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Business Law Attorney

Kurt has more than 25 years of experience as a business lawyer helping entrepreneurs and businesses achieve their goals and objectives. He works with a wide variety of businesses from startups to public companies. Kurt focuses his practice in business, corporate, and commercial law, with an emphasis on business transactions, including merger and acquisition, financing, and private investment transactions.

A significant part of Kurt’s practice involves helping clients in a broad range of commercial transactions that are the heart of their business activities, including product and service development, distribution and sale, global sourcing of goods and services, formation and operation of strategic alliances and joint ventures, and business protection and licensing. Kurt also regularly counsels closely-held businesses on corporate structure, governance, and succession planning matters.

For more information, please contact Kurt Yost at 616/336-6246 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year - Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, 2014, Grand Rapids

Best Lawyers in America® since 2013

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers: Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; 2019 and 2020

Leading Lawyers: Closely & Privately Held Business Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Publicly Held Corporations Law

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2006 - 2016

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Association for Corporate Growth, West Michigan Chapter

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Business and Taxation Section

State Bar of Michigan: Business Law Section; Taxation Section

News & Publications


University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Albion College
Albion, Michigan
B.A., magna cum laude, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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