Trusted Business Advisor, Deal Attorney and Business Law Counselor to Select Middle-Market Clients
My motto: Find the way to get it done. For more than two decades, my practice has focused on middle market clients who face the same complex set of issues and challenges to business, growth and transition as their larger counterparts but without the benefit of a professional board of directors or the expansive infrastructure support enjoyed by larger enterprises. These are the clients whom I believe can most benefit from my efforts. I have steered these middle market companies and, in some cases, their individual shareholders or founding entrepreneurs through major and defining business transactions and moments, including a multitude of stock and asset mergers, sales and acquisitions on both buyer and seller side, simple and complex shareholder disputes, e-business launches, major and complex third party contract drafting, negotiations and terminations, business divorces, multi-generational successions and many other growing pain events that can sometimes make or break the middle market business. I enjoy a passion for my work and a commitment to my clients that becomes quickly obvious to all who work with me. As a result, most of my clients are long term and I am frequently used as their sounding board on major corporate decisions and strategies. I strive to be and stay the “go to” problem solver, deal closer and trusted advisor for all of my clients.
My approach: thoughtful strategy and planning, close client collaboration and committed follow through on short and long term client objectives and goals. I make it my business to understand my client’s business. I will always place myself into my clients shoes and work hand in hand with the client and their other professional advisors to achieve the client’s preferred business result. Whether it is a transaction that stalls due to an unexpected diligence development, a disruptive shareholder dispute interfering with a valid corporate undertaking or a complex multi-issue multi-party negotiation requiring careful diplomacy with adherence to critical terms, my focus is to get my clients to the end zone in a legal and business practical manner. I understand the need for mindful preservation of a client’s critical business relationships during sensitive negotiations and I am very experienced in managing and understanding the unique cultural eccentricities of multi-national business transactions. My experiences span across many industries and have involved clients and parties from across the world.
Here is a representative sampling of some of the industries and countries of party origin encountered through my transactional practice over the years:
Germany * France * Norway * China * Australia * Netherlands * Hong Kong *
England * Mexico * Brazil * Japan
Publishing * Technical and Non-Technical Staffing * Catalogs * E-tailing * Data Mining * Direct Marketing and Advertising * Software * Retail – National & International * Manufacturing – Direct and OEM * Medical Devices * Health Care * Pharmaceutical * Professional Services * Lighting * Refrigeration * Wire and Cable * and many more.
I invite representation inquiries in the following practice areas: mergers & acquisitions (buyer and seller side), shareholder disputes, business divorces, business succession planning, corporate structure, equity allocation, operations and management agreements, buy sell agreements and negotiation of critical operational and business agreements and other complex trusted business and legal advisory services.
Please telephone me directly should you wish to consider representation by the firm, learn about a few of my representative transactions or make any additional inquiries. Confidential client references are available upon request.
|Michigan State University||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
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