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Waiting for the shoe to drop: Corporate bankruptcies are expected to tick up

Waiting for the shoe to drop: Corporate bankruptcies are expected to tick up

September 16, 2021

As published in Crain’s Detroit Business By Nick Manes The Paycheck Protection Program and other forms of government stimulus have been roundly criticized for all manner of reasons, but they’ve been incredibly successful at keeping companies out of bankruptcy. Despite… Continue Reading  

Gage Growth acquisition puts Michigan in marijuana M&A sights

Gage Growth acquisition puts Michigan in marijuana M&A sights

September 8, 2021

Matthew Rizzo, Managing Director at O’Keefe and head of our Arizona office, was recently quoted in an article published by Crian’s Detroit Business. The article discusses the recent acquisition of Gage Growth Corp., one of Michigan’s biggest marijuana sellers. Gage… Continue Reading  

The Cannabis Industry Space Race: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos & Richard Branson

The Cannabis Industry Space Race: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos & Richard Branson

August 5, 2021

Marco Eadie, Managing Director at O’Keefe, was recently quoted in an article published by Benzinga. The article asked operators in various parts of the cannabis industry to predict the shape of the cannabis space race in its early stages. “Larger… Continue Reading  

Is the Guardian Building for sale? Maybe, for the right price, Evans says

Is the Guardian Building for sale? Maybe, for the right price, Evans says

July 30, 2021

In 2015, O’Keefe prepared a pro-bono report on the Guardian Building for Wayne County. In that report we suggested the county move its offices to New Center, creating a government office campus with the State of Michigan at its Cadillac… Continue Reading  

Pandemic Stress on Supply Chain, Other Shocks Mean Shortages of Goods and Materials

Pandemic Stress on Supply Chain, Other Shocks Mean Shortages of Goods and Materials

July 19, 2021

John Ruther, Managing Director of our Grand Rapids office, lends his perspective to a recent industry expert roundtable story published by Corp! magazine. The article discusses the stress on supply chain as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. You can… Continue Reading  

Russ Long in DBusiness Summer Issue

Russ Long in DBusiness Summer Issue

July 2, 2021

Russ Long, Partner and Managing Director of O’Keefe, was featured in the Real Estate Q&A portion of the summer issue of DBusiness. DBusiness asked Russ “What is the hottest sector in the commerical real estate market today?” He replied, “Multifamily… Continue Reading  

Zdravkovic Featured in Detroit Legal News

Zdravkovic Featured in Detroit Legal News

April 21, 2021

Violeta Zdravkovic, Managing Director at O’Keefe, has been featured in the “Get to Know” section of Detroit Legal News. In 2018, Zdravkovic joined O’Keefe as a managing director in the litigation support department. She has over 25 years of experience… Continue Reading  

Understanding How COVID-19 Will Affect Loan Defaults

Understanding How COVID-19 Will Affect Loan Defaults

March 8, 2021

Violeta Zdravkovic was recently quoted in an article for Collector Magazine, a publication from ACA International. The article covered a recent webinar hosted by Barnes & Thornburg at which Zdravkovic was a panelist. During the webinar Zdravkovic said: “The differences… Continue Reading  

O’Keefe’s Missions & Visions with Andrew Malec

O’Keefe’s Missions & Visions with Andrew Malec

January 7, 2021

As published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly Q. What is your area of practice? A. I am the Practice Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) Group and the firm’s Chief Economist. I specialize in utilizing my economics and statistical background… Continue Reading  

Pandemic cements move to remote work, automation; more stimulus needed

Pandemic cements move to remote work, automation; more stimulus needed

December 23, 2020

As published by Mark Sanchez, MiBiz John Ruther joined the Grand Rapids office of O’Keefe Consulting LLC in July as managing director. The company, based in Bloomfield Hills, offers a range of services including turnaround and restructuring consulting, corporate finance and… Continue Reading