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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Banking & Finance
Negotiation of Commercial Transactions
Real Estate Law
U.S. and International Business Law
B.S., Western Michigan University, 1968
J.D., Wayne State University, 1974
State Bar of Michigan
Randolph M. Wright is general counsel to numerous corporations both in the United States and abroad, advising senior management regarding general corporate affairs, finance, business planning and the resolution of business disputes.
Mr. Wright is often called upon to negotiate complex business and legal issues, including the purchase or sale of a client company or its assets, and the resolution of contentious disputes between clients and suppliers, competitors, or government regulators. He is trained and skilled in the most advanced negotiation methodologies developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project. Mr. Wright frequently lectures to lawyers and business executives on the topics of negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, international business transactions, enforcement of commercial agreements, and asset protection planning.
Mr. Wright is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court (1988). Also, he is a member of the Business Law, International Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of both the ABA and Michigan bars. He is past Chair of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Wright has successfully represented clients before state and federal courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the United States and abroad.
Mr. Wright currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Search for Common Ground (formerly Chairman), a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization committed to Track II diplomatic initiatives world wide. It was Mr. Wright’s work with Search for Common Ground in the 1980s that led to the firm’s work in Russia and the NIS, and ultimately, the establishment of the firm’s St. Petersburg, Russia office. He participated on a multi-national, multi-cultural team of international lawyers representing thirty Russian companies during the privatization of Russian enterprises. Mr. Wright personally led negotiations with President Yeltsin’s administration, the Russian government, and the Russian Tax Inspection Service on behalf of the Russian companies and their Western joint venture partners. The firm’s St. Petersburg office is very active, representing both Russian and Western companies.
Mr. Wright served as General Counsel to the National Bank of Royal Oak, now Citizens Bank N.A., from 1976-1983. He served as Commissioner on the Michigan Court of Claims in 1985, as an appointee of the Governor of Michigan.
Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer during the Vietnam War (1968-1971). He received numerous decorations, and was honorably discharged.
Primer on Crowdfunding (March 2015 --> Updated November 2018)
Financing the Start Up Business (February 2015 --> Updated November 2016)
Selling A Business in Michigan - The Sale Process (November 2011)
Going Global: Selling Products And Services To The World Market -- And Getting Paid (September 2008)
Encouraging Foreign Investment in the U.S. Through Investor Visas (September 2008)
Post 9/11 Asset Protection Planning (September 2008)
Resolution of International Commercial Business Disputes and Enforcement of Commercial Obligations Worldwide (September 2003)
Foreign Investment in Ontario: An Introduction to the Regulatory Environment (September 2003)
Keep Your Hands Off My Trade Secrets! The Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act and The Economic Espionage Act (November 2002)
Asset Protection Planning Starts At Home (June 2000)
Fighting Corruption: The Evolution of Anti-Bribery Standards in the Global Economy (June 2000)
The Tradition of Bribery in International Business (June 2000)
Asset Protection Planning (September 1999)
Protecting Clients Doing Business in Russia (June 1997)