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.
Represented publicly-traded Chinese company in its acquisition of a southeast Michigan-based designer/manufacturer of conveyor and material handling systems. On-going representation of the client includes general corporate, finance, litigation and immigration counsel.
Represented the selling shareholders of a Tier 1 supplier of intelligent components and assemblies serving the automotive infotainment connectively sector to a worldwide manufacturers of electoral and interconnect systems, specially cables and sensors.
Represented a privately-owned maker of luxury wool carpets for the architectural design trade in its recapitalization involving a sale of assets to a Chicago-based private equity firm. The deal also included rollover investment by the client company owners.
Recapitalization, led by management equity rollover, of insurance brokerage, risk management and benefits design firm ($2.9 billion enterprise value).
Roll-up acquisitions for insurance brokerage, risk management benefits design firm (more than 250 transactions to date since July 2013).
Sale of equity, with management rollover, in contract manufacturer for the medical device and biotechnology industries to financial buyer ($37 million).
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 on behalf of financial buyer ($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 financial buyer 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
Association for Corporate Growth, Western Michigan
Catholic Lawyers Association of West Michigan
Grand Rapids Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
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
- September 10, 2018
- September 6, 2017
- September 12, 2016
- May 12, 2016
- November 18, 2015
- September 3, 2014
- September 6, 2013
- November 30, 2011
- March 14, 2011
- Startup Blog Post, November 13, 2015
- Startup Blog Post, January 23, 2014
- Startup Blog Post, September 24, 2013
- Startup Blog Post, April 5, 2012
- September 28, 2010
University of Illinois College of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
University of Illinois Law Review, Symposium editor
Western Michigan University
B.A., summa cum laude, Music, 2001
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