Clayton & McKervey Named One of the Top Transfer Pricing Firms Globally by International Tax Review

Clayton & McKervey, an international accounting and business advisory firm servicing growth-driven middle-market companies, has been named one of the world’s leading transfer pricing advisory firms by International Tax Review. Transfer pricing is widely considered the top tax issue for companies with international operations.
According to International Tax Review, “Finding an adviser who understands the business practicalities of a particular industry, or has first-hand experience of the authorities in a specific jurisdiction, is vital to address individual company needs.”

To identify top advisors, International Tax Review correspondents interviewed corporate tax and transfer pricing directors and clients across 51 countries.

Clayton & McKervey’s review in the World Transfer Pricing publication states:

“One client said their experience with the firm was ‘first in class,’ while another said: ‘Clayton & McKervey is an outstanding value. Great service, great price, and great experts. They provide me the best service for my dollar.’”

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our work in the growing area of transfer pricing by our clients and peers,” said Clayton & McKervey Principal, Transfer Pricing Alex Martin. We are especially pleased with our clients’ confidence in us. For more information, visit

Clayton & McKervey is a metro Detroit-based accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven entrepreneurial companies compete in the global marketplace. The firm is headquartered in metro Detroit and services clients globally. To learn more, visit

Dan Fuoco

Interactive Marketing Manager, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dan Fuoco is the interactive marketing manager for the Detroit Metro Visitors & Convention Bureau and is a panlist at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Digital Marketing Boot CampDan Fuoco is the Interactive Marketing Manager for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau and is responsible for building and engaging with both communities via social media. Dan created and implemented the Visit Detroit leisure newsletter in 2012 and has consistently seen open rates of about 20% (double the industry average). He also co-founded Social Media in the D and Tour Michigan, two Facebook groups of social media professionals practicing social media in metro Detroit and the state of Michigan.

After work, Dan can be found obsessing over social media infographics, muscle cars and wine. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and periodically on Pinterest.

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Michael Taylor II

Creative Director, SS Digital Media

michael-taylor-profile-pic-croppedMichael serves as Creative Director for SS Digital Media, a full service digital advertising firm in Troy, MI. SS Digital Media specializes in developing marketing strategies that drive highly qualified web engagement for its clients. Michael leads the creative team in its marketing-first approach to web development and campaign design. A native Floridian, he attended the School of Music at Wayne State University and has previous tenure in product development for Sony Music and new audience development at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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Emily is a public speaker, the social media contributor to the Internet Advisor show on WJR 760 AM and a contributing professional on ‘Live in the D’ on WDIV/NBC Detroit. She was named one of “30 in their 30s” by DBusiness magazine and was the recipient of the VanGuard Award from the Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter in 2015. Hay There Social Media was recognized by the Michigan Business & Professional Association as a “Social Media Standout” in 2015. Emily has two young daughters and is a partner at Cornerstone Schools.

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    Marcus Burrell and Eric Thomas

    Senior Partners, Saga Marketing

    Marcus Burrell and Eric Thomas, Saga Marketing, Keynote speakers at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Digital Marketing Boot CampMarcus Burrell, a senior partner at Saga Marketing with a specialty in business strategy, marketing and development, oversees the growth and operations of the organization. At the age of 29, his business experience spans music, real estate, banking, and financial advising.

    Eric Thomas is also a senior partner at Saga Marketing. During his career he has worked with hundreds of businesses and organizations to help them develop their brands and find their voice. While seeking broader opportunities to help businesses understand storytelling, his blog on LinkedIn has experienced tremendous success. In under a year his writing has been viewed over 1.5 million times and been republished across the globe.

    The growth of Saga MKTG has turned a new page in their entrepreneurial success. The duo has added a new chapter to their brand, serving as a storytelling experts, speaking at national conferences including IDSA Design Conference and TEDX Detroit as well as a host of Detroit events and workshops. Their knowledge has also landed them in Crain’s Detroit Business “twenty in their 20s.”

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    Butzel Long further expands law staff with two attorneys and clients in corporate real estate and estate planning

    Two attorneys have joined Butzel Long with their individual practices — Ron Cheli and Bill Lyshak. Cheli is a shareholder who focuses his practice in the area of corporate real estate. Lyshak is Of Counsel and focuses his practice on estate planning. Both attorneys will be based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office.

    Ron Cheli

    Cheli is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant. His practice is focused on representing business entities and commercial transactions, with a substantial emphasis in tax matters. He provides specialized advice in the areas of: business organizations; mergers and acquisitions; loans and alternative financing; tax planning and controversies; and real estate transactions.

    He has held leadership positions with several professional and civic organizations. Cheli has authored articles concerning various aspects of Federal tax law. He also has been a frequent lecturer on matters concerning business succession and taxation.

    Cheli earned a B.S.B.A. (with majors in both Accounting and Business Administration) from Aquinas College (1973) and a J.D. from Wayne State University with a concentration in taxation (1977).

    Bill Lyshak

    Lyshak is an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. His practice is focused on estate planning; estate and trust administration; guardianships; conservatorships; and taxation. He provides specialized services in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney for both financial and health care matters and tax returns (Estate, Gift and Fiduciary).

    He is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of California and the U.S. Tax Court. He also has served as an adjunct professor at Walsh College’s MST Program, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Wayne State University’s School of Business Administration.

    Lyshak earned a B.A from Florida Atlantic University (1976), a J.D. from Gonzaga University (1978), a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida (1980) and an MBA from the University of Michigan (2001).

    About Butzel Long

    Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel Long on Twitter:

    Clayton & McKervey Unveils New German Web Site

    Clayton & McKervey, an international accounting and business advisory firm servicing growth-driven middle-market companies, introduced a new German web site on November 7. Created by Perich Advertising + Design as a part of the firm’s refreshed branding in 2016, the site is designed for German companies considering expansion to the U.S.

    “German-owned companies are significant to our firm’s practice, and we wanted to ensure we were reaching all businesses in Germany,” said Clayton & McKervey President Robert Dutkiewicz. “The site includes strategic articles and insights related to global expansion,” he said.

    Clayton & McKervey’s German site (, is an extension of the firm’s new English site introduced earlier this year. The responsive site was designed to connect with businesses seeking CPA firms with Clayton & McKervey’s depth of expertise with international markets and closely-held businesses.

    Clayton & McKervey is a metro Detroit-based tax, accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven entrepreneurial companies compete in the global marketplace. The award-winning firm services clients throughout the globe. To learn more, visit

    Detroit Promise Expands Tuition-Free Program to Four-Year Universities

    Yesterday, on Nov. 28, the Detroit Regional Chamber joined with Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to announce the expansion of the Detroit Promise college scholarship program to include free tuition for eligible students at four-year educational institutions.

    Launched in 2013, the program grew out of a collaborative effort between the Chamber, Gov. Snyder and the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation (MEEF). MEEF raises the funds for the scholarship and the Chamber partners with the schools and students to administer the program. In the past three years, nearly 2,000 Detroit high school graduates have had the opportunity to attend community college, tuition-free.

    Earlier this year, Mayor Duggan launched the Detroit Promise Zone Authority that would permanently dedicate a portion of tax dollars to fund the two-year scholarships. This partnership, along with the partnerships from participating universities, allowed the program to expand to allow students that live in and attend high school in Detroit the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university. The expansion has been introduced as a pilot program for two cohorts of four-year students that began this fall and will include a second cohort that starts next fall. The four-year scholarships will be paid with funds raised by the MEEF, which has launched a campaign in hopes of raising $25 million over the next seven years.

    In the current academic year, more than 700 students are attending two-year or four-year colleges through “last-dollar” scholarships, which cover tuition and other mandatory fees not covered by federal or state grant sources.

    “In order for Detroit to compete and win in the 21st century global economy, the city needs world-class talent” said Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber. “We’re pleased to partner with Gov. Snyder, Mayor Duggan, education partners and the funders to fulfill the Detroit Promise, and see post-secondary degrees increase in the city of Detroit.”

    For more information on eligibility and instructions on how to register, please visit the Detroit Promise website.

    UHY LLP Hosts Annual Accounting and Business Conference

    UHY LLP, the fifth largest accounting firm in Southeast Michigan, will host their ninth annual Accounting and Business Conference at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy on Thursday, December 8 from 8:00AM–6:00PM.

    This full day, complimentary CPE program is built for business owners, board members, audit committee members, CFOs, controllers and others who are interested in the latest business, accounting, regulatory, legal and SEC updates.

    Click here to view the invitation:

    To RSVP contact Nicole Turner via email or phone 586 843 3639.