Clark Hill Attorney James M. Drake to Present “Protecting Your Business Assets”
– Clark Hill attorney James M. Drake will present “Protecting Your Business Assets” at E2Detroit’s 2008 Entrepreneurial Symposium on October 8, 2008. Participants in the E2Detroit conference will learn from nationally-recognized entrepreneurs, build relationships with key Michigan stakeholders and network and share experiences with senior-level peers. For registration and more information, please visit
James M. Drake is a member of Clark Hill’s Business Practice Group in its Chicago office. He represents business entities of all sizes in all types of transactional matters domestically and internationally, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, structuring, organizing and documenting partnerships and limited liability companies, drafting and negotiating all types of contracts and agreements, and handling partnership and membership dissolutions and disputes. He has represented United States and foreign based entities in negotiating and documenting transactions throughout the world.
Mr. Drake also advises clients in technology development, protection and transfer matters and other intellectual property matters, including drafting and negotiating patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret development, licensing, transfer and joint venture agreements, and registering copyrights and trademarks.
Mr. Drake earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan in 1983, and his law degree from DePaul University in 1987, where he was a member of the DePaul Law Review. He serves as a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Committee, International Law Committee and Intellectual Property Law Committee.
Mr. Drake has been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company in Closely and Privately Held Business Law for 2006 - 2007.
Since 1890, Clark Hill PLC has been serving the business, government, and personal needs of clients. Clark Hill has offices in Detroit, Birmingham, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois and Washington, DC. Clark Hill is a full service law firm with more than 180 attorneys and professionals. For more information, visit