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Whether your client is the buyer or the seller, being knowledgeable of the entire acquisition process is a must. This guide will walk you through real-world examples of everything from drafting that first teaser summary to complex acquisition agreements. Order today!
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MICHAEL D. CROSS JR. is a member of the Alpharetta business and technology law firm of Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, where his areas of practice include partnership and LLC law, mergers and acquisitions, franchise law, and corporate law. For more than a decade, Mr. Cross served as an adjunct professor at Reinhardt University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses involving business law, media law, entrepreneurial law, organizational leadership and ethics. He also speaks frequently at continuing legal education seminars and has worked with Emory Law School and the Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism since 2005. Mr. Cross recently was listed by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the 2017 Legal Elite and has been selected five times for inclusion in the listing known as Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars for his work representing entrepreneurs, investors and privately-held companies. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Indiana, as well as before the U.S Tax Court. Mr. Cross earned his B.A. degree from Anderson University; his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law; and his LL.M. degree, with honors, from the University of Alabama School of Law.
MICHAEL B. KATZ is an attorney at MBK & Associates, LLC. He is currently an equity member and general counsel for US Petroleum Partners, LLC and its subsidiaries, owner and operator of convenience stores and fuel storage, loading and distribution terminals. His responsibilities include all aspects of convenience store/fuel terminal acquisitions and leasing from site selection, LOI’s, purchase/sale agreements, and asset acquisition, including, but not limited to negotiating, drafting and orchestrating complex, multi-property closings. Prior to his current position, Mr. Katz acquired over 29 years of experience as a private attorney, where his practice focused on negotiation, litigation, arbitration and trial law. Mr. Katz served as outside legal counsel in commercial real estate landlord/tenant matters to THF Realty; The Kroenke Group; St. Louis Rams; Walpert Properties; St. John's Mercy Hospital; Milor Realty; Property Partnership Management; Holtzman Properties; STLCRE.COM, LLC; and several other entities. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Federal Bar of the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Katz earned his A.B. degree in economics from the University of Missouri - Columbia and his J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
NORMAN S. NEWMARK is a partner in AEGIS Law, a firm based in Frontenac, St. Louis County, Missouri, where he is the chair of the tax practice group. Mr. Newmark focuses his practice on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, venture capital, business formation (including partnership entities), estate planning and business succession. He represents individuals and businesses in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, state tax departments, and various tax tribunals, including the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Newmark also represents individuals and corporate trustees in probate administration and litigation cases. Mr. Newmark has published articles in periodicals such as The Banking Law Journal, the Journal of The Missouri Bar, and the Oklahoma Bar Journal on various tax-related topics, including mergers and acquisitions, powers of appointment in estate planning, and the tax aspects of federal healthcare laws. He has written an article on the new IRS partnership audit and collection procedures for partnership entities, to be published in the Journal of The Missouri Bar in 2019. Mr. Newmark is a frequent lecturer at local and national continuing education events for attorneys and accountants. As a member of The Missouri Bar's Probate and Trust Division, he drafted key provisions of the Missouri Uniform Powers of Appointment Act, recently enacted into law by the Missouri General Assembly. He provides pro bono legal services to several charities and was listed in The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame for 2011 and 2013 for his charitable efforts. Mr. Newmark earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Boston University, and both his J.D. degree (Order of the Coif) and LL.M. degree in taxation from the Washington University School of Law. He is a member of the Missouri and Oklahoma bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.