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Craig N. Meurlin

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  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2448

    f. +1.616.752.2500


Mr. Meurlin has more than 30 years of corporate law experience, including 16 years at Jones Day and 7 years as General Counsel at Amway Corporation prior to his joining Warner Norcross + Judd.

Mr. Meurlin has significant international experience, including direct foreign investments (particularly in China), joint ventures, international securities offerings and international mergers and acquisition work in both Asia and Europe.

Mr. Meurlin has also counseled numerous public and private companies on a wide range of general corporate and commercial issues. He has also been involved in numerous acquisitions and dispositions for industrial and financial services clients, including public and private companies in negotiated and hostile contexts. He has represented numerous issuers from a variety of industries (including banking, industrial, consumer products and technology) and all of the major national and regional underwriters in debt and equity offerings, including a significant number of initial public offerings.  Mr. Meurlin was formerly the chair of the firm's International Business Practice Group.



  • University of Virginia J.D. 1977
  • University of Vermont B.A. 1974 summa cum laude


  • Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Business Law Section, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee; International Law Section; Taxation Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Cleveland Bar Association

Teaching and Lecturing

  • Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University School of Law


Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Compliance Law and International Trade and Finance Law, 2009-Present
  • Named a Top Lawyer in International Trade Law, Grand Rapids Magazine, 2019
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Grand Rapids International Trade and Finance Lawyer of the Year
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2009-2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Lawyers Michigan, 2014
  • Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review
  • Phi Beta Kappa


Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan District Export Council-West
    Chair (2008-Present)
  • World Affairs Council of West Michigan
    Board President (2008-10)

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Meurlin has spoken at numerous legal and bar association seminars and to organizations such as The Conference Board’s Council on Corporate Communications Strategy and the National Investor Relations Institute

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