Matthew D. Zimmerman - Varnum LLP

Matthew D. Zimmerman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

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 water law matters, including: the permitting, operation and expansion of water supply/treatment/distribution systems and wastewater collection and treatment systems; sewer use ordinance drafting and enforcement including industrial pretreatment programs; stormwater management including ordinance drafting, permitting and enforcement and property owner representation in Drain Code projects; riparian rights issues; and submerged lands transactions. He represents both municipal and private clients in a wide variety of projects involving land use, including condemnation, permitting of development in protected natural resource areas (regulated wetlands, critical sand dunes, flood plains, etc.), solid waste management, zoning, brownfield redevelopment, and remediation of contaminated real estate. Matt also represents developers of energy products including both traditional and renewable energy projects, primarily regarding permitting and contracting.

Michigan State UniversityBA 1978University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1981
State Bar of Michigan Grand Rapids Bar Association Water Environment FederationWater Environment FederationLeague of Conservation Voters environmental Leadership NetworkGrand River Restoration River Quality Use CommitteeBible Study Fellowship International Christian Legal Ministries

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Grand Rapids Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Municipal Law of the Grand Rapids Metro Area
Matthew D. Zimmerman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Matthew D. Zimmerman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Energy Law
Environmental Law (Wetlands)
Land Use and Zoning Law
Municipal Law

Other Information

Gender: Male