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Roger P. Meyers

Partner

(248) 822-7844

Related Services

Business and Commercial

Class Actions

Critical Motions / Appeal

Securities / Finance

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D.,  magna cum laude, 2009

Suffolk University, B.S. Business Administration – Computer Information Systems, summa cum laude, 2003

Judicial Clerkships

Judge Raymond M. Kethledge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2009-2010

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Michigan State Courts

Roger P. Meyers leads the firm’s complex business and commercial litigation practice. He has handled disputes involving business ownership, corporate acquisitions, commercial contracts, director and officer liability, business torts, securities, health care, unfair competition, intellectual property, and trade secret matters. Representative clients include Wells Fargo Advisors, Health Alliance Plan, Roush Industries, Edw. C. Levy Co., Dialog Direct, and others.

  • Obtained significant monetary award in complex business dispute on claims for statutory oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion following three-day arbitration as lead trial counsel.
  • Defending closely held manufacturing business owner in $100 million alter-ego / veil-piercing action.
  • Obtained substantial early settlement following aggressive discovery in fraud, fiduciary duty, and partnership dispute.
  • Lead counsel for technology company in multi-million dollar fiduciary duty and ownership dispute.
  • Obtained dismissal of franchise, fraud, and other business tort claims against international importer.
  • Defending major automobile manufacturer in significant securities class action.
  • Counsel for leading truck manufacturer in $80 million supply dispute.
  • Represented major automobile manufacturer in state attorney general consumer protection action.
  • Trial and appellate counsel for a high-tech manufacturing portfolio company in a $4 million royalty dispute involving extensive electronic discovery issues and an accounting before a special master.
  • Lead counsel for a mining company in $25 million breach of lease action involving complex hydrogeology and geology issues.
  • Defended the CEO of a closely held financial-services company through trial and appeal in litigation involving claims of shareholder oppression, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented a major marketing and business-services company in non-competition, confidentiality, and trade-secret misappropriation action against former executive team.
  • Counsel for a prosthetics and medical equipment company in a multi-million dollar trademark and post-closing adjustment action arising out of divestiture of a line of business.
  • Counsel for private acquirer of a multi-state fast food franchisor in the defense of a $3.5 million action involving contractual and business tort claims.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 petroleum company against shareholder claims for declaratory and injunctive relief.
  • Lead counsel for defendant racing corporation in shareholder action for oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, and books and records.
  • Lead counsel for a major HMO in a series of contractual disputes with several physician groups.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement as lead counsel to plaintiff investor in fraud, embezzlement, and fiduciary-duty action against former partner in health care business.
  • Lead counsel for engineering firm in multi-party action involving a complex kickback scheme.
  • Counsel for major physician group in tortious-interference action involving complex peer review and HIPAA issues.

Before joining Bush Seyferth & Paige, Roger was a Partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz  & Cohn LLP. He also served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Kethledge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a founding partner of BSP. Roger came to his legal career with a decade of prior professional experience, including as general manager of a business with nearly $10 million in annual revenues and as a software consultant in the health care industry.

Roger is a graduate of Suffolk University, where he received his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on Computer Information Systems summa cum laude. He later attended the University of Michigan Law School, where he received his J.D., magna cum laude. While attending the University of Michigan Law School, Roger was the Articles Editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

Honors & Awards

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Michigan, 2018

Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-present

Legal Aid Defender Association, Recognized for Pro Bono Service, 2012

University of Michigan Law School, Order of the Coif


Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee, Member and Private Equity Litigation Subcommittee, Co-Chair

Detroit Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association – E.D. Michigan Chapter, Member

State Bar of Michigan – Appellate Practice Section and Litigation Section, Member

Presentations

“Best Laid Plans: How To Prepare For & Litigate Deals Gone Bad” Network of Trial Law Firms, 2018

“Classroom to Courtroom” hosted by FBA’s Diversity Committee, Panelist, 2018

“New Year New You – Master the Meet and Confer” Thomson Reuters Webinar, Panelist, 2018

“Private Equity Litigation: What’s the Big Secret?” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Roundtables Committee, Panelist, 2016

“One Size Does Not Fit All: Comparing and Contrasting Appeals Among State and Federal Intermediate and High Appellate Courts” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Roundtables Committee, Program Chair, 2014


Publications

“An Analysis of Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and Its Early Application” Wayne Law Review, Vol. 55:3, 2010

“Risky Ventures: The Impact of IRS Health Care Joint Venture Policy” University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 42:2, 2009

For the Commmunity

Michigan Science Center, Board Member, 2016-present

Birmingham Bloomfield Soccer Club, Coach, 2012-2013

Boy Scouts of America, Den Leader, 2011- 2013

Birmingham Area Youth Soccer League, Coach., 2010-2011

Birmingham Unitarian Church, Stewardship Committee, 2006-2007

Brookline Garden Condominium Association, Treasurer, 2002, and Board of Trustees – Chairman, 2003-2004


For Fun

Favorite Pastime: Boating

Instruments Played: Guitar, Piano

Favorite Animal: Tiger

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