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Corporate/M&A — Michigan


Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Standout bench of corporate attorneys handling high-value sales and acquisitions for a range of prominent domestic companies. Particularly significant experience acting for clients in the automotive, banking and construction industries. Has a vibrant private equity practice representing funds and portfolio companies nationally as well as internationally. Also well placed to advise on securities issuances and matters of corporate governance.

Strengths Clients laud the team's work, one saying: "I am very impressed – they are very thorough and knowledgeable about this space and they provide us with lots of advice to help us structure the best transactions."

Another source states: "They are very good. The reason I use them is I find them to be the best M&A attorneys for my purposes in the state of Michigan."

Work highlights Advised Moosejaw Investment and its shareholders on the company's $51 million sale to Walmart.

Represented U.S. LBM in its acquisition of the Rideout Lumber Companies.

Notable practitioners

David Foltyn is an experienced adviser acting on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and related financial transactions. He enjoys a strong reputation as a "fantastic M&A lawyer."

Donald Kunz acts on transactions, corporate finance and planning matters, and is particularly well equipped to handle matters on behalf of publicly traded corporations. One interviewee praises Kunz's in-depth knowledge of regulations and further states: "He understands what the law is and can take a position to give good unqualified advice."

"A very good lawyer with an excellent reputation," Tracy Larsen heads the M&A practice and acts on both domestic and international transactions. He advised HomeServices of America on its acquisition of Long & Foster.

David Parsigian's broad practice encompasses advising on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, financing and securities, with notable experience in the technology sector. He is described by a source as "an outstanding guy who stays well versed in the latest trends, which helps us put forward transactions with a higher level of success."

Michael DuBay advises clients on acquisitions and sales in the private equity market and is praised by one source as "one of the go-to lawyers in town." He assisted Rockbridge Growth Equity with its acquisition of Kings III of America.

Barbara Kaye advises public and private sector clients on M&A transactions, joint ventures and financing mandates. One client reports: "She is phenomenal, does a very fine job, takes no prisoners, is very responsive and always available."

Samuel Stahl regularly acts on behalf of private equity clients, advising on M&A transactions and assisting with general corporate advisory matters. He represented LeadingResponse and Huron Capital Partners in the sale of LeadingResponse to ICV Partners. A client reports: "He is a great lawyer, but also very practical. He is instrumental in helping me get deals done and makes sure I am well protected."

Hailed as a "great lawyer," Phillip Torrence assists clients from the life sciences, media and financial services sectors with transactional matters. His work includes representing Tronc in its acquisition of a New York City newspaper.

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Bodman PLC - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished business law team handling sophisticated commercial transactions on a national and international scale. Particularly adept at representing clients in the automotive and healthcare industries, as well as emerging technology companies. Also holds extensive experience in corporate finance transactions.

Strengths One client enthuses: "They are a full-service law firm, covering all of our requirements both internationally and domestically. I recommend them highly."

Another source hails the team's "practical lawyers who get deals done."

Work highlights Advised KUKA Systems NA on all aspects of the carve-out and sale of its US aerospace business to Advanced Technology Integration.

Represented Lear Corporation in the acquisition of AccuMED and its subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Timothy Damschroder's practice encompasses M&A, venture capital financing and corporate governance advice. He is particularly sought after by private equity clients. One source praises him as "an excellent lawyer with a very strong command of the legal aspects of transactions," adding that "he is an excellent manager of the overall corporate resources at Bodman."

Laurence Deitch assists clients with transactions, corporate governance matters and joint venture mandates. A source states: "He's responsive, experienced and doesn't over-negotiate but cuts to the business points."

Carrie Leahy acts for a broad range of clients, assisting with transactions, compliance and venture capital funding mandates. In particular, she regularly advises on M&A deals in the private equity market.

Mark Peters regularly assists both private and public companies with M&A transactions and is noted to be a "very smart and strong practitioner." His clients hail from a variety of sectors, including insurance, life sciences and communications.

About the Team (content provided by Bodman PLC)

Bodman’s Business Practice Group routinely handles mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital transactions, securities matters, business planning, business entity formation, governance issues, and other business law matters. 

Our lawyers provide sophisticated, creative and practical solutions, and they pride themselves on quick and efficient client service.   has consistently ranked Bodman as one of Michigan’s top three Corporate/M&A law firms based on client and peer feedback, noting that our team is known for "handling sophisticated commercial transactions on a national and international scale." Our Corporate Law practice has also consistently received Tier 1 Metro rankings in the .

We have clients in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, communications and media, publishing, computer software and hardware, medical technology, biotechnology, insurance, securities, construction materials and operators, general merchandising and general manufacturing operations.  They also range in a variety of sizes and stages, from individuals and small companies at formation and startup stage to large, publicly traded corporations that are celebrating their centennial anniversaries. Our clients are also located throughout the United States and globally. To ensure that we are able to service all of their needs, we maintain strategic relationships with law firms worldwide.



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Dickinson Wright PLLC - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly impressive and well-resourced team, routinely assisting private equity clients with the negotiation and structuring of important commercial deals, with a focus on asset and stock purchases, divestitures and buyouts. Skilled in licensing, regulatory compliance and complex shareholder issues. Represents clients from a range of sectors, including major real estate developers, food and drinks producers and media companies. Recently increased its presence in the automotive industry, adding Delfingen as a new client.

Strengths Interviewees laud the dedicated lawyers, saying: "They are very client-focused, responsive in terms of support, creative in ways of thinking through obstacles and very pragmatic in recognizing other viewpoints from parties while working to get things accomplished."

Another source states: "The team was very helpful, responsive and worked within a budget targeted at the beginning of the acquisition process."

Work highlights Assisted an acquisition entity formed by Vinnie Johnson with its purchase of Irvin Automotive.

Represented Manufacturers Supply Co. in the $57.5 million sale of all its assets to Fastenal.

Notable practitioners

According to sources, Richard Bolton "exercises exceptional judgment and knows the law very well." He advises on M&A transactions and corporate reorganizations, acting for private equity clients as well as other corporate entities.

Mark High assists with transactions in a number of sectors, including tech, manufacturing and retail. He advises both buyers and sellers and additionally acts on corporate governance mandates and shareholder disputes. Interviewees describe him as "a great team leader who knows perfectly what to do to achieve a target."

Michael Raymond acts on corporate, capital markets and finance transactions, advising investors, issuers and underwriters. He represented Roth Capital Partners, Craig Hallum Capital Group and Aegis Capital as underwriters in the $15 million IPO of Senestech.

About the Team (content provided by Dickinson Wright PLLC)

Our Michigan Corporate practice is distinguished by the following:

  • Our corporate lawyers have expertise in negotiating, drafting and advising on all types of transactional matters and licensing arrangements; helping corporations maintain compliance with banking, consumer and insurance regulation; providing legal counsel on matters relating to shareholder rights and agreements, governance and boards of directors; advising on business operations, employment issues, and tax matters; and assisting with internal controls and investigations, disclosure, recordkeeping, and conflicts of interest issues.
  • Our M&A lawyers have expertise in structuring and executing asset and stock acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, divisional spinoffs, recapitalizations, reorganizations and management and leveraged buyouts; and handling antitrust and similar regulatory/license issues, pre-acquisition due diligence, federal securities law, corporate succession planning and a multitude of other M&A-related legal considerations.
  • A major part of our corporate practice is concerned with assisting our private equity clients to meet their objectives. Our team's extensive experience enables us to proactively manage all aspects of acquisition and divestiture transactions and each tier of the capital structure in harmony with the client's financial and business goals. This includes handling structuring and organizing fund sponsors and their investment funds, including mezzanine and "turn-around" funds.

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Dykema Gossett PLLC - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Provides sophisticated counsel on a wide range of corporate and financing matters, including commercial loan structuring, business governance and securities issuances. Attracts a diverse client base, encompassing lenders, banks, investors and high-profile businesses. Strong private equity offering, acting on portfolio acquisitions and sales.

Strengths Clients praise the hard-working team's deep pool of resources: "It is a very responsive and attentive team. Their depth of resources is more than sufficient."

Another source states: "From my perspective they are very thorough and responsive."

Work highlights Advised NRT Technology on its acquisition of VisuaLimits.

Represented Plum Dental Group in its acquisition and establishment of a number of dental practices.

Notable practitioners

Michael Bernard acts on M&A, capital raisings and corporate governance, assisting clients from areas such as the automotive, manufacturing, services and technology sectors.

Jin-Kyu Koh assists private and public companies with corporate transactions, and additionally acts on financing and capital markets mandates. A source states that he is a "very responsive, practical, pragmatic attorney who I would highly recommend for M&A work."

Thomas Vaughn draws praise from his clients for his transactional skills, with one noting: "I think he is an excellent lawyer who is very good in M&A transactions because he is very creative when he needs to be and very calming in heated negotiations." Vaughn additionally acts on public service offerings and venture capital matters.

About the Team (content provided by Dykema Gossett PLLC)

Dykema's corporate finance attorneys provide general business advice and corporate legal services to both domestic and foreign entities that are privately and publicly owned. They counsel clients in the full range of corporate finance matters, including:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions—Dykema represents companies in domestic and cross-border transactions involving a broad spectrum of deal structures, including mergers, asset purchases, joint ventures, tender offers, proxy contests and divisional sales, using an integrated cross-disciplinary approach supported by attorneys in other practice groups who specialize in M&A transactions.
  • Securities—Dykema represents more than 20 publicly held companies in SEC and SRO compliance and practice matters, as well as issuers, underwriters, selling agents and investors in significant public and private securities issuance transactions of all types, including equity, debt, trust preferred, Rule 144A, and strategic investment transactions, tender offers, recapitalizations and reorganizations, exchange offers and going private transactions.
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital—Dykema represents both companies seeking financing and financing sources, in all facets of capital raising, including seed and angel, mezzanine, venture capital and other equity financings, as well as leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations.

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Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely acknowledged corporate outfit, utilizing resources across its international offices in Asia, Europe and Canada to advise on significant domestic and cross-border transactions. Particularly adept at advising on inbound and outbound investments between the USA and China. Specializes in the specific needs of IT and software companies, advising on transactions and export control compliance.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the team's full-service offering and effectiveness: "The team is very fast in response, helpful and offers a broad range of legal services."

Work highlights Advised Certent on the acquisition of a number of IBM products, including IBM Cognos Disclosure Management.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey LaBine advises on domestic and cross-border transactions, and also assists with corporate governance and securities. A client describes him as a "pleasure to work with," adding that he "gives great advice, delivers flawless results and has very good availability."

About the Team (content provided by Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.)

Miller Canfield is a full-service firm, offering sophisticated representation of multinational corporations locally, nationwide and around the world in a pragmatic and cost-efficient manner. The firm is best known for: 

  • M&A Transactions: Miller Canfield’s Corporate Group brings a comprehensive approach to M&A leveraging the partners’ extensive knowledge and practical experience to provide seasoned counsel on corporate transactions of all types and on all aspects of the acquisition financing from sources worldwide, thereby providing an unparalleled integration of transactional and financing expertise.
  • Cross-border: With offices strategically located throughout the world and leveraging the capabilities of the Legal Alliance of the Americas (where Miller Canfield is a founding member) when applicable, Miller Canfield approaches cross-border transactions from a holistic viewpoint and provides seamless service to companies involved in cross-border transactions. Our U.S., Canadian, European, Chinese and Mexican offices are staffed with lawyers with specific knowledge of the laws and standards that are involved in complex multi-national transactions.
  • Information Technology/Export Controls: Miller Canfield has teams that specialize in the specific needs of IT and software companies, including transactions and export control compliance. Joseph Gustavus is well known and published on these subjects internationally.

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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acts for a number of significant regional and national corporations in complex commercial transactions. Experienced in representing a wide range of clients, with recent mandates from energy, chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Strong cross-practice collaboration providing clients with support in areas such as intellectual property, employment and tax.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the lawyers' attention to client needs: "They are so incredibly responsive; all across the board they have a culture of client satisfaction."

Another source notes: "The work was timely and accurate."

Work highlights Represented Birmingham Bloomfield Bancshares in its merger with Arbor Bancorp with an overall matter value of $33.3 million.

Advised West Shore Bank on the acquisition of West Michigan Bank & Trust.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Waterbury is a seasoned M&A practitioner, acting on behalf of clients from various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and automotive. A client states: "He is outstanding, he has a wealth of knowledge and he knows everyone," adding: "He will always put you in touch with people that can get you further down the road."

Michael Jones specializes in midmarket mergers and acquisitions and represents a broad range of domestic and international clients. One interviewee notes: "He is incredibly well versed, has a lot of energy and gets M&A law."

About the Team (content provided by Warner Norcross + Judd LLP)

The Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) team at Warner Norcross + Judd has vast transactional experience.

We handle a wide range of valuation transactions for both private and publicly traded businesses, and represent sellers, buyers, investors, private equity firms, independent director committees, management groups and other participants in M&A transactions across the nation.

Our team uses creative, state-of-the-art strategies, tactics and technologies which enable us to respond quickly, efficiently and wherever our clients need us to be. Careful coordination within our team helps promote efficiency and responsiveness so we can assist clients in all aspects of a transaction in a prompt and cost-effective manner, regardless of how complex the issue might be. Our devotion to teamwork extends beyond our firm, that we work closely with inside counsel, co-counsel or local counsel when appropriate.

From due diligence to closing documents, Warner has the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to handle every stage in a merger or acquisition. Our particular areas of focus include financing, securities law, corporate, executive and shareholder tax consequences, antitrust law, government compliance, shareholder lawsuit defense and proxy battles.

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Butzel Long - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Broad practice with a solid reputation for its capabilities in domestic and international corporate transactions and a strong track record for representing international clients. Advises a range of stakeholders, including public and private entities. Increasingly active in engineering and manufacturing, with a number of new client wins in these sectors.

Strengths Clients note: "They are very thorough," adding that the team is "very strong at understanding the legal aspects of M&A and corporate ventures."

Another source adds: "I received excellent service," highlighting that "the turnaround was great and the billing was negotiated to a fair rate."

Work highlights Represented Luxshare ICT in the organization of a new entity which will acquire assets in the USA.

Notable practitioners

Justin Klimko assists with a range of M&A transactions, including mandates in the private equity market. A client describes him as "very knowledgeable and very up to date in corporate matters, both transactional and governance," adding: "Most issues that come up he has seen and dealt with before."

Arthur Dudley acts on corporate restructurings, public offerings and joint ventures, representing clients from various industries. Sources say: "He is especially skilled in M&A," highlighting his "understanding of the law and risk areas, and ability to provide good potential approaches."

About the Team (content provided by Butzel Long)

The hallmarks of Butzel Longs Corporate Group are superior, efficient legal representation creative problem solving prompt, effective communication with the client and a level of service that extends beyond the routine client-counsel relationship to build a partnership that's driven by results and is based on a deep investment in our clients success. We act as a trusted resource for our clients, understanding the challenges they face as business leaders and working to tackle issues ranging from the highly complex to the kind of day to day matters that businesses face on a regular basis.

We advise a range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to regional enterprises and smaller owner-operated businesses, and count a broad cross-section of manufacturing, healthcare, publishing, real estate and financial concerns as clients. 

Our range of experience includes advising and assisting clients in complying with federal and state securities laws in matters of capital formation and mergers and acquisitions structuring sophisticated finance transactions and relationships for both corporate and public entities involving multi-tiered, multi-lender relationships counseling clients in structuring, restructuring and liquidating corporate and non-corporate entities as well as assisting with entity formation issues such as drafting start-up documentation and negotiating and preparing commercial documents.


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Clark Hill PLC - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Popular choice for business clients seeking advice on a range of corporate matters. Acts for domestic and international clients, including banks and financial services professionals. Additionally acts on matters relating to private equity, joint ventures and corporate governance.

Strengths Clients praise the team's service: "They have done an extremely good job for us. Their rates are very competitive and they watch their time."

Notable practitioners

A highly respected practitioner, Daniel Minkus is an experienced M&A adviser who is "as high quality as you can get," according to one source.

About the Team (content provided by Clark Hill PLC)

Our lawyers work closely with clients to set a negotiating strategy which satisfies the client's goals and takes into account market conditions, the tax impact on all the parties and the financial condition of the buyer and seller.

The preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale or merger documents is a key step in any business combination transaction but should occur only after the planning has been done and exploratory discussions have revealed the likelihood of consummating a transaction. At this stage, it is critical to avoid an unintended commitment, such as a letter of intent or term sheet which results in a misunderstanding between the parties or becomes a source of litigation if the transaction is abandoned.

The variety of structures in the field of business combinations is virtually unlimited. Besides the usual mergers, spin-offs, asset acquisitions, stock acquisitions and consolidations, there are restructurings, leveraged buyouts, venture capital infusions, takeovers and a formidable array of similar structures often called by many different names. Our lawyers have experience in almost all of these types of transactions, are fluent in the vocabulary of the M & A world, and are knowledgeable in dealings with bankers, investment advisors, accountants and others who are typically involved in these transactions. The range of industries covered by these arrangements is as broad as the firm's practice, which includes virtually all types of business activity.

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Foley & Lardner LLP - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well equipped to advise on a range of business law matters, including sophisticated transactions for public and private businesses and financial institutions as well as private equity and venture capital funds. Houses experienced attorneys who are regularly mandated on complex cross-border deals across a range of industries.

Strengths Interviewees laud the team's attention to business requirements.

Work highlights Represented TorqTek in its sale of assets to Metaldyne Performance Group.

Acted for an automotive supplier in its sale to a private equity buyer with a matter value of $54 million.

Notable practitioners

Daljit Doogal's clients include automotive companies and manufacturers. He acts on domestic and international M&A transactions.

Steven Hilfinger regularly acts on cross-border sales and acquisitions and is praised by clients for being focused on their needs. He also advises on corporate restructurings and venture capital mandates.

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Miller Johnson - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Consistently involved in a broad spectrum of corporate issues, including high-value business and stock sales, joint venture deals and bankruptcy-related matters. Noted for its experience in acting for private and publicly held businesses. Also well placed to advise individual investors. Increasingly active for private equity clients, boasting new client wins in this market.

Strengths Clients say: "They bring solutions and thoughts to support the business decisions about how to get to a closing. They are efficient and extremely experienced lawyers."

Another interviewee praises the lawyers' "technical knowledge and good customer service."

Work highlights Advised Gordon Food Service on the carve-out acquisition of the broadline foodservice distribution of Red Diamond.

Represented Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in an investment transaction resulting in Sterling Partners acquiring a majority position in the company.

Notable practitioners

The well-regarded Jeffrey Ammon is a seasoned adviser with longstanding experience of advising on corporate organization and finance.

Dustin Daniels acts on M&A, corporate finance and joint ventures, with a focus on the manufacturing sector. One client says: "I think very highly of him: He is a rising star in West Michigan."

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Varnum LLP - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Broad offering with experience advising on M&A transactions, securities, venture capital financing and a range of general corporate matters. Possesses complementary expertise in antitrust, tax and immigration. Also offers specialist private equity transactional advice.

Strengths Clients note that the lawyers are "very personable, knowledgeable and easy to work with," adding: "They have a great amount of resources and are very quick to respond as required."

Sources also value the team's "timely turnaround of work and strategic thinking."

Work highlights Represented Fabco Holdings in its sale to Meritor.

Advised Granger on the sale of its energy services division to Energy Developments.

Notable practitioners

Kaplin Jones heads the practice and is a key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Varnum LLP)

Pick up any newspaper today and you'll see headlines about corporate mergers. What you won't read about, though, are the behind-the-scenes legal activities. The mergers and acquisitions team at Varnum has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex matters like these - acquisitions and dispositions of business interests, taxable and tax-free transactions, mergers, consolidations, tenders, share exchanges, stock and asset purchases, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, acquisitive reorganizations, ESOP acquisitions and sale and redemption combinations.

Typically, a Varnum mergers and acquisitions lawyer leads a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys from other relevant practice groups. This gives us the ability to handle issues beyond law - matters like labor and employee relations, , environmental and other regulatory concerns, real estate and . We can also bring in lawyers from specific industry groups, such as health care, or banking.

By custom-building a team to fit your situation, we can structure and negotiate highly complex transactions with results you'll like. In short, Varnum offers all the legal services you need to accomplish a successful corporate merger, acquisition or related transaction. We provide a comprehensive solution.

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Eminent Practitioner

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Foltyn is an experienced adviser acting on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and related financial transactions. He enjoys a strong reputation as a "fantastic M&A lawyer."

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Eminent Practitioner

Butzel Long

From the Chambers USA guide

Justin Klimko assists with a range of M&A transactions, including mandates in the private equity market. A client describes him as "very knowledgeable and very up to date in corporate matters, both transactional and governance," adding: "Most issues that come up he has seen and dealt with before."

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Eminent Practitioner

Stephen C Waterbury

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Waterbury is a seasoned M&A practitioner, acting on behalf of clients from various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and automotive. A client states: "He is outstanding, he has a wealth of knowledge and he knows everyone," adding: "He will always put you in touch with people that can get you further down the road."

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Band 1

Timothy R Damschroder

Bodman PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Damschroder's practice encompasses M&A, venture capital financing and corporate governance advice. He is particularly sought after by private equity clients. One source praises him as "an excellent lawyer with a very strong command of the legal aspects of transactions," adding that "he is an excellent manager of the overall corporate resources at Bodman."

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Donald Kunz acts on transactions, corporate finance and planning matters, and is particularly well equipped to handle matters on behalf of publicly traded corporations. One interviewee praises Kunz's in-depth knowledge of regulations and further states: "He understands what the law is and can take a position to give good unqualified advice."

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"A very good lawyer with an excellent reputation," Tracy Larsen heads the M&A practice and acts on both domestic and international transactions. He advised HomeServices of America on its acquisition of Long & Foster.

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Clark Hill PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

A highly respected practitioner, Daniel Minkus is an experienced M&A adviser who is "as high quality as you can get," according to one source.

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J Michael Bernard

Dykema Gossett PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Bernard acts on M&A, capital raisings and corporate governance, assisting clients from areas such as the automotive, manufacturing, services and technology sectors.

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Dykema Gossett PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jin-Kyu Koh assists private and public companies with corporate transactions, and additionally acts on financing and capital markets mandates. A source states that he is a "very responsive, practical, pragmatic attorney who I would highly recommend for M&A work."

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David N Parsigian

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Parsigian's broad practice encompasses advising on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, financing and securities, with notable experience in the technology sector. He is described by a source as "an outstanding guy who stays well versed in the latest trends, which helps us put forward transactions with a higher level of success."

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Miller Johnson

From the Chambers USA guide

The well-regarded Jeffrey Ammon is a seasoned adviser with longstanding experience of advising on corporate organization and finance.

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

According to sources, Richard Bolton "exercises exceptional judgment and knows the law very well." He advises on M&A transactions and corporate reorganizations, acting for private equity clients as well as other corporate entities.

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Laurence B Deitch

Bodman PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Laurence Deitch assists clients with transactions, corporate governance matters and joint venture mandates. A source states: "He's responsive, experienced and doesn't over-negotiate but cuts to the business points."

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daljit Doogal's clients include automotive companies and manufacturers. He acts on domestic and international M&A transactions.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael DuBay advises clients on acquisitions and sales in the private equity market and is praised by one source as "one of the go-to lawyers in town." He assisted Rockbridge Growth Equity with its acquisition of Kings III of America.

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Butzel Long

From the Chambers USA guide

Arthur Dudley acts on corporate restructurings, public offerings and joint ventures, representing clients from various industries. Sources say: "He is especially skilled in M&A," highlighting his "understanding of the law and risk areas, and ability to provide good potential approaches."

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark High assists with transactions in a number of sectors, including tech, manufacturing and retail. He advises both buyers and sellers and additionally acts on corporate governance mandates and shareholder disputes. Interviewees describe him as "a great team leader who knows perfectly what to do to achieve a target."

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Steven H Hilfinger

Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Hilfinger regularly acts on cross-border sales and acquisitions and is praised by clients for being focused on their needs. He also advises on corporate restructurings and venture capital mandates.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barbara Kaye advises public and private sector clients on M&A transactions, joint ventures and financing mandates. One client reports: "She is phenomenal, does a very fine job, takes no prisoners, is very responsive and always available."

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Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey LaBine advises on domestic and cross-border transactions, and also assists with corporate governance and securities. A client describes him as a "pleasure to work with," adding that he "gives great advice, delivers flawless results and has very good availability."

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Bodman PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Carrie Leahy acts for a broad range of clients, assisting with transactions, compliance and venture capital funding mandates. In particular, she regularly advises on M&A deals in the private equity market.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Melton of Jones Day advises on M&A, governance and corporate finance and acts for a range of public and private companies. One client states: "He is a rare combination of a really good technical lawyer and a good business lawyer. He is very focused on a business-oriented outcome."

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Bodman PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Peters regularly assists both private and public companies with M&A transactions and is noted to be a "very smart and strong practitioner." His clients hail from a variety of sectors, including insurance, life sciences and communications.

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Raymond acts on corporate, capital markets and finance transactions, advising investors, issuers and underwriters. He represented Roth Capital Partners, Craig Hallum Capital Group and Aegis Capital as underwriters in the $15 million IPO of Senestech.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Samuel Stahl regularly acts on behalf of private equity clients, advising on M&A transactions and assisting with general corporate advisory matters. He represented LeadingResponse and Huron Capital Partners in the sale of LeadingResponse to ICV Partners. A client reports: "He is a great lawyer, but also very practical. He is instrumental in helping me get deals done and makes sure I am well protected."

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Phillip D Torrence

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Hailed as a "great lawyer," Phillip Torrence assists clients from the life sciences, media and financial services sectors with transactional matters. His work includes representing Tronc in its acquisition of a New York City newspaper.

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Dykema Gossett PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Vaughn draws praise from his clients for his transactional skills, with one noting: "I think he is an excellent lawyer who is very good in M&A transactions because he is very creative when he needs to be and very calming in heated negotiations." Vaughn additionally acts on public service offerings and venture capital matters.

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Up and Coming

Miller Johnson

From the Chambers USA guide

Dustin Daniels acts on M&A, corporate finance and joint ventures, with a focus on the manufacturing sector. One client says: "I think very highly of him: He is a rising star in West Michigan."

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Up and Coming

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Jones specializes in midmarket mergers and acquisitions and represents a broad range of domestic and international clients. One interviewee notes: "He is incredibly well versed, has a lot of energy and gets M&A law."

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