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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.

Experience

Experience

Represented publicly-traded Chinese company in its acquisition of a southeast Michigan-based designer/manufacturer of conveyor and material handling systems.

Represented the selling shareholders of a Tier 1 supplier of intelligent components and assemblies serving the automotive infotainment connectively sector to a worldwide manufacturer of electrical and interconnect systems, specialty 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), followed by additional investment to refinance the senior preferred stock of such firm ($7 billion enterprise value).

Roll-up acquisitions for insurance brokerage, risk management benefits design firm (more than 300 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).

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

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Leader’s Edge© Executive Report, (a publication of the CIAB) major player in M&A, 2016, 2017 and 2018

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

HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid, Inc., Board of Directors

St. Isidore Parish, Finance Council, chair

Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids and Gilda’s LaughFest, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2018

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Education

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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