Alex Parrish 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




Prior Experience

  • U.S. Department of the Army, Assistant to the General Counsel, 1981-1985


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

Academic Appointments

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






  • 2021 D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Trailblazer Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2024
    • 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, 2024
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2014-2020
  • Law Bulletin Media
    • Leading Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Closely & Privately Held Business Law, 2017, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2017, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Publicly Held Corporations Law, 2017, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Securities & Venture Finance Law, 2023-2024
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2011, 2013-2016, and 2019, 2022
  • 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 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • 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
  • 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 Bar Association Foundation, Former Trustee
  • Henry Ford Health System Foundation, Former Trustee
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Foundation, Former Trustee

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