Patrick Moran, a longtime corporate litigation attorney with experience across both FL and Michigan, announced his retirement as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CenTra,Inc. where he provided strategic guidance to a group of diverse Michigan companies with interests in investment, transportation, infrastructure, and insurance.
Mr. Moran focused his efforts as lead counsel on litigation surrounding Detroit International Bridge Company’s plans to construct a new cross-border bridge. The planned bridge will take the place of Ambassador Bridge, which is the busiest U.S.-Canada bridge linkage and accommodates 25 percent of all the trade between the two countries.
Mr. Moran’s experience prior to his time as a FL lawyer included leading Simpson & Moran as senior and founding partner. The practice maintained Michigan offices in Birmingham, Cheboygan, Petoskey, and Detroit, and gained a reputation as Oakland County’s leading law firm. Among his accomplishments was defending the Ambassador Bridge against confiscation by Canada in a high-profile U.S.-Canada case that extended through 1979 and 1980.