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Donald A. DeLong
 
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Donald A. DeLong is a graduate of Michigan State University (B.A. with High Honors) and Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude). Don also has completed all the post-graduate class work in the Masters of Laws in Taxation Program at Wayne State University. Don is a frequent speaker on estate planning and business succession issues. Don practices primarily in the areas of Estate Planning; Taxation; Business Law; Business Succession Planning; Real Estate; Probate Administration; and Commercial Litigation. Don has also completed the Civil Mediator Training program as approved by the State Court Administrative Office in compliance with MCR 2.411.
Estate Planning
Taxation
Business Law
Business Succession Planning
Real Estate
Probate Administration
Commercial Litigation
Mediation
Michigan State University (B.A. with High Honors)

Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude)

  • "Treatment of Single Member LLCs Under the SBT and MBT after the Kmart and Alliance Decisions" Michigan Business Law Journal, Volume XXX, Issue 2, p. 20 (Summer 2010)

  • “What’s in a Name? First Public Corp. v. Parfet Confirms that Michigan Does not Recognize ‘Joint Enterprise’ in a Commercial Setting,” Michigan Business Law Journal, Volume XXIII, Issue 3, p. 23 (Fall 2003)


  • American Jurisprudence "Book" award for top in class in Equitable Remedies

  • Brief writer for Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

  • "Best Issue" award given to best brief writer in Law School wide competition

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubble

  • Who’s Who in American Law

  • American Bar Association
    Member of the following practice sections:

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    • Business Law

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    • Taxation

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    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law


  • State Bar of Michigan
    Member of the following practice sections:

    • Business Law

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    • Taxation

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    • Probate and Estate Planning


  • Oakland County Bar Association

Michigan 1985

  • Acquisitions and sales of manufacturing companies, including metal stamping, plastic injection mold, forging, concrete and cement production and a wide range of other manufacturing concerns ranging from $500,000 to $100,000,000 in Michigan, many other states and Canada

  • Going private transaction involving company with over $100,000,000 market capitalization

  • Acquisitions and sales of companies in the following industries: medical and physician practices, durable medical equipment, surgical equipment and operating room servicing companies and other health care industry businesses; computer and audio visual technology industry; construction and building industries; hotel and restaurant industries;

  • Tax exempt industrial bond financing, including, Michigan Strategic Fund Tax Exempt Bond financing for numerous plant facility acquisitions ranging from $2,000,000 to $25,000,000

  • Initial Public Offering for closed end mutual fund, from business plan stage to public offering.

  • Representation of publicly held company, including SEC filings

  • Financing through private placements for start-up companies as well as existing companies

  • Numerous traditional financing through banks and other financial institutions from $100,000 to $200,000,000

  • Representation of businesses and charitable organizations in all phases of operations


  • “In Your Client’s Best Interests—Ethical Considerations,” “Entity Choices in Estate Planning”, and “What’s New and What’s Left in Sophisticated Estate Planning” in Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Michigan, National Business Institute Seminar (2005)

  • “How to Finance the Small Business” in Representing the Closely Held Business in Michigan, National Business Institute Seminar (2003)