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Varnum LLP

Grand Rapids

  • Bridgewater Place
  • Grand Rapids
  • USA
  • MI 49501-0352

Corporate/M&A - Michigan

THE FIRM This Michigan firm is recommended for its transactional capabilities. It advises public and private companies on a diverse selection of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A, joint ventures and tax, in addition to contractual and UCC issues. The group has particular experience in the manufacturing sector.

Sources say: "I find their corporate support to be very responsive, and they are very diligent in their research and assessment of the situation."

KEY INDIVIDUALS Scott Huizenga is a key contact in the firm's corporate services group.

Labor & Employment - Michigan

THE FIRM Varnum's labor and employment group is known for handling traditional labor work, and is experienced in collective and class action matters. It is also active in the field of employment litigation and counseling, and represents clients from the retail, healthcare and food processing sectors, in addition to manufacturing and automotive companies.

Sources say: "They are practical in their approach; they understand business and they understand their clients' needs."

KEY INDIVIDUALS Well-regarded attorney Richard Hooker is singled out for his traditional labor practice. He also provides employment advice and is an experienced litigator.

David Khorey is described by clients as "a great strategist and an outstanding labor lawyer." He also advises on employment issues.

"Very good attorney" Lawrence Murphy focuses his practice on employment litigation. His experience includes wrongful discharge, discrimination and harassment, in addition to contractual disputes.

Litigation - Michigan

THE FIRM This Michigan-focused group is based in Grand Rapids, with local offices in Metro Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Haven and Lansing. It has particular strength in the fields of banking litigation and insurance coverage disputes. Additional areas of knowledge include environmental, construction, product liability and complex commercial disputes. The team has experience of acting for a wide range of public and private companies, governmental agencies and individuals.

Sources say: "Their understanding is excellent so the strategy that they put together for litigation is off the chart."

KEY INDIVIDUALS William Rohn is chair of the firm's trial practice group.