Signature Event


Over the past several months, we have all been following updates around COVID-19 and have undoubtedly felt its impact on our daily lives. During this unprecedented time, many of us have had to make decisions that we never saw coming as the safety and well-being of our community is top priority.

The Signature Event, which is the Foundation’s cornerstone event and largest fundraiser, was originally scheduled for April 30, 2020. After monitoring the nation’s situation and discussing our options for the upcoming event, the trustees made the decision to postpone the 21st Annual Signature Event to September 10, 2020, and then had to make the tough decision to cancel the event. As with all of you, we look forward to this evening each year and this decision wasn’t made lightly.  

Even though the event was cancelled, the majority of the 2020 Signature Event sponsors, listed to the right, allowed the foundation to retain their sponsorship as a donation so that OCBF could continue its mission and still support many worthy organizations. Several ticket holders also allowed the foundation to retain their ticket fee as a donation.

We can’t thank them enough for their support of the Oakland County Bar Foundation and its mission. We wish you, your families and colleagues all the best in the coming months. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Tillinger at 248-334-3400.



David E. Plunkett
President, Oakland County Bar Foundation

The OCBF Signature Event is the highlight of the spring season for many Association and Foundation members. This year over 400 members will join us on Thursday, April 30 to raise money for the Foundation and many programs they fund. Last year the event raised over $238,000 with the help of the sponsors and attendees.  Proceeds allow the Foundation to fund programs of many worthy organizations such as Lakeshore Legal Aid, Beaumont Foundation, Michigan Civic Center for Education, Jewish Family Services, White Lake Police Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Association, to name a few.

Each year, in addition to scores of lawyers and law firms, numerous companies that provide goods and services to the legal profession generously support the Signature Event by serving as sponsors. In the last five years alone the Foundation has raised more than $1.7 million at this event because of the generous support of the many sponsors in Oakland and surrounding counties. 
We hope we will be able to celebrate with everyone in April 2021!

To see all of the photos from the 2019 Signature Event visit the OCBA's Flickr page.












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AlixPartners, LLP**
Altior Law, PC**
Bodman PLC **
Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC **
Bush Seyferth PLLC **
Cendrowski Corporate Advisors LLC **
Clark Hill PLC **

Collins Einhorn Farrell P.C. **
Dykema Gossett PLLC **
Gasiorek, Morgan, Greco, McCauley and Kotzian, P.C. **

Honigman LLP **
Hoyer Law Group, PLLC **
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.**
Kohn Financial Consulting, L.L.C. **
The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer **
Lippitt O'Keefe PLLC **
Lipson Neilson P.C. **
Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller P.C. **
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone P.L.C. **
The Miller Law Firm **
Oakland County Bar Foundation Board of Trustees **
O'Keefe **
Pepper Hamilton LLP *
Stevenson & Bullock, PLC
Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C. **



Accurity Group, LLC *
Alspector, Sosin & Noveck, PLLC *
Antone, Casagrande & Adwers, PC, Immigration Law Firm **
Bank|Rifkin *
Berry Moorman, P.C. ** 
Bogas & Koncious P.C. **

Bosart Wealth Management Group of RBC Wealth Management **
Brenda M. Orlando, CPA/ABV/CFF, P.C. **
Butzel Long **
Carson Fischer, P.L.C. **
Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz, P.C. *
Crawford & Winiarski Financial Consulting **
Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC **
Edwards, Ellis & Associates, P.C. 
Foley & Lardner LLP **
Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. **
Garan Lucow Miller, P.C. *
Gordon Advisors, P.C. *
Green and Green. P.L.L.C. *
Gregory J. Schwartz & Co., Inc. **
Harness, Dickey & Pierce PLC **
Hertz Schram PC **
Hubbard, Snitchler & Parzianello PLC **
Kerr Russell **
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook **
LoVasco Consulting Group **
Mantese Honigman, PC **
McDonald Hopkins, PLC 
McGraw Morris P.C. **
The Mendelson Law Firm **
Michael S. Clawson PLLC **
Oakland County Bar Association Board of Directors **
Oakland County Bar Foundation Emeritus Trustees *
Oakland County Legal News **
Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, P.C. **
The Pazner Law Firm, P.C. **
Plunkett Cooney **
Schafer and Weiner, PLLC **
Schefman & Associates PC *
Serling & Abramson, PC **
Sommers Schwartz, P.C. **
Steinhardt Pesick & Cohen P.C. **
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law *
U.S. Legal Support **
Van Conway & Partners *
William Mack & Associates, Inc. **
Wolfson Bolton PLLC ** 
Zausmer, P.C.  **


* 2-4 consecutive years of sponsorship
** 5 or more consecutive years of sponsorship