'Legal Essentials to Exporting'


Foster, Swift, Collins, and Smith PC presented “Intellectual Property & Business Partner Due Diligence” on April 19, at the firm’s offices in Southfield. The program was part of the firm’s “Legal Essentials to Exporting” seminars created to help businesses in identifying legal and compliance issues that need to be addressed prior to pursuing export opportunities. Speakers were Foster Swift associate John Mashni (left) and Foster Swift Shareholder Jean Schtokal, both from the firm’s Lansing office, and David Newhouse, International Trade Development manager with Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The seminars are delivered by Foster Swift’s international trade attorneys and sponsored by MEDC as part of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), a grant program designed to develop or expand export-related activities in an attempt to empower eligible small businesses.

Photo by John Meiu