Join us for our 5th Annual State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section Symposium








Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The Detroit Institute of Arts

In The Diego Rivera Room

 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan

In Person Tickets: $135

Program Description

The Fifth Annual State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section Symposium, “The Art of the Practice” will explore various aspects of litigation practice, law firm management, and select substantive areas of law. The format will consist of lectures and roundtables, with audience participation encouraged. Topics discussed will include the “arts” of selecting experts, settling cases, navigating the Business Courts, cross examination, law firm management, intellectual property protection and corporate oppression and fiduciary breach. Presenters and moderators will include:

Hon. Victoria Valentine (Oakland County Circuit Court)

Hon. Lita Popke (Ret. Wayne County Circuit Court) (JAMS)

Hon. David J. Allen (3rd Circuit Court)

Professor Douglas Moll (University of Houston Law Center)

Van Conway (Van Conway & Partners)

Maxwell Goss (Maxwell Goss Law / Litigation War Room)

Michelle Harrell (Maddin Hauser)

Justin Klimko (Butzel)

Paul Mersino (Butzel)

E. Powell Miller (Miller Law)

Linda Oszust (Rossman)

Daniel Quick (Dickinson)

Mark Rossman (Rossman)

Ian Williamson (Mantese Honigman)

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Program Agenda

Time Topic Speakers
5:45 – 6:00 Opening Statement Mark Rossman (Rossman)
6:00 – 6:20 Lecture: Trade Secrets and the Future of Non-Competes Maxwell Goss (Maxwell Goss Law)
6:20 – 6:45 Lecture: Selecting an Expert Van Conway (Van Conway and Partners)
6:45 – 7:30

Discussion with audience interaction:

The Judicial Perspective

Hon. Victoria Valentine (6th Circuit Business Court)

Hon. Lita Popke (Ret.) (JAMS)

Hon. David L. Allen (3rd Circuit Court)


Moderator: Linda Oszust (Rossman)

7:30 – 7:50 Discussion: The Post-Pandemic Law Firm

Paul Mersino (Butzel)

Mark Rossman (Rossman)

7:50 – 8:30 Roundtable: Corporate Oppression and Fiduciary Breach

Professor Douglas Moll (Univ. of Houston Law Center)

Justin Klimko (Butzel)

Daniel Quick (Dickinson)

Ian Williamson (Mantese Honigman)


Moderator: Michelle Harrell (Maddin Hauser)

8:30 – 9:00 Lecture: The Art of Cross Examination E. Powell Miller (Miller Firm)

Sponsorship Levels

Diego Rivera Court Sponsorship $6,000

Great Room Sponsorship $5,000

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Directors Sponsorship $3,000

Officers Sponsorship $2,000

Registered Agents Sponsor $500

Shareholders Sponsorship $1,000

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Symposia Archives

First Annual SBM Symposium – 2018

Second Annual SBM Symposium – 2019

Third Annual SBM Symposium – 2020

Fourth Annual SBM Symposium – 2022