinar is titled Bring Your Clients’ Abandoned Properties Back to Life and was cosponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Greg Gamalski, along with the webinar’s other contributors, discussed navigating matters related to abandoned properties such as tax foreclosures, traditional foreclosure sales and issues arising between senior and junior mortgagees and the secondary market. The link for registration is, or call (877) 229-4350.

Gregory Gamalski


Mark Papazian, of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., Named a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers 2015

Mark Papazian has been named a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers 2015.  Mr. Papazian is a partner in Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.’s litigation department. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Mr. Papazian specializes in divorce, custody and related family matters, commercial and business litigation and represents numerous media celebrities, recording artists and professional athletes. Mr. Papazian also has considerable experience working with government law, real estate and sports and entertainment representation and marketing. This is due to his background in music and nightclub industries. He has over 40 years of law experience, has tried cases throughout the State of Michigan and has been appointed as a “receiver” by the Oakland County Circuit Court.

Mr. Papazian has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.  He also has been named a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine, and has been selected as a Best Lawyer and Leading Lawyer by various publications.

Mark Papazian



Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., Attorneys Named as Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is proud to announce that the following lawyers have been named as “Super Lawyers”:


Congratulations to our Attorneys for their outstanding achievement!

Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski Joins Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

Jodi Debbrecht Switalski, Judge of the 51st District Court in Waterford and Gubernatorial appointee, has resigned her position to join the firm of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. in the firm’s Family Law Group. Jodi plans on concentrating her practice in the areas of family law, criminal, municipal and medical malpractice.

For over 25 years, Judge Jodi has been on the front lines on issues surrounding substance abuse and dependency with attention to Veterans. While working as a child protection worker, a prosecutor or in her judicial role, she has advocated recovery. Jodi also serves as Senior Associate for The Stutman Group (www.thestutmangroup,com) and has become a pioneer in the State of Michigan and around the country, initiating an early response to the synthetic drug and opioid epidemic, orchestrating seminars in schools, private institutions, corporations, judicial and law enforcement organizations, medical professionals and more. She co-founded the Regional Anti-Drug Education and Outreach program (, which has received numerous accolades, and she also serves on Oakland County’s Prescription Drug Task Force.

Along with her community advocacy, she operates highly successful sobriety/drug and domestic violence treatment courts and founded one of the first veteran’s treatment courts in Michigan, extending this education and advocacy to a new class of individuals – our heroes, the men and women returning from military service.

Judge Jodi earned her undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis in children with behavioral disorders, studied in her graduate program in human development and completed her juris doctorate in 2003. She was unanimously selected to receive the state wide, first ever “Integrity in our Communities” Award from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was recently appointed as a member of the State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee. She is a frequent guest on a number of TV and radio shows and has appeared before hundreds of audiences in the U.S. of varying demographics.

Jodi Debbrecht Switalski

Jared M. Trust, Shareholder at GMH

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jared M. Trust is now a shareholder with the firm.

Mr. Trust focuses his practice primarily on the defense of hospitals and health care providers in medical malpractice litigation.  He also represents clients in defense of automobile accidents, licensing issues and other areas of general negligence defense including premises liability.

Mr. Trust received his Psychology, with honors, from Florida State University and his J.D from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School where he received numerous academic awards for outstanding performance in Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Pre-Trial Litigation.   While in law school, Mr. Trust served as a director for the University’s moot court program, which is nationally ranked in the top 10.  He received numerous oral argument awards for his involvement in international moot court competitions and inter-school competitions.

Mr. Trust has been named as a Rising Star Attorney in the State of Michigan based upon his peer recognition and professional achievement within the field of Medical Malpractice Defense.  Jared is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is an active member of the Oakland County Bar Association.   He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, as well as the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan.

Jared M. Trust


Paul A. Thursam, Shareholder at GMH

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Paul A. Thursam is now a shareholder with the firm.

Mr. Thursam is in the firm’s Business Practice Group and Real Estate Practice Group. Paul’s legal experience is broad and includes complex real estate litigation and transactions, loans and financing, Uniform Commercial Code, and banking transactions and litigation.  Mr. Thursam also manages the firm’s summer clerk program.

Paul is a graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As an undergraduate, he was awarded numerous Class and University Honors, including the William J. Branstrom Prize for academics. He received his Juris Doctor from Wayne State Law School, where he was Assistant Editor of the Wayne Law Review.

As a lawyer, Paul has been named a dbusiness Top Lawyer for 2012-2015, and a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2012-2015. He is also a Leadership Detroit XXXVI class member, and the recipient of Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyers 2014”.

Paul A. Thursam

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