Education

Lewis University

B.A., Philosophy of Law, 2009

The John Marshall Law School

J.D., 2013
  • Edward T. Lee Scholarship
  • Fred F. Herzog Scholarship
  • Stanley Marion Fellowship in Real Estate Law
  • THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW REVIEW

Bar Admission

Michigan

2015

Illinois

2013

Gregory J. Guest

Associate

Overview

Greg is an attorney in the Grand Rapids office of Dickinson Wright PLLC. His practice focuses on corporate and business law, finance, and restructuring.

Prior to joining the firm, Greg served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Lee M. Jackwig in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Prominent Assignments

Extensive involvement with regard to the following matters:
  • Representation of West Michigan logistics company in sale of third party warehousing division.
  • Representation of Delaware affiliate of Canadian tier 1 automotive supplier in connection with refinancing of a credit facility.
  • Representation of Michigan manufacturer of marine parts in sale of business.
  • Representation of Michigan manufacturer of fasteners and other hardware in sale of business to mid-west manufacturer.
  • Representation of Michigan employee-owned chemical manufacturer in acquisition of Ohio chemical manufacturer.
  • Representation of Michigan farm in negotiation and documentation of loan facilities with agricultural finance company.
  • Representation of DDS in acquisition of dental practice.
  • Representation of floor plan financing company in restructuring of floor plan facilities with used car dealerships in Michigan and Texas.
  • Representation of lender in restructuring of asset-based facility of New York-based technology company.
  • Representation of lender in restructuring of asset-based facility of Illinois-based engineering services company.
  • Representation of Michigan craft brewer in warehousing agreement with out-of-state distillery for production of barrel-aged stout.
  • Representation of lender in restructuring of asset-based facility of Michigan manufacturer of fabricated steel products.
  • Representation of lender in restructuring of asset-based facility of Illinois company in the recycling industry.
  • Representation of Michigan office furniture retailer in merger with Illinois affiliate.
  • Representation of Michigan craft distiller in consignment/warehousing agreement with cherry producer.
  • Representation of Michigan technology company in merger with Minnesota company.

Professional Involvement

  • Association for Corporate Growth – West Michigan
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association – West Michigan
    • Membership Committee
  • Federal Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section) – Western District of Michigan
    • Steering Committee

Publications/Presentations

  • Lecturer/Presenter, Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar, Nondischargeability, 2017.
  • Lecturer/Presenter, Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar, Hot Topics in Commercial Bankruptcy, 2016.
  • Author, Sixth Circuit Considers Flexible Finality Standard in Bankruptcy Appeals, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Nov. 2013 at 48.
  • Author, Lien-Stripping in the Absence of a Discharge: Bankruptcy’s Answer to the Destruction caused by Excessive Home Equity Extraction, 46 J. Marshall L. Rev. 915 (2013).