By Sherri Welch
Attorneys for Jonathan Aaron, president of the William Davidson Foundation, have filed motions to withdraw appeals in a case seeking to divide the foundations $1 billion-plus in assets, less than a week after filing them.
As reported by Crain’s last week, Aarons attorneys, led by Thomas McNeill, a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC, filed the appeal in both Oakland County Circuit Court and also the State of Michigan Court of Appeals on June 6.
The appeals followed Oakland County Probate Court Judge Daniel O’Briens May decision that the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case because the foundation was incorporated in Delaware. Aaron had appealed that decision. Now that the appeals have been withdrawn, it remains to be seen if Aaron will ask for the division in a Delaware court. McNeill could not immediately be reached for comment.