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Justin M. Crawford



University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude; Dean's Scholar; Am Jur Award in Jurisprudence for highest grade; Am Jur Award in Labor Law for highest grade
Hope College, B.A.
  • Political Science and Psychology
  • summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board National Honor Society; Sigma Xi Research Award in Psychology; Book Award in Political Science

Prior Employment

  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Principal, 2009-2013; Associate, 2005-2008
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL, Associate, 2000-2005

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
    • Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee

State Bar of Michigan

Kalamazoo County Bar Association

  • Legal Outreach Clinic Volunteer
News & Resources


Justin Crawford is a corporate attorney focusing his practice on mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate governance, general commercial matters, and corporate records management.

  • Represents clients in a diverse range of industries, including life sciences, medical device, pharmaceutical, high technology, manufacturing, marketing, and advertising
  • Assists clients in a variety of corporate matters from start-up company formations to complex commercial transactions


  • Represented venture capital fund in initial and follow-on investments in life science, drug development, and medical device companies in more than $30 million purchase of preferred securities and convertible debt
  • Aided organizers in a private placement of $18 million of bank holding company common stock and in the formation of national banking association
  • Represented Mexican auto supplier in the $150 million acquisition of U.S.-based structural products business
  • Assisted in a $10 million acquisition of conveyor and screening equipment manufacturer and expansion into Texas
  • Advised minority shareholders in a stock redemption and takeover of closely held companies worth $7.5 million
  • Represented publishing house in the $7 million sale to a leading information source and intelligence gathering public company
  • Counseled clients on qualified retirement and welfare plan design, administration, consolidation and termination, reporting and disclosure requirements, claims procedures, and fiduciary duties
  • Handled multi-employer pension fund matters, including withdrawal liability issues


Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kalamazoo

  • Volunteer Big Brother, 2015-present

Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan

  • Board of Directors, 2014-2015

Notre Dame Club of Kalamazoo, Board of Directors

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo, Volunteer Basketball Coach

West Portage Little League, Volunteer Baseball Coach

News & Resources



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Corporate Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Kalamazoo Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2019 
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2011-2014