Meet Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic’s Valued Sponsors And Partners

From Equity Investors To Service Firms & Universities

Host Sponsors:


Our Philadelphia Host Sponsor, Woodcock Washburn merged with BakerHostetler on January 1, 2014.  BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe.  With offices coast to coast, Baker Hostetler's nearly 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth.  Partner Michael Dunnam leads the Baker-Keiretsu relationship in Philadelphia.  


DC Metro:            

Association for Entreprise Growth is the DC Metro Chapter Host Sponsor.  Located in Bethesda, The Association for Enterprise Growth is a nonprofit created to fix a critical problem in mid market company growth: the lack of coordinated business advice for owners of mid-market companies.  Advisor specialization leads to solutions that don’t address the entire interconnected needs of a business and its owner. .  John Yetman is the Managing Director.





Schnader's Pittsburgh office, established in 1994, serves a wide range of the firm's local, national and international clients.  Client areas including general corporate, securities, business and complex litigation; franchise; taxation; commercial transactions; aviation; environmental; energy; renewable energy; trusts and estates; retirement and business planning; real estate development and finance; land use planning; leasing; labor and employment; employee benefits and construction.  With support from all seven of the firm's offices, Schnader's attorneys address a diverse variety of litigation, transactional, regulatory and environmental needs.  Partner Elliot Dater manages the Keiretsu program in Pittsburgh.


New York:             

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward.  With more than 1,700 lawyers in 27 offices worldwide, the firm represents leading international businesses, from emerging enterprises to middle market and Fortune 100 corporations. Our long-standing relationships, international outlook and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for innovative transactions, speedy resolution of complex disputes, and regulatory matters.  Our industry focus includes life sciences and health; financial services; entertainment and media; energy and natural resources and shipping.  Partner Gerard S. DiFiore manages the Keiretsu program in New York.


Region Wide Sponsors:

Courage International Business Advisors:  Boosting your ROI from Human Capital People.  Everyone says that’s your biggest asset. It’s also your biggest headache.  Talking about the folks who deliver the goods — and the ones who rub you the wrong way — only gets you so far.  If it’s time to do something to improve their ROI — now — or mobilize people to power enterprise growth and get you to the next level, we invite your call.  We can help with an assessment of your Growth Potential, to tell you what you’ll need to get from here to there.  Or with the coaching that equips a key player to grow into an expanded role.  We can assist in recruiting your next key hire.  And get them on-boarded quickly, so they hit stride, seize opportunities, or shake things up in a way that takes you forward, not back.  If you’ve got the courage to take a fresh look at the additional performance your team can achieve — with pay-for-performance systems, people-management tools and a culture that ignites brilliance and powers innovation — we invite your call.  







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