Taft Detroit Continues Expansion, Welcomes Steven Enwright as Partner

Taft Detroit is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Enwright, from Varnum, as a partner in the firm’s Business practice group.

Enwright joins at a time of strategic growth for Taft Detroit. Market expansion over the last year included 11 new attorneys – six partners from Dinsmore & Shohl in February 2024, three partners from Clark Hill in April 2023, and two attorneys from other firms in March 2024.

Enwright specializes in delivering strategic business guidance and providing clients with a broad spectrum of corporate law services, including general corporate counseling, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategic partnerships, technology agreements, and diverse financings. He has a wealth of experience in supporting both business entities and investors, with a strong track record in the startup and emerging company sectors. Enwright will act as outside general counsel for a variety of emerging and mid-size businesses and family offices, spanning a variety of industries.

“I am excited to embark on this next stage in my career and what it means for my practice,” said Enwright. “The deep bench of expertise provides comprehensive solutions for all my clients’ needs. Meeting the team at Taft, I look forward to working closely with the immensely talented professionals in Detroit and across the firm.”

Taft Detroit Partner-in-Charge Mark Cooper said, “Bringing Steve to Taft Detroit is validation that talent and creativity is at the heart of our firm, and certainly, key attributes for our continued success.” “Our clients are in diverse sectors, and we welcome Steve’s broad range of skill and knowledge to counsel and navigate through any critical objectives they desire.”

Enwright earned his B.A. from Michigan State University, M.BA. from Wayne State School of Business, and his J.D. and master’s degree from Wayne State University Law School.

Ranked in the prestigious Am Law 100 as the 82nd largest firm in the U.S. in 2023 by revenue, Taft has approximately 875 attorneys spread across nine major markets – eight in the Midwest (Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis) as well as Washington, DC. The firm has grown its lawyer headcount by 250% and revenues by 325% since 2017, which led to being recognized by Am Law 100 as the fastest growing law firm in 2022. As a result, Taft is now approximately the 50th largest law firm in the U.S. by lawyer headcount. With today’s announcement, Taft Detroit has 135 attorneys.

About Taft

As the modern law firm, Taft is fully committed to delivering the highest level of service to today’s organizations. The firm operates under a non-headquartered model, with offices across nine primary Midwest markets and the District of Columbia—875 attorneys strong. The legal performance of Taft attorneys is recognized nationally by peers and industry colleagues, with inclusion in the Am Law 100, Chambers USA, U.S. News Media Group Best Law Firms ranking, Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers, and more.

For over 135 years, Taft has maintained an outstanding legacy, devoted to serving our clients and their evolving needs. Today, Taft is keeping that commitment and discovering new ways to think forward as the modern law firm.

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