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Prominent eminent domain attorney to speak at annual property rights conference

Eminent domain attorney, Alan T. Ackerman, Esq., will take part in the Ninth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, in Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 11-12. Ackerman will participate in a panel focusing upon how the judiciary shapes the law by the manner in which it defines takings and issues relating to the power of eminent domain. His article “Incorporation of the Right to Just Compensation: The Fourteenth Amendment vs. The Takings Clause” will be published in the inaugural volume of the Conference Journal.

Ackerman is managing partner of Ackerman, Ackerman & Dynkowski, PC, a nationally recognized eminent domain and property rights law firm with offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Washington, D.C. Ackerman received both his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Master's degree from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Miller Canfield lawyers speak at MSU-FBI Alliance Conference on intellectual property and ITAR

Matthew P. Allen and Joseph D. Gustavus of Miller Canfield recently spoke at the Michigan State University and Federal Bureau of Investigation Alliance Conference in Lansing. Allen’s presentation was “Commercial & Public Interest Use of IP in the Information Age: Understanding Title to Inventions Among Industry, Universities, Researchers, and the Government.” Gustavus presented on “ITAR + Export Controls Trends and Developments for Universities.”

The all-day conference included remarks from the FBI Detroit Office and MSU President Lou Anna Simon.

Allen is a business, securities, and intellectual property litigator and trial lawyer who has tried and arbitrated a wide variety of intellectual property, securities, and business disputes in a wide array of forums.  He received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and his B.A. from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.

Gustavus is a corporate attorney representing multinational clients primarily in the automotive, defense, aerospace, software and information technology sectors.  He assists clients with their complex domestic and international acquisitions and commercial transactions, ITAR and export control compliance issues, corporate governance and with building, demonstrating, and protecting the value of their intellectual property rights. He received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and his B.A. from Michigan State University.