SUMMARY
Adam has over thirteen years of broad transactional legal experience in both private law firm and large corporate settings.  He has assisted clients in successfully completing deals ranging from a few thousand dollars to nearly half a billion dollars, with transactions touching 22 states and a dozen countries.  Adam focuses on finding the most efficient and practical solution to achieve the client’s goals.  Growing up in a family of small business owners, Adam especially enjoys being part of a business client’s growth and helping transition family businesses to the next generation. Adam is married to his law school classmate and current law partner, Kathlene.  They have two young sons and attend Grace Lutheran Church in Coopersville.  Adam enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, golf, coaching youth sports, assisting non-profit organizations, and keeping up with the Michigan State University football and basketball teams and his beloved Detroit Tigers.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business formation and operations
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Estate planning and business succession planning
  • Trust administration and probate
  • Real estate transactions, zoning, and land use
  • Construction

EDUCATION
Marquette University, J.D. cum laude, 2004
Michigan State University, B.A. with honor, Bus. Admin.—Prelaw, 2000
Ravenna (Michigan) High School, Valedictorian, 1996

LICENSES AND ADMISSIONS
State Bar of Michigan (2005)
U.S. Tax Court (2004)
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin (2004)
U.S. District Court for Western District of Michigan (2005)
Licensed Real Estate Broker in State of Michigan (2013)
Previously admitted to State Bar of Wisconsin (2004-2014)

WORK EXPERIENCE
Sheridan Law PLC (Conklin, Michigan), Member, 2014-present
Meijer, Inc. (Walker, Michigan), Senior Counsel-Real Estate, 2014
Alticor Inc. (Ada, Michigan), Corporate Counsel, 2008-2014
Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P.C. (Kalamazoo, Michigan), Associate, 2006-2007
Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes, LLP (Waukesha, Wisconsin), Associate, 2004-2006

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Grace Lutheran Church, Coopersville
Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce (President; Legal Counsel; Past Board Secretary)
Allendale Chamber of Commerce (Legal Counsel)
Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce
Ottawa County Bar Association
Muskegon County Bar Association (Law Day Committee)
Lutheran Legal League
Muskegon Irish-American Society
Lake Michigan Estate Planning Council
“Old Newsies” of Muskegon County
Past Member of Rotary Club of Coopersville
Past Chairman of Chester Township Zoning Board of Appeals

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Succession, tax, and gift planning for high-value estate plans, including establishing private foundations and endowments
  • Real estate assemblage for large commercial and industrial projects
  • Commercial and industrial leases in various states and countries
  • Tax abatements and economic incentives for new manufacturing projects
  • Merger of large regional non-profit entities
  • Merger of community banking institutions
  • New technology development, licensing, and incentive agreements
  • Creating commercial contract forms and instituting contracting processes for large corporate procurement departments
  • Acquisition of multinational consumer products manufacturing company
  • Resolving complex survey and title issues on real estate projects