Section Events


  • Business Law Section: Midwest Securities Law Institute

    Oct 25, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
    Sponsored by the Business Law Section A One-Day Course for Practicing Attorneys, Corporate Counsel, Compliance Officers, Arbitrators, and Financial Industry Professionals Join your colleagues in examining current issues in securities regulation Receive updates from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the State of Michigan Hear from leading experts in securities law and securities litigation Visit the Michigan State University College of Law for more information and registration. #ConferenceorSeminar
    East Lansing, MI, United States

  • Business Law Section: Business Boot Camp I (Grand Rapids): Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer

    Nov 4 - 5, (ET)
    Register for Grand Rapids : online or mail form PDF Registration deadline: October 31, 2019 Cost before September 30 : $200-individual; $80-law student; $1,000-firm (up to 15 participants) Cost on or after September 30 : $220-individual; $80-law student; $1,000-firm (up to 15 participants) Can't make these dates? This event will take place again in Plymouth, January 30-31, 2020.   Are You Ready for Business? This award-winning program will help you: Develop confidence, attract clients, and impress partners Meet the lawyers doing the deals you want to do Learn the secrets of Michigan’s most successful business practitioners—our faculty describes the work they do day-in and day-out Take home time-tested, proven forms and explanatory materials you can put to use immediately Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer Business practice is varied and complex. Your success requires broad knowledge, the right tools, and knowing the right people. Sign up for the award-winning course that has given hundreds of Michigan business lawyers an advantage. Learn the ropes from experts at Michigan’s top firms. Take home practical tools you can put to use immediately. In just two days you will receive grounding in eight key areas of business practice with guidance from the leaders who handle them every day. Directors of Training Jeffrey S. Ammon , Miller Johnson, Grand Rapids Timothy R. Damschroder , Bodman PLC, Ann Arbor Daniel H. Minkus , Clark Hill PLC, Birmingham Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day Locations West Michigan–Grand Rapids, Amway Grand Plaza, November 4-5, 2019 Metro Detroit–Plymouth , The Inn at St. John’s,January 30-31, 2020 #ConferenceorSeminar
    Grand Rapids, MI, United States

  • Business Law: Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee Meeting

    Nov 18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
    Date: November 18, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm – Dinner; 6:30 p.m. Business Meeting Location: Jaffee, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC, 27777 Franklin Rd., Suite 2500, Southfield, MI 48034 RSVP to Shanna Kaminski by November 14 at noon to smkaminski@varnumlaw.com . More Information
    Southfield, MI, United States

  • Business Law Section: Symposium On Corporate Oppression Actions (Grand Rapids)

    Dec 4, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    The interplay between the business courts and recent published precedents 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. The Symposium on Corporate Oppression explores effective techniques and tools in both prosecuting and defending the corporate action. Some of the top practitioners and scholars in this arena are slated to share their strategies and speak on a variety of relevant topics in corporate shareholder and member oppression law, including application and interpretation of the recent published precedent of Franks v. Franks (Sept. 24, 2019, COA # 343290), national standards and pending legislative amendments in Michigan, practice management, and perspectives from the bench. Time: Registration, food, and beverages at 5:30 p.m., Program from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $25, law students free Register: online or by mail form PDF Registration deadline is December 1, 2019. Want to attend but can't make this date? The symposium will be held on January 15, 2020 in Detroit. Grand Rapids Speakers  Mark C. Rossman (Rossman Saxe, PC) Paul A. McCarthy (Rhoades McKee) Ian M. Williamson (Mantese Honigman) David F. Hansma (Seyburn Kahn) Hon. Christopher Yates (Kent County Business Court) Elyse Palombit (Rossman Saxe, PC) The event will be catered by Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen. #ConferenceorSeminar
    Grand Rapids, MI, United States

  • Business Law Section: Council Meeting

    Dec 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    #CouncilMeeting
    Bloomfield Hills, MI, United States

  • Business Law: Symposium On Corporate Oppression Actions (Detroit)

    Jan 15, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    The interplay between the business courts and recent published precedents 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. The Symposium on Corporate Oppression explores effective techniques and tools in both prosecuting and defending the corporate action. Some of the top practitioners and scholars in this arena are slated to share their strategies and speak on a variety of relevant topics in corporate shareholder and member oppression law, including application and interpretation of the recent published precedent of Franks v. Franks (Sept. 24, 2019, COA # 343290), national standards and pending legislative amendments in Michigan, practice management, and perspectives from the bench. Time: Registration, food, and beverages at 5:30 p.m., Program from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $25, law students free Register: online or by mail form PDF Registration deadline is January 12, 2020. Want to attend but can't make this date? The symposium will be held on December 4, 2019 in Grand Rapids. Detroit Speakers  Co-Sponsored by the Wayne State Journal of Business Law Mark C. Rossman (Rossman Saxe, P.C.) Professor Douglas K. Moll  (University of Texas School of Law) E. Powell Miller (The Miller Firm)  Daniel Quick (Dickinson Wright) Bernard Fuhs (Butzel)  Hon. Lita M. Popke (Third Circuit Court)  #ConferenceorSeminar
    Detroit, MI, United States

  • Business Law Section: Business Boot Camp I (Plymouth): Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer

    Jan 30 - 31, (ET)
    Register for Plymouth : online or mail form PDF Registration deadline: January 27, 2020 Can't make these dates? This event will take place in Grand Rapids, November 4-5, 2019 .  Cost before November 30 : $200-individual; $80-law student; $1,000-firm (up to 15 participants) Cost on or after November 30 : $220-individual; $80-law student; $1,000-firm (up to 15 participants) Are You Ready for Business? This award-winning program will help you: Develop confidence, attract clients, and impress partners Meet the lawyers doing the deals you want to do Learn the secrets of Michigan’s most successful business practitioners—our faculty describes the work they do day-in and day-out Take home time-tested, proven forms and explanatory materials you can put to use immediately Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer Business practice is varied and complex. Your success requires broad knowledge, the right tools, and knowing the right people. Sign up for the award-winning course that has given hundreds of Michigan business lawyers an advantage. Learn the ropes from experts at Michigan’s top firms. Take home practical tools you can put to use immediately. In just two days you will receive grounding in eight key areas of business practice with guidance from the leaders who handle them every day. Directors of Training Jeffrey S. Ammon , Miller Johnson, Grand Rapids Timothy R. Damschroder , Bodman PLC, Ann Arbor Daniel H. Minkus , Clark Hill PLC, Birmingham Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day Locations West Michigan–Grand Rapids , Amway Grand Plaza, November 4-5, 2019 Metro Detroit–Plymouth, The Inn at St. John’s, January 30-31, 2020 #ConferenceorSeminar
    Plymouth, MI, United States