Bruce W. Haffey

 Board of Directors – Business Law & Commercial Transactions

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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, health-care 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, health-care 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

National Association of Dealer Counsel
Association for Corporate Growth

Distinctions

Peer Reviewed

top lawyers

Super lawyers

top attorney

leading lawyers

Peer Reviewed

top lawyers

Super lawyers

top attorney

leading lawyers

Articles / Engagements

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

•  “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!” prgram 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

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