24 April 2017

Daly and Carson Join Miller Johnson’s Corporate M&A Group

Miller Johnson is pleased to welcome Erik R. Daly and Anne Marie Carson to our corporate section and M&A group.  They are both in the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

Mr. Daly focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate financing, restructurings and securities law matters. He provides counsel to both publicly traded and privately held companies. He has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies in their ongoing M&A initiatives, to family-owned businesses pursuing exit transactions to private equity funds implementing roll-up acquisition strategies. Mr. Daly is recognized by Chambers USA for corporate/M&A in the 2014 through 2016 editions and is listed as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers. Before joining Miller Johnson as a Member, he was with Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago and Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Grand Rapids.

Mr. Daly is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.S., summa cum laude, from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is currently licensed to practice in Michigan.

Ms. Carson focuses her transactional practice on mergers and acquisitions, finance and corporate counseling.  She started her law practice with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, in Washington, D.C. and had recently practiced at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in their Grand Rapids office before joining Miller Johnson as an Associate.  While at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, she worked with Mr. Daly on significant M&A projects and venture capital transactions and advised lenders and borrowers on various debt and equity financings, with a focus on renewable energy project financings.

Ms. Carson obtained her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014.  She 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.  Ms. Carson is fluent in French and proficient in each of Spanish and Portuguese.  She is currently admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia.

Ms. Carson earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Grand Valley State University in 2009. She was a 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence at Grand Valley State University.

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