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Mergers and Acquisitions


The Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) team at Warner Norcross + Judd has vast transactional experience.

We handle transactions with a wide range of valuations for both private and publicly traded businesses and represent sellers, buyers, investors, private equity firms, independent director committees, management groups and other participants in M&A transactions across the nation.

Our team uses creative, state-of-the-art strategies, tactics and technologies which enable us to respond quickly, efficiently and wherever our clients need us to be. Careful coordination within our team helps promote efficiency and responsiveness so we can assist clients in all aspects of a transaction in a prompt and cost-effective manner, regardless of how complex the issue. Our devotion to teamwork extends beyond our firm, in that we work closely with inside counsel, co-counsel or local counsel when appropriate.

From due diligence to closing documents, Warner Norcross has the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to handle every stage in a merger or acquisition. Our particular areas of focus include financing, securities law, corporate, executive and shareholder tax consequences, antitrust law, government compliance, shareholder lawsuit defense and proxy battles.

We counsel clients and other professional advisers on:

  • Preparation of pre-acquisition confidentiality agreements
  • Negotiation of investment banker engagement letters
  • Advising on estate planning and tax planning strategies
  • Preparation of a business for due diligence by potential acquirers
  • Assistance in due diligence review of acquisition targets
  • Assistance in conduct-of-business auctions
  • Preparation and negotiation of letter of intent or transaction term sheets
  • Preparation and negotiation of definitive acquisition agreements
  • Preparation of ancillary transaction agreements and documents, including consulting agreements, employment agreements, noncompetition agreements, real estate documentation and closing checklists
  • Advising boards of directors and special committees with respect to fiduciary duties and other obligations
  • Obtaining governmental approvals, including preparing the premerger notification report required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act
  • Negotiating transaction financing terms and documentation
  • Closing the transaction
  • Assistance in post-closing price adjustment and transition matters


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Daniel Bonucchi
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Emily Cantor
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Sean Cook
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Susan Cook
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Matthew Crowe
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Cameron DeLong
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David Eberhard
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Charlie Goode
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Shane Hansen
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Sarah Harper
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Timothy Hillegonds
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Timothy Horner
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Paul Jackson
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Matthew Johnson
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Michael Jones
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Celia Kaechele
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Stephen Kretschman
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William Lentine
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Gordon Lewis
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John Muhs
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Benjamin Nimphie
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Robert Nolan
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Jeffrey Ott
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Steven Palazzolo
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Daniel Persinger
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James Romzek
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Gregory Schmidt
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Corinne Sprague
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Ford Turrell
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Mark Wassink
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Stephen Waterbury
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Malaina Weldy
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Bruce Young


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Representative Experience



Mar 2016
March 22, 2016

M&A Roundtable: Anatomy of the Deal

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Registration: 4:00- 4:30 Program: 4:30- 5:30 Social Hour to follow M&A is a core strategic option for companies to grow. With corporate balance sheets and confidence...

Feb 2016
February 16, 2016

Legal Trends to Watch in 2016

MSU Management Education Center

7:30 am - 10 am On February 16, 2016, OESA and Warner Norcross & Judd LLP will present “Legal Trends to Watch in 2016,” an executive breakfast briefing for in-house counsel and exe...

Apr 2015
April 28, 2015

M&A Market Update

Horizons Conference Center

7:30 - 9:30 am Join area experts as they share insights on M&A issues for middle market companies, and learn more about what business owners can do to take advantage of current trends.Networki...


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