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Advising businesses and professionals in a world of increasing complexity.

In order to navigate an uncertain future we must understand the lessons of the past. In my 35+ year career restructuring underperforming businesses and serving as a Trade Policy Advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce, I have built successful enterprises and shaped trade policy that has allowed my stakeholders to adapt and thrive in varying economic regimes.

I have charted the waves of globalization and know the current scenario well. It is evident that we are returning to more segmented economies. My associates and I are uniquely positioned to advise organizations through this complicated, but familiar territory.​

Michael Brummer

As an independent business owner and business development consultant,

I have consistently embodied a consultative leadership style, showcasing my aptitude to drive growth through visionary thinking, innovation, and situational analysis.


Honors & Awards

As a successful businessman and a veteran of international trade and policy development,

I have been honored as a speaker, award recipient, expert witness, and active member of various boards and committees.

  • Featured guest speaker at the American Forest and Paper Association’s Fall Symposium on Global Competitiveness

  • Featured speaker at the “Publishing & Communications Papers Conference in Montreal, Canada

  • Appeared as an expert witness at the International Trade Commission hearings regarding the “332 Investigation on Global Competitiveness of the Forest Products Industry” in Washington, DC

  • Appointed to the Department of Commerce: “Industry Functional Advisory Council for Electronic Commerce”

  • Served on the 1996 Department of Commerce trade mission to the OECD in Paris, France

  • Founding member of the Western New York Chamber of Commerce Council of Small Enterprises

  • Received University of Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach, “Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for 2003” 

  • Elected member of the Old Fort Niagara Board of Directors

  • Chaired the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s, Erie County Stabilization Project Internal Operations Working Group Subcommittee examining Erie Community College

  • Served as a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Government Affairs Committee

  • Featured virtual event host for the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, entitled: “Out-Swimming the Sharks & Business Turnaround”

  • Approved member of the U.S. Trustee Subchapter V program, currently managing multiple cases as a Trustee

  • Presented at the 18th Annual WNY Bankruptcy Conference Webcast presented by the Bankruptcy Committee of the Monroe Country Bar Association and the Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy Law Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County on; TRENDS IN CHAPTER 11 CASES, INCLUDING RELEASE AND COMMON CONTROVERSIAL PLAN PROVISIONS, AND SMALL BUSINESS AND SUBCHAPTER V SUBCHAPTER V TRUSTEE perspective

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