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Emily E. Cantor

Associate | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2716

    f. 616.752.2500

Biography

Emily Cantor focuses her practice on business and corporate law. She assists both publicly traded and privately held companies on a wide range of matters, including securities law compliance matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and contract development and review. 

Industries

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School J.D. 2011
  • University of Michigan B.A. 2008

Admitted

  • 2012, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan

Experience

  • Advises public companies regarding securities law compliance
  • Prepares and reviews annual, quarterly and other filings for a variety of public companies
  • Prepares and reviews a variety of commercial contracts, including supply, distribution, manufacturing, confidentiality and consulting agreements
  • Assisted in representation of Chemical Financial Corporation in its merger with Talmer Bancorp, Inc. and its acquisitions of Northwestern Bancorp, Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc. and Lake Michigan Financial Corporation
  • Assisted in representation of Founders Financial Corporation in its merger with Old National Bancorp
  • Assisted in representation of Mercantile Bank Corporation in its acquisition of Firstbank Corporation
  • Assisted in representation of Spartan Stores, Inc. in its merger with Nash-Finch Company
  • Assisted in representation of Morbark, LLC in its merger with an affiliate of Stellex Capital Management
  • Represents Spectrum Health Hospitals and certain affiliates in ongoing procurement contracts for medical equipment, supplies and services
  • Drafted complete form contract library for medical research institute (research, collaboration, licenses, services and intellectual property agreements)
  • Facilitated the transfer and assignment of medical research consortium contracts between institutions

Honors & Awards

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Community Affiliations

  • Inforum - A Professional Women's Alliance
    2013 Class

Speaking Engagements

  • "Implementing a People Strategy," Warner Norcross Human Resources Seminar, April 29, 2013, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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