23 July 2018

Daniels Honored as Emerging Leader by The M & A Advisor

Dustin Daniels was selected as a winner of The M&A Advisor 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards for M&A Legal Advisor.  He has been chosen for his accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

On September 12, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners and celebrate their achievements. The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Summit – an exclusive event pairing current and past Emerging Leaders winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts.

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards began in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2018 US award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

Mr. Daniels is a member in Miller Johnson’s Grand Rapids office and chairs the mergers and acquisitions practice group.  His M&A practice focuses primarily on private-company, middle market mergers and acquisitions. He advises private equity sponsors in addition to family-owned and closely-held companies. He’s represented clients in over 100 private merger and acquisition mandates involving billions of dollars of transactional value. In the past two years, he has led more than 25 transactions and acted as counsel on even more.

Mr. Daniels earned his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2010. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and worked for Dow Corning before attending law school.  He serves on the board of the Association for Corporate Growth Western Michigan.

In 2017, Mr. Daniels was recognized by Chambers USA as an Up and Coming Leader for Corporate/M&A and as “Dealmaker of the Year” in the advisor category by MiBiz publication.  He was honored as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2015 and by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past twenty years, they’ve established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals.  They have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more visit

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