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Varnum LLP

Grand Rapids

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

Banking & Finance - Michigan

What the team is known for Focused on complex federal and state regulatory issues on behalf of a series of financial institutions. Also advises both lenders and borrowers in loan transactions and workouts.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They've been on corporate banking issues and each time the service is exemplary - quick turnaround and they help us accomplish goals very quickly."

Notable practitioners  

David McLeod represents lenders in acquisitions, real estate and commercial financing transactions. Clients value his experience and praise his "very attentive" approach to their needs.

Labor & Employment - Michigan

What the team is known for Offers expertise in traditional labor law, employment litigation, immigration and workers' compensation. Represents the management of a range of organizations of all sizes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They're very thorough and definitely look at all sides of the situation. They're very accommodating and you really feel that you're in a partnership."

"They have an understanding of my workplace and the practical necessities of dealing with strategy and problem solving as well as the legal side." 

Notable practitioners  

Richard Hooker is recognized in the field of traditional labor law, and clients appreciate that he is "very responsive and gives clear advice." Sources say he "knows practical solutions as well as technical legal strategy."

David Khorey provides consultation on labor and employment issues to clients from the automotive, transportation and healthcare industries. Clients report that they can rely on his advice.

The "extremely knowledgeable and level-headed" Lawrence Murphy handles discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge disputes. Clients say that "his strategic view is really good, always looking three steps down the road." 

Litigation - Michigan

What the team is known for Represents clients in all manner of disputes, including securities litigation, product liability and environmental claims. Involved in state and federal courts on behalf of organizations from both the private and public sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They're so accessible to us. A very strong firm with a lot of resources to hand."

"Practical, cost-conscious and good communication. They understand our goals and can move forward." 

Notable practitioners  

Department head Jon Bylsma is a key contact for the firm's litigation practice.

Real Estate - Michigan

What the team is known for Full-service practice that works with investors, businesses, developers and institutions on a wide range of matters pertaining to commercial, residential and industrial real estate. Also handles sophisticated regulatory issues. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They're qualified and motivated attorneys who do a good job for us in areas where we can't afford to have mediocre representation." 

"Great advisers on deal structures and bringing new ideas to the table."

Notable practitioners  

Nyal Deems has a wealth of experience in representing municipal clients. He focuses his practice on conveyance and lease transactions for development projects such as those in the hospitality and retail industries.