Marguerite M. Donahue

Marguerite M. Donahue

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Southfield, MI

Seyburn Kahn
 | 2000 Town Center, Suite 1500
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-351-3567
Fax: 248-353-3727
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (60%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (40%)
Attorney Profile

Marguerite Donahue is a Shareholder in the Firm.  She has a varied business law practice focused on advising clients on capital raising, secured and unsecured lending transactions, securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, fields in which she has practiced since 1987. 

Marguerite has substantial experience in representing clients seeking to raise capital through private equity and venture capital investments, private placements of debt and equity securities and public offerings.  Her experience includes several recent Rule 144A and Regulation S high yield debt offerings, some of which included a related SEC-registered exchange offer or a subsequent consent solicitation, tender offer or defeasance.  Following such offerings, she has had a continuing role in advising clients on disclosure matters and relations with investors. 

She also has considerable experience in planning, negotiating and closing a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, including asset sales, stock and membership interest sales, exchange offers and reorganizations, for both purchasers and sellers.  In addition, Marguerite has served as special counsel to several Chief Executive Officers in structuring their compensation packages and equity arrangements with private equity sponsors who have acquired a controlling equity position in portfolio companies in the manufacturing industry. 

Marguerite is a past Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (2012-2013), and is the Section’s Liaison with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  She served as a member of the Business Law Section’s Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Opinions in Business Transactions, which issued a widely-referenced report on state law matters affecting legal opinions delivered in business transactions.  She is also a board member for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Business Law Advisory Board. 

Marguerite received two degrees from Wayne State University.  She is a past president and director of the Women of Wayne Alumni Association, and received the association’s Service Award in 2007.

About Marguerite Donahue

Admitted: 1987, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.seyburn.com/lawyers/Marguerite_Donahue/

Honors/Awards:

  • Service Award, Women of Wayne, Wayne State University Alumni Association, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Ad Hoc Legal Opinion Committee, State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, 2009
  • Chair and Council Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, 2012
  • Treasurer and Council Member, State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, 2009
  • Vice Chair and Council Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, 2011
  • Secretary and Council Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, 2010
  • Board Member, Business Law Advisory Board, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served in various positions (including President, Secretary, Regional Vice President and Board Member) of Women of Wayne, the Women's Alumni Association of Wayne State University from 1998 to 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Director and Officer Insurance Fundamentals, Michigan Business Law Journal, 2011

Transactions:

  • Represented Plastipak Holdings, Inc. in a 144A-for-life offering of $250 million of its 8.50% Senior Notes
  • Represented Plastipak Holdings, Inc. in the registration of $275 million of its 10.725% Senior Notes with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represented Plastipak Holdings, Inc. in a 144A-for-life offering of $175 million of 10.625% Senior Notes and a $50 million reopening
  • Represented Plastipak Holdings, Inc. in a tender offer to acquire $325 million of its 10.75% Senior Notes
  • Represented the CEO of a Tier One automotive company in negotiating his compensation and equity arrangements with two private equity sponsors
  • Represented Plastipak Holdings, Inc. in a $100 million conduit real estate financing with PNC Bank
  • Represented Wilson Welding and its affiliates in a sale to Praxair

Representative Clients:

  • Plastipak Holdings, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • B.A. Economics, Wayne State University, with highest distinction, 1984

Industry Groups

  • State Bar Of Michigan
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Office Location for Marguerite M. Donahue

2000 Town Center
Suite 1500
Southfield, MI 48075

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Last Updated: 4/9/2019

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