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John J. Hern, Jr.

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Office

Detroit

500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6820
Practice Areas
Corporate Law
Areas of Emphasis
Corporate FinanceE-Commerce & TechnologyFund Formation & ComplianceMergers & Acquisitions
Industries
Health Care
Services
International Legal Services
Education
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986
B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1982
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
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John J. Hern, Jr.

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John J. Hern, Jr. serves as Clark Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition, John’s practice involves advising corporations of all sizes, public and private, on a wide range of issues such as incorporation, financing, leasing, contracting, mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts.  He has been involved in multi-million dollar corporate mergers and acquisitions with manufacturing, service and financial organizations.  His participation has included virtually every aspect of these transactions from the negotiation and structuring to the closing.

In the securities area, John has been involved with both private offerings of securities and public offerings.  In this area, he has extensive experience dealing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  In addition, he has been involved with many of the ongoing compliance requirements imposed by the securities laws, such as preparing Form 10 Ks, proxy statements, annual reports and monitoring insider trading.

John has broad experience advising the closely held corporation and its officers, directors and shareholders, including issues relating to incorporation, dissolution, tax advice, shareholder agreements, and employment and compensation agreements.  Further, he has dealt with minority shareholder rights.

John has substantial expertise regarding non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants.  He has traveled abroad to provide advice regarding antitrust issues and has advised clients regarding the application of U.S. as well as E.C. antitrust laws in a variety of contexts, including business combinations and exclusive supply and distribution arrangements.  He also has significant experience in forming joint ventures and strategic alliances, and has employed the limited liability company for these and other purposes.

John also routinely advises a variety of clients regarding the protection of technology.  His intellectual property practice includes regular dealings with the Patent and the Trademark Office in connection with the processing of trademark and servicemark registrations, security instruments and assignments of trademarks.  He has also developed expertise in the area of trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, ownership and transfer of proprietary information and developments and related legal fields.

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