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Kerr Russell supports Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan

January 8, 2018

Thank you, Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan, for inspiring pride throughout the Italian community and for establishing a relationship of trust and service between your members and our fellow citizens since 1919. [The ad above, designed by Nikki Horn, will appear in the IACC Grapevine newsletter throughout 2018.]

About IACCM

Italian Americans have developed some of America's largest industries and corporations. Keeping with the spirit of those early Italian Americans, the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan was organized in 1919 by the then Consulate of Italy, Pietro Cardiello, as well as several local Detroit area business people to promote business relationships between Italy and the United States. Among the early founding fathers were Attorneys Joseph Schippacasse, Anthony Esperti and Dr. Vincent Mancuso as well as local businessmen Andrew Maglia, Mark Valente Sr., Frank Loverde and Raymond Cuomo. Today, the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan is an active and vibrant group of approximately 170 Italian Americans who are proud of their Italian heritage and are engaged in many worthwhile charitable and business activities which contribute toward the entrepreneurial spirit, goodwill and success of the Southeastern Michigan community.


John D. Gatti has more than 20 years of experience in business law and the laws of taxation. A Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, John concentrates his practice in the areas of taxation, mergers and acquisitions, business law, real estate law, and estate planning. He chairs the firm’s Taxation Practice Group.

John regularly advises clients in a variety of areas including mergers and acquisitions, business formations, succession planning, real estate, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

He has extensive experience involving a variety of federal, state and multi-state income and franchise tax issues relating to corporate, partnership and limited liability company acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. John advises on a wide range of tax issues including Subchapters C, K and S, consolidated returns, income tax accounting and captive insurance companies.

John currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer for The Guidance Center in addition to acting as Treasurer and Trustee for the Grosse Ile Township school district.

Prior to joining the firm, John served at a nationally recognized accounting firm specializing in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and provided tax advice to clients in various industries including the automotive, transportation, publishing, food manufacturing and health care segments.

Kenneth R. Lombardo has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of corporate and business law.  Ken focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, business law, federal and state securities law, taxation and estate planning.    

Ken’s corporate and business law practice includes choice of entity and business formation, shareholder voting and buy-sell agreements, asset and stock sales, mergers, recapitalizations, joint venture agreements, joint development agreements, license agreements, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and public and private equity and debt capital raising transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Ken served for ten years as General Counsel for a Nasdaq listed public company involved primarily in the automotive, trucking, and alternative energy sectors, and was also a member of the company’s executive management team.  As General Counsel, Ken was responsible for ensuring the company’s compliance with all aspects of the company’s legal affairs.  Ken’s General Counsel and executive management experience brings a unique practical business perspective to his practice.

Ken is also a Certified Public Accountant (Fellow) and, before beginning his law career, spent six years in the audit and tax departments at Deloitte & Touche.


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