The Business Law Section has launched a new website and interactive online community for its members—SBM Connect. This private community will enhance the way we communicate and build relationships through the Section. Log in to SBM Connect today and see what the buzz is all about!
- ACCESS to archived seminar materials and the Business Law Journal
- FIND upcoming Section events
- NETWORK via a comprehensive member directory
- SHARE knowledge and resources in the member-only library
- PARTICIPATE in focused discussion groups
SBM Connect will eventually replace the current section website. Both websites will run concurrently to allow you time to discover the new tools and features available to members.
Diane Akers Receives Section's Schulman Award
Diane Akers, a longtime associate and partner with the Detroit office of Bodman PLC, has been named the recipient of the ninth Annual Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award by the Business Law Section.
Akers, a West Bloomfield resident, is currently of counsel to Bodman. She retired from full-time practice in 2010 but is still involved in business courts and other business law issues.
Akers has been involved in several important business law efforts that have had a significant impact on business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the state of Michigan. One is the push to establish Business Courts in Michigan, through the Business Law Section and as part of the State Bar Judicial Crossroads Task Force. Business Courts are now operating in all circuits that have three or more circuit court judges.
Akers was also involved in an effort to lessen the pressure that law enforcement officials at the federal and state levels were putting on businesses to waive the attorney client privilege in criminal investigations in order to gain favor with investigators. This effort was led by the Attorney Client Task Force that was part of the Business Law Section.
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DVD Available: The New Playing Field for State Court Receiverships
Recordings of this webcast are now available for purchase through December 31, 2014. Order Form PDF
Business Boot Camp II
Date: January 22-23, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Inn at St. John's, 44045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth
Stock Options and Other Equity-Based Compensation
Justin Klimko—Butzel Long PC
Personal Property/Article 9/Creditors Rights
Lisa Sommers Gretchko—Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Executive Employment Agreements and Employment Law
Jeffrey G. Fraser—Miller Johnson
Mark R. Lezotte—Butzel Long PC
Select M & A—Negotiated Acquisitions (Part One)
Timothy R. Damschroder—Bodman PLC
David Foltyn—Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
Susan Kornfield—Bodman PLC
Understanding Financial Statements
William P. Kingsley—UHY LLP
Melissa N. Collar—Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP
Scott D. Hubbard—Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP
Select M & A—Negotiated Acquisitions (Part Two)
Eric I. Lark—Kerr, Russell & Weber PLC
Daniel H. Minkus—Clark Hill PLC