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Kent E. Shafer

Of Counsel




Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1975

Wayne State University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Kent Shafer’s practice area focuses on corporations, securities and blue sky laws.

He represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings of securities; represents issuers and investors in private placement transactions; advises public companies about reporting and corporate governance issues; and assists in matters relating to mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Matters

Kent helped a client sell a business in a very complicated transaction that involved 14 companies operating in 10 countries and required more than 140 documents. His client had a tight deadline and very little bargaining power, but the deal closed on time and with reasonably favorable terms.


Wayne State University Law School, Board Member, Wayne Law Review

Best Lawyers in America, Securities Regulation 2012-present; 2013 Detroit Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

American Bar Association Federal Regulation of Securities Committee

State Bar Subcommittee on State Regulation of Securities

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Counsel to Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra


"The New Plain English Disclosure Rules." The Detroit Athletic Club, 2/10/99


Coauthor, Michigan Securities Regulation, (First and Second Editions)