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Detroit—September 18, 2020—Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton & Tomich is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been named to the 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list.

Dan Dalton, a founding partner of the firm, has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyer list multiple times since 2009 in the category of zoning and land use, areas where he has a national reputation as a tenacious and strategic litigator. He has a special focus on religious denominational splits and property disputes, representing religious institutions of all faiths throughout the country in cases related to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), as well as local churches seeking to separate from their mainline denominations while retaining their property using denominational trust clauses.

Senior Associates Lawrence Opalewski and Alex Reuter were named Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Stars, a designation that represents no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Opalewski was named a Rising Star in general litigation for the third time. He focuses his practice on land use and zoning litigation, including riparian (water) rights, as well as constitutional and civil rights litigation.  Reuter was named a Rising Star in business litigation for the second year. He specializes in all areas of business, real estate, and commercial litigation, with a significant portion of his work focused on zoning and land use.

About Super Lawyers

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About Dalton + Tomich

Detroit-based Dalton + Tomich PLC is comprised of land use, denominational trust law, and business law attorneys. Serving as a partner to religious organizations, Dalton + Tomich is a national leader in religious property law land use, notably with cases related to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and denominational splits. Learn more about our services for businesses and religious organizations at