For nearly a century, Kerr Russell has served trade associations, professional societies, charitable foundations, and other not-for-profit organizations as a trusted partner that delivers results in a wide variety of situations and legal contexts.
Kerr Russell’s multidisciplinary practice provides our trade and professional association clients the broad perspective, deep experience, and specific legal advice necessary to resolve virtually any legal issue they may face. We deliver practical, workable solutions and alternatives to legal challenges that are as creative and unique as the associations we represent. Attorneys in our trade and professional associations practice are zealous advocates and also consensus-builders. We have built a strong reputation for our ability to foster collaboration and diffuse situations and issues that may prove internally divisive.
Our attorneys advise trade and professional associations on general legal matters in addition to legal matters unique to their professions, industries, or missions. We counsel trade and professional associations on corporate organization and governance, tax issues, intellectual property matters, executive and employee relations, financing, regulatory matters, technology, contracts, litigation, print and online publishing, and media relations. We prepare organizational and compliance documents and draft and negotiate all types of contracts, including employment contracts, vendor and subcontractor purchase agreements and health and benefit contracts. We also assist with corporate record-keeping, and updating and monitoring policies and procedures to ensure compliance and minimize risk.
Should disputes arise, our attorneys are skilled in effective dispute resolution techniques. We have successfully resolved disputes through mediation, arbitration and facilitation, and, when necessary, our experienced litigators marshal formidable advocacy on behalf of our clients in state and federal courts.
James E. DeLine
Patrick J. Haddad
Daniel J. Schulte
January 26, 2018
Download Kerr Russell's updated firm brochure and overview of services
January 15, 2018
Honoring the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
March 17, 2020
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Business Continuity: A Message to Our Community, Clients and Friends
January 29, 2018
Jim DeLine serves as an editor of ABA's recently published Antitrust Class Actions Handbook, Second Edition
January 3, 2018
Kerr Russell highlighted in Best Lawyers - Business, Winter 2017 issue
December 18, 2017
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
November 30, 2017
Merry and bright ... Kerr Russell welcomes the holiday season
November 16, 2017
Culture of Connection - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and dbusiness
November 3, 2017
Kerr Russell launches new advertising in upcoming issues of dbusiness and Crain's Detroit
November 1, 2017