Attorney Patrick D. Crandell was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Livonia Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The Livonia EDC provides a partnership between the public and private sectors and offers an incentive program designed to help businesses grow and prosper. The role of the Board, composed of business leaders and community representatives, is to discuss the issuing of tax-exempt revenue bonds or notes to finance all or parts of the cost of a project, including acquisition, new construction, renovating of existing property, and machinery and equipment.
A partner at Collins Einhorn, Crandell defends insurance coverage actions in both state and federal court. He has vast experience preparing coverage opinions, counseling insurance carriers on complex insurance coverage disputes, and handling construction and contractual matters. Before joining the firm, Crandell also handled an array of civil and criminal matters, including employment, constitutional, and white collar criminal defense. He has been listed as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® Magazine for the past three years in a row.
In addition to Crandell’s involvement with the Livonia EDC, he also serves on the Oakland County Bar Association Legislative Committee and as a council member on the Insurance and Indemnity Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Representative Assembly, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce, and the Armadillo Club.
Crandell earned his undergraduate degree cum laude from the Western Michigan University and his law degree cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.