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Honigman’s John P. Kanan moderates panel discussion on international business

January 26, 2011

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Honigman) is pleased to announce that John P. Kanan, a Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Department, recently served as moderator for a panel discussion regarding legal issues arising in cross-border transactions between the U.S. and Asia. The event was hosted by the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce at Lawrence Technological University.

The panel discussion touched on topics such as the process of importing goods from overseas, issues regarding misappropriation of trade secrets, selecting a partner in Asia, cultural challenges and money repatriation issues.

Kanan focuses his practice on counseling publicly- and privately-held businesses, their owners and directors, and serves as outside general counsel for a number of companies in a wide-variety of industries, including manufacturing, venture capital and private equity, technology and insurance. He also focuses on the formation and certification of minority-owned and woman-owned companies and joint ventures; software and technology licensing and development agreements; international business transactions; acquisitions and divestitures; and representation of the U.S. operations of non-U.S. headquartered companies.

Kanan was recognized in DBusiness magazine’s list of Top Lawyers for 2010 and 2011 and is Martindale-Hubell AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated.

Kanan earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Notre Dame Law School, and an A.B. in Communications and English Literature, with distinction, from University of Michigan.


APACC is incorporated as a 501c (6), not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the economic advancement of Asian Pacific American (APA) businesses and professionals. Membership is comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, multi-ethnic private business enterprises, small businesses and corporate professionals. The chamber was established in 2000 and is headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan.