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Tracy T. Larsen

Partner
Office Managing Partner, Grand Rapids
Co-Leader, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers
  • Indiana Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • Distinguished Merit Award winner; Lauren Law Scholar
  • National Moot Court Board member
Hope College, B.A.
  • Economics
  • summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; George F. Baker Scholar

Prior Employment

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Partner, 2003-2016; Chairman of Corporate Department; Office Managing Partner - Grand Rapids; Vice Chair, Firm Wide Management Committee
  • Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Partner, Chairman of Corporate Department, 1991-2003; Associate, 1984-1991

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Business Law Section, chairperson emeritus
Overview
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Honors

Overview

Tracy Larsen is co-chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group and managing partner of the Grand Rapids office. Having one of the most active transactional practices in the Midwest, Tracy represents clients in a wide array of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalization and restructuring transactions. He has led hundreds of M&A transactions, both domestic and international, involving tens of billions of dollars in trade value.

Honors

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers
    • Recognized as one of the first tier of lawyers in the Corporate/M&A field in the state of Michigan; Chambers USA states: 
      • 2017 – "[Tracy] is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in the Michigan market, with more than 30 years' experience advising on high-profile M&A transactions. Clients describe him as "an absolute rock star" who is not only "incredibly smart" but also "very creative." Sources suggest that "his level of expertise separates him dramatically from most other attorneys" and praise him for his approachable, client-friendly manner."
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2018
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Corporate Law
      • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Grand Rapids Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Corporate Finance Law
      • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
      • Publicly Held Corporations Law
      • Securities & Venture Finance Law
  • MiBiz Advisor of the Year, 2013, 2015; Finalist, 2016
  • Best Lawyers'  Lawyer of the Year award, 2010-2013, 2015, and 2017
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in the Law, 2013
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who in American Law