Bruce S. Kahn


Assistant - Maureen Hirsch -

Bruce is a Co-Managing Shareholder of the Firm, a member of the Firm's Executive Committee, and chairs the Firm’s corporate department.  He represents business clients in all aspects of their business operations, including choosing the form of entity to use, advising them on contracts and advising them with respect to business and investment opportunities.  He also devotes substantial time to mergers and acquisitions, including advising clients in the acquisition and sale of various kinds of businesses.  A graduate of the University of Michigan, magna cum laude, in 1968, Bruce received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1971.

His practice covers both for profit and not for profit enterprises.  On the profit side, his practice involves virtually every aspect of what a business person will encounter in the acquisition, ownership, operation and sale of a business and involves companies engaged in manufacturing, sales, distribution and franchising.  He also represents a significant number of other professionals, including physicians, and physician groups, dentists, physical therapists and other attorneys and law firms.  He is routinely involved in structuring employee incentive plans, such as stock options, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock plans and the like.  He has represented both publicly held and private companies and has been involved in numerous equity and debt offerings (including for start-up ventures) and refinancings.  In addition, Bruce has devoted significant attention to technology licensing and other technology related issues, including web-hosting and internet based agreements.  On the non-profit side, Bruce has represented some of Michigan’s largest providers of services to developmentally disabled and mentally challenged individuals.

Bruce has served on a number of advisory boards for local businesses, and has been chosen as one of Michigan’s top attorneys by Super Lawyers® Magazine each year since its inception in 2006.

Memberships/ Associations

Civic / Community
  • Director of the Susanne F. Hilberry Endowment for the Arts

  • Michigan Super Lawyers® 2006 through 2018
  • Recognized by DBusiness as a Top Lawyer in Michigan 2016-2018
  • Seyburn Kahn Attorneys named amongst the
    2017 Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit (February 1, 2017). Read more.
  • Seyburn Kahn Attorneys named amongst the
    2016 Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit (December 1, 2015). Read more.
  • Seyburn Kahn Lawyers Selected as
    2015 Michigan Super Lawyers (September 1, 2015). Read more.
  • Seyburn Kahn Lawyers Selected as
    2014 Michigan Super Lawyers (September 10, 2014). Read more.
  • Six Seyburn Kahn Lawyers Selected as
    2013 Michigan Super Lawyers® (September 5, 2013). Read more.
  • Seyburn Kahn - 35th Anniversary (February 1, 2013). Read more.
  • Six Seyburn Kahn Attorneys Selected as
    2012 Michigan Super Lawyers® (September 6, 2012). Read more.