We are saddened to share the passing of the Honorable John E. Dewane, retired judge and close friend of many members of the Kotz Sangster team, on Thursday, October 14th. At 81 years old, John spent several years as a vital member of our firm in addition to his impactful career serving Berrien County as a Circuit Court judge.
Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, today announced the acquisition of Van Eck Law Firm in Rockford, MI. Kotz Sangster has been serving West Michigan for 10 years, and the acquisition positions the firm for continued growth in corporate and business law.
“We have been impressed with the breadth of Van Eck’s corporate transactional and litigation experience, their business acumen, and their desire to expand the services they provide in West Michigan,” said Greg Wysocki, president of Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C. “We are confident that this acquisition will strengthen our firm’s Grand Rapids community involvement and ability to service middle market businesses in the region.”
Van Eck Law Firm was founded in 2009 by Todd Van Eck, who has over 22 years of experience in business law, tax law, litigation, real estate and estate planning. The firm partners with primarily high-growth businesses in real estate, development, manufacturing and professional services.
“To accommodate rapid growth, we were looking for a strong acquisition partner to better serve our clients with a full breadth of resources,” said Todd Van Eck. “Kotz Sangster was the right-size fit for us because they expanded our clients’ access to experienced, diverse counsel, but they don’t sacrifice on their dedication to responsive, client-focused service.”
As part of the acquisition, attorneys Todd Van Eck and Haley Clough as well as their office administrator Brittney Houseman have joined Kotz Sangster. They will continue to serve clients from their Rockford, MI location and Kotz Sangster’s downtown Grand Rapids offices.
About Kotz Sangster
Kotz Sangster is a business law firm, serving clients across Michigan with responsive service, excellent legal advice and winning solutions. Founded in 1978, the firm has 35 attorneys with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Rockford, Niles, South Haven and St. Joseph.