Honigman LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Standout bench of corporate attorneys handling high-value sales and acquisitions for a range of prominent domestic companies. Particularly significant experience acting for clients in the automotive, banking and construction industries. Has a vibrant private equity practice representing funds and portfolio companies nationally as well as internationally. Offers further expertise in venture capital work and also well placed to advise on securities issuances and matters of corporate governance.

Strengths Clients argue that the firm is "not just an automotive industry powerhouse, but can handle the breadth of issues arising at a global publicly traded company."

Another client agrees that the Honigman team "always provide a great client service with responsiveness and quickly figuring out what we need."

Work highlights Advised Agree Realty on a $208 million forward equity offering to Jefferies and Citibank.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Kaye
is an established corporate lawyer who has advised a variety of clients in the public and private sectors on joint ventures and M&A. She is also highly capable in corporate finance transactions. Clients appreciate that she is "always responsive, thoughtful and knowledgeable."

David Foltyn
is Honigman's chair and chief executive officer. He possesses an extensive track record of advising clients on M&A, securities, public offerings and divestitures. One source praises his strength, stating: "I think he's fantastic."

David Parsigian
leads the venture capital team and is experienced in acquisitions, venture capital finance, joint ventures and IPOs. One source depicts him as being "very good at communication, both oral and written, and very responsive. We view him as an extension of our team."

Donald Kunz
leads Honigman's corporate team and is a highly distinguished practitioner. Among other transactions, he acts on equity offerings for leading real estate corporations, and also excels in matters of corporate governance.

Michael DuBay
is widely respected for his strong track record in private equity. Having conducted a number of significant acquisitions, he is skilled in sales and dispositions, investments and corporate governance. One of his peers depicts him as "a great lawyer, he is my top choice when it comes to conflict-of-interest referrals."

Phillip Torrence
has significant experience advising clients on corporate finance transactions, most recently in the medical device and life sciences sector. One of his clients says: "He takes a very practical approach to things and is a great negotiator. He’s really a pleasure to work with."

Tracy Larsen
manages his firm's Grand Rapids office and is widely considered to be a leading M&A practitioner in the state. He frequently acts on sales and disposals, with further expertise in international corporate transactions. Clients agree that "his skills and experience are unsurpassed."