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Jin-Kyu Koh Member

Jin-Kyu Koh is the Director of Dykema's Business Services Department, as well as the Leader of the Korean Business Team.

Mr. Koh has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies. He regularly represents companies in a wide range of financing transactions, including private and public offerings of equity and debt securities, secured and unsecured debt facilities, and angel and venture capital financings. Mr. Koh also provides general corporate representation to many of the Firm's cannabis, casino gaming, biotechnology and life sciences, information technology, sports and entertainment, financial institution and Asian-based clients. Prior to joining Dykema, Mr. Koh worked at a large international New York-based law firm focusing on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters involving financial institutions and communications-related companies.

Mr. Koh is a frequent speaker and writer on corporate finance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private placements, cross-border transactions, corporate governance and business ethics. Clients quoted in Chambers USA 2021 note that Mr. Koh has “a good reputation and great talent.”


Some of Mr. Koh's significant transactions are shown below:

Representative Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Art Van Furniture
    • Acquisition of Mattress World
  • Asterand, Inc.
    • Sale of BioSeek to DiscoverRx
    • Sale of Tissue Business to Stemgent, Inc.
    • Acquisition of BioSeek, Inc.
    • Merger with Pharmagene plc
  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company
    • Acquisition of CIG Holding Company
    • Acquisition of Strickland Insurance Group
  • Citizens Banking Corporation
    • Sale of Citizens Bank Illinois, National Association to Metropolitan Bank Group, Inc.
    • $820 million acquisition of F&M Bancorporation
  • Complete Infusion Services, LLC
    • Sale to Lincare
  • Compuware Corporation
    • Sale of Changepoint, Uniface and Professional Services to Marlin Equity Partners
    • Acquisition of dynaTrace Software, Inc.
    • Acquisition of BEZ Systems, Inc.
    • Acquisition of DocSite, LLC
    • Acquisition of Gomez, Inc.
    • Sale of certain Quality Solutions product line assets to Micro Focus Holdings Limited
    • Acquisition of Proxima, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Steel Trace Limited
    • Acquisition of ProviderLink, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Adlex, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Covisint, LLC
  • Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc.
    • Acquisition of AMI Industries, Inc.
    • Sale of Cooper-Standard Rockford to Flex-N-Gate Group
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, Inc. 
    • Acquisition of Midwest Health Plan, Inc. 
  • The Majestic Star Casino, LLC
    • $253 million acquisition of Trump Indiana, Inc.
  • Palace Sports and Entertainment, Inc.
    • Sale of Asheville Tourists (Class A affiliate of Colorado Rockies)
    • Sale of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the St. Pete Times Forum
    • Acquisition of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ice Palace

Representative Financing Transactions

  • Asterand, Inc.
    • Series D Preferred Stock
    • Series C Preferred Stock
    • Series B Preferred Stock
  • Compuware Ventures, LLC
    • Equity investment in Deadline Detroit
    • Equity investment in Glocal, Inc.
  • CCM Merger, Inc. (MotorCity Casino)
    • $300 million of Senior Notes
  • The Majestic Star Casino, LLC
    • $303.5 million of high-yield debt securities (three tranches of secured and unsecured notes) and follow-on exchange offer
    • $260 million of 9 1/2 percent Senior Secured Notes and follow-on exchange offer
    • $80 million Secured Credit Facility
    • $130 million of 10 7/8 percent Senior Secured Notes and follow-on exchange offer

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Appointed Member 2015-2018
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Board Member, (2011-present), Chairman of the Board (2016-2018), Vice-Chairman (2014-2016), Secretary (2012-2014)
  • Daycroft Montessori School, Board of Trustees, 1997-2005
  • Leadership Detroit XXVII, graduated June 2006
  • MichBio, Firm Liaison
  • Wayne State University Business School, Adjunct Professor, Business Ethics, 2004

Recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of “Michigan’s Go-To Business Lawyers”

Named a Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2011-2021

Named as "Lawyer of the Year" in Mergers and Acquisitions Law by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2019 and 2021

Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2007-Present for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets

Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of International Business & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Publicly Held Companies Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2017. Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law and Securities/Capital markets Law 2011, 2013-2018

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business/Corporate, 2009-Present

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC), Salute to Excellence Award Recipient, 2010