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Gordon R. Lewis

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  • Grand Rapids

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Gordon Lewis is corporate counsel to publicly held companies, banks and bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other business clients. He specializes in corporate law, securities law, and the law of financial institutions. He has extensive experience representing clients in securities offerings and financial institution mergers and acquisitions.



  • University of Michigan Law School J.D. 1974 cum laude
  • Michigan State University B.S. 1971 (Environmental Science) high honors


  • 1974, Michigan


  • Issuer’s counsel in public and private securities offering aggregating over $4 billion
  • Counsel to buyers and sellers in over 75 financial institution acquisitions
  • Responsible for corporate and securities work for publicly traded financial institutions, including Macatawa Bank Corporation; Old Kent Financial Corporation; Shoreline Financial Corporation; Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc.; United Bancorp, Inc.; Valley Ridge Financial Corporation and others
  • Responsible for corporate and securities work and acquisitions for SpartanNash Company. Counsel to Spartan Stores, Inc. in its merger with Nash-Finch Company in a transaction valued at $1.4 billion
  • Counsel to United Bancorp, Inc., and Founders Financial Corporation in their successful managed sale processes and mergers with Old National Bancorp
  • Counsel to Mercantile Bank Corporation in its merger of equals with Firstbank Corporation
  • To view a more complete list of Mr. Lewis' representations in securities offerings, click here.
  • To view a more complete list of Mr. Lewis' representations in financial institution mergers and acquisitions, click here.

Honors & Awards

  • Honored as 2015 "Grand Rapids Securities/Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Honored as 2013 "Grand Rapids Corporate Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Honored as 2009 "Grand Rapids Banking Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation, 1993-Present
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Securities Law, Grand Rapids Magazine, 2019-20
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2013, 2015-16
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Lawyers Michigan, 2014
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Listed in Corporate Counsel Magazine’s Best Lawyers in America: corporate, M&A and securities law




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