Connect With Us

Simplifying the sophisticated legal needs of businesses and individuals throughout West Michigan

Representative Successes

Represented seller of a multi-state, regional home appliance and fixtures distributor in the divestment of a high-performing, profitable division and sale of the assets related thereto in a transaction involving letters of intent, asset purchase agreements, real estate lease agreements, and non-competition, license and consulting agreements. This transaction secured a maximum return to seller of a division performing at its peak
Represented seller of a key piece to future development in the Bridge Street emerging entertainment and business district located in near west downtown Grand Rapids. We represented the seller family members in the negotiation of a purchase agreement, due diligence and ultimate closing achieving prime value at the right time for investment property
Represented seller in disposition and transition of local outdoor extreme sport retail business and related exit planning for the retiring principal owners
Represented local skilled nursing facility in expansion and development of new facility and related financing and construction matters
Represented local distributing company in succession planning to second generation
Represented local closely held company in reorganization of buy/sell shareholder agreements and related succession planning
Represented steel company in various day-to-day operating matters and specific disposition of investment assets
Represented multiple investor consortium before the Michigan Liquor Control Commission on purchase of minority stock interest
Represented family business in successful acquisition of a business development district liquor license for implementation at a startup leased location
Successfully administered and liquidated sizable estate on behalf of trustee, including the coordination of two $1 million dollar charitable gifts to separate Michigan private universities
Provided direction and counsel to trustee on the liquidation of charitable trust devising charitable gifts to ten different local and national charities
Represented and counseled eleven member ownership group in connection with multiple bank syndicated financing for various commercial real estate developments
Represented purchaser in acquisition of commercial office tower in downtown Grand Rapids and related assumption of 50 separate commercial lease agreements
Renegotiated and documented multi-million dollar real estate financing project related to downtown Grand Rapids office project
Represented various purchasers of mixed-use developments and related reciprocal easement and development agreements
Represented majority shareholder in local stock sale transaction to national buyer containing cash, post-closing employment, and earn out terms
Assisted ownership group in investigation and acquisition of a new liquor license for an establishment in downtown Grand Rapids along with related business partnership and real estate lease negotiations
Represented closely held business in the acquisition of a commercial building in downtown Grand Rapids with SBA related financing
Represented local distributor company in the sale of a successful division to a third party purchaser
Represented existing majority owner on sale of hard cider beverage business to a local acquisition group, which included transition agreement, non-compete agreement and related earn out provisions
Represented new dentist in the acquisition of a going concern practice
Represented investment company in the purchase of an existing storage facility, which included assuming numerous storage lease agreements and acquisition of the related real estate site
Represented closely held business in strategic restructuring and recapitalization of existing shareholders in addition to new shareholders
Represented closely held company in amending and restating existing shareholder agreements
Represented local investor in minority acquisition of local brewery and related shareholder loans

For More Information

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.