Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Grand Rapids
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Honigman, 2290 First National Building, 660 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
What U.S. Business Lawyers Need to Know About Canadian Insolvency Proceedings
Date: May 7, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C., 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 2500, Southfield, MI 48034-8214
25th Annual Business Law Institute
Date: June 7, 2013
Location: JW Marriott, Grand Rapids
Moderator: Jeffrey J. Van Winkle, Clark Hill PLC, Grand Rapids
||Welcome and Update on Business Law Section Activities
Marguerite M. Donahue, Chair, Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Seyburn Kahn Ginn Bess and Serlin PC, Southfield
||Business Legislation Update
Stay up-to-date on all of the latest changes in Michigan business legislation. Confidently advise your clients with essential information in this yearly update.
James L. Carey, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills
||Business Caselaw Update
Don’t miss this annual expert review of the year in Michigan business caselaw. Take away keen analysis of the developments and how they will impact your practice and business clients this year and beyond.
Jeffrey S. Ammon, Miller Johnson, Grand Rapids
||Tax Law Developments and Their Impact on Business Lawyers
Learn more about recent federal legislation, cases, and rulings affecting the taxation of businesses such as partnerships and their partners, as well as corporations and their shareholders. Anticipate how these developments will affect your business clients in the years to come.
Tracy Marrin, Rehmann, Ann Arbor
||Business Law in Michigan: A 25 Year Retrospective
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Business Law Institute, some of the most preeminent business lawyers in Michigan reflect on many significant developments that have shaped the landscape of business law practice. Hear expert commentary on important changes, including caselaw, regulatory actions, and legislation. Keep an eye out for what is next for Michigan businesses with advice and perspective from our expert panelists.
Justin G. Klimko, Butzel Long PC, Detroit
James R. Cambridge, Kerr Russell and Weber PLC,
Hugh H. Makens, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Grand Rapids
Cyril Moscow, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Detroit
Alex J. DeYonker, Spartan Stores Inc., Grand Rapids
||Lunch on Premises - Sponsored by BDO
||Advising Successful Entrepreneurial Clients: Introduction to Case Study
This session lays out the foundation for our case study segments designed to help you effectively advise successful entrepreneurial clients. Using a cohesive fact pattern that begins after formation, our sessions will delve into issues such as who owns the company’s intellectual property and how to handle disputes among shareholders. These sessions will use true-to-life facts to help illustrate complex funding issues, such as how the JOBS Act impacts raising capital and negotiating a venture capital term sheet.
Tania E. (Dee Dee) Fuller, Fuller Law and Counseling PC, Grand Rapids
||Advising Successful Entrepreneurial Clients Case Study: Handling Shareholder Disputes
With increased success often comes an increase in disputes among members or shareholders. Be prepared to handle shareholder disputes when and if they arise, whether you are representing the company or individual shareholders. Explore issues such as minority shareholder oppression, inspection rights, and available remedies.
Edward H. Pappas, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Troy
||Advising Successful Entrepreneurial Clients Case Study: Intellectual Property Issues
For many entrepreneurial clients, intellectual property is among their company’s most valuable assets. Move beyond the basics of IP and gain a better understanding of who actually owns IP rights and how IP assets are valued.
Leigh C. Taggart, Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, Bloomfield Hills
||Advising Successful Entrepreneurial Clients Case Study: Negotiating the Venture Capital Term Sheet
Representing a growing business like the one in our case study may also entail negotiating a venture capital term sheet. Review the specific elements needed to create an effective venture capital term sheet that serves the needs of clients in the current marketplace. Analyze some of the most commonly negotiated provisions such as voting rights, dividends, and indemnification.
Phillip D. Torrence, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Kalamazoo
||Questions and Answers
||Networking Reception - Sponsored by Stout Risius Ross
||Annual Business Law Section Dinner - Food Stations sponsored by J.P. Morgan Escrow Services
Annual Meeting Event
Date: September 26, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Detroit Novi in Novi
4:00 p.m.—Educational Presentation (TBD)
5:00 p.m.—Annual Meeting, Council Meeting, presentation of Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award