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Plante & Moran's Joe Cunningham Awarded 2011 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award


Southfield, Michigan
– Plante & Moran, PLLC, the nation’s 12th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announces that Joe Cunningham, J.D., CPA, a long-time partner in the firm, has received the 2011 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award from Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM) in the category of Contributions to Law and Aging. ELM is a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes and protects the rights, health and economic well-being of older adults and people with disabilities, providing information, advocacy, legal advice and professional services.

Cunningham works in Plante & Moran’s valuation services area, where he specializes in business valuation, divorce taxation, and marital settlements. As a leader of the Michigan State Bar’s Michigan Litigation Assistance Partnership Program (MI LAPP), Cunningham has participated in preparing hundreds of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for low income families to ensure their economic security in retirement. Additionally, he serves on the Finance-Audit Committee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

Cunningham and his fellow honorees will receive their awards at a reception to be held on April 1, 2011 at the Country Club of Lansing.

Cunningham and his wife, Brenda, are residents of West Bloomfield.

About the Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award
Inspired by the career of former Deputy Attorney General of Michigan, Joe D. Sutton, Elder Law of Michigan annually honors leaders in the fields of law, aging, and disability rights for their actions and passion for promoting and protecting the rights, health and economic well-being of older adults, vulnerable adults, and people with disabilities. The Call to Justice Awards are presented by Elder Law of Michigan, in partnership with the Access to Justice Fund of the State Bar of Michigan and the Ingham County Bar Association. Learn more at www.elderlawofmi.org.

About Plante & Moran, PLLC
Plante & Moran (www.plantemoran.com) is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting, and wealth management services. Plante & Moran has a staff of more than 1,600 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante & Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

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