Michael Herbst protects the interests of privately held businesses in complex corporate and commercial transactions. He has extensive experience in corporate formation, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, recapitalizations and dispositions. Clients appreciate Michael’s ability to focus on the key issues, apply sound judgment and control transaction costs. He is known for a win-win approach that helps him achieve client goals in transactions.
Michael is a trusted legal advisor to clients in the food manufacturing and agricultural chemicals sectors, as well as the apparel industry. He provides knowledgeable counsel on international transactions, including the sale and distribution of goods and services across borders, joint ventures and other business combinations with foreign partners and foreign investors.
"Michael spent the better part of 2012 negotiating complex contracts for Lynden Air Cargo, where he displayed expertise in the subject matter, attention and understanding of complex details, and a gentle, yet firm handling of demanding third parties."
-Judy A. McKenzie, President, Lynden Air Cargo
"Michael advised us on the sale of our company in 2014. His experience and good judgment kept our focus on the key issues and allowed us to keep transaction costs under control. As a small business, having an attorney who we have worked with for years that we trust was very valuable. We always knew that Michael and Schwabe were looking out for our best interests and the best interests of our business. He has been very responsive and a pleasure to work with."
-Doug Turner, CEO, Mantis Technology Group, Inc.
"I was referred to Michael as a mission‐critical attorney to have helping me with a successful start‐up in 2007. He has been staggeringly brilliant in his work since."
"We have had good clear practical advice, in a timely and supportive way, especially from Michael Herbst."
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