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Miller Canfield Lawyer Jeff LaBine Discusses Partnering with Canadian VCs and Investors at Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

May 6, 2009

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Jeffrey L. LaBine, a principal in the Ann Arbor, Michigan office, will participate in a panel discussion at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium on May 13th on "Cross-Border Investing, Capital Sourcing and Deal Syndication - Partnering with Canadian VCs and Investors."

The panel will seek to provide an overview of the Canadian venture capital (VC) landscape with particular focus on the strong technology and life sciences sectors. The recently created Blackberry Partners Fund is a forward-thinking VC fund which leverages the iconic Blackberry brand and accesses the world's leading wireless and mobile technology centers. Lumira Capital represents one of North America's leading and top-performing life sciences funds. TD Capital Private Equity is one of North America's leading fund managers. Experienced legal firms such as Miller Canfield - with full service offices in both the US and Canada - will provide invaluable advice to firms wishing to engage a cross-border practice. Partners are much closer than they appear.

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The moderator is Sunil Sharma, Director of International Relations, Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and Senior Trade Commissioner for Venture Capital, Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Online registration is open through Sunday, May 10, 2009. For further event details and to register for the Symposium, visit: www.michigangcs.com.