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Forrest O. Dillon

Member,Detroit

T 313-393-7513F 313-393-7579313-393-7513

competitive drive
Education
  • Northwestern University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Florida, M. Acc. (with a concentration in tax)
  • University of Florida, B.S., with high honors
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
Overview
Mr. Dillon concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investment and finance, tax and business structuring, commercial transactions and related tax issues.

He represents public and private companies, emerging businesses, and investors. Mr. Dillon’s work customarily involves conducting legal due diligence, structuring transactions, and preparing and negotiating definitive agreements.

Mr. Dillon is a certified public accountant and advises clients on the financial and tax implications of corporate transactions. Before joining Bodman, he was a manager in the tax department of an international accounting firm.

Mr. Dillon is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section). He is listed as a 2016 “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness magazine.  He has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Business/Corporate. Mr. Dillon is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2010-2014, 2016
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2012-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section

 

Representative Matters
Mr. Dillon’s recent representations include:
  • Representing a vehicle manufacturer regulated under state vehicle dealer acts.
  • Representing automotive suppliers and other manufacturers in vendor relations matters including drafting and negotiating supply agreements, terms and conditions, and other contracts involving all phases of the supply chain.
  • Representing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in its acquisition of M-Care.
  • Representing purchasers and sellers of businesses in sales pursuant to Section 363(a) of the Bankruptcy Code and Section 338(h)(10) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Representing shareholders of S corporations in the sale of control to private equity investors that are ineligible shareholders (S corporation inversion structure).
  • Representing Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE) in its acquisition of privately held companies and in its acquisition of ProCentury Corporation (NASDAQ).
  • Representing auto suppliers in their acquisition of other manufacturers (including, manufacturers in the health care, oil and gas, and aerospace industries).
  • Representing a vehicle manufacturer regulated under state vehicle dealer acts.
  • Representing auto suppliers in the disposition of non-core businesses.
  • Representing purchasers and sellers of businesses pursuant to Section 363(a) sales transactions.
  • Representing shareholders of an international manufacturer in the sale of their stock to a Japanese manufacturer.
  • Representing foreign companies in structuring operations in the U.S. and in their acquisition of U.S. businesses.

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • Northwestern University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Florida, M. Acc. (with a concentration in tax)
  • University of Florida, B.S., with high honors
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan