The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, along with the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan are Co-Sponsoring the Second Annual Urban Farming Symposium on May 18, 2012 at 8:00am. Co-chairing the event are Gregory J. Gamalski, a partner in the Business Practice Group of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. in Troy, Michigan; Paul Thursam, an associate at GMH; and Professor Jacqueline Hand of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Mr. Gamalski is currently a Council Member for the Real Property Law Section. Mr. Thursam has moderated roundtables for the Section on Urban Farming. The presentations will focus on policy and practical issues related to urban farming and agriculture as part of creative and adaptive re-use of the urban landscape. The Symposium will be open to the public but focused on the legal community and planning communities. Detroit is a laboratory where urban farming is fermenting, evolving and growing. The Symposium is intended to establish a reasoned framework for discussions about the legal and policy issues that should be considered by local units of government and citizens grappling with this dynamic concept. For more information contact Paul Thursam at 248.457.7189 orĀ

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is ranked as the 12th largest law firm in Michigan. Founded 35 years ago, located in Troy and Detroit, Michigan, it is a full service law firm with 70 attorneys. Areas of practice include family law, corporate and business law, health care law, estate planning, commercial litigation, governmental law, real estate, creditors’ rights, criminal law, and employment and labor law. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is named in U.S. News & World Report as a Best Law Firm in America 2012, Tier 1.

Gregory J. Gamalski


Paul Thursam