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Justin G. Klimko

Justin G. Klimko is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Detroit office. He is President of the firm and serves on its Board of Directors. He graduated from Duke University Law School (J.D., with distinction, 1980) and Ohio University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1977).  Mr. Klimko has extensive experience in securities regulation, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters, fields in which he has practiced since 1980.

Mr. Klimko has substantial experience in securities regulation matters for publicly and privately held companies.  This includes analysis of and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations; public offerings (including IPOs); proxy statement preparation for annual meetings as well as for acquisition transactions involving public companies; preparation and review of Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports; preparation of Forms 3, 4 and 5 for reporting by certain insiders; preparation of Schedule 13E-3 statements in connection with going private transactions; analysis of Rule 144 issues for resales of securities acquired in non-public transactions; Regulation FD compliance; and general analysis and advice regarding registration, reporting and disclosure issues.  He also has extensive experience in private placements and secured and unsecured financing transactions, including experience in venture capital financing for early stage companies and co-venture transactions involving participation in pre-IPO private financing.


Represented U.S and German subsidiaries of Japan-based manufacturing company in acquisition of aerospace and defense company from subsidiaries of U.K.-based manufacturer