21 March 2023

Miller Johnson Represents Shareholders of MGC Diagnostics Corporation in Sale to CAIRE, Inc.

The Transaction On December 28, 2022, the shareholders, including Altus Capital Partners (Altus), of MGC Diagnostics Corporation (MGC) sold MGC to CAIRE, Inc.  MGC experienced significant growth since Altus’ acquisition in 2017. MGC completed three add-on acquisitions that supported the increase in its customer base, added more product offerings, and expanded reach throughout the U.S. […]

10 March 2023

Michael Nye Judges 2023 National Patent Application Drafting Competition – Midwest Regional Competition

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invited students studying patent law to participate in the 2023 National Patent Application Drafting Competition. The competition is a practical introduction to U.S. patent law and develops real-world skills in patentability searching, claim drafting strategy, and patent application preparation. Each team of students wrote a full patent application […]

02 March 2023

MiBiz M+A Awards Miller Johnson Clients With Deals & Dealmakers of the year

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 2, 2023 – MiBiz awarded its 10th Annual M+A Deals & Dealmakers of the Year to a number of Miller Johnson represented clients:

Corewell Health – Transformative Deal of the Year
Auxo Investment Partners – Manufacturing Deal of the Year
SpendMend – Health Care Deal of the Year
AppleTree & Gilden Woods – Retail Deal of the Year
United Way of Southwest Michigan – Nonprofit Deal of the Year
Aspen Surgical – Life Sciences / Med Device Deal of the Year
Acrisure – Finance / Banking Deal of the Year
Edustaff – Professional Services Deal of the Year
Hoffmann Family – Transportation Deal of the Year
Jeff Helminski – Investor Dealmaker of the Year
Brian Hamilton – Executive Dealmaker of the Year

Miller Johnson is proud to celebrate the achievements of these honorees and a significant number of nominees who were present at the awards ceremony held on March 1, of which Miller Johnson served as Platinum Sponsor.

“West Michigan is a place where community meets innovation, a melting pot of experiences that brings us a diverse network of businesses run by extraordinary women and men,” said Anne Marie Carson, Mergers + Acquisitions attorney with Miller Johnson. “West Michigan is the place where big deals get done quietly by the regions smartest and most sophisticated Dealmakers.”

“We’re thrilled a number of our clients are being recognized for deals that we advised on,” said Carson. “For Jeff Helminski with Auxo Investment Partners it’s a particular honor to be the first person named Investor of the Year twice. For Brian Hamilton to be recognized as Executive Dealmaker of the Year for his work with Allied OMS is spectacular.”

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28 February 2023

Jared Lutz Joins Michigan Growth Advisors

KALAMAZOO, Mich., February 28, 2023 – Jared Lutz has joined Michigan Growth Advisors as a Project Manager working with companies on securing economic development incentive packages as they look to expand, consolidate, or relocate. Lutz was the Attraction and Research Director at Kalamazoo, MI-based Southwest Michigan First before joining Michigan Growth Advisors. In his new […]

07 February 2023

Applications Available Now Through March 1 for Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Scholarship

Applications are available now until March 1, 2023, for the Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Scholarship. One $5,000 scholarship is awarded each year.  More details about the scholarship can be found at To increase the diversity of the legal profession in Michigan, Miller Johnson has, since 2008, partnered with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation to […]

07 February 2023

Miller Johnson represents Mutual Screw & Supply LLC in the acquisition of Harry Migdal, Inc. d/b/a Mutual Screw

In January 2023, Mutual Screw & Supply LLC completed the acquisition of Harry Migdal, Inc. d/b/a Mutual Screw, a 75-year-old fastener distributor located in Rochelle Park, NJ. The company was founded in 1947, serving a wide variety of end-markets with industrial products and supplies.

“For more than 75 years, the Company has supplied high quality products to a diverse and loyal customer base,” said Matthew Pfennig, owner of Mutual Screw & Supply LLC. “The Company has impressive multi-decade relationships with key customers and vendors which have strengthened significantly over the years. I look forward to continuing the growth of the business in its next chapter.”

Miller Johnson acted as legal advisor to Mutual Screw & Supply. Miller Johnson’s team was led by Michael Penny (M&A) and was assisted by Grant Schertzing (Commercial Real Estate).

22 November 2022

Todd Holleman Joins Miller Johnson in Detroit

Miller Johnson is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Todd Holleman has joined the firm in its Detroit office. Mr. Holleman brings over twenty-two years of commercial litigation experience and a strong track record of success in representing clients while at Miller Canfield for most of his career to date. He will continue to be available to […]