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Corporate Attorney

Mike is a partner on the firm's Corporate Practice Team and formerly served as the chair of the firm’s Policy Committee. His practice focuses on corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents several of the firm’s clients whose securities are traded publicly in corporate governance, securities law compliance and mergers and acquisitions. He has managed and led a variety of public equity and debt offerings for financial services and manufacturing companies. Mike is also active in advising clients in venture capital transactions.

As a trusted advisor to several of Michigan’s most respected businesses, Mike has extensive experience advising officers and directors on strategic and general business law issues, governance and compliance matters, executive compensation, disclosure requirements and corporate structure. He also assists clients with corporate transactional matters such as contract negotiations and workforce management. 

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® since 2005

BTI Consulting Group, Inc., Client Service All Star, 2012 (only four attorneys in Michigan were recognized for this honor)

Leading Lawyers: Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities & Venture Finance Law

Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Corporate Secretaries

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business, Dean’s Advisory Board 

The Right Place Program, Board member

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Board member

News & Publications

Education

Cornell University Law School
Ithaca, New York
J.D., 1984
Moot Court Board

Alma College
Alma, Michigan
B.A., cum laude, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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