We are an innovative business law firm.


We are a new-model provider of high-value legal services to emerging and established companies, investors and family enterprises.


We benefit from our experience at prominent law firms in the Great Lakes Region. We are skilled advisers, counselors and dealmakers.


We combine technical skills and sophistication with unique business expertise acquired through in-house and executive-level roles at leading companies, both private and public.


Practice Areas

Vistula has market-leading capabilities and deep experience.



Corporate Law and Governance

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate Finance

Owner and Executive Guidance


Commercial Agreements


Technology Transactions

Succession Planning

Family Businesses

Private Equity

We help our clients develop their business relationships, execute their strategies and solve their problems. 


Our clients call the shots.    

We offer flexible and highly customized fee arrangements at compelling rates.


We understand that, in the new legal marketplace, our clients require scalable solutions.


We are skilled at collaborating across disciplinary boundaries.


We leverage our vast network of investment banks, accounting firms, private equity and credit sources, investment advisors, real estate professionals, and similar market participants for the benefit of our clients.


Industry Experience


Automotive and Mobility 

Transportation and Logistics

Supply Chain Management

Sports and Entertainment

Private Client Services

Edwin J. Lukas

Managing Partner

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A capable and trusted

advisor  for companies,

clients and friends. 

     Ed Lukas is a seasoned leader in law and business. Over the course of 28 years, he has represented manufacturers, suppliers, professional service companies, financial institutions, transportation and logistics companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, sports and entertainment companies, high-net-worth individuals and families, and boards of directors.      


     Ed is a past Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He has been recognized on several occasions in Chambers USA, and DBusiness magazine identified him as a "Top Lawyer" several times. Crain’s Detroit Business named Ed as a finalist for "Top In-House Lawyer" in 2019.


     He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1989) and the University of Detroit School of Law (J.D., 1992), where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Detroit Law Review.  Ed is also an active member of the Penn-Wharton Alumni Association of Michigan and Gowanie Golf Club.    



“Ed Lukas is an accomplished deal lawyer with great instincts. He is a skilled manager of complex content and personalities; having Ed on one's side tilts the table in a favorable manner."

Bob Goodenow⎜Former Executive Director | NHL Players Association

"Ed has advised us over the last 15 years on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, credit facilities, SEC compliance, business planning, and general corporate matters. He is an integral member of our team."

Jude Beres⎜CFO⎜Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ULH)

“Ed provided insightful and valuable 'one-stop' guidance when we purchased a controlling interest in a Michigan-based military components company. His efforts had a huge impact on nearly all phases of the acquisition." 

Leland Thomas⎜Principal⎜Avio-Tech, Ltd.



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100 Maple Park Boulevard

Suite 110

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan 48081

Phone and Fax:  +313-989-0004

E-mail:  info@vistulalaw.com

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