Panel discusses business breakups, buyouts


– Photo by John Meiu

The Small Business Forum and Commercial Litigation Committee of the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section along with the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants recently presented “Business Breakups and Owner Buyouts: Legal, Tax, and Accounting Issues” at the Columbia Center in Troy. Members of the panel included (left to right) Gerard Mantese of Mantese, Honigman, Rossman & Williamson PC; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts; Mark Kellogg of Fraser, Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap PC; Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Judith Fullerton; Douglas Toering of Toering Law Firm PLLC; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge James Alexander; Jeff Groen of Groen, Kluka & Company PC; and Mike Mayette of Rehmann. Topics covered included “Tax Problems,” “Buy-Sell Issues,” “Injunctions,”  “Conflict of Interest (CPA and Attorney),” and “Business Court Update.”