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Kerr Russell sponsors Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan wine tasting fundraiser

February 6, 2018

Kerr Russell is a silver sponsor of The Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan's 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at the historic Guardian Building in downtown Detroit - Saturday, May 19, 2018. From the event listing: "Join 200 of your closest friends for the Furniture Bank’s 3rd Annual Wine Tasting gala! Proceeds from the event go toward supporting our mission! Guests will enjoy fine wine, cool jazz, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and informative historical tours of one of Detroit’s true architectural gems!"

The Furniture Bank is a non-profit human services agency based in Pontiac, Michigan, providing essential home furniture to children and families in need within Southeastern Michigan. The furniture that they recycle into the community comes from generous individuals and retailers within the region. Thank you to Kerr Russell member Jeffrey Brantley for his leadership of the firm's involvement with this organization.

Jeffrey Brantley has more than 29 years of experience in multiple aspects of business law. A Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, Jeffrey focuses primarily on business law, tax law, government contracting, employee benefits and international law.

Jeffrey regularly represents domestic and multinational clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, engineering services and high technology.  He handles matters ranging from designing legal and tax structures for businesses, to planning and executing mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. He is routinely involved in the preparation, negotiation and review of government and commercial contracts and subcontracts, strategic alliances, research and development contracts, joint venture agreements, intellectual property licensing agreements, off-shore life insurance vehicles, multiple employer welfare arrangements, and advising on related export/import laws and tax treaty implications.

Additionally, Jeffrey has lectured and written on various business and tax related subjects, including state and local tax presentations and estate planning matters. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte & Touche.

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