Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ilitch VP replaces Malik attorney as resident agent of gambling affiliates

According to documents filed with the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, John Kotlar, Vice President of Tax Affairs at Ilitch Holdings, Inc. has replaced attorney William D. Serwer as Resident Agent of:
Serwer, primary business attorney for gambling promoter Michael J. Malik, Sr., and his numerous affiliates had been Resident Agent of these entities since they were formed. Serwer has been Resident Agent for most Malik controlled affiliates dating back to the early 1990s.

Serwer remains as resident agent for the following affiliates which have yet to file 2009 Annual Reports:
It has been reported that Malik and Mrs. Marian Ilitch are the principals behind the Barwest entities which were formed beginning in 2003 to advance casino development projects in Barstow, CA.

Ilitch is the owner of Detroit’s MotorCity Casino and vice chairwoman of Ilitch Holdings, the parent company of Little Caesars pizza, Detroit Tiger, Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment and various other sports, restaurant, entertainment and real estate ventures. Kotlar is resident agent for most entities under the Ilitch Holdings umbrella.

A legally binding Stipulation on file in California and signed by Malik indicates that:
“Barwest, LLC, is a casino development company based in Detroit, Michigan. At the time of the prior enforcement action [Aug. 2006], Respondent Malik was a non-majority partner in Barwest, LLC, with some - but not full – decision making authority.”
See comprehensive list: Companies controlled by the Ilitch Family and/or Malik.

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