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Frank G. Dunten

Of Counsel

Education & Credentials


Indiana University

B.S., 1971
  • magna cum laude
  • William A. Rawles Key
  • Selected the Accounting Honor Student

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., 1975
  • Michigan Law Review
  • cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Corporate Law & Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 1995-2021
    • "Grand Rapids Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Law, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Rating AV Preeminent® Rating
  • Grand Rapids Magazine
    • West Michigan's Best Lawyers
  • West Michigan Legal Professional of the Year, 2006

Prominent Assignments

General corporate counsel to a variety of clients focused primarily on privately held businesses.

Regularly directs acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and other transactions where financial, tax and general business insight and counsel are required

Professional Involvement

  • General Counsel - Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel 
  • Michigan State Bar (former member of Taxation Council)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (former Treasurer)
  • Leadership Grand Rapids
  • Governing Board, Dickinson Wright, 2009-2012

Community Involvement

  • Goodwill Industries Foundation, Chairperson
  • Land Conservancy of West Michigan, President
  • University Club, Former President
  • Goodwill Industries Grand Rapids, Former Chairperson
  • Grand Valley State University Seidman Graduate School of Business, Former adjunct faculty
  • Davenport University, Former Secretary 


  • Captain, United States Army
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