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Alex L. Parrish



Harvard Law School, J.D.
Howard University, B.A.
  • summa cum laude; Pi Sigma Alpha

Prior Employment

  • United States Department of the Army, Assistant to the General Counsel, 1981-1985

Bar Admissions


  • Judge Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1980-1981

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
  • Public Contract Law Section
  • Law and National Security Section
  • Opportunities for Minorities

Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section

News & Resources


Well-respected as an accomplished corporate attorney, Mr. Parrish focuses his practice on advising companies on a wide array of transactional matters, including capital formation, acquisitions, joint ventures, and the issuance, sale and regulation of securities, as well as general corporate matters.

  • Clients include Fortune 500 manufacturing and service companies, as well as startups, closely held and family owned firms and a number of this country's leading minority and women-owned enterprises
  • Possesses significant experience as counsel to financial institutions, municipalities and investment banks in corporate, project and municipal finance transactions
  • Counsels clients on reorganizations, workouts and bankruptcies
  • Advises investor groups in their purchases of business assets in bankruptcy or receivership and has assisted numerous financially distressed businesses in strategic dispositions of assets and restructuring of debt
  • Serves on the firm's board of directors


Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Chairman of the Board and Trustee

Henry Ford Health System Foundation, Trustee

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation, Trustee

Detroit Institute of Arts, Board of Directors

News & Resources


Press Releases

Seminars & Events


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2017
    • Named 2011 Detroit Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • Named one of the 50 Most Powerful African Americans in Southeast Michigan in 2014 by Michigan Chronicle
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2011 and 2013-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Michigan's Outstanding Young Business Leaders, Crain's Detroit Business

Academic Appointments

  • Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Faculty, 1990-present