John Dykema has had an extraordinary career, making a lasting mark on the world of business. His accomplishments are as varied as they are impressive.
He is a member of Dykema’s Commercial Litigation team and Construction Industry Group. His clients come to him for representation in numerous disputes, such as breach of contract/bond claim litigation, construction defect claims, complex commercial foreclosures and bankruptcy matters.
Early Life and Education
Dykema was an influential music educator who worked to spread the gospel of music education around the world. He taught at various schools and colleges, such as Teachers College at Columbia University.
He organized choirs at the school and created one of the first music appreciation courses in America. Additionally, he promoted community singing and the importance of music in town centers.
He was an influential leader within Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, serving as its supreme president from 1922 to 1928 and committeeman-at-large from 1928 to 1934. Additionally, he edited the 1931 edition of Sinfonia Songs and contributed songs to Twice 55 Community Songs–a series which brought together songs of a more general genre.
John Dykema has had an illustrious career in the legal world, holding various roles at Dykema Gossett. He was an honorary member of the American Bar Association and its founding partner.
His remarkable career has also included a variety of civic and community service endeavors. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he served as trustee for the university from 1964 to 1981; also serving on the board of trustees at Detroit Institute of Art, founding member of Michigan Museum of Science & Technology, and charter member of Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.
His latest role is director of football compliance & lead football counsel for the Detroit Lions, where he supervises a team of attorneys that ensure compliance with NFL policies pertaining to player safety, integrity, discipline and administration within the league.
Achievements and Honors
Dykema championed music education and organized choirs in all of his schools. As a professor at the university level, he also promoted the arts.
He founded the first graduate program in music education at Teachers College, Columbia University and published numerous books and music journals related to this field.
Dykema was also recognized for his contributions to public policy. He held positions on numerous government commissions and advisory panels, such as the White House Task Force on Federal Assistance to Minorities in Education.
John Dykema was an active member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and served as its national president from 1922 to 1928, helping expand its membership and presence throughout America.
Dykema was deeply committed to his family in both personal and professional life. He ensured his children learned responsibility through hard work, volunteering their time, and helping out wherever needed.
He worked tirelessly to promote music education, encouraging schools to incorporate art and music into their curricula. His efforts made a lasting impression on students around the globe. A leader in many organizations such as Music Teachers National Association and NAfME, he was an admired and revered figure within the music industry until his passing in 1951 at 80 years old.
John Nicholas Dykema has an estimated net worth of $2.8 million. His stock portfolio, consisting of 10,000 units of Nicolet Bankshares stock worth $2,754,065, values his shares at an estimated value of $2,754,065.
As Dykema’s Political Compliance Team Leader, he represents an array of clients including corporations, trade associations, high net worth individuals, candidates for office, ballot campaigns, political action committees and issue advocacy groups. He regularly provides advice on election law matters at federal, state and local levels.
John Nicholas Dykema has made two insider transactions in Nicolet Bankshares Inc over the past 18 months, totalling 19,586 shares. These included a net purchase of 8,875 shares by Moore Hubert Phillip Jr and a net sale of 7,900 shares by Patrick Joseph Madson; further details can be found in our insider trading tracker table.