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J. Michael Bernard

J. Michael Bernard

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Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

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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

Commercial Lending Law Blog
Dykema 

It’s a ‘go to’ destination that enables you to stay up-to-date on the most significant matters in all types of commercial lending (including asset-based, real estate, mortgage and equipment), bankruptcy, interpretations of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and significant court opinions.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Blog
Dykema 

Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) transferred rulemaking authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws from seven federal agencies to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB). Dykema’s CFPB Law Blog...

Consumer Financial Services Law Blog
Dykema 

Dykema’s Consumer Financial Servcies Law Blog (www.cfs-lawblog.com) is devoted to covering news and providing thoughtful analysis of consumer financial services-related litigation and regulations.

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...

The Business of Serving Clients
Dykema 

Dykema is distinguished by our cost-effective and collaborative partnerships with our clients. We deliver practical, results-oriented counsel earning accolades from clients nationwide for our efforts on their behalf in the courtroom and in the boardroom. We are focused on delivering outstanding...

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