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14 June 2021

Miller Johnson Represents Landscape Forms in Acquisition of Loll Designs

The Transaction

At the end of 2020, Landscape Forms, Inc. (“Landscape Forms”) acquired the business of Duluth, MN-based Loll Designs, Inc. (“Loll Designs”).

Loll Designs is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of spirited, robust and highly-sustainable outdoor furniture, and shares a distinctly design-forward philosophy with Landscape Forms. It is recognized worldwide for its contemporary designs and innovative use of recycled plastic in their products. Loll Designs’ business will add more than eighty new team members and a location in Duluth, Minnesota to Landscape Forms.

“We’ve been working together for several years co-developing new solutions to enhance the enjoyment of outdoor spaces. Coming together in a more formal way feels like a natural evolution in an already very successful relationship” says Landscape Forms CEO Marjorie Simmons. “We’re aligned with each other, and share a mission. It’s very exciting to consider what this combined team can accomplish.”

Miller Johnson acted as legal advisor to Landscape Forms in the transaction. Miller Johnson’s team was led by Anne Marie Carson (M&A) and included Dustin Daniels (M&A), Jim Ens (Real Estate), David Buday (Labor and Employment), Michael Penny (M&A), and Neil Williams (Tax).

Landscape Forms, Inc.

(landscapeforms.com) Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Landscape Forms is an industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture, structures, accessories, and advanced LED lighting with manufacturing facilities in Kalamazoo and Phoenix, Arizona, and sales representatives throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. For more than 50 years it has been the design and quality standard for landscape designers, architects and urban planners, and has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service.

Loll Designs, Inc.

(lolldesigns.com) Loll Designs makes outdoor furniture for the “modern lollygagger,” people who play hard, work hard, relax hard, and appreciate the outdoors. Utilizing recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), better known as #2 plastic, Loll debuted in 2006 with its iconic Adirondack chair, an outdoor element that displayed a playful but modern, refined aesthetic.  Loll has since been recognized for excellence in design and a strong commitment to sustainability with four Good Design Awards, a Green Dot Award, Time magazine Green Design 100 Awards, and the New York House Innovative Green Award; and is based in Duluth, Minnesota.

Miller Johnson’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group

Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals and to navigate the challenges that can arise in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business combination or investment transactions.

Miller Johnson is top listed for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and is ranked by Chambers USA. At The M&A Advisor’s national awards and the ACG M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards, our attorneys are consistently involved in deals honored as winners and finalists. For further information, please contact Anne Marie Carson at (616) 831-1787.