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Grady Avant

Grady Avant, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1961, Alabama 1962, Michigan 1972.

Background

  • Avant, Grady was born on March 1, 1932 in New Orleans. Son of Grady and Sarah (Rutherford) Avant.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1954. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1960.

    Career

    • Associate Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, Birmingham, Alabama, 1961-1963. Associate, partner Long, Preston, Kinnaird & Avant, Detroit, 1972-1987. Partner Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman, 1988-1994.

      Senior vice president investment banking North American Capital Advisors, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, 1995-1996. Private practice Grosse Pointe, 1996—2001, Birmingham, Alabama, 2001—2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1961, Alabama 1962, Michigan 1972.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to legal journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served to lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member American Bar Association (business law section, federal regulation of securities committee), State Bar of Michigan (council section antitrust law 1978-1985, chairman section 1983-1984, business law section), Detroit Committee on Foreign Relations (executive committee 1979—2001, chairman 1986-1988), Mountain Brook Club, Knickerbocker Club, Princeton Club of Michigan (president 1976-1977, 94-95).

    Connections

    • Married Katherine Willis Yancey, February 23, 1963. Children: Grady M., Mary Willis Yancey.
    • father: Grady Avant
    • mother: Sarah (Rutherford) Avant
    • spouse: Katherine Willis Yancey
    • children: Grady M. Avant
    • Mary Willis Yancey Avant
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    Born March 1, 1932
    Died June 2, 2004
    (aged 72)
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