Oakland University
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lunch & Launch: "Forming Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances"

MAComb-OU INCubator
Presents the Lunch and Launch series


Noon until 1 p.m.

Macomb-OU INCubator
at Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 Eighteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights, Mich. 48314

In this workshop, John Carter highlights the potential opportunities and pitfalls when Michigan businesses enter into joint ventures (JV) or other strategic alliances (SA). Participants will discover when a JV or SA is a good option and how it is different from a typical partnership or other co-ownership, the legal considerations of selecting a good JV partner and the practical or contractual aspects of maintaining a JV or SA over time, including requirements and how to modify or dissolve them.

John will focus on issues related to management and control, profit sharing and distributions, securing intellectual property, obtaining new and keeping existing customers and succession planning. This workshop is ideal for existing business owners who are looking to partner with other businesses to combine resources and capabilities, without the expense and constraint of an acquisition.

John Carter is a principal member at Witzke Berry Carter & Wander, PLLC and leads the "Business Law and Commercial Transactions" group. He has been practicing business and commercial law for 18 years and focuses on assisting Michigan entrepreneurs with business formation, commercial transactions, licensing and franchises, and business succession planning.

Carter is an active member of the Business Law and Unincorporated Enterprises section of the Michigan Bar and serves as a mentor and teacher with various Michigan entrepreneurial and small business organizations. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the University of Miami, Fl.

Please bring your lunch, though beverages and dessert will be provided.

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For more information on this Lunch and Launch program, or to register, call Joan Carleton (586) 884–9324 or email macINC@oakland.edu.
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Created by Joan Carleton (jfcarlet@oakland.edu) on Thursday, July 11, 2013
Modified by Joan Carleton (jfcarlet@oakland.edu) on Thursday, July 11, 2013
Article Start Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013