Marguerite M. Donahue


Assistant - Jennifer Andras -

Marguerite Donahue is a Shareholder in the Firm.  She has a varied business law practice focused on advising clients on capital raising, secured and unsecured lending transactions, securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, fields in which she has practiced since 1987.

Marguerite has substantial experience in representing clients seeking to raise capital through private equity and venture capital investments, private placements of debt and equity securities and public offerings.  Her experience includes several recent Rule 144A and Regulation S high yield debt offerings, some of which included a related SEC-registered exchange offer or a subsequent consent solicitation, tender offer or defeasance.  Following such offerings, she has had a continuing role in advising clients on disclosure matters and relations with investors.

She also has considerable experience in planning, negotiating and closing a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, including asset sales, stock and membership interest sales, exchange offers and reorganizations, for both purchasers and sellers.  In addition, Marguerite has served as special counsel to several Chief Executive Officers in structuring their compensation packages and equity arrangements with private equity sponsors who have acquired a controlling equity position in portfolio companies in the manufacturing industry.

Marguerite is a former Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (2012 - 2013), and is the Section’s Liaison with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  She served as a member of the Business Law Section’s Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Opinions in Business Transactions, which issued a widely-referenced report on state law matters affecting legal opinions delivered in business transactions.  She is also a board member for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Business Law Advisory Board.

Marguerite received two degrees from Wayne State University.  She is a past president and director of the Women of Wayne Alumni Association, and received the association’s Service Award in 2007.


Memberships/ Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan - former Business Law Section Chair and Council Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - ICLE Liaison
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education - Business Law Advisory Board
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Wayne State University, Women's Alumni Association, Service Award 2007
  • Michigan Super Lawyers® 2011 through 2019
  • Seyburn Kahn Lawyers Selected as 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers Seyburn Kahn Lawyers Selected as 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers (9/20/2020). Read more.
  • Seyburn Kahn Lawyers Selected as 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers Seyburn Kahn Lawyers Selected as 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers (September 4, 2018). Read more.
  • Seyburn Kahn Lawyers Selected as
    2015 Michigan Super Lawyers (September 1, 2015). Read more.