John M Perkins

John M. Perkins


Education & Credentials


University of Iowa

B.A., 1995
with honors

University of Iowa College of Law

J.D., 1999
with distinction

Bar Admission

  • Michigan2003
  • Missouri1999


  • Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star"

Representative Clients

  • Active Interest Media, Inc.
  • Arrow Tru Line, Inc.
  • InterMedia Outdoors, Inc.
  • Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
  • Long Point Capital
  • Peninsula Capital Partners
  • Superior Capital Partners
  • UMA Enterprises, Inc.
  • Wind Point Partners

Prominent Assignments

Counsel to private equity firms in acquisition and divestiture of portfolio companies, as well as portfolio company counsel in numerous “add-on” acquisitions.

Significant experience with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; representative transactions include public and private company mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of corporate assets, management-led leveraged buy-outs, tender offers, cash-out mergers and joint ventures.

Counsel to private equity fund to organize and capitalize acquisition entity, followed by acquisition and financing of numerous media and special event businesses.

Counsel to funds in numerous mezzanine finance transactions.

Counsel to Boards of Directors and committees regarding corporate finance transactions and governance issues.

Outside counsel to Arrow Tru Line, Inc., UMA Enterprises, Inc., Active Interest Media, Inc., InterMedia Outdoors, Inc., Metric Precision Machine & Engineering, Inc., AllStar Magnetics, LLC and numerous portfolio companies of private equity firms.

Represent clients in various real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, commercial leasing, land use and condominium development.

Represent clients in private placements of securities and public offerings of debt and equity, including initial public offerings.

Organized and managed extensive due diligence efforts needed to effectively evaluate potential transaction alternatives.

Counsel clients regarding general business and corporate planning issues.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Detroit
  • Michigan Venture Capital Association
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