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University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, 1967
Michigan Law Review, Assistant Editor, 1967
Order of the Coif, Barristers Society

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.S.E., Industrial Engineering, 1963

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

Business Law Attorney

Dan’s practice includes the capitalization and structure of business entities, strategic and governance issues for public and private companies and structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He has worked with large and small businesses and regularly advises directors on corporate and strategic issues.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, since 1993

Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year – International Trade and Finance Law, 2014

Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers: Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; 2019

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

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers®

Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan: Business Section, Multi-Disciplinary Practice Committee

Community Involvement

Community Counseling and Personal Growth Ministry: founder; past director

Cornerstone United Methodist Church: past Council chair; Building Committee member; Sunday school teacher

First United Methodist Church: past trustee; youth counselor

Friends of the Yankee Clipper Library, founder and past director

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County: Board of Directors, past president; Capital Fund Drive, co-chair

John Ball Zoo: Board of Directors, past vice president; Capital Fund Drive, co-chair

Kent County Zoo: Advisory Committee, past chair

North East Neighborhood Association, founder and past director

West Michigan Dental Foundation, founder

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