Douglas L. Toering, a partner with Mantese Honigman, P.C. in Troy, has been named the recipient of the 15th Annual Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award by the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section. This prestigious award honors Michigan business lawyers who consistently exemplify the characteristics the Business Law Section seeks to foster and facilitate: the highest quality of professionalism, the highest quality of practice, and an unwavering dedication to service, ethical conduct, and collegiality within the practice of law.
At Mantese Honigman, Toering handles business litigation, shareholder disputes, business transactional matters, and healthcare law. Before joining Mantese Honigman, Toering practiced as in-house counsel for General Motors Corporation, later as a partner at a national litigation firm, and then as a principal at his own firm. Over a distinguished career, Toering has represented Fortune 500 companies in commercial litigation as well as small businesses and their owners in litigation and transactional matters.
Toering joins other experienced and accomplished business law attorneys who received the Schulman Award. Some of his most substantial contributions to the Business Law Section and the practice of business law include having served as chair of the Business Law Section and the Section’s Small Business Forum and Law Schools Committee and being a leader in the development of the state’s business courts. Currently, Toering chairs the Commercial Litigation Committee and the Business Courts Committee for the Business Law Section. Toering has been involved with the Section for many years and is “humbled by the award.”
Reflecting on the work of the Business Law Section, Toering said this award inspires him to continue working for the development of business law in Michigan, and that he is thankful for everything the Section and its members are doing to support business law in the state.