Duly Noted

 Foster Swift expands West Michigan presence

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC has added six attorneys, formerly of the West Michigan law firm Siebers Mohney PLC, and one office location (Holland).
With these additions, Foster Swift counts 21 attorneys in West Michigan and a total of 105 attorneys in its six offices (including Lansing, Farmington Hills, Detroit, and Marquette).
“Expanding our presence in West Michigan is part of our strategic plan,” states Gary McRay, Foster Swift President.  “Foster Swift opened its first office in Grand Rapids in 2005 with seven attorneys. Just five years later, we have 21 lawyers and ... an office in Holland.”
Everyone involved is excited at the opportunities this brings. “We are looking forward to being able to provide broader legal resources to our clients with the same high level of personal service,” commented Jack Siebers, former managing partner at Siebers Mohney.  McRay adds, “The practice areas of the attorneys ... match up nicely and enhance our capabilities...”
Jack Siebers gained extensive business experience during his 15 years as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Foremost Corporation in Grand Rapids prior to entering private practice. He has unique expertise in Franchise Law.
Paul Yared’s widespread experience was gained while serving Foremost Corporation for more than 25 years, with the last 14 as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel; he has significant experience in general corporate legal.
Jennifer Van Regenmorter’s experience covers a wide range of business disciplines, with a particular expertise in health law.  She has many years of practice representing providers.
Thomas TerMaat practices in the areas of Commercial Litigation, general civil litigation, Transportation and Trucking Law and Premises Liability, and is one of the leading experts in MI No-Fault Automobile Insurance Law.
Ryan Lamb represents a variety of businesses in corporate, general operation, acquisitions, real estate and tax matters.
Mindi Johnson’s experience covers, in particular, the representation of health care organizations.
Siebers, Lamb and Yared join Foster Swift's Business and Corporate Group and practice in the Grand Rapids office; Van Regenmorter and Johnson join the Healthcare Practice Group and work from Holland while TerMaat joins the General Litigation Group in Grand Rapids. Siebers Mohney's Grand Rapids office will move into Foster Swift's newly renovated offices in Grand Rapids.  The Holland location will remain the same, with new signage identifying it as a Foster Swift office.