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Emily E.
Cantor

  • Partner

I truly enjoy engaging with clients to understand their business goals, and developing legal solutions to help them meet those goals. My clients and I collaborate closely, integrating business concerns and legal considerations to help their organizations thrive. It is an honor to become an integral part of a client's team and to support the growth and transformation of a client's business.

Emily Cantor assists both publicly traded and privately held companies with a broad range of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract development and review, securities compliance, corporate governance and liquor license transactions and compliance. Emily serves companies across a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, retail and distribution and automotive supply.

  • Advises both sellers and buyers regarding acquisition matters, and negotiates and drafts agreements and related documents necessary for all stages of the acquisition process.
  • Prepares and reviews a variety of commercial contracts, including supply, distribution, manufacturing, confidentiality and consulting agreements, for clients in the automotive, medical supply, medical service, retail, manufacturing and other industries.
  • Conducts and manages ongoing preparation and review of automotive purchasing, supply and services agreements.
  • Advises clients on liquor license compliance matters.
  • Represents new and existing businesses in securing liquor licenses (including licenses purchased from third parties, licenses transferred u
  • Advises both sellers and buyers regarding acquisition matters, and negotiates and drafts agreements and related documents necessary for all stages of the acquisition process.
  • Prepares and reviews a variety of commercial contracts, including supply, distribution, manufacturing, confidentiality and consulting agreements, for clients in the automotive, medical supply, medical service, retail, manufacturing and other industries.
  • Conducts and manages ongoing preparation and review of automotive purchasing, supply and services agreements.
  • Advises clients on liquor license compliance matters.
  • Represents new and existing businesses in securing liquor licenses (including licenses purchased from third parties, licenses transferred under court order and newly-granted licenses).
  • 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.
  • Drafted complete form contract library for numerous clients, including a medical research institute and a medical device supplier (sales, service, research, collaboration, license and intellectual property agreements).
  • Facilitated the transfer and assignment of medical research consortium contracts between institutions.
  • “Implementing a People Strategy,” Warner Human Resources Seminar, April 29, 2013, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • “Implementing a People Strategy,” Warner Human Resources Seminar, April 29, 2013, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Emily E.
Cantor

  • Partner
Grand Rapids

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I truly enjoy engaging with clients to understand their business goals, and developing legal solutions to help them meet those goals. My clients and I collaborate closely, integrating business concerns and legal considerations to help their organizations thrive. It is an honor to become an integral part of a client's team and to support the growth and transformation of a client's business.

Emily Cantor assists both publicly traded and privately held companies with a broad range of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract development and review, securities compliance, corporate governance and liquor license transactions and compliance. Emily serves companies across a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, retail and distribution and automotive supply.

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