Business Law Section: Symposium on Corporate Oppression Actions—Grand Rapids

When:  Oct 25, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Grand Rapids Registration: online or by mail form PDF
Registration deadline October 22, 2018
Cost: $25

The interplay between the business courts and recent Michigan Supreme Court decisions and the proliferation of claims under MCL 450.1489, 4515 is altering the landscape of the corporate oppression action and the application of fiduciary standards in the context of corporate disputes. This symposium explores effective techniques and tools in both prosecuting and defending the corporate action, as well as the implementation of corporate governance that can help business owners navigate the waters of minority ownership. Some of the area’s top practitioners in this arena are slated to share their strategies and speak on a variety of relevant topics.

This symposium will be held in Grand Rapids October 25 and in Detroit on November 1, 2018.

Registration, food, and beverages at 5:30 p.m. | Program from 6-8 p.m.

Grand Rapids
  • Overview of Corporate Oppression—Mark Rossman, Rossman Saxe, PC
  • Prosecuting the Oppression Action—Brian Saxe, Rossman Saxe PC
  • E-Discovery in Corporate Cases—Shaun Fitzpatrick and Collin D. Ritsema, Fortz Legal
  • Defending Oppression Actions—David Hansma, Seyburn Kahn PC
  • Valuing Shares in Litigation Context—Thomas Frazee, FVF Consulting
  • Avoiding the Oppression Action-Corporate Governance Strategies—Bryan Reeder, Plachta Murphy & Associates, PC
  • Perspectives from the Bench—Hon. Christopher Yates, Kent County Circuit Court
      For details about the Detroit symposium, visit the Detroit symposium page.

The Grand Rapids symposium will have free valet parking and the event will be catered by Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen.



Fortz Legal
25 Division Ave S, Unit 325
Grand Rapids, MI 49503