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Alex L. Parrish

Co-Leader, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group
Member, Board of Directors


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

Prior Employment

  • U.S. 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


Alex Parrish is co-leader of our Mergers and Acquisitions practice group and is one of the leading corporate lawyers in the Midwestern U.S. He regularly advises companies on a wide array of transactional matters, including: capital formation; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; the issuance, sale, and regulation of securities; and general corporate matters (including corporate governance).

  • His 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
  • He possesses significant experience as counsel to financial institutions, investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity companies in corporate and project finance transactions
  • He regularly counsels clients on reorganizations, workouts, and bankruptcies, including investor groups purchasing business assets in bankruptcy or receivership, and he has assisted numerous financially distressed businesses in strategic dispositions of assets and restructuring of debt
  • He serves on our firm's Board of Directors


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

Detroit Institute of Arts, Board of Directors

Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University, Advisory Board

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation, Former Trustee

Henry Ford Health System Foundation, Former Trustee

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Foundation, Former Trustee

News & Resources


Press Releases

Seminars & Events


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2020
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Corporate Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Securities / Capital Market Law
    • Detroit Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2011
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2014-2019
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Closely & Privately Held Business Law
      • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
      • Publicly Held Corporations Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2011, 2013-2016, and 2019
  • Named one of the 50 Most Powerful African Americans in Southeast Michigan in 2014 by Michigan Chronicle
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Crain's Detroit Business, named one of Michigan's Outstanding Young Business Leaders 

Academic Appointments

  • Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Faculty, 1990-2015