Gregory L. Wysocki is a Shareholder practicing in Kotz Sangster's Detroit office. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law and Boston University (B.A., magna cum laude). Mr. Wysocki has extensive experience in the area of business and corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, joint ventures, taxation, international business transactions, and restructuring and work-out situations. Mr. Wysocki has a special focus counseling owners and management of closely held entrepreneurial companies, including family-owned companies, in connection with succession planning, shareholder agreements and buy-sell agreements.
Mr. Wysocki is the Practice Group Leader of Kotz Sangster's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. Mr. Wysocki has substantial experience in planning, negotiating and implementing various types of merger and acquisition transactions, representing both buyers and sellers, as well as recapitalizations. He has extensive experience representing equity funds in connection with their merger and acquisition needs as well as structuring shareholder control agreements. Mr. Wysocki also serves as outside general counsel to portfolio companies providing a wide range of services and legal advice.
Mr. Wysocki regularly advises businesses and board of directors in regards to business and legal problems related to corporate governance matters, shareholder relations, claims alleged by shareholders seeking to commence derivative litigation, strategic planning for litigation, and the performance of a director's duties.
Mr. Wysocki's industry expertise includes automotive, aerospace, defense, government contracting, oil and gas components, distribution/packaging, specialty machining, and manufacturing companies in the plastics, aluminum, casting and forging, and fabrication industries.
As a result of the cyclical business climate of the Detroit business market in general and the automotive market specifically, Mr. Wysocki has developed an expertise in representing clients who are thrust into “work-out” situations, including assisting in the development and implementation of a turn around strategy, negotiating forbearance agreements and voluntary surrender agreements with secured creditors, and assisting clients in non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings, including composition arrangements and state law liquidation procedures such as assignments for the benefit of creditors.
In the course of providing legal advice and strategic business planning to clients, Mr. Wysocki's first step is to understand his client's business philosophy and then provide legal advice and strategic business planning in a manner that is consistent with the client's business philosophy.
Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C. is a member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide, a global association of over 100 independent law firms located in major commercial centers throughout the world. Mr. Wysocki is Kotz Sangster's representative with respect to Lawyers Associated Worldwide.
Phi Alpha Delta. Executive Editor, Detroit Journal of Urban Law, 1981-1982.