BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Taubman Company LLC (“Taubman”) today announced that Michele Walton has been promoted to senior vice president, general counsel reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Taubman. In her role, Walton is responsible for all legal affairs and functions, and serves as a member of the company’s operating committee.
“Michele has had an impressive career trajectory during her 10 years at Taubman,” said Robert Taubman. “She is a well-respected leader with exceptional legal acumen and we look forward to her continued contributions.”
Prior to being named senior vice president, general counsel, Walton held the roles of vice president, assistant general counsel and vice president, senior counsel, as well as director, lease compliance. She started her career in Chicago at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flaum LLP and later joined Reed Smith LLP where she was a partner. Walton has a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University.
The Taubman Company LLC is engaged in the management and/or leasing of 26 regional, super-regional and outlet malls in the U.S. and Asia. The Taubman Realty Group LLC’s (“TRG”) U.S. properties are among the most productive in the U.S. retail industry. Founded in 1950, TRG is a joint venture between affiliates of Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) and the Taubman family and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.taubman.com.