SBM Business Law Section eNewsletter

March 2008

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Chair's Letter from Michael S. Khoury
Section members will notice increased Committee activity reflected in this newsletter and in the Section in general. The Section Council has established a general policy that committees should have at least two meetings or activities during each year, subject to what is happening in the topical areas.

Register today for the Section's major CLE event, the Michigan Business Law Institute, to be held June 13-14 at the historic Dearborn Inn. See you all there!

Law Schools Committee
The Committee is hosting its First Annual Spring Fling, an evening of networking and collegiality for attorneys and business law students from across Michigan. Join us for cocktails, appetizers, and door prizes. One objective is to promote an interest in business law among students at each of the six law schools located in Michigan. The event will be held on Thursday, April 10, at the Dirty Martini Lounge, 42705 Grand River Ave., Novi. The cost for section members is $15 and $20 for other attorneys. If you have additional interest in participating in the Committee's activities, please contact Edwin Lukas.

Amicus Request from Supreme Court
The Michigan Supreme Court has once again requested input from the Section, this time addressing the issues raised in the Miller v. Allstate case that you have heard much about. The Section's Corporations Committee is currently working on the brief to be filed this month. At the same time, the legislative efforts to fix the problem are continuing in Lansing.


Section Events

  • March 6—Section Council Meeting (Lansing)

  • April 5—Law Schools Committee Meeting (UDM Law School)

  • April 10—Law Schools Committee Social Event for Business Law Students (Novi)

  • April 22—Financial Institutions Committee Meeting (Lansing)

  • May 13—Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee meeting

  • June 10—Regulation of Securities Committee Meeting (Bloomfield Hills)

  • June 13-14—Business Law Institute (Dearborn)

Other Events

  • March 6-7—14th Annual Health Law Institute

  • March 17—2008 Intellectual Property Spring Seminar

  • April 10-12—ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting (Dallas)

  • April 11—2008 Annual Animal Law Symposium

  • May 28—Taxation Section Annual Tax Conference (Plymouth)

  • September 17-19—State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting