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Andiamo owners call for compromise, but not to defy government

Andiamo owners call for compromise, but not to defy government

December 3, 2020

As published by Melody Baetens, the Detroit News Financial consultant and turnaround advisor Patrick O’Keefe told The Detroit News it’s good that these restaurants are banning together and going to the government directly. “I think that strategically, the Michigan Restaurant… Continue Reading  

Best & Worst States: How Michigan Keeps Advancing

Best & Worst States: How Michigan Keeps Advancing

August 3, 2020

As published by Dale Buss, chiefexecutive.net Business leaders are pursuing entrepreneurs while also leveraging historical advantages of engineering and manufacturing talent. The piece below is part of Chief Executive‘s annual Best & Worst States for Business ranking. Read the full report.  In… Continue Reading  

Buy-In, Sellout

Buy-In, Sellout

July 2, 2020

Pat O’Keefe shared his knowledge of family businesses with Norm Sinclair for the DBusiness July-August 2020 cover story about Art Van. “Pat O’Keefe, founder and CEO of O’Keefe, a financial consulting and turnaround expert firm in Bloomfield Hills, says when… Continue Reading  

Pat O’Keefe on upcoming challenges and realities for retail

Pat O’Keefe on upcoming challenges and realities for retail

May 28, 2020

As Detroit area retail prepares to reopen next week, WWJ’s Brooke Allen sought perspectives from Pat O’Keefe on upcoming challenges and realities. Listen here.

Turnaround expert: Communication key to solutions during COVID-19 crisis

Turnaround expert: Communication key to solutions during COVID-19 crisis

March 27, 2020

As published by Karen Dybris, Corp! Magazine It’s a tough question: What should you do when a business you’ve worked with in the past posts a fund-raising campaign for its staff or operations on social media? Or consider this one:… Continue Reading  

Art Van to Close Furniture Stores In at Least 5 States

Art Van to Close Furniture Stores In at Least 5 States

March 9, 2020

By Corey Williams, The Associated Press Art Van Furniture will close all company-owned stores in at least five states as the retailer heads toward liquidation after more than 60 years in business. Liquidation sales are expected to start Friday, according… Continue Reading  

How Art Van went from a retail juggernaut to a house afire

How Art Van went from a retail juggernaut to a house afire

March 9, 2020

As published in Crain’s Detroit Business Art Van began its final sale Friday. The Warren-based retailer’s sudden announcement that it would wind down operations comes only three years after its late founder, Art Van Elslander, sold the company to a… Continue Reading  

Robust Mergers & Acquisitions Market Ahead

Robust Mergers & Acquisitions Market Ahead

February 17, 2020

Even with recent banner years, experts say 2020 looks strong As published by Matt Jachman, Corp! Magazine Mergers and acquisitions activity remained robust in 2019, even after the two preceding “banner years,” one of which saw a record number of… Continue Reading  

O’Keefe’s Missions & Visions with Russ Long

O’Keefe’s Missions & Visions with Russ Long

February 10, 2020

As published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly Q. What is your area of practice? A. I specialize in forensic accounting, real estate consulting, bankruptcy/receiverships, litigation support, and business valuation. I have significant experience in preparing complex financial analyses and forecasts for… Continue Reading  

Food Biz Outlook: Embattled ag industry hopes trade stabilizes in 2020

Food Biz Outlook: Embattled ag industry hopes trade stabilizes in 2020

December 23, 2019

As published by Jessica Young, MiBiz News that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement appears to be headed toward ratification comes as a positive for farmers across the country and especially in Michigan. Canada and Mexico remain influential purchasers of Michigan goods… Continue Reading