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State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Past Section Chairman

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Director of Legislative Review

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Director of Programs

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Michigan Business Corporation Act Revision Subcommittee 

State Bar of Michigan,Business Law Section, former Council Member

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, former Vice-Chair

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Treasurer and Secretary

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Liaison, In-House Counsel Subcommittee

State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section

Founder, Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth

Cayman Islands Captive Managers Association

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

Northville Township Planning Commission, 2013-Present

Northville Township Zoning Board of Appeals, Chairman 2016-Present

Chairman of the Board, President, Cascades of Northville Homeowners Association 2002-Present

Firm Representative-MSI Global Alliance

Member-Cayman Islands Business Symposium

Firm Recruiting Partner

Firm Business Development Committee

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 

  • with honors

University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, B.B.A. (Finance)

  • with distinction

Eric I. Lark


Eric I. Lark has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law and private equity, real estate law, insurance law and the formation and representation of captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and other alternative risk transfer entities.

Eric represents public and private companies in the manufacturing, technology, services, construction, transportation, real estate, financial services, private equity, healthcare and insurance industries. He serves as counsel for a number of businesses, and provides assistance with business formations, mergers, buying and selling businesses, joint ventures, international transactions, public and private offerings and other securities matters, private equity and financing transactions, contracts, real estate matters and captive insurance, both onshore and offshore.

Eric publishes articles and frequently lectures at the local, national and international levels on topics related to business law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and captive insurance. He is past Chairman of the 3,500 member Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.  He is also active in his community, serving as his homeowners association’s President for over 15 years, currently chairing the Northville Township Planning Commission and acting as a member of the Township’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Eric has been recognized by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; ranks among The Best Lawyers in America®, Woodward/White, Inc.; and been rated a “Michigan Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. Eric holds the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, reflecting preeminence in legal ability, integrity and overall professional integrity. Eric is also recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in Detroit and a Top Attorney in Detroit by dBusiness magazine and Crain’s Detroit Business. Eric was named a 2019 Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" in corporate law.

Innovation and Evolution: A Q&A with Kerr Russell's Eric Lark About Trends in Captive Insurance - Captive Insurance Times, Vermont Captive Conference Edition

Representative Matters

Represented large automobile dealer in connection with the sale of several automobile dealerships in Texas

Formation and representation of one of the first Michigan-domiciled captive insurance companies on behalf of a large waste hauling, environmental and energy company

Represented automotive OEM supplier in connection with a Mexican joint venture

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