Business Succession Lawyers Join Dickinson Wright Troy OfficeFebruary 17, 2022
“We are excited to join Dickinson Wright PLLC and bring our business succession focus to the Firm,” says Mike. “Our practice will complement and build on the services the Firm provides across our national network, specifically our robust Trust and Estate and Corporate Practice Groups. We cater to high net worth entrepreneurs and families by providing the talent, strategies, and experience to protect and provide a smooth succession of wealth and business to the next generation of leaders.”
Mike Beals is a Member and Business Succession Practice Group Chair in the firm’s Troy office. He is a corporate and trust lawyer who counsels privately owned enterprises and high net worth entrepreneurs. Mike is particularly focused on moving business and wealth from one generation to the next. Mike integrates corporate organization and business succession strategies with trust and estate planning. He combines his corporate, trust, and counseling skill set to develop tailored strategies designed to protect business and wealth from family and management disharmony, federal gift and estate tax liabilities, and creditor and marital claims of each generation. Mike is a former Adjunct Professor of Business Planning at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Michigan Leading Lawyers and DBusiness Top Lawyers. Mike received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law.
Erick Hosner is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. He regularly counsels businesses and business owners on the design and implementation of tax-efficient strategies that help achieve a variety of goals, including strategies for forming and structuring the business and its operations; implementing key employee incentives to attract, retain, and reward top talent; and planning for exiting the business. He assists clients on formation and structuring issues including advising on the tax implications of choice of entity, ownership structure, and restructuring in anticipation of ownership changes. Erick also helps business owners plan for and implement a variety of strategies, including sales to strategic or financial buyers, management buyouts, and transition of the business through gifting. He is Chair of the 2023 Annual Tax Conference for the State Bar of Michigan’s Tax Section and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section. He serves as a Board Member and Awards Committee Chair for Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars. Erick received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.
About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. The firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.
Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise, and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.
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