CMDA Announces New Managing Partner

The Firm is pleased to announce that Christopher G. Schultz has been selected to be the new managing partner of the Firm. Concluding his tenure as managing partner after nine years, T. Joseph Seward explained, “I talked with the equity partners about my wish to step down as managing partner and go back and do what I love most about being a lawyer, going to court, litigating files, and trying cases.  I have no doubt that Chris will continue the core traditions of client service, attorney development, and community leadership that have been fundamental to our development over the years.”

“I am pleased and honored to become CMDA’s newest managing partner,” explained Mr. Schultz, “Joe has always championed CMDA as a growing Firm whose strength rests in the service the Firm provides our clients, and I’m delighted to be able to continue that tradition as the next leader.”

Mr. Schultz joined the Firm in 1993. He focuses his practice on representing and counseling manufacturers, financial service institutions and small and large businesses in the retail and service sectors in many areas, including entity selection, start-up issues, shareholder and owner relationships, employment matters, mergers, acquisitions , real estate and business succession planning. Additionally, he assists a great number of clients with estate planning and elderly planning, including wills, trusts, charitable giving, estate administration, irrevocable trusts, gifting and special needs trusts. Mr. Schultz received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School and a Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Schultz can be reached at (734) 261-2400 or