Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098
      MSED Monthly Meeting


    The Problem of Yes!


    Seth Drucker


    Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith


    Jeff Lamb


    Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn




    Program Summary:   

    Okay, you got the business, now what? What did you really sign up for?

    Attorneys Seth Drucker of Foster Swift, Collins & Smith and Jeff Lamb of Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn will help you to be proactive and prepare for the worst.

    It's always exciting to land that piece of new business! However, in our excitement, it's important to look at the fine print in the contract, which can land us in hot water and make the business undesirable.

    Be proactive and attend this informative meeting to learn how to navigate through these important issues:

    • Who is it that really owns that technology? 
    • What happens when you lose the business during the contract period? 
    • What can you do if the proposed validity of their forecasting turns out to be wrong? 
    • How do you contest terms?
    •  What is negotiable and what is not negotiable?
    • What happens when raw materials prices change?

    And finally, why is it important to partner with sound legal counsel which can protect you and keep the business?



    5:00pm-6:00pm:  Registration & Networking

    6:00pm-7:00pm:  Dinner

    7:00pm-8:00pm:  Presentation/Q&A


    Speaker Bios:

    Seth Drucker's practice concentrates on representing automotive, manufacturing and technology concerns in commercial transactions, supply-chain management, restructuring and litigation matters. With nearly a decade of prior experience as an automotive product development engineer, he has gained extensive practical and technical knowledge of the automotive industry, vehicle engineering, development and manufacturing. Seth also advises clients in commercial bankruptcy matters, including adversary proceedings, defense of bankruptcy preference actions and landlord tenant matters.


    ·         Assists with commercial transactions involving Articles 2 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the negotiation and development of contracts for the sale of goods and services

    ·         Advises automotive OEMs and suppliers on contract disputes, especially matters related to the preservation of just-in-time supply of goods

    ·         Provides representation on industry specific bankruptcy issues, including insured's rights and obligations under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, landlords in their relationships with financially troubled tenants, tenants in their relationships with financially troubled landlords, licensees and licensors of intellectual property, and purchasers of assets of financially distressed companies

    ·         Counsels clients regarding prosecution and defense of debt collection actions, garnishments, executions and recovery of assets

    ·         Advises clients in matters related to the Michigan's Special Tool Builder's Lien Act and Moldbuilder's Lien Act 


    Jeff Lamb is a partner in the Litigation Department who focuses on representing private equity firms and international manufacturers in commercial disputes. He has served as trial counsel in bench and jury trials and arbitral proceedings that have gone to verdict, and has won multi-million dollar judgments and achieved favorable settlements at all stages of litigation.  Prior to joining Honigman, Mr. Lamb worked at a prominent national law firm where he represented global chemical and energy companies in litigation stemming from refinery fires and well failures, as well as commercial disputes arising from joint ventures and mergers gone awry. He is a former Marine Corps officer.


    ·         Represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in commercial litigation and internal investigations typically involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract

    ·         Represents international manufacturers in commercial disputes with their suppliers, distributors, customers and competitors

    ·         Has extensive experience solving complicated e-discovery problems under tight deadlines and carrying high stakes

    MSED Event Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, April 10th.  Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5.  Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

    • Friday, June 19, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Shenandoah Country Club, 5600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323

    Marketing & Sales Professionals'

    23rd Annual Golf Outing

    to benefit MSED Scholarships


    Friday, June 19, 2015

    Shenandoah Country Club, West Bloomfield


    Join Marketing & Sales Professionals from SE Michigan for the 23rd Annual Golf Outing to support MSED Scholarships.

    This is a great event!  Golf at a beautiful course, network with marketing and sales professionals from our community AND make an important contribution to the future of our profession through scholarships funded from the proceeds.

    Since 2002, MSED has contributed over $80,000 towards scholarships for juniors and seniors pursuing careers in sales and marketing at local universities such as Wayne State University, the University of Detroit - Mercy, Oakland University and the University of Toledo. This contribution supports our goal of fostering value for the sales and marketing profession in the community. Additionally, it helps sustain the future of our organization of sales and marketing professionals that recognize the powerful advantage of building and nurturing relationships with their peers.



    Golf fees include 18 holes with cart, continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, 2 drink tickets to use on the course, hors d'oeuvres, and open bar following golf.

    $ 160 Individual Golfer
    $ 600 Foursome
    $ 750 Foursome Corporate Sponsorship*
    *Includes Foursome, Hole Sponsorship with signage, recognition at event and Logo w/Link on our Website


    Sponsorships are available for holes, corporate foursomes, prizes, give-aways, meals, etc. We are also looking for items for the silent auction, which always ends in a little friendly competition for hotel accommodations, golf accessories, sporting tickets, and much more!

    As a sponsor of this event, you will gain exposure for your company to Detroit’s top executives. All sponsorship include signage, recognition at the event, and your logo on our website.  Sponsorships range from $200-$5,000.


    Here are some of the available sponsorships:
    $ 200 Hole
    $ 200 Practice Green (exclusive)
    $ 200 Driving Range (exclusive)
    $ 250 Post-Golf Cocktail Reception (exclusive)

    $ 250 Lunch (exclusive)

    $ 300 Contest Holes
    $ 300 Cart Sponsor (Max. 4 sponsors)
    $ 300 1st Place Foursome Prize (exclusive) 

    $ 400 Hole-in-One (exclusive)
    $ 500 Beverage Cart Sponsor (2 available)

    $1000 Bronze

    $1500 Silver

    $2000 Gold

    $5000 Presenting Sponsor (exclusive)


    Custom sponsorships can also be designed to meet your marketing objectives.

    The Golf Committee is looking for items for the silent auction, prizes and giveaways. Your donation of golf accessories, sporting event tickets, gift certificates, etc. will help to support this year's scholarships.

    So come out for a day in the sun and help support our scholarship efforts!!

    Please call Meeting Coordinators at (248) 643-6590 for any questions regarding registration, sponsorships, or committee involvement.


    Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations received prior to June 1st, less a 10% administrative fee.  Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received on June 1st or later.

Past events

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Guts, Glory, RAM: Redefining a Brand
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Automotive Industry Outlook: Opportunities & Risks
Friday, December 05, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Networking 2.0"
Thursday, November 20, 2014 MSED 21st Annual Awards Gala
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Shinola Detroit: An Inside Look at the Company's Story
Friday, September 19, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Building Brand Value"
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Managing Growth in Innovation"
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Motorsports Marketing and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 The Fiat Brand Storyscape
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Spring Networking
Friday, January 24, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Prospering in a Multi-Cultural World: Developing a Critical Job Competency"
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Holiday Networking at BlackFinn
Friday, November 15, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Exhibitors Make at Trade Shows"
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MSED 20th Annual Awards Gala
Thursday, September 26, 2013 The Business of Detroit Sports - Luncheon Panel
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Creating, Capturing & Retaining Value"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Automotive & Defense Industry Partnerships: Fostering a Better Understanding
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Monthly Meeting: "Defining Moments in Leadership - A Group Discussion"
Friday, April 12, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "Social Media - The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Opportunities & Challenges"
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Automotive Journalists Panel: "CEO for a Day"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Friday, January 25, 2013 Locking Out the Competition: Ten Ways to Build Customer Loyalty
Thursday, December 13, 2012 December Monthly Meeting with Mark LaNeve, Global Team Ford
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Internet Marketing Workshop: From Qualifying Leads to Closing Sales
Thursday, October 18, 2012 MSED 19th Annual Awards Gala
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Workforce Crisis: Maneuvering the Baby Boomer Hole and the Generation Gap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Sales & Marketing Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Automotive Trends - Looking Ahead to 2025"

Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED)


P.O. Box 99463

Troy, MI  48099

(248) 643-6590


MSED is managed by Meeting Coordinators, Inc.

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