Overview

Jeff Kuras is a corporate attorney with extensive experience representing public companies and financial institutions on securities issues, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

  • Represents commercial banks and their holding companies regarding regulatory and enforcement issues, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and corporate governance
  • Counsels public companies with respect to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, public offerings, and compliance issues

Services

Experience

Representative Matters

Representative Clients

  • Represents a bank holding company headquartered in Michigan and listed on Nasdaq, with its primary operations based in Michigan and Wisconsin
  • Represents a bank holding company headquartered in Michigan and listed on Nasdaq, with its primary operations based in California, Washington, and New York
  • Counsels a specialty pharmacy headquartered in Michigan and listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Represents a fully integrated provider of residential and commercial high-speed data, video, and telephony services, headquartered in Colorado, an SEC reporting company after an A/B exchange offer
  • Advises a Michigan-based investment advisory firm focused on financial institutions

Recent Transactions

  • Represented publicly held bank holding company in $41.6 million all-stock merger
  • Represented publicly held bank holding company in $34.6 million follow-on offering of common stock (Nasdaq)
  • $180 million initial public offering of common stock (Nasdaq) for bank holding company
  • $34.6 million initial public offering of common stock (Nasdaq) for a property and casualty insurance company
  • $285 million follow-on offering of common stock (NYSE) for a specialty pharmacy
  • Represented publicly held bank holding company in cash stock merger
  • $199 million initial public offering of common stock (NYSE) for a specialty pharmacy
  • $1.1 billion A/B exchange offer of senior notes and senior subordinated notes of a high-speed data, video, and telephony company
  • Represented publicly held bank holding company in rights offering, private investment, and auction of TARP securities
  • Represented Capitol Bancorp Ltd., a bank holding company with a network of banks and bank operations in ten states and total consolidated assets of approximately $2.0 billion, in its Chapter 11, pre-packaged plan of reorganization
  • Represented bank holding company in separate bank divestitures in Michigan, California, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona

Credentials

Education

Admissions

Recognition

Awards

The Best Lawyers in America, 2023

  • Recognized in practice area of Banking and Finance Law

Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2008, 2012, and 2015-2016

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

American Bar Association

  • Section of Business Law

News & Insights

News

  • Media |
  • Jeffrey H. Kuras weighs in on the outlook of the banking industry in 2016 for MiBiz roundtable
    Media |
  • Honigman is mentioned as counsel to Diplomat Pharmacy in the Crain’s Detroit Business article “Diplomat Pharmacy set to acquire BioRx”
    Media |
  • Michael S. Ben, Jeffrey H. Kuras, Donald J. Kunz and Jessica M. Herron are mentioned as the legal team for Diplomat Pharmacy in the Crain’s Detroit Business article “Flint-based Diplomat Pharmacy ‘steps up and rings the bell’ on opening NYSE day”
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