AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2016 (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation)
Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Award (1993)
Tireless Award, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (1993)
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1980 cum laude
University of Kansas and Michigan State University, B.S., 1976 with high honors
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Iris joined Foster Swift's Business and Corporate Practice Group as a shareholder in 2011 bringing thirty-plus years experience. Her practice focuses extensively in corporate and securities work. Iris has experience representing companies in connection with fund formation and private placements of securities, as well as SEC reporting and registration. She also works on venture capital and angel investment transactions, representing both investors and portfolio companies. In addition, Iris represents oil and gas exploration and development companies, technology companies and others with respect to financing and corporate matters, and non-profit corporations with respect to corporate and tax matters.
Iris is a graduate of Michigan State University and earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. In addition to her practice, she is active in the American Bar Association's Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, and Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, and the State Bar of Michigan's Securities Regulation Committee. From 1998 through 2003, Iris served as adjunct faculty for the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, teaching securities regulation. She is a regular author and lecturer on securities and venture capital matters. It's for all these reasons that Iris has become such a highly sought after securities and corporate finance attorney in Lansing MI.