Exploring exporting essentials


Foster, Swift, Collins, and Smith PC presented “Intellectual Property &?Business Partner Due Diligence” at the firm’s offices in Southfield last month. Speaking at the seminar were (left to right) Foster Swift associate John Mashni, Foster Swift Shareholder Jean Schtokal, and David Newhouse, International Trade Development manager with  Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).  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. The seminars are delivered by Foster Swift’s international trade attorneys and sponsored by MEDC as part of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). Launched in 2011, STEP is a grant program designed to develop or expand export-related activities in an attempt to empower eligible small businesses.

– Photo by John Meiu


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