On this episode, Maxwell Goss chats with business litigator Mark Rossman of Rossman P.C., in Troy, Michigan. Mark has represented plaintiffs and defendants oppression cases involving corporate dissolution, buy-outs, and damages ranging from the tens of thousands to tens of millions of dollars. In this wide-ranging discussion, Mark shares war stories about business litigation and and provides insights for building and managing a successful business law firm.
00:18 – Introduction
02:00 – About Mark Rossman
04:23 – Mark’s “Separation Litigation” Practice
12:45 – The shark and the moose
19:14 – The Bob Seger case
23:24 – Building a law firm
31:20 – The Business Law Symposium
34:02 – On niche practices
Mark Rossman has represented plaintiffs and defendants in dozens of oppression cases involving wide-ranging forms of relief, including corporate dissolution, buy-outs, and damages ranging from the tens of thousands to tens of millions of dollars.
In 2015, he formed Rossman, P.C., where he and his team represent both the Davids and the Goliaths of the business world and beyond. Mark’s client base is indeed varied, including individuals being oppressed or marginalized in business relationships and who require some muscle in order to level the playing field, such as, perhaps, a minority shareholder who is being choked out of the business by the controlling majority; or close corporations and privately held businesses of varying net worth and value ranging from a fledgling start-up to well-established businesses with substantial value and a strong need for corporate governance, litigation avoidance protection, succession planning, crisis management, or partnership separation.
Mark has written extensively on the subject of legal duties, rights, and obligations in the context of shareholding, partnership, and other corporate relationships. Mark is a Chair of the Privately Held Business Forum, a committee of the State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section.