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Dickinson Wright Part of Team to Receive MiBiz Banking/Finance M&A Deal of the Year

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The 8th Annual MiBiz M&A Deals & Dealmakers recently announced that ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. has been named Banking/Finance Deal of the Year for its acquisition of Community Shores Bank Corp. Dickinson Wright served as legal adviser to Community Shores Bank Corp. in the deal.

In July 2020, ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. acquired Muskegon-based Community Shores Bank Corp. in a $21.5 million cash-and-stock transaction that added four more offices to ChoiceOne’s branch network and more than $244 million in assets, extending the bank’s presence in the lakeshore market. Dickinson Wright facilitated the deal on behalf of Community Shores Bank, working with all parties involved to complete the transaction virtually in a compressed timeframe during the pandemic.

“We want to congratulate ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. on this well-deserved honor and we are thrilled to be a part of the team that saw this deal come to fruition during an unprecedented year in the M&A market,” says Bradley Wyatt, Dickinson Wright Member and Division Director, Transactions.

Bradley Wyatt, Will Dorton, and Rasika Kulkarni from Dickinson Wright served as advisers to Community Shores Bank Corp. Donnelly Penman & Partners Inc. (financial) and Warner Norcross + Judd (legal) served as advisers to ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc.

With offices strategically located across the U.S. and in Canada, Dickinson Wright has a leading Mergers and Acquisitions practice representing both buyers and sellers across many industries. From the early stages of initiating a transaction to negotiating and closing the deal, our lawyers work closely with senior management and in-house counsel to develop innovative solutions that protect our clients’ interests and help them meet their objectives. To learn more about our Mergers and Acquisitions practice, please click here.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. The firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise, and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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