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J. Michael Bernard

J. Michael Bernard

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Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

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Profile

Mike Bernard is a member of the Corporate Finance Group and his practice focuses primarily on business counseling and planning, with an emphasis on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions (representing both buyer and sellers);
  • Capital raising transactions (including private placement, private equity and seed and venture financings);
  • Corporate formation matters (including shareholder control and buy-sell arrangements);
  • Corporate governance (for profit and nonprofit entities); and
  • Executive employment agreements and related matters. 

Mr. Bernard has experience in a variety of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, services and technology.

Mr. Bernard is a member of Dykema’s Executive Board and is the former leader of the Firm’s Corporate Finance Practice Group.



Education

University of Cincinnati, J.D. University of Notre Dame, B.B.A.
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Notre Dame Club of Detroit, Award of the Year, 2003

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers for Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2006-2014

Named a Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2005-2014

Named Detroit "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers & Acquisitions Law by Best Lawyers 2014

Recognized in The Best Lawyers of America, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2007-2015.

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law, 2010-2014

Recipient of an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell


Professional Associations

World Services Group, Board of Directors and past Chair, North American Regional Council

Blogs

Cannabis Law Blog
Dykema 

The cannabis industry presents unprecedented opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. Yet, entities looking to engage in this emerging industry face daunting levels of legal complexity and uncertainty. Moreover, state and local governments are constantly tasked with regulating an...

NextGen Financial Services Report
Dykema 

NextGen Financial Services Report is published by the Financial Industry Group at Dykema. The Financial Services Industry has gone through a tremendous amount of regulatory and operational IT change in recent years, and with a new presidential administration more changes and developments are on the...

SerendIPity: Intellectual Property Law Blog
Dykema 

Few areas of law are as dynamic and fast-changing—and impact as many product categories, industry sectors and individuals (both inventors and creators of original content as well as end-users of those intellectual properties)—as IP law. The contributors to SerendIPity, Dykema’s IP law blog...

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