A shareholder, Jean Schtokal practices primarily in the business transactions area, handling both domestic and foreign matters.
Her experience as an international business attorney is expansive and includes international trade, distribution, manufacturing and licensing arrangements. She has also worked with the establishment of foreign and domestic subsidiaries, branch offices and facilities; joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as acquisitions and direct investments.
Jean also provides counsel and guidance on U.S Export Control laws and regulations (EAR, ITAR, OFAC and FCPA). As a result of her thorough understanding and ability to clearly communicate these complex topics, she often speaks on international business topics including international business transactions and international trade.
Jean also assists U.S. businesses with entity formation, business planning, certification (WBE/MBE/DBE), negotiation and drafting of contracts, creation of joint ventures and serves as a trusted advisor.
She is a University of Michigan alumna and received her juris doctorate, cum laude, from Wayne State University. Prior to completing law school, Jean was the aide in charge of the Tax Expenditures Subcommittee of the Taxation Committee for the Michigan House of Representatives.
Thoroughly immersed in the Michigan business community, Jean holds many leadership roles. She has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Michigan District Export Council-West (named chair in 2014); she is a member of the Advisory Board of Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University and serves as co-chair of the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan.