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as acquisitions, corporate financing, initial public offerings and negotiating
complex technology contracts. In 1990, Mr. Sowell became a partner in the
Corporate and Securities Group at Dykema. While a Partner at Dykema, Mr.
Sowell, specialized in the practice areas of general corporate transactions,
mergers and acquisitions; private and public offerings of securities; the
representation of borrowers and underwriters in hospital bonds issued by the
Michigan Hospital Finance Authority and other municipal authorities.
From June 1997 until Mr. Sowell founded L.R. Sowell & Associates in 2000, Mr.
Sowell joined the law firm of Lewis & Munday, P.C. There he headed the
Corporate Practice Group and coordinated corporate bond transactions, as well as
a number of other corporate acquisitions.
Prior to founding Sowell Law Partners in 2011, Mr. Sowell was founder and
Managing Partner of L.R. Sowell & Associates since October 2000. As an
accomplished transactional attorney and a national thought leader on the subject
of supplier diversity strategies for corporate America, Mr. Sowell’s law practice
focused on developing growth strategies for corporations who were developing
substantial minority owned and women owned business procurement programs
with their minority suppliers. This practice had evolved into developing strategic
alliances and joint ventures between MBEs or WBEs with major corporations
committed to supplier diversity initiatives. Additionally, a number of Mr. Sowell’s
clients are pursing the acquisition of middle market companies as a means to
grow or expand their business.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Venture Capital and Institutional Financing
Certified Minority Joint Ventures and Minority Strategic Alliances
Commercial Loan Transactions
Commercial Transactions
Counseling of Closely Held Businesses
Computer Equipment and Software Contracts
Franchisee and Franchisor Representation
Corporate Securities Filings
Mr. Sowell is often asked to speak, and he welcomes the opportunity to share his
expertise with other groups in the business community. Some of the
organizations and agencies who have heard him speak are:
African Caribbean Chamber of Commerce
Detroit NAACP Freedom Weekend
Labelle Entrepreneurial Center of Central Michigan University
Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council Procurement Conference
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council Education Immersion Day
Michigan Women’s Business Council Conference and Expo
Native American National Business Alliance
U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce