Jeffrey A. Brantley has more than 30 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, multiple employer welfare arrangements, advising agricultural businesses, participation in mergers and sales of agricultural businesses, 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.
- State Bar of Michigan
- American Bar Association
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
Bar and Court Admissions
- United States Tax Court
- Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
- cum laude
- Wayne State University, B.S.
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Establishment of a new multiple employer welfare arrangement.
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