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Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business and Financial Services Attorney

Harvey is a member of the Banking, Finance and Restructuring Practice Team. He represents a wide variety of businesses and has substantial experience with mergers, acquisitions and capital raising. Harvey’s practice includes acquisition transactions (domestic and international), family businesses, securities regulation and executive compensation. Harvey works closely with the Ally Law network of law firms throughout the world to assist clients with international legal needs. He has extensive experience concerning government regulation and other matters specific to financial institutions.

For more information, please contact Harvey Koning at 616/336-6588 or



Represented a publicly-traded bank holding company in its merger with a similar sized publicly-traded bank holding company, resulting in the third-largest bank holding company in the state.

50+ merger and acquisition transactions representing buyers and sellers.

Over 10 bank merger transactions in the past 15 years, including representing Bank of Holland, Firstbank, Byron Bank and others.

U.S. counsel to international company that acquired a large manufacturing plant.

Sale of a new car dealership group.

Assisted senior executives with employment agreements and non-competition covenants.

Implemented deferred compensation plan for executives.

Preferred stock offering by early stage technology company.

Regularly assists Michigan banks with interactions with regulators.

Contract review including core data processing contracts for banks.


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® since 2009

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, Banking and Financial Service Law, 2019

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Bethany Christian Services, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2013

Guiding Light Mission, Board of Directors, 2017 - present

News & Publications

International Experience

International Experience

Varnum representative to Ally Law, an international referral network of 65+ law firms throughout the world.

Personally acquainted with business lawyers in over 20 countries.

Assists clients with legal needs in China, Mexico, Canada, Germany and other countries.


Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts
J.D., cum laude, 1990

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A., Economics, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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