Joan E. Schleef - Varnum LLP

Joan E. Schleef

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 616-336-6462

Joan is a member of the Financial Services Practice Group. She represents commercial lenders and asset-based lenders (including banks) in documenting, negotiating and closing numerous commercial loan transactions, including working capital and formula-based loans; real estate acquisition and development loans; and leveraged buy-out financing.

She also represents lenders in connection with borrower insolvencies, loan restructurings and workouts, banks in various matters concerning regulatory compliance issues and various corporate and commercial clients regarding general commercial matters. Prior to joining Varnum, Joan served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Wendell A. Miles, United States District Court, Western District of Michigan from 1985 to 1988.

Indiana University BloomingtonBA 1982University of CincinnatiJ.D. 1985
Federal Bar Association State Bar of Michigan Grand Rapids Bar AssociationOhio Bar AssociationWealthy Theater, a Michigan nonprofit corporation

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Grand Rapids Metro Area
Joan E. Schleef has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Other Information

Gender: Female