Butzel Long attorneys featured recently at State Bar of Michigan – Young Lawyers Section – 2009 Summit in Mt. Pleasant


BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Patrick A. Karbowski and Justin G. Klimko were featured presenters during the State Bar of Michigan – Young Lawyers Section – 2009 Summit June 5-6 in Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Karbowski's presentation focused on the land contract forfeitures, foreclosures and workouts. Mr. Klimko discussed business law issues presented in the current economy.

Patrick Karbowski

Based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office, Mr. Karbowski' practice includes both transactional law and litigation, with concentrations in the areas of real estate and general business.

Mr. Karbowski recently served as an adjunct professor at Ave Maria School of Law teaching real estate transactions. An article co-authored by Mr. Karbowski has been published in the 2009 summer edition of Michigan Real Property Review. He has frequently written and lectured on various real estate topics for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Karbowski has served as Chair of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan, is an ex-officio member of the Section' governing Council, and serves on several of the Section's committees, including its Pro Bono and ADR Committees. Mr. Karbowski also serves as a mediator, certified under SCAO Approved Mediation training. He also is a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and has served as a board member on a variety of community non-profit organizations. Mr. Karbowski is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Metropolitan Detroit Bar Association, and the Oakland County Bar Association.

Justin G. Klimko

Based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, 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, to name a few.

Mr. Klimko has substantial experience in planning, negotiating and implementing various types of merger and acquisition transactions, representing both acquiring and acquired companies, including sales of substantially all of a corporation's assets, straight mergers, reverse triangular mergers, share purchases, share exchange transactions and going-private transactions.

He also has experience representing committees of boards of directors. He has represented special committees and standing committees investigating alleged financial mismanagement by corporate officers accounting restatement issues claims alleged by shareholders seeking to commence derivative litigation and the financial fairness of going private proposals from company management. He has also advised standing board committees in the performance of their duties.

Mr. Klimko taught corporation law for five years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, frequently lectures and authors articles on business law subjects and has served as general editor of a treatise on Michigan Business Forms and a contributing author for a treatise on Michigan contract law.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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