Bruce W. Haffey

 Board of Directors – Business Law & Commercial Transactions

Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE

Bruce W. Haffey is a senior, highly-qualified business and tax lawyer with the firm of Giarmarco, Mullins and Horton, P.C. in Troy, Michigan, and is a member of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Haffey practices primarily in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, franchise and distribution law and tax law and for closely-held business clients engaged in a wide assortment of industries.

Mr. Haffey represents privately-held business clients throughout the life cycles of their businesses, from start-up through growth to exit strategy. He handles routine and complex business transactions in a wide assortment of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, franchising, healthcare and information technology.

Mr. Haffey has been recognized by numerous professional organizations and publications, including The New York Times Top Attorneys in Michigan, Michigan Super Lawyers, dBusiness “Top Lawyers” and Leading Lawyers and is AV Rated by the American Bar Association.

CONTACT BRUCE

P  (248) 457-7140
E  bhaffey@gmhlaw.com

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EXPERIENCE

Bruce W. Haffey is a senior, highly-qualified business and tax lawyer with the firm of Giarmarco, Mullins and Horton, P.C. in Troy, Michigan, and is a member of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Haffey practices primarily in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, franchise and distribution law and tax law and for closely-held business clients engaged in a wide assortment of industries.

Mr. Haffey represents privately-held business clients throughout the life cycles of their businesses, from start-up through growth to exit strategy. He handles routine and complex business transactions in a wide assortment of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, franchising, healthcare and information technology.

Mr. Haffey has been recognized by numerous professional organizations and publications, including The New York Times Top Attorneys in Michigan, Michigan Super Lawyers, dBusiness “Top Lawyers” and Leading Lawyers and is AV Rated by the American Bar Association.

Practice Areas

•  Business Law & Commercial Transactions
•  Franchise Law
•  Mergers & Acquisitions
•  Taxation
•  Health Care & Medical Malpractice Defense
•  Automotive
•  Real Estate

EDUCATION

•  University of Michigan, B.A., Economics
•  University of Michigan, J.D.
•  Wayne State University, LL.M. in Taxation

Leadership

•  Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.
– Board of Directors
– Finance Committee, Chair
– Conflicts Committee

•  Michigan Bar Association
– Business Law Section, Council Member
– Chair, Small Business Forum

Memberships

American Bar Association
•  Business Law Section
•  Tax Section
•  Franchise Forum
•  Health Law

Michigan Bar Association
•  Business Law
– Council Member
– Chair of Small Business Forum
•  Healthcare Law
•  Taxation
•  Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation

Oakland County Bar Association
•  Tax Law Committee

recent articles

•  “Dispute with Minority Shareholder May Be Resolved by Cash-Out Merger,” – MI Business Law Journal, Fall 2017
•  “Making an S Election for an LLC – Easy but Not Simple,” – Oakland County Bar Association, April 2015
•  “Shareholder Oppression Update,” – MI Business Law Journal, Fall 2014
•  “Franchisors Beware: Pending Maine Legislation Will Make Franchise Life More Difficult,” – February 2014
•  “Internet Sales Tax Act Ripe for Passage?” – May 2013
•  “FCPA Successor Liability in Cross-Border Acquisitions,” – December 2012
•  “Safe Harbor for Deductibility of Success Fees in Business Acquisitions,” – July 2011
•  “Franchisor Entitled to Recover Post-Termination Damages,” – July 2011
•  “Advantage S Corporation,” – July 2011

speaking engagements

• “Working the Kinks out of Working Capital” – Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
• “Building Blocks – Tax Strategies and Transaction Structure” – Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
• “Buyers, Sellers, Bonuses and Benefits – Compensation Issues in M&A Transactions” – Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
•  “Tips and Take-Aways re. Business Succession Planning: A Survey of Recent Cases;” – Michigan Defense Trial Counsel annual meeting
•  “It’s Your Government and We’re Here to Help – Really!” program moderator; Michigan Bar Association Small Business Forum
•  “Due Diligence in the Acquisition of a Dealership;” MACPA Automotive Dealers Conference
•  “Business Entity Selection and Design;” Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
•  “Business Entity Selection and Design;” Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
selected transactions
  • Sale of specialty pet products business to private equity buyer
  • Assistance in capital raise by biotech company for research and development
  • Assistance in connection with equity financing and implementation of succession plan for
    family agricultural business
  • Sale of multilocation physical therapy practice and adult foster care facility to national
    buyer
  • Sale of business engaged in branded and promotional merchandise, reward and
    recognition products and programs to national buyer
  • Planning and implementation of complex reorganization in connection with intra-family
    business divorce
  • Assistance in design and implementation of joint venture / strategic partnership between
    performance enhancement and marketing company and service provider
  • Sale of multiple-hospital emergency medicine practice to national buyer
  • Sale of independent professional liability insurance agency to underwriter
  • Representation of borrowers in Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Sale of tier 1 and tier 2 family-owned automotive supplier to publicly-traded company
  • Acquisition of concrete pipe manufacturing business from bankrupt company
  • Sale by area developer of multiple units of franchised restaurant chain
  • Corporate reorganization of family-owned supermarket chain
  • Transition of closely-held multi-state industrial sandblasting and chemical cleaning
    business to key executive following death of founder
  • Merger of local wholesaler of beauty salon products into national company
  • Business entity structuring in connection with the development of an owner-occupied,
    multi-specialty medical office building
  • Sale of chain of physical therapy clinics to national, publicly traded health care company
  • Sale of multi-state stainless steel processing business to international conglomerate
  • Purchases and sales of over a dozen automobile dealerships
  • Sale of an automotive consulting business to an international publicly traded company
  • Sale of a specialty foam products business to an international publicly traded company
  • Buyout of minority shareholder and implementation of succession plan for family business

Distinctions

Peer Reviewed

top lawyers

Super lawyers

top attorney

leading lawyers

best lawyers

recommended by: the business lawyers

Peer Reviewed

top lawyers

Super lawyers

top attorney

leading lawyers

best lawyers

recommended by: the business lawyers

News / blog

Bruce Haffey to Present MICPA Nite Owl Session

Bruce Haffey of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. to Present at MICPA Automotive Dealers, Construction Industry & Controllers Conference TROY, Mich. – August 8: Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that senior business and tax lawyer...

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Honors

US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
Detroit Free Press Top Places to Work
Leading Lawyers
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firms

Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com

Honors

US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
Detroit Free Press Top Places to Work
Leading Lawyers
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firms

Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com