Bruce Goodman - Varnum LLP

Bruce Goodman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 616-336-6574

ce Goodman practices energy law, environmental law, and construction law. His environmental expertise includes air quality permitting work, compliance counseling on air emissions, state and federal enforcement defense issues, and environmental management program development. His energy expertise includes negotiating numerous electric power sales agreements (both for wholesale sellers of energy and for retail consumers of energy) state electric rate cases, developing municipal energy tariffs, and energy project structuring and permitting. He regularly posts to his blog focusing on alternative energy developments in Michigan.

Most recently he has been involved in alternative energy projects including various wind energy, biofuels, and solar projects. In the area of construction law, he drafts and negotiates construction contracts for business and public owners with architects, engineers, and contractors, and has been involved in a number of LEED certification projects.

Bruce is the author of the Watt's New? Michigan Energy News newsletter and was named a "Thought Leader in Law" for his work with clients in the energy industry. He is the principal organizer for the Ford Energy Lecture series held in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor.

Bruce gives numerous presentations each year on energy issues, as well as moderating energy panels. He also presents on air quality issues, as well as participating in the Air and Waste Management Association programs, and other trade association programs.

In 2008, he worked on two technical workgroups supporting Michigan's Climate Action Council. Bruce is also a founding member of the West Michigan Energy Group.

Harvard UniversityBA 1970Wayne State UniversityMA 1971University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1979
American Bar Association Grand Rapids Bar Association State Bar of Michigan Federal Energy Bar Association American Wind Energy AssociationMichigan Manufacturers Association Chemical Coaters Association InternationalMichigan's Climate Action Council Michigan Department of Natural Resources Title V Michigan Energy Innovators Business Council (MiEIBC)

Office Location

Bridgewater Place
333 Bridge Street, NW
P.O. Box 352
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States


Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Other Information

Gender: Male