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About this Seminar:
About the Speaker / Presenter:
JOSEPH W. KIMMELL
Butzel Long, PC
Joseph W. Kimmell is a shareholder based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, practicing in the area of international law and concentrating on the firm’s China and India practices. He also has significant experience working with state and local economic development entities on complex public/private development projects. He is a graduate of The University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1972) and Duke University (B.A., 1969).
Kimmell has significant experience representing both United States and Chinese business entities, spending extended periods in Washington, D.C. and China.
He devotes the majority of his domestic practice to the representation of corporate and individual business clientele in domestic and Chinese business matters. In addition to acting as general counsel to such clientele, he represents purchaser groups in corporate and business acquisitions. Prior to joining Butzel Long in 2008, Kimmell served for six years as chair of the International Practice of the law firm of Baker & Daniels, spending approximately two months each year in China.
Kimmell is an adjunct professor at the Department of Law of Qingdao University, Qingdao, P.R.C. He also conducts frequent seminars in his areas of expertise. His presentations include: “Developing a Strategic Plan for China,” U.S. Department of Commerce China Business Conference, Washington, D.C., 2006, and Cleveland, Ohio, 2006; “How Mid-Sized Companies Can Develop a Strategic Plan for China,” Indiana Manufacters Association Seminar, Indianapolis, 2006; “Strategic Planning for China,” Birmingham, Alabama, 2005, and Greenville, South Carolina, 2005; “Protecting Intellectual Property in China,” Indiana Department of Commerce, 2002; “China’s Entry Into the WTO—the American Politics of PNTR,” Qingdao University School of Law, 2000; “The Importance of the American Contract,” Chongqing (P.R.C.) Bar Association, 2001; and “Financing in Commercial Transactions,” Shandong Province (P.R.C.) Bar Association, 1999 (Panelist).
Kimmell’s publications include: “China: Strategic Planning for the Mid-Sized Company,” Inside the Minds, The Legal Side of International Transactions, Aspatore Books, 2005; and “Do You Need a China Strategy,” Indiana Business Magazine, 2002.
Kimmell is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Corporate). He is a member of the U.S.- China Business Council, Washington, D.C., the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Allen County Indiana Bar Association. He has served as Corporation Counsel to the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. He is also licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of Indiana.