September 19, 2021

Volume XI, Number 262

Varnum LLP

For 130 years, clients have trusted Varnum for excellence, innovation and superior results in the delivery of legal services. Over the years, as the needs of our clients have become more complex, we have kept pace by constantly expanding our areas of practice, our understanding of evolving trends and issues, and our ability to harness technology effectively.

Today, Varnum is firmly established as one of Michigan's premier law firms. A full-service provider of legal counsel, Varnum has a strong core of experience.

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.

Varnum clients represent a diverse range of business and legal interests: manufacturers, financial institutions, health care providers, professional groups, municipalities, colleges and universities, school districts, developers, publishers, retailers, governmental units, transportation, trade associations and charitable organizations.


Contributing authors from Varnum LLP:

Steven T. Buquicchio, Varnum, Creditors' Rights lawyer, Finance and Banking attorney, Credit Union attorney
Steve is a trusted business lawyer, advisor and strategist who provides counsel and advice to individuals and companies on business and operational issues and serves as outside general...
Our commercial and corporate attorneys work daily on a variety of contract matters, including supplier contracts, licensing, procurement, sales contracts and contract administration. Varnum...
Jon Bylsma, Litigation attorney, Varnum
on is a partner and leads the firm’s Litigation Practice Team. Experienced in supply chain disputes, asset purchase agreements, franchise agreements and other business-related litigation,...


Robert M. Huff Associate Varnum Estate Planning Business and Corporate
Rob is a member of the Estate Planning Practice Team. He is experienced with all facets of advanced planning techniques, with a particular focus on the intersection of business matters and...


Peter G. Roth Corporate Attorney Varnum Grand Rapids, MI
Pete’s experience is in business and transactional work, with a heavy focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, venture capital, family office and joint venture...
Maureen Rouse-Ayoub Labor Employment Attorney
Maureen represents clients in all areas of labor and employment. She advises clients on labor management relations including union election proceedings, collective bargaining and contract...
Perrin Rynders, Varnum, litigation attorney
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,...


John W. Sturgis, real estate lawyer, Varnum
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...
Richard R. Symons, labor and employment lawyer, Varnum
Rick is a member of Varnum's Labor and Employment Practice Team. He focuses on the defense of employers in workers’ compensation litigation, from managing contested cases in an aggressive...
Fredric A. Sytsma, estate planning lawyer, Varnum
Fred is a member of the Estate Planning Practice Group. He has been assisting his clients with their estate planning needs since he first began his practice, and he has during that time...