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Thacker Sleight named one of the Best and Brightest in the nation

Thacker Sleight has been recognized as a 2019 Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the nation.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment leading to increased productivity and financial performance.

Thacker Sleight says it is deeply honored to stand alongside so many tremendous companies across the nation, and they are grateful to the exceptional Thacker Sleight team, clients, and community.

Aviation and banking attorney Brian Kersey joins Bodman PLC

Experienced aviation and banking attorney Brian E. Kersey has joined the firm as a member in the Grand Rapids office.

Kersey has an extensive background in commercial finance and aviation law matters, including many complex transactions involving personal/corporate aircraft. His aviation law practice encompasses purchases and sales including international, regulatory compliance, risk management, tax planning, Part 91 and Part 135 operations, and management/leasing arrangements, for clients from individuals buying or selling single engine aircraft to corporate flight departments buying and selling large cabin jet aircraft.

His commercial finance practice includes extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in syndicated loan facilities, secured and unsecured term loans and revolving credit facilities, real estate and construction lending.

“We are excited to have an attorney of Brian Kersey’s stature in the Grand Rapids business community join the firm,” said Bodman Chair Carrie Leahy. “His... significant aviation law experience adds a new dimension to the services we offer.”

After beginning his professional career as a commercial loan officer, Kersey practiced law with two highly respected Michigan-based business law firms and in the Grand Rapids office of an AmLaw 100 national firm. Kersey is a former chair and current treasurer of the State Bar’s Aviation Law Section Council, and is a member of the National Business Aviation Association and The Economic Club of Grand Rapids.


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