Brooks Kushman and Clark Hill attorneys will partner to present at an Automation Alley Entrepreneur Law Seminar on October 29, 2015. The seminar will provide an overview of common legal issues entrepreneurs typically face as they start and grow their business. The seminar will focus on the legal “Dos” and “Don’ts” to help small businesses and start-ups protect their investments and innovations, including discussions on legal entity formation and governance, contracts, trademarks, patents, licensing agreements, and employment law compliance.

Brooks Kushman attorneys Timothy B. Clise, Thomas Lewry, and Hope Shovein along with Clark Hill attorneys Ellen E. Hoeppner and James R. Waggoner from Clark Hill will be discussing entity formation, patent and trademark strategies, as well as employment and trade secret matters.

Automation Alley is a technology business association and business accelerator dedicated to growing the economy of Southeast Michigan and enhancing the region’s reputation around the world. Automation Alley offers talent and business development programs and matchmaking services to tech-focused businesses of all sizes — from startups to large corporations — to help them grow and prosper.

To register for the event please contact or

Dickinson Wright to Host Seminar on HIPAA in Troy

TROY, Mich., September 4, 2014 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm will host “Are You HIPAA-Notized Yet? The Latest Insights and Developments” on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Troy, Mich.

The seminar will feature attorneys from Dickinson Wright’s interdisciplinary healthcare practice group and topics will include: basic privacy and security requirements; practical tips for HIPAA compliance; new rules for notice of privacy practices, business associates and breach notification; responding to subpoenas and other requests for health information; and HIPAA enforcement. Attendees may be eligible for Continuing Education Units pending with the Health Care Compliance Association.

Below are the details for the seminar:

“Are You HIPAA-Notized Yet? The Latest Insights and Developments”

Date: Friday, September 26th
Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Seminar
Location: Bank of America Building
2600 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084

If you are interested in attending the seminar or to learn more, please contact Mellissa Boyd at 313-223-3125 or at

Dickinson Wright’s interdisciplinary healthcare practice group includes more than 35 practicing lawyers with the expertise and experience to provide sophisticated, cost-effective legal services to healthcare industry clients. Our comprehensive services include regulatory/compliance, antitrust, governance and employment; transactional; financial; development & facilities acquisitions; intellectual property; information technology; and litigation.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright PLLC has over 350 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 35 lawyers in Toronto, Canada.