October 18, 2017

Varnum LLP

Phone: 616-336-6000

Varnum is a regional business law firm with more than 150 lawyers, serving clients in a full range of practice areas. We have built our reputation by helping clients identify opportunities, negotiate and close commercial transactions, win lawsuits and benefit from up-to-the-minute legal advice. Our clients range from large world-leading companies to smaller businesses who want world-class attention and service.

The primary goal of this website is to provide information on our services and our people in an easy-to-navigate manner. For those who don't know us, we have also provided some pages that describe how we incorporate values that are important to us - diversity, inclusion and commitment to community - into our firm culture.

Ever since the firm was founded more than 120 years ago, a guiding principle has been our commitment to excellence

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Varnum attorneys have practical experience serving the needs of agricultural producers, food processors and their suppliers. Our team approach provides expertise in each legal area while...
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John Arendshorst, Varnum, Welfare plans Lawyer, Affordable Care Act Implementation Attorney
Associate
John is a member of the firm’s employee benefits team. He helps businesses with issues relating to health and welfare plans, Affordable Care Act implementation and compliance, retirement...
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Seth W. Ashby, Varnum Law, Corporate Planning Attorney, Private Equity Lawyer
Partner
Seth is a partner in the corporate services and business law group. He is experienced in business representation, planning and counseling. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private...
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Luis E. Avila, Labor Employment Attorney, Varnum Law, Immigration Issues Lawyer
Associate
Luis focuses his practice on labor, employment and immigration issues. Luis has a wide range of experience in traditional labor matters, including grievances, arbitrations, collective...
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Kimberly A. Baber, Varnum Law Firm, Corporate Contracting Attorney, Securities Matters Lawyer
Partner
Kim is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group where she represents both publicly-traded and private businesses at all stages of growth in a variety of transactional matters. Although Kim...
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Christopher P. Baker, Varnum Law, Real Estate Attorney, alcoholic beverage regulatory Lawyer
Counsel
Chris has significant experience representing resorts, hotels, restaurants, retail developers, and casino operators in all areas of alcoholic beverage regulatory matters, including...
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Thomas H. Bergh, Varnum Law, Estate Planning Attorney, IRS Litigation Lawyer
Partner
Tom has over 30 years of experience in helping clients efficiently and effectively define theirestate planning goals and to arrange their affairs accordingly. His expertise includes...
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Brendan G. Best, Varnum, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Lawyer, Manufacturing Industry Attorney
Counsel
Brendan focuses his practice on workouts and bankruptcies, representing creditors, debtors and other parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, distressed restructuring...
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Matthew Bower, Corporate Formation Attorney, Varnum, Intellectual Property Protection lawyer,
Partner
Matt is a partner in the Business and Corporate Services Practice Team, and participates in the Startup and Emerging Companies and Intellectual Property practice groups. His practice...
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Robert A. Buchanan, Varnum, Public Sector Litigation Lawyer, General Aviation Attorney
Counsel
Bob focuses his practice on public sector, litigation, and real estate matters. Within his public sector practice, he provides litigation services to cities, villages, townships, counties,...
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Steven T. Buquicchio, Varnum, Creditors' Rights lawyer, Credit Union attorney
Partner
Steve is a trusted business lawyer, advisor and strategist who provides counsel and advice to individuals and companies on business and operational issues. He also serves as outside general...
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Our commercial and corporate attorneys work daily on a variety of contract matters, including supplier contracts, licensing, procurement, sales contracts and contract administration. Varnum...
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Jon M. Bylsma, Varnum, supply chain disputes lawyer, asset purchase agreements attorney
Partner
Jon is a commercial litigator with experience in litigation of supply chain disputes, asset purchase agreements, franchise agreements, and other business related litigation. Jon also has a...
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  Varnum LLP represents municipalities nationwide on cable and telecommunications matters such as wireless projects, cell tower leases and zoning, and cable franchise renewals and...
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Christopher J. Caldwell, Estate Planning Attorney, Varnum, Wealth Succession Lawyer
Partner
Chris is a partner and leads Varnum's Estate Planning team. Chris is acutely aware that advising clients on estate planning and wealth succession requires an intimate understanding of the...
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Laura Chappelle, Energy Matters Lawyer, Telecommunications Attorney, Varnum,
Counsel
Laura Chappelle focuses on regulatory and legal policy issues involving energy, telecommunications and advanced communications sectors. She has more than 20 years experience in wholesale...
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Kimberly A. Clarke, Varnum, Immigration Attorney, Form I9 Audits
Partner
Kim focuses her practice on immigration matters, including nonimmigrant petitions, both employment- and family-based permanent residence applications, expatriation and foreign visa issues....
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Kristiana M. Coutu, Varnum, Tax regulation Attorney, Agricultural Industry Lawyer
Counsel
Kristiana’s practice focuses on agricultural law, taxation, estate/succession planning, and general business matters. Kristiana previously practiced as a certified public accountant and...
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Kristy L. De Vos, Employee Benefits Paralegal, Varnum Law Firm
Paralegal
Kristy focuses her Employee Benefits practice on retirement plans. In addition to drafting plans, she’s submitted plans to IRS for opinion and determination letters, submitted plans to IRS...
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Bradley Defoe, Commercial Litigation Attorney, Varnum, Contract Disputes Lawyer
Partner
Brad is a member of the litigation team, concentrating in commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He focuses his practice on commercial contract disputes, creditors' rights and...
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Dennis M. Devaney, Labor Rights Attorney, Varnum, Disability Discrimination lawyer
Partner
For more than 25 years, Dennis has represented clients in labor and employment disputes, in litigation and on legislative and regulatory matters. His labor and employment practice focuses...
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Jeffrey A. DeVree, Varnum, Labor Employment Attorney, Individual Retirement matters Lawyer
Partner
Jeff chairs Varnum's employee benefits practice group. He has 25 years of experience working with employers, executives and third-party administrators on a wide range of employee benefit,...
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Ronald G. DeWaard, Varnum, Trial Litigation Attorney, Major Crimes, Liability Lawyer
Partner
Ron has accumulated a vast amount of first chair trial experience. As an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami for seven years, he tried several large criminal cases. In his final year...
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Jamie A. Downes, Varnum, Trust Administration Lawyer, Estate Planning Attorney, Michigan
Associate
Jamie is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning Practice Team, assisting clients in family and individual wealth and estate planning. She provides a full range of estate planning and estate...
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Brion B. Doyle, Varnum, Environmental Litigation Attorney, Products Liability Defense lawyer
Partner
Brion is a member of the Trial Practice Group. He is experienced in commercial and environmental litigation in state and federal court. Brion has represented clients in a wide range of...
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Jacob A. Droppers, Corporate Governance Attorney, Varnum, Private Offerings Lawyer
Associate
Jacob is an associate in the corporate services area where he focuses on areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and other commercial transactions.  He...
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Timothy Eagle, Intellectual Property Attorney, Varnum, E Commerce Litigation Lawyer
Partner
Tim focuses his practice in intellectual property, e-commerce and litigation, including commercial/business, technology, and product liability. Tim is admitted to practice in all federal...
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From finance and siting issues to regulation and tax incentives, energy law is a diverse and thriving practice at Varnum. Our client-focused, service team approach has made us a beacon in...
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At Varnum, we believe that each person has a vision for life and the legacy he or she will leave behind. The vision changes and matures but at any one time it is expressed as an objective...
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Matthew B. Eugster, Varnum, Environmental Litigation Attorney, Administrative Enforcement Defense Lawyer
Partner
Matt is the current practice group chair for the environmental practice group. and his vast experience includes general environmental law, environmental compliance counseling, transactional...
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Varnum's Family Law Team is comprised of lawyers who have dedicated their careers to achieving successful outcomes for individuals facing one of the most difficult times in their lives. ...
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Varnum's Food Law practice includes more than a dozen attorneys experienced in the sophisticated areas of law that apply to food regulation. We help regulated businesses bring their...
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Richard D. Fries, Varnum, Labor Employment Attorney, Federal Compliance Lawyer
Counsel
Since 1981, Rick has represented employers exclusively in solving labor and employment lawproblems in the workplace. He devotes most of his time to advising employers about how to avoid...
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Linsey Aten Gleason, Varnum Law, Estate Planning Attorney, Guardianship Matters Lawyer
Partner
Linsey is a partner in the Estate Planning Practice Team. Her practice includes full-service estate plan preparation, estate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship...
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Bruce Goodman, Varnum, Environmental Construction Attorney, Electric Power Negotiations Lawyer
Counsel
Bruce Goodman practices energy law, environmental law, and construction law. His environmental expertise includes air quality permitting work, compliance counseling on air emissions, state...
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Charles Gray, Trademark Registration Attorney, Varnum, Patent License Agreement Lawyer
Counsel
Charlie focuses on patent and trademark prosecution in both the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions. He works with clients to file and prosecute patents in a broad range of mechanical and...
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Randall J. Groendyk, Varnum, Creditor's Rights Attorney, Civil Litigation Lawyer
Counsel
Randy focuses his practice on creditor's rights law, including collections, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, claim and delivery, foreclosure, and commercial and general civil litigation. His...
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Eric J. Guerin, Varnum, Construction law attorney, Riparian Rights Lawyer
Partner
Much of Eric's practice concerns challenges faced by other riparian owners, including boundary disputes, quiet title actions, deed restrictions, adverse possession, land use and zoning...
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Erin Haney, Varnum Law Firm, Tax Attorney
Associate
Erin is a member of Varnum's Tax Team. A former Senior Auditor for the Michigan Department of Treasury, she has completed use tax, Single Business Tax, and Michigan Business Tax audits for...
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Sam Hare, Squire Patton Boggs, London, UK Competition Lawyer, European Parliament Attorney
Associate
Sam Hare is an associate in our Regulatory practice based in our London office. Sam has experience of advising on a variety of EU and UK competition law matters. Prior to joining the London...
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Laura J. Harner Paralegal, Litigation, Tax, Varnum Law Firm
Paralegal
Laura is a paralegal in the litigation and trial services group with extensive experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation matters including contract disputes, class actions...
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Nick Heinz, Mergers Litigation Attorney, Varnum, Securities Matters Lawyer, Grand Rapids
Associate
Nick is an associate currently working with Varnum’s corporate and litigation practice teams. He provides research and support on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions,...
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Scott J. Hill, Varnum, Corporate Planning Attorney, Sales and Successions Lawyer
Partner
Scott is a partner and the leader of Varnum's Corporate Practice Team. His practice focuses on business representation, including transactions, planning and counseling. Specifically, Scott...
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Mark E. Hills, Varnum, Commercial Disputes Attorney, Breach of Contract Actions lawyer
Partner
Mark is a member of the firm's litigation team with more than 20 years' experience in federal and state court jury and non-jury trials, international, federal and state-level arbitrations,...
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William R. Hineline, Varnum, Employee Benefit Administration Lawyer, Corporate Agreements Attorney
Counsel
Bill provides general business counsel to clients primarily in the area of employee benefits, including benefit administration matters, selection of plan types, and representation before...
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Richard A. Hooker, Varnum, Union Elections Lawyer, Insurance Taxation Matters Attorney
Partner
Dick Hooker has had significant experience in traditional labor relations, state/federal agency work, employment litigation, union election campaigns, unemployment insurance taxation...
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Kaplin S. Jones, Varnum, Tax Exempt Matters Lawyer, Not for Profit Organizations Attorney
Partner
Kaplin concentrates his corporate practice on advising clients regarding choice of entity and transactional tax planning; structuring tax-free reorganizations and like-kind property...
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Thomas J. Kenny, Varnum, Criminal Tax Litigation Attorney, Franchise Income Lawyer
Partner
Tom is a partner in the firm's tax group. His practice includes civil and criminal tax litigation. He was employed by the Department of Attorney General, State of Michigan from 1979 to 1987...
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David E. Khorey, Labor Employment Attorney, Varnum, Workplace Confidentiality Matters Lawyer
Partner
Dave’s “client-centered” practice involves a variety of labor and employment issues. He provides practical and confidential ongoing advice and consulting on a number of sensitive and...
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Jeffrey D. Koelzer, Varnum, Michigan, Acquisitions Lawyer, Finance Attorney
Associate
Jeffrey is a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Team focusing on financing, acquisitions, contracts, and general corporate matters. He also has experience in real estate transactions...
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Harvey Koning, Varnum, Business Corporate Attorney, Financial Restructuring lawyer
Partner
Harvey Koning is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group and is active in the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry group. He works with a wide variety of businesses, from start-ups to...
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Kyle P. Konwinski, Varnum, Trial Litigation Attorney, Land Zoning Lawyer
Associate
Kyle Konwinski is a member of the Litigation and Trial Services Practice Group. A former law clerk for the Honorable Gordon J. Quist of the United States District Court for the Western...
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Timothy K. Kroninger, Varnum, intellectual property lawyer, franchise marketing attorney
Counsel
Tim is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Team. He has extensive experience in many legal business areas including intellectual property and contract law, corporate and general...
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Good business sense combined with good people sense. That's perhaps the best way to describe our approach to labor and employment law at Varnum. Our labor and employment attorneys...
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Good business sense combined with good people sense. That's perhaps the best way to describe our approach to labor and employment law at Varnum. Our labor and employment attorneys...
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Timothy J. Lundgren, Varnum, Environmental Attorney, Public Service Lawyer
Partner
Tim Lundgren is a partner in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources team. On energy issues, Tim represents clients before the Michigan Public Service Commission, including energy...
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Richard P. Manczak, Varnum, entity formation lawyer, corporate governance attorney
Partner
Richard is a corporate and business law attorney with a comprehensive corporate transactional practice involving all areas of corporate, business and commercial law. His works includes...
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Michael S. McElwee, Varnum Law Firm, Financial Services and Bankruptcy Attorney
Partner
Mike has a multi-state practice focused on debt restructuring and complex commercial litigation. He serves many businesses, but specializes in automotive, agriculture and telecommunications...
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Paul L.B. McKenney, Varnum, Tax Court Attorney, Administrative Controversies Lawyer
Counsel
Paul’s practice focuses upon representation of business and individual taxpayers in federal tax planning as well as in controversies at administrative levels and the tax court and before...
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Fermin M. Mendez, Varnum, business formation lawyer, entity selection attorney
Associate
Fermin is an associate attorney based in Novi. His legal background includes advising startup and entrepreneurial ventures on matters including business formation and entity selection,...
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Zachary J. Meyer, Varnum, Corporate Structuring Attorney, Community Banking Lawyer
Associate
Zachary Meyer is a member of the Corporate Practice Group and assists clients in matters of business law.  Zachary practices in the areas of corporate governance and structuring, mergers...
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Timothy P. Monsma, Varnum, contract litigation attorney, supply chain dispute lawyer, corporate governance legal counsel
Partner
Tim is a member of the firm's Trial Law Team. His practice focuses on helping clients resolve business disputes, including commercial tort and contract litigation, supply chain disputes, ...
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Gail A. Moro, Employee Benefit Specialist Paralegal, Varnum Law Firm
Employee Benefit Specialist
Gail Moro is a paralegal experienced with Employee Benefits and Estate Planning practice areas. She is skilled at review and analysis of legal documents, as well as drafting and preparation...
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Gary J. Mouw, Varnum, Trial Services and Litigation Attorney, Criminal Tax Defense Lawyer
Partner
Gary is a member of the Litigation and Trial Services Practice Group. As a former clerk for the Honorable Corniela G. Kennedy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and...
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Michael J. Mulcahy, Estate Planning Attorney, Varnum, Novi, trust administration lawyer
Counsel
Mike concentrates on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and estate taxation. He is frequently called upon as a valuation expert and spends a great deal of time reviewing and...
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Lawrence J. Murphy, Varnum, Labor Employment Attorney, Wrongful Discharge Lawyer
Partner
Larry is an experienced trial attorney concentrating on the defense of individuals and organizations in employment litigation, including matters involving discrimination, harassment,...
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Eric M. Nemeth, Tax Planning Attorney, Varnum, Financial Controversy Lawyer
Partner
Eric is a partner and leads the tax team. He concentrates on tax and financial controversy (IRS and various States) from examinations appellate conferences, criminal investigations, witness...
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Deborah Ondersma, Varnum, Tax Litigation Attorney, Assessed Value lawyer
Counsel
Deborah has extensive experience handling all levels of property tax appeals. She has represented both Petitioners and Respondents in matters involving assessed values, taxable values,...
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Maureen E. O'Brien, Varnum Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Maureen is an associate based in the firm's Grand Rapids office. She formerly served as a judicial intern for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Pittsburgh) and provided...
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Jack M. Panitch, Tax Planning Lawyer, Varnum, Complex Negotiating Settlements Attorney
Counsel
Jack is a member of the firm’s tax team. He has extensive experience litigating cases in the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the Court of Claims and the Court of Appeals. He is also experienced in...
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Melissa Papke, Real Estate Attorney, Varnum, Commercial Leasing Lawyer
Partner
Melissa is a partner and leads the Real Estate Practice Team. She focuses her practice on corporate and real estate matters, with an emphasis on commercial sales, acquisitions, leasing, and...
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John W. Pestle, Varnum, Construction Law Attorney, natural resource Lawyer
Counsel
John is a member of the firm's Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Team. Since 1996 he has represented property owners across the country (businesses, developers, schools, churches...
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Aaron M. Phelps, Varnum, corporate governance disputes attorney, telecommunications lawyer
Partner
Aaron's practice is primarily focused on commercial litigation - in Michigan and around the country. His practice includes complex contract and corporate governance disputes,...
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Eric R. Post, Retail Manufacturing Lawyer, Varnum, Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
Associate
Eric is a business and corporate attorney working with clients in the automotive, retail, manufacturing and health care industries. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions,...
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David E. Preston, Varnum, Environmental Attorney, Compliance Enforcement Lawyer
Of Counsel
Dave is a member of the Environmental Practice Group and the Energy Law Practice Group. He works in the defense of federal and state environmental enforcement actions involving air quality...
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Laura E. Radle, Varnum, Business Succession Planning Lawyer, Real Estate Attorney
Partner
Laura is an attorney in the firm’s estate planning team where she helps individuals and families to identify their estate planning goals and to create a plan that is tailored to meet their...
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John C Ray, Certified Public Accountant, Varnum, Tax Litigation Support
Certified Public Accountant
John is a certified public accountant who focuses on federal and multi-state controversies, audits, tax planning and litigation support. John was formally employed by the Michigan...
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Dean F. Reisner, Varnum, Real Estate Development Lawyer, Corporate Attorney
Partner
Dean is a partner in Varnum's Corporate, Real Estate and Estate Planning Practice Teams. He concentrates his practice on business transactional matters, general corporate work, real estate...
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Dale R. Rietberg, Nonprofit, Tax Exempt Organizations Lawyer, Charitable Giving Attorney, Varnum
Counsel
Dale has extensive experience in the area of nonprofit and tax exempt entities, and works with a wide range of exempt organizations, including charities, social service agencies, cultural...
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Wayne D. Roberts, Varnum, Tax Revenue Lawyer, income Litigation attorney, Michigan
Counsel
Wayne is a member of Varnum’s Tax Team. His practice includes all aspects of federal and state tax planning and tax litigation. He represents both closely-held and Fortune 100 companies in...
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William E. Rohn, Jury Trial  Attorney, Varnum, Construction Litigation lawyer
Partner
Bill has served firm clients for over three decades in litigation matters that have been resolved through arbitrations, mediations, and bench and jury trials. He also oversees Varnum’s...
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Michael J. Romaya, Varnum, Financial Services Attorney, Acquisition Funding Lawyer
Partner
Michael Romaya represents lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of commercial financial transactions. He has structured, negotiated, and documented numerous senior and subordinate debt...
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Perrin Rynders, Varnum, Litigation Attorney, Alternate Dispute Resolution Lawyer
Partner
Perrin Rynders has successfully prosecuted and defended a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, ERISA cases, employment cases, product liability and personal injury cases,...
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Fred L. Schubkegel, Varnum Law Firm, Tribal Law Attorney, Exit Strategy Lawyer
Partner
Fred provides general legal counsel to private business interests and non-profit organizations. He has over 25 years experience assisting for-profit and non-profit companies with advice,...
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Stephanie R. Setterington, Varnum Law Firm, Labor Employment Attorney, Union Mediation Lawyer
Partner
Stephanie advises employers on a wide variety of labor and employment matters, with an emphasis on employment litigation defense and the identification and development of best practices in...
616/336-6466
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Mary Kay Shaver, Varnum, Financial Transactions Attorney, Revenue Bonds Lawyer
Partner
Mary Kay focuses on municipal finance transactions, corporate finance transactions and creditors' rights issues. In the area of municipal finance, she advises clients on establishing...
616/336-6755
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Supinder Sian, Squire Pattons Boggs, Business Immigration Lawyer, London, Visa Categories Attorney
Partner
Supinder is a partner in the labour and employment team specialising in business immigration based in our London office. Supinder has over six years' experience in business immigration. He...
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Elizabeth Wells Skaggs, Varnum, Labor Employment Attorney, Disciplinary Actions Lawyer,
Partner
Beth is a partner in the labor and employment practice group, focusing employment issues and litigation. She has counseled business clients on a variety of matters affecting the workplace,...
616/336-6620
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Peter A. Smit, Varnum, Personal Injury Attorney, Malpractice Defense Lawyer
Partner
Peter is a partner and leads the Personal Injury Practice Team. His practice focuses on business litigation defense (FSLA, Product Liability Defense, Malpractice Defense) as well as...
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Tiffany Snow, Varnum Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Tiffany is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Team. She has a depth of experience in employment matters, having served as a senior account manager at a regional staffing firm for...
313-481-7328
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Hamid M. Soueidan, Varnum, Insurance Claim litigation lawyer, Criminal Investigations Attorney
Counsel
Hamid is a member of the Corporate Practice Team. He has a broad range of experience representing individuals and businesses in tax, insurance, and international law matters. Prior to...
313-481-7334
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John W. Sturgis VII, Environmental Attorney, Varnum Law Firm, CERLA Litigation Lawyer
Associate
John is an associate currently working with Varnum’s litigation and environmental practice teams. He has worked on matters involving unfair competition and trade secrets, CERCLA (Superfund...
616-336-6244
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Richard R. Symons, Varnum, Employment Litigation Attorney, Worker's Compensation Lawyer
Partner
Rick is a member of Varnum's Labor and Employment Practice Group. He focuses on the defense of employers in workers’ compensation litigation, from managing contested cases in an aggressive...
616-336-6617
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Nina A. Thekdi, Varnum, Employment Based Immigration Attorney
Partner
Nina focuses her practice on immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visa petitions and both family and employment-based permanent residence petitions. She is a member of Varnum's Labor...
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William Thompson, Varnum Law, corporate litigation attorney, bankruptcy lawyer, renewable energy legal counsel, real estate analyst
Associate
Will is an associate attorney who works in both the Novi and Detroit offices. His legal experience includes serving as a judicial intern for the Honorable Sean F. Cox of the U.S. District...
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Larry J. Titley, Varnum, Labor Employment Attorney, Plan Trustee Lawyer
Of Counsel
Larry is counsel to employers on employee benefit matters including pension plans, profit sharing 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans, and other retirement and fringe benefit...
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Pamela J. Tyler, Varnum, Estate Administration Attorney, Limited Liabilities Companies Lawyer
Partner
Pam’s estate planning practice, complemented by a strong tax background, focuses on business and family succession planning, asset protection, limited liability companies, charitable giving...
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Kristen M. Veresh, Finance Litigation Lawyer Corporate Attorney, Varnum
Associate
Kristen is an associate in the finance and corporate practice groups, and focuses her practice on both financial matters, and business and corporate matters. She represents lenders and...
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Joseph J. Vogan, Varnum, Labor Employment Attorney, Whistleblower Protection Lawyer
Partner
Joe Vogan has litigation experience in all areas of employment law, including wrongful discharge, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA...
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Bryan R. Walters, Varnum, Professional Disputes Lawyer, Trademarks Litigation Attorney
Partner
Bryan helps companies successfully resolve business disputes, representing clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, health care, and professional services. Bryan...
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Steven H. Weston, Varnum, Product Defect Attorney, Personal Injury Lawyer,
Counsel
Steve Weston has 28 years of  experience representing people who suffer from serious injuries. He has significant experience helping victims and families affected by automobile and truck...
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John Patrick White, Varnum, Labor Employment Attorney, Civil Rights Issues Lawyer
Partner
Pat White's practice concentrates on the full spectrum of civil rights issues, race and gender disability matters, free speech and electronic privacy issues in the workplace. In addition to...
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Katie Wilbur, Varnum, Tax Litigation Lawyer, Executive Compensation Attorney
Associate
Katie Wilbur is an associate in the firm’s tax practice team. She focuses on federal income tax matters for both foreign and domestic clients and issues pertaining to employee benefits and...
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Michael G. Wooldridge, Varnum, Banking Industry Lawyer, Securities Compliance Attorney
Partner
Mike is a partner in the corporate practice group and served as the former Chair of the firm’s Policy Committee. His practice focuses on corporate governance, securities, and mergers and...
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Matthew D. Zimmerman, Varnum, Environmental Permitting Attorney, Wetlands Regulation Lawyer
Partner
Matt is a member of the Environmental and Energy Practice Groups. A significant portion of Matt’s practice involves representation of municipalities and private developers in regard to...
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