Representative Transactions

Represented an information technology management and service provider to the governmental customer base, coordinating a third party traditional financing arrangement pursuant to which service provider acquired hard IT assets to lease to governmental end-user customer, culminating in a long-term services contract and equipment lease in favor of service provider client.
Represented a family trust in the analysis of direct buyer pursuit and seller due diligence, document drafting and ultimate closing of a legacy, high-net worth real property parcel in affluent Kent County suburb.
Represented specialty machining manufacturer in consideration and review of acquisition proposal from strategic Oakland County buyer. Negotiated purchase terms, commercial lease agreement, employment agreements and payment terms to facilitate founding member retirement.
Represented founding generation business owner in the pursuit of expansion via raw commercial real property in emerging industrial park and coordinated gifting of next generation non-controlling stock interests in connection with coordinated estate planning of founding and recipient generations to maximize family transition and business continuity.
Represented veteran dental medicine provider in the analysis of, negotiation of, and closing of exiting, retiring dental practice acquisition including development of option to purchase, employment and non-competition agreements.
Represented medical service provider in the development of expansion plan both in the consideration of and acquisition of professional talent and investigation of and assistance toward business expansion, loan agreement and construction management process over ten month period.
Represented family in the consideration of and divestment to inherited commercial real property in heart of emerging entertainment district, to market and complete sale of assets to benefit of surviving family.
Represented local licensed service industry professionals in sale of service business assets to Detroit area strategic purchaser, which included negotiating surviving employment agreements and earn out compensation components.
Represented local church in strategic purchase of adjacent property for future expansion and negotiated related leaseback in connection therewith.
Assisted local estate with disposition of significant real estate assets to strategic purchaser and facilitated negotiation of purchase agreement and relevant closing without involvement of realtors.
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 connection with strategic 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 components.
Represented local distributor company in the sale of a successful division to a strategic 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.
Represented recipient of potential unique real estate donation and related strategic planning in connection therewith.
Represented local manufacturing company in expedited formation of entities related to new division of operating company and related expedited acquisition of new facility for operations in connection therewith.
Represented out of state developer in acquisition and development of mixed used investment project in northern Michigan.
Represented out of state owner in acquisition of target location for new franchise and operations in Northern Michigan.
Represented automobile collision repair company in a multi-generation succession plan. The transaction included seller financing, a stock pledge agreement, a security agreement, and joint and several personal guaranty of buyer as well as a post-close employment agreement and a ten year lease.
Represented tool and die client that acquired seven different tooling presses, in a transaction funded through an acquisition loan from a regional bank.
Represented private equity fund and its sole Member in the funding of an operating line of credit loan to a third party. The credit facility was documented with appropriate loan and security documents and commercial mortgage relevant to commercial building. The commercial real property was sold, loan paid off in full, and mortgage discharged.
Represented liquor store owner in acquisition of Michigan Liquor Control SDD/SDM liquor licenses and related alcohol inventory from a going concern retailer who had filed for bankruptcy. Coordinated successful transfer of the licenses through the Michigan Liquor Control Commission processes.