- Managing Partner: Robert C Shaver
- Number of partners: : 36
- Number of lawyers: 50
Originally founded in 1960,Rhoades McKee is a full-service, comprehensive law firm with nearly 50 attorneys with offices in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven, Michigan. Rhoades McKee represents numerous large and small companies, both publicly and privately held, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, licensed professionals, financial institutions, real estate developers, municipalities and insurance companies. Several Rhoades McKee attorneys also have a CPA designation, which provides the legal team with additional insight into business transactions and disputes. All attorneys are assisted by a support staff that includes former agents of the Internal Revenue Service. The insurance defense, wrongful death and personal injury attorneys are assisted by paralegals with nursing backgrounds. The Real Estate and Environmental Practice Group contains a LEED Accredited attorney and licensed real estate brokers. These support specialists enhance the delivery of complete and practical legal services.
Main Areas of Practice:
Business & Corporate Law:
Rhoades McKee Business and Corporate Law Practice Group represents all business entities in business formation and financing, business valuation litigation, commercial finance law, commercial lending, commercial transaction law, corporate dissolution and bankruptcy, merger acquisitions, non-profit organizations, property taxation and tax law. Rhoades McKee provides extensive services in all manufacturing and service industry organizations; the firm represents clients in agriculture, banking and healthcare industry services.
Contact: Anthony A Pearson Tel: 616 233 5180
Labor & Employment Law:
The labor and employment attorneys specialize in employee benefits and compensation, employment litigation, FLMA/ADA solutions, union-management relations and wage and hour laws.
Contact: Mary L Tabin Tel: 616 233 5174
Rhoades McKee’s Litigation Practice Group is best known for complex business, commercial and shareholder litigation. The firm leverages the talents of four JD/CPAs who practice in the business group as well as another attorney who holds an LLM. Further, the firm’s commercial trial lawyers have developed unique specializations, including litigation of complex business valuation matters as well as complex financial and accounting matters. In addition, Rhoades McKee has a robust professional malpractice defense team representing doctors, lawyers and accountants.
Contact: Brian K Lawson Tel: 616 233 5234
Real Estate, Environmental & Construction:Areas of PracticeAgriculture Industry
Business & Corporate Law
Estate Planning & Administration
Financial Dispute Resolution
Labor & Employment
The Real Estate Practice Group provides comprehensive services in all areas of traditional real estate, environmental, green building and construction law. It assists clients in the acquisition, construction, financing, leasing and disposition of real estate. It assists developers, contractors, realtors and investors with analysis and acquisition of parcels of land for all types of projects. The firm represents clients including retail centers, industrial and office complexes, automobile dealerships, residential site condominium and plat developments, title insurance companies, commercial and residential real estate brokerage firms and senior and multi-family housing throughout the West Michigan region. The environmental lawyers counsel and represent clients regarding a broad spectrum of environmental issues on a regular basis. They have significant experience with environmental due diligence in business and real estate acquisitions and divestitures, permitting, regulatory compliance, litigation, Brownfield redevelopment, financing opportunities and cleanups. The Real Estate Group at Rhoades McKee also has extensive experience in representing governmental entities and land owners in connection with condemnation proceedings.
Contact: Scott J Steiner Tel: 616 233 5206