Firm Profile

Varnum LLP

Headquarters

Bridgewater Place
333 Bridge Street, NW
P.O. Box 352
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States
(616) 336.6000

Firm Details

A full-service provider of legal counsel, Varnum has over 175 lawyers practicing in eight offices. Our clients range from international corporations and regional companies to small and midsize businesses who want world-class attention and service at reasonable rates. Our non-profit clients are equally diverse. We have built our reputation by helping clients identify opportunities, negotiate and close commercial transactions, and benefit from up-to-the-minute legal advice. You will find other law firms that offer a wide range of services, and you will find other firms with capable attorneys. Less common are those who will make the investment in you in order to become your trusted advisor.

 

Management

Joan M. Andrew
Director of Business Development
Caroll J. Velie
Director of Human Resources
Thomas Kyros
Executive Partner
David Khorey
Partner, Chair of Policy Committee

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Michigan in Energy Regulatory Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Michigan in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 2 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Novi with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Banking and Finance Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Novi in Commercial Litigation with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Energy Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Lansing in Energy Regulatory Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Land Use and Zoning Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Kalamazoo in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Real Estate Law with 6 lawyers

Awards

  • Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan - Corporate Leadership Award
  • Paul L.B. McKenney Named Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Varnum named Best Law Firm in Grand Rapids Magazine Readers Poll
  • Joy Fossel Received Pro Bono Service Award from Legal Services Corporation
  • Tom Bergh Named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional
  • Mike Wooldridge Named Client Service All Star by BTI Consulting
  • Ron DeWaard, Steve Afendoulis and Peter Smit Named Leading Plaintiff's Stars by Benchmark: Plaintiff
  • Benchmark Litigation Names Varnum a Leading Firm in Michigan
  • Eric Schneidewind named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer for Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Varnum named a 2013 "Go To Law Firm" at the Top 500 Companies by American Lawyer Media
  • Varnum Named a 2013 Top Law Firm by Martindale Hubbell
  • Marilyn Lankfer Recognized as a Woman in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Chambers USA Ranks Varnum as a Leading Law Firm
  • John Allen Names a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Clients

  • American Seating Co.
  • Georgia Pacific Corp.
  • Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA
  • Kellogg Company
  • Sauder Woodworking Company
  • Wilbur-Ellis Company

Contacts

Harvey Koning
Banking, Financing and Restructuring
616/336-6588
Kaplin S. Jones
Corporate
616/336-6820
Jeffrey A. DeVree
Employee Benefits
616/336-6566
Matthew D. Zimmerman
Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources
616/336-6536
Christopher J. Caldwell
Estate Planning
616/336-6951
Mark E. Hills
Family Law
616/846-0687
Scott D. Alfree
Health Care
616/336-6439
Charles F. Gray
Intellectual Property
248/567-7817
Stephanie R. Setterington
Labor & Employment
616/336-6466
Jon M. Bylsma
Litigation
616/336-6530
Peter A. Smit
Personal Injury
616/336-6508
Melissa B. Papke
Real Estate
616/336-6425
Eric M. Nemeth
Tax
313/481-7328

Firm Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Municipal Law
  • Native American Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Water Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

United States

United States

Michigan

Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

300 North Fifth Avenue, Suite 230

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

United States

(734) 372.2900

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Detroit, MI

160 West Fort Street, Fifth Floor

Detroit, MI 48226

United States

(313) 481.7330

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Grand Haven, MI

233 Washington Avenue, Suite 205

Grand Haven, MI 49417

United States

(616) 846.7100

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Grand Rapids, MI

Bridgewater Place

333 Bridge Street, NW

P.O. Box 352

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

United States

(616) 336.6000

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Kalamazoo, MI

251 North Rose Street, Fourth Floor

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

United States

(269) 382.2300

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Lansing, MI

201 North Washington Square, Suite 910

Lansing, MI 48933

United States

(517) 482.8447

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Novi, MI

39500 High Pointe Boulevard, Suite 350

Novi, MI 48375

United States

(248) 567.7400

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