Herold Deason - Bodman PLC

Herold Deason

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Mr. Deason concentrates his practice in corporate and business law including corporate governance, finance, organization, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions. He is an expert in local government law and served as a director and as president of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys.

Mr. Deason has extensive experience in aviation law. He counsels individuals and corporations in the acquisition of private aircraft and represents the owner of a major fixed base operator of executive and corporate aircraft and its management company. He has also advised numerous purchasers of fractional interests in executive aircraft.

Mr. Deason has extensive commercial and legal experience involving core manufacturing and service industries, including operational as well as merger and acquisition counseling in automotive, banking, cement, data processing, enterprise software, firearms, general aviation, health care, paper and specialty chemical industries.

Mr. Deason serves or has served on many privately held corporate, nonprofit and educational boards, including the Boards of Directors of Techform Products Limited and Kent-Gamebore Corporation. He is president of the Canada-U.S. Business Association, a Law Board Member at Northwestern University Law School, and a member of the Visiting Committee of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service at Albion College. He is former president of the American Heart Association — Grosse Pointe Division and a former member of the audit committee of Bon Secours Hospital.

Albion CollegeBA 1964

Client Comments

"A pro's pro is Mr. Herold Deason. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience that is reasoned as opposed to "chest pounding" bravado that I have seen elsewhere. He is efficient and very straight-forward talking with us as clients in terms non-lawyers can understand to make the informed decisions as a team and not as a lawyer taking you in a direction you may not understand as to where you are going. He is a decent honest person who is a cracker of a lawyer."

-Patrick S. Connelly
Automotive Component Manufacturing Inc.

Office Location

Ford Field, Sixth Floor
1901 Saint Antoine Street
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Aviation, Closely-Held Businesses, Commercial, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Cross-Border, Family Businesses, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Municipal, Transactions)