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Michael Lasinski

284 Partners, LLC

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Michael J. Lasinski
284 Partner
Managing Director & CEO



Michael J. Lasinski is a Managing Director and CEO of 284 Partners, LLC.

Over the past fifteen years, Mr. Lasinski has consulted on hundreds of engagements pertaining to IP-centric transactions, IP valuations, and IP damages analyses.  He is a recognized expert on financial aspects of intellectual property.  He is the past President of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), one of the country’s largest intellectual property licensing trade organizations.  Mr. Lasinski was also named one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by IAM 250.  He also served as the past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Economics Committee for the IP Section.  He is the former Chair of the Valuation and Taxation Committee for LES and the former Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association Valuation and Taxation Committee.  Mr. Lasinski is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society.  He is also certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA and is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) created by the LES.

Mr. Lasinski has been retained as an expert in Federal, state, tax and arbitration proceedings.  He has been retained by both taxpayers and the IRS to determine intellectual property value and royalty rates in transfer pricing and other tax-related transactions.  Mr. Lasinski has also been retained by a Federal Monitor to set royalty rates for a company that was subject to a deferred prosecution agreement from the Department of Justice.

Mr. Lasinski has helped clients strategically manage their IP by creating global corporate organizations designed to maximize the current and future value of their intellectual property.  He has been a financial advisor and lead negotiator to creditor committees, private equity companies, venture capitalists and Fortune 500 companies on numerous occasions.  His experience also includes acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures and bankruptcy.  Mr. Lasinski was selected to be one of the developers/reviewers of the American Society of Appraisers Advanced Valuation Courses.  He has also lectured on intellectual property valuation throughout the World and for university business schools.


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