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Kerr Russell, John Gatti support The Guidance Center's Summer Glow, June 8

April 25, 2018

From the event description: Please join co-chairs Nicole Summitt and Liesa Finazzo for an evening of delicious food and friends at the beautiful waterfront home of Pete and Kristen Mans adjacent to the historic Grosse Ile Lighthouse on Friday, June 8 from 6-9 p.m. The delicious menu will feature lobster rolls and other delicacies by Promenade Artisan Foods and a signature cocktail. Guests will enjoy a pop-up boutique by the Ohana House to support agency programming, lawn games, tours of the Grosse Ile Lighthouse by the Grosse Ile Historical Society, and an entertaining live auction.

The Summer Glow event kicks off the season of giving to benefit The Guidance Center’s four Community Resource Centers (CRC) in Southeast Michigan. These CR...Cs offer a variety of services for local families including play groups, parenting resources, after-school and senior programs, and much more.

Tickets are $100 per person. You can reserve online at or call 734-785-7705 x7087 by May 31, 2018. Special thanks to Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church for providing parking for all guets at 7925 Horsemill Road. A shuttle will transport everyone to the Lighthouse.

We hope you will join us for this fun and festive outdoor party!

Thank you to the sponsors supporting this event: Tasting Sponsor PCE Systems; Sweets Sponsors Johnpaul & Liesa Finazzo and Rob & Nicole Summitt and Microsoft; Budd Lynch Cigar Bar Sponsor in memory of Bill Kaiser; Valet Sponsor Kerr Russell, Glow Friends Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Jabro Carpet One Floor & Home, Liberty Tax - Dan Roman, and Molina Healthcare; and In-Kind Donors Ohana House, Promenade Artisan Foods, and Absopure!

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.

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