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Butzel Long attorney Jeremy R. Cnudde to discuss Business Contracts A to Z on April 25 in Southfield

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long senior attorney Jeremy R. Cnudde will be a featured speaker during a seminar titled, “Business Contracts A to Z” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Southfield.

The program is designed for attorneys and paralegals. (For more information, registration and fees, visit www.nbi-sems.com). Continuing Legal Education Credits are available for this seminar.
The day-long seminar will review the latest tips and techniques for writing contracts including:

  • Review key contract terminology and definitions of essential legal elements.
  • Know how master agreements can be affected by subsequent agreements.
  • Understand how operating agreements are different based on the business entity.
  • Learn how to protect intellectual property and trade secrets to avoid theft of confidential information.
  • Utilize effective negotiation strategies that ensure good deals and avoid bad deals.
  • Identify and employ remedies for breach of contract issues.
  • Recognize how bankruptcy can affect contracts and specifically the assumption or rejection of terms.
  • Review ethical issues such as rules of professional conduct.

Mr. Cnudde concentrates his practice on corporate transactions and federal and state tax planning and tax appeals litigation. He represents middle-market, entrepreneurial businesses with diverse backgrounds, including those in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense, distribution, retail grocery, and agricultural industries. He assists with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and shareholder disputes, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements and drafting of supplier and representatives agreements.

He also has represented companies on corporate finance and capital acquisition matters, including private equity investments, recapitalizations, bank financing, and private placement issuance.

Mr. Cnudde has significant experience with federal, state, and local tax planning, Michigan property tax appeals, and nonprofit/tax-exempt formation and governance matters. This includes tax-free reorganizations of businesses, partnership formation and tax planning regarding adding partners and partner distributions, state tax planning regarding sales, use and business taxes, and formation of non-profit corporations and assistance with obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status from the IRS. Over the last decade, he has developed a specialty with Michigan state tax planning and appeals, including representing numerous commercial and industrial property owners through successful Michigan property tax appeals.

Mr. Cnudde is a DBusiness Top Lawyer for Tax Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law (2012 and 2013) and has received a BV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.