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Zan M. Nicolli

Consulting Member

Education & Credentials


Michigan State University, James Madison College

  • magna cum laude

Wayne State University Law School

  • cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Michigan1983


  • DBusiness Magazine
    • "Top Lawyers," Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2023

Representative Clients

  • Piston Automotive
  • Straine Dental Management
  • Carhartt, Inc.
  • Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership
  • PM Power Group
  • Generate Capital
  • Zyus Life Sciences
  • MAB American
  • Stellantis

Prominent Assignments

Represent buyers, sellers and private equity on business mergers and acquisitions. Transactions and industries have been numerous and varied, including automotive, electric power plants, copper mines and refinery, bio-solids electric generation facilities, insurance, trucking, dental practices, etc.

Represent corporate clients in a general counsel capacity, including entity formation, corporate governance and commercial contracting.

Counsel to major retailers and real estate development companies in connection with commercial site acquisition, development and leasing.

Counsel in connection with pipeline land acquisition and easements across Michigan.

Counsel to public and privately held companies in connection with public and private securities offerings and SEC regulatory compliance matters.

Professional Involvement

  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Michigan's Thanksgiving Parade Foundation: Counsel to Executive Board
  • Beyond Basics Literacy Nonprofit: Counsel and Volunteer



Judicial Clerk, Honorable Horace W. Gilmore, United States District Court

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