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Gregory E. Schmidt

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  • Grand Rapids

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Biography

Greg Schmidt, a corporate attorney who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, takes a pragmatic approach when counseling clients. He helps negotiate contracts between energy suppliers, producers and consumers, including power purchase agreements and other long-term energy supply contracts. In addition, he has completed the purchase of a number of operating solar and wind farms, and negotiated the Development Asset Acquisition Agreement to facilitate the completion of other solar and wind projects. "Being well-versed in legal issues is essential. Where I provide the most value is in helping the client prioritize legal issues, as well as business concerns, in order to develop a strategy for prevailing on the points that truly matter," he says. "To do this effectively requires a genuine interest in your client's business, and an understanding of their motivation in pursuing the acquisition or divestiture."

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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School J.D. 1997 magna cum laude
  • University of Texas M.S. 1994 Environmental Health Engineering
  • Calvin College B.S. 1992

Admitted

  • 1997, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Business Law Section Committee Member

Experience

  • Completed over 150 purchase and sale transactions
  • Represented Perrigo Company in over a dozen acquisitions and divestitures of pharmaceutical companies
  • Helped SpartanNash, Inc. acquire several grocery store chains and divest certain non-core businesses
  • Assisted Logicalis, Inc. in acquiring several IT service providers and resellers
  • Represented $500 million ESOP-owned company in acquisition of distribution companies
  • Represented Second Chance Body Armor in divestiture of business in 363 Bankruptcy Sale

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014-Present
  • Order of the Coif

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Power of Education Foundation
    Board Member (2013-Present)
  • West Michigan Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth
  • Leadership Grand Rapids Council Member

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