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Crystal Ballroom – 4th Floor Session C

Sales Cycle: Entrepreneurs Share Frontline Stories of Life Before, During and After Selling a Business

Presented By: UHY Advisors Corporate Finance & Howard & Howard

Selling your business can be complicated, but highly rewarding when you have a plan. This means understanding when to sell your company, the type of buyer to consider and preparing for the transaction. Join a veteran entrepreneur, a capital investor and two M&A advisers for stories of firsthand experiences and best practices learned from years of dealmaking.



Joseph J. DeVito
Partner and Chairman of Corporate, Finance and Real Estate Practice Group
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

Joe is a partner and chairman of the Corporate, Finance and Real Estate Practice Group at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, which specializes in middle market transactions. The group has been recognized numerous times, achieving awards including the M&A Advisor International M&A Award, the Crain’s Dealmaker of the Year Award – Advisor Category and the Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Award.    


Jake Grove
Attorney and Counselor
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

Andrew “Jake” Grove, an attorney at Howard & Howard, concentrates his practice in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. He has served as lead counsel in dozens of successful intellectual property cases but also guides clients away from litigation with thoughtful clearance and design-around opinions, drawing on his experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Intellectual Property Law Section.

BJ Hansen
Vice President
McCarthy Capital

BJ Hansen joined McCarthy Capital in 2008. His responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments. Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, BJ worked as an investment banker at George K. Baum Advisors. BJ earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Steven P. McCarty
Chief Executive Officer
UHY Advisors Corporate Finance

Steve is a partner at UHY LLP and managing director of UHY Advisors MI Inc. He is a member of the firm’s national board of directors and Great Lakes Region Executive Committee. He is the leader of firm’s Corporate Finance and PEO groups and an active member of the National Manufacturing Practice.

Charles “Chuck” Pasque
Former Chairman
The Paslin Company

Mr. Pasque led The Paslin Company, a top tier automotive integrator, and served as its Chairman and Treasurer.  Mr. Pasque possesses over 44 years of experience in the automated machinery industry and is widely regarded as an expert in tool-making and assembly line optimization.  He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Paslin and played an instrumental role in sourcing and securing new customers.  He is also heavily credited with leading Paslin to the success it still experiences today.

Presented By

UHY Advisors Corporate Finance & Howard & Howard
UHY Advisors Corporate Finance & Howard & Howard

Conference Location

1114 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
Tel: 1.313.442.1600