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Michael D. Gibson

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Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Michael D. Gibson has more than 39 years of experience in all aspects of business and corporate law. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney.

Biography

Michael represents commercial business enterprises in a range of industries, including auto suppliers, logistic companies, healthcare entities and construction contractors. He provides assistance with corporate agreements (shareholder, franchise, consulting, confidentiality, non-compete, employment, sales representative, severance, termination, sales terms and conditions); banking related documents; leases and purchases of real estate; joint ventures; entity formation; bylaws; corporate governance issues; license and operating agreements; securities law and SEC filings. Michael represents U.S.-based businesses as well as many entities headquartered in Europe and China

A particular strength of Michael’s practice is in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions, including mergers with publicly traded companies, reverse mergers into public corporations, PIPE transactions, management buyouts of divisions and subsidiaries of private and public companies, the sale and purchase of family owned entities and purchase and sale of troubled companies in workout situations. His work on these projects includes entity structure, drafting of all pertinent documents, legal due diligence, securities filings and consultation with clients as to strategy and negotiations.

Michael also works closely with individuals and corporate clients in the estate and family planning context. This includes analysis and consultation regarding usage of wills, trusts, family limited partnerships, family LLCs, gifting, charitable foundations and trusts, corporate transition planning and structuring, insurance trusts, life insurance, annuities, self-canceling installment notes, and discussions with families and corporations on the practical aspects of financial tools.

Michael was named a “Michigan Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters.

Representative Matters

  • Recently represented a family-owned home products business in an $85,000,000 sale of stock to a NYSE company.
  • Recently represented a Chinese auto manufacturing company related to the acquisition of controlling interest in a U.S.-based auto parts company with an enterprise value of $100,000,000.
  • Counsel for a HMO that was owned by five Detroit area hospitals related to the $200,000,000 sale of the HMO.
  • Counsel for national health care staffing company, DME provider and mail order pharmacy related to IPO.

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Michael D. Gibson has more than 39 years of experience in all aspects of business and corporate law. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney.

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Seniors Golf Association, Board of Governors

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Florida

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
    • Dewitt C. Holbrook Scholar
  • Boston College, M.B.A
  • Xavier University, B.A.

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Michael D. Gibson has more than 39 years of experience in all aspects of business and corporate law. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney.