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Apr 15, 2014 - Andrew Malec
In the ongoing battle to keep generic drugs off the market, Cephalon, Inc.  filed suit against Dr. Reddy Laboratories...

Apr 01, 2014 - Brad Coulter
While the Detroit bankruptcy and related restructuring of debt and retiree obligations are getting the headlines, even more...

Mar 19, 2014 - Matt Thiede
Over the last two months, the US economy was literally frozen while the country was shutdown by inclement weather...

Mar 10, 2014 - Russell Long
Divorce proceedings and the judicial infrastructure that governs them are inherently complicated, particularly when one or...

Feb 19, 2014 - Mike Deighan
The economic woes of the past six years seem to be fading into the distance.  Manufacturing output is up, the banks have...

Feb 03, 2014 - Michael Boudreau
Buy and sell side transactions are an opportunity for middle market shareholders to greatly enhance their enterprise...

Jan 17, 2014 - Pat O'Keefe
I am sure at 2:31 pm yesterday, immediately after Judge Rhodes ruling, the City and the Swap Bank’s financial...

Jan 16, 2014 - Pat O'Keefe
Betting Judge Rhodes approves swap settlement today at 2pm.  The City got reduction in settlement amount that Judge...

Jan 10, 2014 - David Distel
Extreme Volatility in the Agribusiness Markets Corn had been one of the most price-stable commodities for over 50 years...

Jan 06, 2014 - Steve Weber
When a business is considering undertaking a new, large project, there can be many issues to consider along the way.  It...

Dec 20, 2013 - Andrew Malec
Section 34 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) mandated that the United States Government...

Dec 18, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
Not a big surprise today that Judge Rhodes asked Kevyn Orr to go back to the drawing board on his swap settlement. The...

Dec 02, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
This week the Judge rules on whether the City’s filing for Chapter 9 was proper.  I believe he will rule favorably...

Nov 25, 2013 - Matt Thiede
Nonprofit organizations are critical to communities across the nation, providing resources to enrich the lives of many who...

Oct 28, 2013 - Matt Thiede
Many companies have been enjoying slow sales growth and strong cash earnings since 2011 as the US economy continues to...

Oct 23, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
 Today Judge Rhodes will start to hear arguments from the City and opposing parties (creditors).  The big issues...

Oct 23, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
The City of Detroit Bankruptcy is gathering international scrutiny.  Four reporters from WEDGE magazine, a business...

Oct 23, 2013 - Linda McConkey
Getting started on an IT Cost Optimization effort may seem daunting, but there are some key components that can yield...

Oct 02, 2013 - Michael Boudreau
There are a couple of important factors that distinguish this industry from many others in a workout situation. Two crucial...

Sep 24, 2013 - Linda McConkey
Today’s IT capabilities require progression from service provider to the company to business partner to the company...

Aug 22, 2013 - Brad Coulter
Fuel Jobbers are distributors of gasoline and act as the go between for the large oil companies and the ultimate customer...

Aug 05, 2013 - David Distel
 If you look closely at companies that have sustained their operations and profitability over decades, you will note...

Jul 30, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
 A game of cat and mouse is being played on the amount of the unfunded Detroit pension liability.  A higher...

Jul 22, 2013 - Steve Weber
 As the economy shows signs of improvement, we hope that businesses continue to realize growth in revenue and profits...

Jul 15, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
We are receiving many questions regarding the pending financial crisis in Detroit.  I thought I would address some of...

Jul 08, 2013 - Mike Deighan
It has been widely reported that the commercial real estate market has rebounded and that valuations have slowly come back to...

Jul 02, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
Clients with debt covenants in their loan documents should be aware that new proposed accounting guidelines for leases will...

Jun 18, 2013 - Matt Thiede
Growth in the nonprofit sector came to a screeching halt in 2008 when the economy went into recession, sending most...

May 28, 2013 - Matt Thiede
With the U.S. economic recovery seemingly sputtering to a standstill, the trucking industry appears to be showing at least...

May 14, 2013 - Michael Boudreau
Based on our recent survey of over 1,000 middle market participants, CEO’s and their senior managers are seeking...

Apr 29, 2013 - Matt Thiede
The 2013 US agribusiness outlook was turned upside down two weeks ago, when the Cinderella story of the past year...

Apr 18, 2013 - Sue Koss
A question that I am often asked by business owners needing a business valuation is: “Do I need a valuation expert with...

Apr 01, 2013 - Tyler Mayoras
While the 2012 drought may be old news to many, its impact continues to affect countless companies within the food and...

Mar 19, 2013 - David Distel
The retail industry is at war for consumer wallets.  Amazon.com has overturned the conventional “bricks and...

Mar 11, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
The accomplishments of our President have been alarmingly few and dismal.  We have 35% more people on food stamps. ...

Mar 04, 2013 - Brad Coulter
One little known school debt program enshrined in the Michigan Constitution has the potential to dramatically affect...

Feb 25, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
Detroit is in a financial emergency. Many of us in the turnaround and banking industry have known the city’s...

Feb 18, 2013 - Andrew Malec
Innovation is central to economic growth, and the United States still ranks high globally on a number of important measures...

Feb 04, 2013 - Linda McConkey
As goals and objectives are set for 2013 and communicated throughout companies, many employees are asking if this will be the...

Jan 21, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
I have enjoyed reading both of Steven Levitt's Freakonomics books. They highlight how there are unforeseen stimuli that...

Jan 07, 2013 - Pat O'Keefe
What's in a name? And when is a name more than just a name? In the world of business, a company's moniker should...

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