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Business Law Attorney

Seth is a partner and member of the firm’s Business and Corporate Services Team. He is experienced in business representation, planning and counseling. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity, securities, distressed asset and restructuring, and commercial transactions. Seth also advises clients with respect to corporate governance, regulatory and other general corporate matters.



Recapitalization, led by equity rollover of management, of holding company of insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management agencies ($2.9 billion enterprise value).

Roll-up acquisitions of insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management agencies (approximately 200 transactions to date since July 2013).

Acquisition of designer and installer of customized in-store environments on behalf of publicly traded company ($162.5 million).

Acquisition of financially distressed produce broker and apple packer ($20 million).

Acquisition of designer and fabricator of highly engineered material handling systems for the automotive industry on behalf of Chinese publicly traded company ($53.5 million).

Sale of operating subsidiary of publicly traded company ($60 million).

Sale of equity in designer of infotainment components for automotive industry to strategic buyer ($60 million).

Sale of assets of custom carpet manufacturer to private equity fund involving equity rollover by management ($45 million).

Acquisition of textiles designer on behalf of publicly traded company ($150 million).

Liquidation of complex farming operation through series of Section 363 sales in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Honors & Recognitions

Leader’s Edge© Executive Report, (a publication of the CIAB) major player in M&A, 2016 and 2017

Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star since 2012

Professional Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth, Western Michigan

Catholic Lawyers Association of West Michigan

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids and Gilda’s LaughFest: director; Board secretary

Kids’ Food Basket, Fund Development Committee, past member

St. Isidore Parish, Finance Council, chair

News & Publications


University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, Illinois
J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
University of Illinois Law Review, Symposium editor

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
B.A., summa cum laude, Music, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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