Butzel Long President and CEO Justin G. Klimko featured during ACG Detroit June 7 program

DETROIT, Mich. – Justin G. Klimko, President and CEO, Butzel Long, is among seven business leaders who will be featuring during a program presented by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Detroit on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The title for the program is, “Navigating Cross-Border Transactions.” The discussion will focus on the legal, business, banking and accounting issues that arise in cross-border deals.

Klimko, based in the firm’s Detroit office, has extensive experience in securities regulation, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters, areas in which he has practiced since 1980. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for business law matters and is ranked as one of Michigan’s leading corporate and M&A lawyers. He also has chaired the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section’s Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Opinions, which has issued reports to address opinion issues in business transactions, including issues specific to Michigan law.

He previously taught corporation law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, frequently lectures and authors articles on business law subjects and has served as general editor of a treatise on Michigan Business Forms and as a contributing author for a treatise on Michigan contract law.

Klimko is included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America and enjoys an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell rating system. He is rated one of Michigan’s top Corporate/M&A attorneys by Chambers USA Guide of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Douglas Marketing Group applauds Canada U.S. Business Association (CUSBA) for ongoing binational efforts and recent event hosting Canadian Ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton; DMG-sponsored think tank convenes stakeholders on cross-border issues

Douglas Marketing Group (DMG), an international marketing and communications firm with a 25-year history of award-winning creative initiatives, was pleased to take an active role in the Canada U.S. Business Association (CUSBA) event on Oct. 11, 2016 as CUSBA hosted Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott.

Speaking to an audience of more than 100 business and community leaders from the greater Detroit and Windsor area, as well as Columbus, Ohio, Buffalo, New York and Niagara, Ontario, Ambassador MacNaughton affirmed the longstanding friendship and trade relationship between the U.S. and Canada and also expressed enthusiasm for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge being built by Canada to encourage further ease of trade between the two countries.

DMG President and Founder Kay Douglas serves as a CUSBA board member and, with DMG offices in Canada and Detroit, is representative of the binational initiatives CUSBA espouses and supports.

“Businesses located in an international region like ours are well positioned to find opportunity and talent on both sides of the border,” Douglas said. “CUSBA is a strong proponent of highlighting the many cross-border business ventures that exist not only in the Detroit/Windsor region, but along the entire Canada/U.S. border and is a wonderful organization for a variety of businesses currently involved in the U.S. and Canada or for those who aim to get involved.”

Immediately following the luncheon event, DMG sponsored a gathering of CUSBA members, guests and other binational stakeholders for a strategic think-tank activity focused on an in-depth review of a variety of binational issues. Two luncheon and think tank attendees, Barry Wright, Dean of the Goodman School of Business at Brock University in Ontario, and Kathryn Friedman, Research Associate Professor of Law at the University of Buffalo in New York and Global Fellow, Canada Institute (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), offered comments.

“Management of the Canada-U.S. relationship is complex, as much activity takes place outside of Washington DC and Ottawa in regions all along the northern border and in the heartland of both countries,” Wright said. “We have our disagreements, to be sure, yet the relationship should be lauded as the global model for how federal, provincial, state and local leaders can constructively engage with each other on issues as far-ranging and complex as trade, transportation, security and economic competitiveness.”

Friedman added insight on how to leverage potential synergies in the cross-border Detroit-Windsor and Buffalo-Niagara regions.

“Recent reports suggest that cross-border regions are becoming more globally competitive for firms and talent,” Friedman said. “This demands that we better understand both the promise and the peril presented by virtue of the fact that we live, work and play in cross-border regions.”

All CUSBA board members are committed to the goals of the organization and eager to play a part in realizing the CUSBA mission. As a communications firm, DMG was pleased to provide support for CUSBA’s Ambassador MacNaughton event with media relations and outreach.

Media from both sides of the border were present for the Ambassador’s talk and media coverage included:

http://michiganradio.org/post/canadian-ambassador-building-their-most-important-infrastructure-project#stream/0

http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2016/10/11/bridge-detroit-canada-windsor-infrastructure/91903522/

Canadian broadcast coverage also included CTV and AM800.

DMG has 15 staff members and offices in Detroit, Mich. and Windsor, Amherstburg and Welland, Ontario. With an early focus on technology as well as trademarked and licensable marketing campaigns that have been launched in Mich. and Ontario, DMG has built a reputation as a cross-border marketing powerhouse.

Learn more about CUSBA at the CUSBA website.

About Douglas Marketing Group

Celebrating a quarter century of providing art- and technology-infused, relationship-based marketing solutions, Douglas Marketing Group (DMG) is the visionary behind the marketing brand management software and visual roadmap, DMG Big Picture Landscape® and its companion software, ROIAlly™, the strategic marketing return on investment budget tracker. With offices in Detroit, Mich. and Windsor, Amherstburg & Welland, Ontario, the full-service marketing and communications firm offers international reach and local appeal. Learn more at http://www.experiencedmg.com.

Dickinson Wright to Sponsor InvestUSA Workshop in Windsor

Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce that it will sponsor an InvestUSA Workshop on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge in Windsor.

This is the first in a series of events intended to draw Canada-based companies seeking to expand in the U.S. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Consulate Toronto) and AmCham Canada member companies who will share advice and lessons on the benefits and challenges of expanding into the U.S. Specifically, attendees will learn about banking, tax, and legal considerations, specific state incentives, and U.S. government programs, initiatives and policies that facilitate expansion to the U.S.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the following AmCham Members who may assist you in Canada-U.S. investment and trade: Dan Ujczo, Of Counsel and Cross Border Business Development Director, Dickinson Wright; David Olsen, Regional President and Principal Officer, PNC Bank Canada; Julia Klann, Partner, US & Cross Border Tax Services, KPMG LLP; and Mindy McLaughlin, Senior Manager of Global Sales Operations, JobsOhio; and Bojan Opsenica, Investment Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Consulate Toronto. Event details are below:

InvestUSA Workshop

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge
1855 Huron Church Road
Windsor, ON N9C 2L6

Dickinson Wright’s U.S.-Canada team consists of more than 200 highly-trained, dedicated lawyers who are at the forefront of working with businesses and governments to navigate legal issues surrounding the largest two-way trading relationship in the world. Dickinson Wright’s cross-border expertise in corporate structuring, financing, and taxation – coupled with the firm’s unrivalled regulatory, real estate, immigration, intellectual property, and distribution expertise – makes Dickinson Wright a leading provider of cross-border legal services.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. 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 by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright to Partner with Canadian Government and PNC Bank on “International Insight: Succeeding in Canada” Seminar

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it will partner with the Consulate General of Canada for Michigan, PNC Bank, and Automation Alley for a seminar on “International Insight: Succeeding in Canada” on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich.

The event will feature experts to assist those companies seeking to explore new markets in Canada. Key topics will include the Canada/U.S. trade and investment relationship, corporate structuring and taxation, business immigration, and cross-border financing. Speakers at this event, include: Sebastien Roy of the Consulate General of Canada for Michigan; John Leslie and Dan Ujczo from Dickinson Wright; and Daniel McCarty, Louise McDonnell, and David Olsen from PNC Bank. Below are the event details:

“International Insight: Succeeding in Canada” Seminar

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Registration & Lunch Buffet); 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Speaker Presentations); 2:00 p.m. (Event Wrap-Up & Networking)
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy, MI 48084

To learn more about this seminar or to register, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/international-insight-succeeding-in-canada/event-summary-7723a42a5ada4edd923ba2574fb06746.aspx.

Dickinson Wright’s U.S.-Canada team consists of more than 200 highly-trained, dedicated lawyers who are at the forefront of working with businesses and governments to navigate legal issues surrounding the largest two-way trading relationship in the world. Dickinson Wright’s cross-border expertise in corporate structuring, financing, and taxation – coupled with the firm’s unrivalled regulatory, real estate, immigration, intellectual property, and distribution expertise – makes Dickinson Wright a leading provider of cross-border legal services.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. 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 by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.