Richard C. Buslepp, who is a Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, focuses his practice on business/corporate law, tax, opportunity zones and qualified opportunity funds, estate planning, and real estate.
Rich has substantial experience, with more than 28 years as business counsel to clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, health care, architectural and engineering, technology, construction, service and transportation. Rich specializes in structuring, negotiating, and consummating complex domestic and cross-border transactions such as stock and asset sale transactions, leveraged buyouts, mergers, recapitalizations, divestitures, take-privates, joint ventures, debt and equity finance transactions, management led buyouts, real estate transactions and restructure transactions for private equity, public, non profits, and family owned clients. Rich also regularly counsels clients on a variety of other legal matters including corporate governance, business entity formation, the formation and qualification of tax-exempt organizations, tax planning, tax controversies, the preparation and review of contracts, and business planning and law issues.
Additionally, Rich has lectured and written on various business and tax law-related subjects, including the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of business entities, the requirements for tax deferred like-kind exchanges, and corporate, estate and partnership tax matters.
- State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section
- State Bar of Michigan, Tax Law Section
- American Bar Association, Business Law Section
- American Bar Association, Tax Law Section
- Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
Bar and Court Admissions
- Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
- cum laude
- Wayne State University Law School, LL.M.
- cum laude
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Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of Michigan
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Kerr Russell ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 17 practice areas
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Kerr, Russell, Rich Buslepp and Michael D. Gibson receive "Materials Deal of the Year" Award from The M&A Advisor
February 10, 2016
Recently represented management of a Tier I auto supplier in connection with the sale of the company
Recently represented Tier I auto supplier in connection with $100 Million refinancing
Recently represented electrical contractor in connection with sale of company
Recently represented privately held aerospace engineering company in connection with the sale of the company