Duly Noted . . .

 Chambers USA ranks Varnum in several practice areas

Varnum LLP has once again been ranked in several practice areas in Chambers USA, a national directory that ranks leading law firms and lawyers. Varnum achieved rankings in four of the six practice areas for which Chambers ranks Michigan firms.

Chambers published the following about Varnum; in all cases the quotes are mainly from clients:
Banking and Finance: Focused on complex federal and state regulatory issues on behalf of a series of financial institutions. Also advises lenders and borrowers in loan transactions and workouts. Strengths: “They've been on corporate banking issues and each time the service is exemplary – quick turn-around and they help us accomplish our goals very quickly.”
Labor and Employment: Offers expertise in traditional labor law, employment litigation, immigration and workers' compensation. Represents the management of a range of organizations of all sizes." Strengths: “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 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.”

Litigation – General Commercial: 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 “They're so accessible to us. A very strong firm with a lot of resources [at] hand.” “Practical, cost-conscious and good communication. They understand our goals and can move forward.”
Real Estate: 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: “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.”

Chambers also acknowledged several Varnum attorneys as notable practitioners: David McLeod (Banking); Richard Hooker (Labor and Employment); David Khorey (Labor and Employment) ; Lawrence J. Murphy (Labor and Employment); Nyal Deems (Real Estate).
Each year, Chambers USA conducts in-depth research through telephone interviews with lawyers and clients in order to rank lawyers and law firms.