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Varnum LLP

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Banking and Finance Law

Can't say enough as to my appreciation for our relationship with Varnum, and specifically partner Kristen Veresh. We view Kristen and her team as an extension of our team. They are efficient, forward-thinking, and add value for both my team and our customers. We rely on their expertise and professionalism and hold Kristen and team in very high regard.

Bill McGee Huntington National Bank

Banking and Finance Law

As a banker, I appreciate the relationship I have with Varnum attorneys. They are highly responsive and their work product is generally flawless. They make even the most difficult of transactions seamless.

Kimberly Banat Huntington National Bank

Immigration Law

We were new to having needs for immigration services in relation to some employees we had hired. We tried a couple of other law firms, but Varnum, by far, was the easiest to work with and made the process understandable for us. We made the decision to retain Varnum for all of our immigration legal needs.

Municipal Law

The Varnum GR lawyers have knowledge, expertise and experience in municipal law that easily exceeds the norm. They are responsive and provide timely advice and accurate information. They communicate very well with City Council, City staff, other attorneys and the public. They look for low cost alternatives that save the City money both up front in legal fees and later in cost avoidance. They are problem solvers.

Ken Krombeen City of Grandville

Immigration Law

Extraordinary expertise and service. Highly recommend.

Miles J. Postema Ferris State University

Employment Law - Management

Elizabeth Skaggs and Maureen Rouse- Ayoub are both very knowledgeable, professional, and helpful.

Banking and Finance Law

Varnum has a professional team that helps our firm with a variety of issues in various specialized areas.

Joe Maier Cascade Engineering, Inc.

Corporate Law

Pete Roth and Steve Morren are exceptional attorneys. Always responsive and highly knowledgeable. I have no reservations when seeking their counsel.

Energy Regulatory Law

Overall, my Varnum attorney is responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. Varnum has effectively represented my company's interests in a multitude of situations and achieved favorable outcomes.

Energy Law

Varnum has an incredible team of lawyers who are always willing to assist us!

Employment Law - Management

We consider our lawyers at Varnum to be our partners - they deeply understand our work, culture, and goals and consistently provide thoughtful, well-researched and nuanced guidance.

Min Kim Avenues: The World School

Real Estate Law

We work mostly with Bradley Defoe and Melissa Papke at Varnum. They are both very understanding of our needs and concerns. Most importantly, they are aware of our business model and company goals. They have great communication skills, are knowledgeable of the state laws, and have perseverance. These are only the highlights.

Real Estate Law

I have used Tom Forster of Varnum for the past couple of years. He is an outstanding counselor and advisor. He works quickly and is tremendously responsive. He finds creative solutions and has a high level of subject matter expertise. I highly recommend him to anyone else looking for a real estate attorney.

Banking and Finance Law

Our entire leadership team utilizes Varnum and their team of legal professionals for an array of legal services and counsel. Varnum supports our company's mergers and acquisition transaction needs, corporate securities, bank financing, employment, government economic development, and real estate legal requirements. I highly recommend Varnum in any of the aforementioned capacities as well as their others areas of specialization given the great service, quality and value their team provides to Peterson Farms and its leadership.

Eric Lambert Peterson Farms, Inc.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Joe Vogan, David Khorey, and Elizabeth Skaggs are outstanding!

Energy Law

Varnum has provided the expertise we have needed to navigate complex energy issues and opportunities.

Employment Law - Management

Exceptional advice, ethical, and very responsive!

Cathy Lucas Willard Library

Environmental Law

Matt Zimmerman and Kyle Konwinski were fantastic to work with. We are very appreciative of their efforts on behalf of our business and family.

Dan Vogler Harrietta Hills Trout Farm LLC

Corporate Law

Professional, knowledgeable and timely in their service delivery.

William (Brad) Kessel Independent Bank

Energy Regulatory Law

Varnum works with us on a routine basis in matters pertaining to state and federal energy regulations. They have provided prompt, accurate and valuable legal advice and assisted us in making multiple state regulatory filings on a timely manner. Without their help, it would have been hard to maintain our state license to sell energy to retail customers.

Ron Carrier (former) Direct Energy

Corporate Law

I couldn't be more enthusiastic about my experiences with Pete Roth and Matt Maltz at Varnum. They have become my go-to duo for all financing and M&A transactions, and they consistently deliver expertise and service on par with or ahead of the largest national law firms.

Brook Critchfield Plymouth Growth Partners

Real Estate Law

Outstanding group of very professional yet very down to earth attorneys that are always a pleasure to do business with!

Labor Law - Management

Elizabeth Skaggs and Maureen Rouse- Ayoub are both very knowledgeable, professional, and helpful.

Banking and Finance Law

Professional, knowledgeable, and timely in their service delivery.

William (Brad) Kessel Independent Bank

Corporate Law

Varnum, and especially their leadership, is very professional, knowledgeable, confidential, caring and helpful. I appreciate their attention to detail, looking out for our best interest and interaction with many experienced partners.

Phillip Schaafsma D.L. Neu & Associates

Corporate Law

Harvey Koning and his deal team have helped us close multiple acquisitions over the last couple of years. They are detail-oriented, responsive, and have expertise in all the relevant areas necessary to complete a deal (real estate, environment, tax, etc.). Their openness to enter into alternative fee arrangements makes them a valuable partner in the Mergers & Acquisition space.

Energy Law

Both the Lansing and Grand Rapids attorneys that I have worked with were very knowledgeable on state and federal law regarding energy. They were able to work with my firm on a very complex case that involved both state and federal jurisdictions and their work was very thorough and effective.

Ron Carrier (former) Direct Energy

Corporate Law

Fred Schubkegel has been our attorney for many years and he does an outstanding job handling all our needs. We can call him anytime and he is very responsive to our needs. In addition, he is a very realistic attorney and will give us his opinion rather than give us the standard legal speak with little or no substantive comments.

Rene Poch Trillium Staffing Solutions

Corporate Law

Varnum provides exceptional and cost-effective legal support across a number of different legal categories. They work to understand our business to ensure they can provide timely and practical support.

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