John Brown is an Associate at Miller Johnson in the business section focusing on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and finance matters.
Mr. Brown has experience with transactions and civil litigation over a range of clients including publicly traded corporations, private companies, family owned businesses, trusts, and government entities. This includes:
- Performing due diligence on both plaintiff and defendant clients and their opposing parties in intellectual property, tortious interference, and breach of contract disputes to support valuations for multi-million dollar settlement decisions
- Preparing shareholder agreements and organizational documents and strategizing associated estate plans for closely held companies and family businesses
- Modeling valuations for buy-side clients for acquisition negotiations and debt financing
John has counseled private companies and family owned businesses on various strategic efforts including real estate, trademarks, business succession, tax consequences, and estate planning. He has assisted clients with operating their business including entity formation, commercial contracts, employment and independent contractor agreements, and other general business matters.
John has experience and a detailed approach supporting clients and law firms with complex damages quantification issues in patent, trademark, tortious interference, and breach of contract disputes in federal and state court. He has supported client valuations for disputes in the manufacturing, advertising, and technology sectors. He has broad litigation experience spanning cannabis, intellectual property, medical malpractice, real estate, probate and trusts, and quiet title disputes.
Professional Experience and Affiliations
Prior to joining Miller Johnson, Mr. Brown practiced as an attorney supporting 13 civil practice areas with Cline, Cline, & Griffin, P.C. in Flint, MI. During law school, he worked as a consultant supporting damages quantifications in intellectual property disputes. Prior to and during graduate school, he worked as an engineer in product development and process improvement for a foodservice packaging firm.
Education and Background
Mr. Brown earned his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law with a concentration in intellectual property in 2019. He completed his Master’s of Business Administration from Michigan State’s Eli Broad College of Business with a concentration in finance in 2017.
Mr. Brown received his B.S.E. degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2013. His leadership at the University of Michigan included being a student coordinator and supervisor for the Recreational Sports Department.