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Mr. Anderson is a founding member and Practice Group Leader of Bodman's Enterprise Procurement Group. Mr. Anderson has negotiated thousands of agreements with a multitude of vendors representing billions of dollars. He represents clients in a broad range of commercial transactions, including business process and information technology outsourcing arrangements, commercial and governmental debit card programs, and manufacturing, procurement, and supply arrangements. He helps clients appropriately structure all forms of commercial contracts, ensuring that the client's risks are mitigated, that the contract contains appropriate remedies for the client, and that the client secures the best possible financial terms. He serves clients in a range of industries, with a particular focus on financial services, construction, automotive, and healthcare.
He also represents clients in intellectual property matters, including drafting technology development and license agreements (including Internet web site development and hosting agreements), providing advice on Internet security issues, preparing general service agreements, and counseling on trademark matters.
He frequently advises clients regarding intellectual property issues arising in the workplace, such as non-competition and non-solicitation issues, ownership of intellectual property, and policies for the use of e-mail, the Internet, and other information technology. He has experience in general commercial litigation and participates in litigation related to intellectual property disputes.
Mr. Anderson represents franchisors in the development of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOCs) and franchise agreements. He also reviews and negotiates UFOCs and franchise agreements on behalf of franchisees. He assists in the enforcement of franchise agreements and provides general advice in matters involving franchise and commercial law. He helps clients negotiate production and services agreements for television series, documentaries, commercials, and other video and multi-media productions.
He has lectured on various procurement topics to the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Bankers Association, the Lansing Advertising Club, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University College of Law, Automation Alley, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports Section and an inactive member of the State Bar of Illinois. Mr. Anderson is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern District of Illinois. He has been recognized multiple times by Michigan Super Lawyers under Intellectual Property and as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness magazine.
Before joining Bodman, Mr. Anderson worked for the world's largest consulting firm where he served as an attorney in technology related areas.
Notable Cases and Results: Merrill Lynch v Ran et al., 67 F Supp 2d 764 (1999)
Illinois, 1992 (inactive)
U.S. District Court
Northern District of Illinois
Eastern District of Illinois
Law School: University of Illinois Law School, J.D., 1992
Undergraduate School: Baylor University, B.B.A., 1988
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
State Bar of Michigan, Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports Section
Published Legal Writing:
"Current Trends in Intellectual Property and Enforcement," Intellectual Property Law 2008 - Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year, Aspatore Books
"The Broadening and Strengthening of IP Rights," Intellectual Property Law 2007: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year, Aspatore Thought Leadership, Aspatore Books
"Educating a New Client: An Overview of Intellectual Property
Issues," Developing an Intellectual Property Strategy for your Company (2005)
"Federal Trademark Registration of your Company Name, Corp! magazine
Bodman clients demand the best. We, in turn, are laser-focused on providing the highest quality legal services to clients across Michigan, across the United States, and around the world.
Our clients are businesses, individuals, and institutions with big ideas and big achievements. For 85 years, they have trusted us to serve as a strategic business partner. In exchange, we offer them the insight, experience, and value they need to succeed.
We value long-term client relationships above short-term gain, and we nurture those relationships carefully. We work to understand our clients' businesses and the markets within which they operate. This enables us to provide both strategic advice and preventative counsel to address potential issues efficiently and discreetly before they become significant and expensive problems. We deliver on our promises with quality, integrity, and knowledge.
The power of our approach is clear in the extraordinarily long-term relationships we have. For example, we have represented the interests of members of the Ford family continuously since 1929. We have represented Comerica Incorporated and its predecessor, Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit, since we helped found Manufacturers in 1933.