Anne Marie Carson

Anne Marie Carson is an Associate in the firm’s business section and has been practicing law since 2014. Her corporate practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general business services.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Ms. Carson has experience with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, venture capital transactions and joint ventures. She has worked with clients from a diverse group of industries including manufacturing, distribution, agriculture and renewable energy.

She is an integral part of the firm’s cross-section transaction team and works closely with the other professional advisors involved.

Corporate Finance
Ms. Carson represents lenders and borrowers in various debt and equity financings, including project financings. In such matters, Ms. Carson provides clients with key strategic advice on transaction structure, negotiating key finance and project documents, conditions to closing and various post-closing matters.

Business Services
Ms. Carson works with clients on their business strategies including entity formation, corporate governance and restructuring. Her experience includes conducting thorough due diligence, reviewing and drafting contracts to manage risk and seize opportunity, analyzing terms and availability of funding sources and succession planning.

Professional Experience
Following graduation from Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Carson was an Associate in a Washington, D.C., firm, where she focused on equity and debt infrastructure and development transactions. She worked with lenders on their project finance needs in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. During her legal studies, Ms. Carson was an intern, with government security clearance, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs with the U.S. State Department and provided legal services for overseas citizens. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Carson taught English to pre-school through fifth grade students in Alençon, France and World History and Geography in Vienna, Virginia.

Ms. Carson is fluent in French and proficient in each of Spanish and Portuguese.

Education
Ms. Carson obtained her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014. In law school, she was a Global Law Scholar, a Greenhalgh Trial Advocacy Competition finalist, editor for the International Law Journal, a member of the Barristers’ Council Trial Advocacy Division and represented a client through the Innocence Project. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Grand Valley State University in 2009. Ms. Carson is admitted to practice in Michigan, the state of New York and the District of Columbia.

Personal and Community Activities
Ms. Carson is an involved member of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. She remains involved with Grand Valley State University and was a 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence. Ms. Carson and her husband are avid triathletes and enjoy life with their dog and two cats.