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Dawda Mann Attorneys Represent Alliance Benefit Group of Michigan in Merger with Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group

Dawda Mann attorneys Curt Mann, Chris Mann and Sam Kokoszka represented Alliance Benefit Group of Michigan, Inc. in their merger with Focus partner firm Sentinel Benefits & Financial group.   See the original press release HERE… Read More >

Dawda Mann Sponsors Delegation of French Start-up Companies

Dawda Mann was the platinum sponsor of a delegation of eight innovative French start-up companies that visited Detroit and Toronto. These companies, which specialize in “Smart Factory” technology, were visiting as part of a program organized… Read More >

Navigating an Anti-Modification and Anti-Waiver Contract

By John Mucha. Setting the stage: You are about to enter into a contract and want to make sure the other party, in a year or two, does not attempt to claim that the terms… Read More >

What’s Mine Might Be, Legally, Yours

By: Erin Bowen Welch In its March 19, 2018 unanimous opinion, Marlette Auto Wash, LLC v Van Dyke SC Properties, LLC, the Michigan Supreme Court affirmed certain principles of Michigan case law regarding adverse possession… Read More >

Cash-Out Mergers – Exit Strategy for Deadlocked Majority Shareholders

By Ryan Olson I recently encountered two clients who were having trouble divesting a third minority shareholder out of their business.  The two clients together held a majority interest of a closely-held corporation and they… Read More >

Goodbye, Yellow Taxi

San Francisco is a town where people need rides. Between the population density on the island, the somewhat low per capita car ownership and the ubiquitous hills, hailing cabs has been a part of the… Read More >

Making a Decision about a Merger or Acquisition: What You Should Consider

Many times business owners are presented with an opportunity that can be fraught with wrong moves: whether to merge or acquire another business. Sometimes the business is a competitor and merging seems like a great… Read More >

EBITDA: I Can’t Even Say It, Let Alone Understand It

EBITDA is a six letter acronym, bandied about during contemplation and negotiation of purchases and mergers. EBITDA stands for Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization. EBITDA is often the gold standard by which interested parties… Read More >

Fraud Alert, Part II: Prevention

Fraud can potentially cost your business a lot of money and hurt your reputation in the marketplace. In last week’s blog we discussed some of the most common fraudulent activities: check tampering, payroll tampering and… Read More >

Compassion and the Law: Vagrancy, Homelessness and Property Owners

The recent visit of Pope Francis to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. required a monumental effort by the cities’ leaders and rank and file in terms of preparation. Massive security details were implemented and… Read More >