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Terrence represents technology and emerging growth companies at all stages of development, from start-ups to mature companies. His practice includes corporate and securities law matters, entity formation, corporate governance, private equity and debt financings, strategic alliances and exit transactions. Terrence advises clients across a diverse range of industries, including software, digital health, SaaS, consumer products, energy, cyber-security, mobility, and other emerging technologies.

Terrence was previously at Pepper Hamilton LLP. Prior to that he was at Taft, Stettinius and Hollister, LLP. He previously served as an AUSA in the Eastern District of Michigan, where he led a district-wide Financial Crimes Task Force to record performance. While at the DOJ, his multi-agency team enforced regulations covering money service businesses, including the Patriot Act and Bank Secrecy Act. Terrence started his career at Miller Canfield in the firm’s Corporate Group where his practice included mergers and acquisitions, private equity, start-ups and technology ventures.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented Parabricks in its sale to NVIDIA

A Y Combinator B2C software company in $2M Series Seed venture capital financing

East Coast-based direct-to-consumer company in $4.6M Series Seed venture capital investment by leading coastal funds

New York-based digital health company in licensing agreement with top-10 pediatric hospital in the U.S.

New York-based digital health company in expansion into Europe in partnership with global biotech company

A cyber-security company in multiple venture capital financings

Texas-based B2B/B2C software company in venture capital financing

Michigan-based battery company in Series A venture capital financing

Michigan-based advanced battery separator company in follow-on venture capital financing

Michigan-based physical security and risk software company in venture capital financing

A private equity controlled financial institution on the sale of $41B in mortgage servicing rights

A software company in $35M stock sale to a private equity firm

An international automotive supplier in $70M stock sale to a private equity firm

An international automotive supplier in $40M merger to a private equity subsidiary

An advanced battery manufacturer in follow-on venture capital financing

A buildings materials company in venture capital financing

A social networking company in venture capital financing

An online advertisement company in venture capital financing

A global cosmetics company in venture capital financing

A IoMT company in venture capital financings

A SaaS company in venture capital financing

A fund in venture capital financing of AI company

A fitness networking company in venture capital financing

An automotive supplier in asset and stock purchase valued at $560M

An automotive supplier in $150M asset purchase of structural products business with operations in six different countries

An international corporation in $230M stock purchase of a pharmaceutical company

A China-based automotive company in $450M asset purchase of power steering components company with operations in fourteen countries

An international metalworking manufacturing company in $110M stock sale and $40M asset sale to a publicly traded corporation

An online electronics company in $20M stock sale

A multi-national logistics firm on asset purchase of a regional logistics firm.

Education

Law School

Wayne State University Law School, J.D.

Graduate School

University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, M.B.A., Corporate Finance and Strategy, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

Eastern Michigan University, B.S., Political Science

Other Education

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Venture Capital Program,

Bar Membership

Terrence is licensed to practice in the following state:

Michigan

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

“Power List,” Lawyers of Color (2020)

Wolverine Bar Association, Member of the Year, Shining Star and Pipeline Awards 

Eastern Michigan University, Young Alumnus Award 

Ford Community Service Award, Recipient 

Michigan Chronicle’s “40 under 40” Award

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association 

Endeavor Global, Inc., Mentor

Michigan Strategic Fund, Board of Directors, 2018-2019 

National Bar Association 

University of Michigan – Ross School of Business Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund, Advisory Board

University of Notre Dame John Cardinal O’Hara Society 

Wolverine Bar Association, President 

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), board of directors (2018-2019)

University of Michigan’s Michigan Business Challenge, advisor

MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge, advisor

IrishAngels, an angel network of Notre Dame alums, member