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Jean Schtokal named Executive in Residence for Michigan State University International Business Center

January 18, 2013
Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

LANSING, Mich. – Foster Swift Attorney, Jean Schtokal, of the Lansing office was named Executive in Residence by the Michigan State University International Business Center (MSU-IBC) and the Eli Broad College of Business. She received this title based on her expertise in the area of international trade and her tireless support of the MSU-IBC and her work to support the state’s economic growth and the mission of the IBC.

Jean practices primarily in the business transactions area, handling both domestic and foreign matters. Her experience as an international business attorney in Lansing is quite expansive and includes international trade, distribution, manufacturing and licensing arrangements; establishment of subsidiaries, branch offices and facilities; joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as acquisitions and direct investments. Jean also has first-hand knowledge of U.S Export Controls (ITAR). As a result of her thorough understanding and ability to clearly communicate these complex topics, she often speaks on international business topics including international business transactions and international trade.

Thoroughly immersed in the Michigan business community, Jean holds many leadership roles. She has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Michigan District Export Council-West, she is a member of the Advisory Board of Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, and serves as Co-Chair of the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan. Jean is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the Board of the United Nations Association – USA Lansing Chapter.

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC is a full service law firm founded in 1902. The firm employs over 100 attorneys and more than 100 support staff in six locations: Lansing, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grand Rapids, Holland and Marquette. For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit www.fosterswift.com.

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