Jaron J. Nyhof
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Biography

Jaron is a shareholder in Smith Haughey’s Holland office, practicing in the areas of business, securities, and real estate law. He specializes in for profit and nonprofit entity formation, planning, governance, purchases and sales; nonprofit securities offerings; commercial contracts, transactions, and lending; private equity investments; and real estate purchases, sales, leasing and development.

Jaron’s business includes advising his clients in general business planning and transactions, from entity formation to sale and everything in between. He also has considerable experience advising nonprofits in their corporate matters, and has a specialized expertise in the issuance of debt securities by nonprofit issuers across the country. He also advises local, regional and national financial institutions, private lenders and borrowers concerning commercial lending issues and commercial finance documentation. His real estate experience includes assisting clients in the purchase, sale, leasing and development of real estate, including like-kind exchanges. Jaron often works with family offices in many of the above areas as well as in private equity investments.

Admitted

Ohio, 1996

Michigan, 1998

Education

Dordt College (B.A., 1992)

Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1996)

Accolades

Listed in Best Lawyers - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2020-2021), Real Estate Law (2021)

Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Ottawa County Bar Association

Ohio Bar Association

North Country Trail Association, Board Member (2012-Present); First Vice President (2014-2020); President (2020-Present)

Benjamin's Hope, Board Member (2014-2021)

Holland Area Chamber of Commerce (1997-Present); Leadership Holland Government Day, Chair (2001); Leadership Holland Government Day, Vice Chair (2000); Member of Leadership Holland Class of 2000

Leadership West Michigan, Member of Class of 2006

Culture Works, Board Member (2011-2014)

Greater Holland Area Young Life, Executive Committee (2008-2011)

Holland Historical Trust, Board of Trustees (2007-2010); Vice Chairman of the Board (2008-2010)

Urban Youth Ministries, Board Member (2007-2010)

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity, Board Member (2005-2007)