Harvey is a partner and leads 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.
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
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Grand Rapids Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Bethany Christian Services, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2013
Guiding Light Mission, Board of Directors, 2017 - present
News & Publications
- August 16, 2017
- June 30, 2016
- October 22, 2015
- April 7, 2015
- August 22, 2014
- July 15, 2014
- July 7, 2014
- November 26, 2012
- June 7, 2012
- Startup Blog Post, July 7, 2017
- On the Law, February 14, 2017
- Startup Blog Post, January 11, 2016
- Startup Blog Post, November 13, 2015
- Dirks Van Essen & Murray Newsletter, Fall 2015
- Startup Blog Post, September 8, 2015
- Startup Blog Post, February 6, 2015
- Startup Law, January 30, 2015
- Startup Blog Post, January 23, 2014
- Startup Blog Post, September 24, 2013
- April 5, 2012
- Business Law Blog Post, January 18, 2012
- Business Law Blog Post, January 12, 2012
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
J.D., cum laude, 1990
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A., Economics, 1987
- All Michigan state courts