Duly Noted

70 Varnum attorneys listed in Best Lawyers® 2017



A total of 70 Varnum attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America®, one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Inclusion is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

In addition, five Varnum attorneys were selected as Lawyers of the Year (see Grand Rapids Legal News 8/31/16.)

Varnum attorneys from the Grand Rapids office included are: Stephen P. Afendoulis: Commercial Litigation, Litigation–Real Estate; Scott Alfree: Corporate Law, Health Care; Mark S. Allard: Commercial Litigation, Litigation–ERISA; Jonathan W. Anderson: Real Estate; Lawrence P. Burns: Health Care; Robert A. Buchanan: Municipal; Jon M. Bylsma: Commercial Litigation,  and three other litigation areas; Christopher J. Caldwell: Trusts & Estates; Timothy J. Curtin: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization; Nyal D. Deems: Real Estate; Jeffrey A. DeVree: Employee Benefits (ERISA), Litigation & Controversy–Tax, Tax Law; Ronald G. DeWaard: Commercial Litigation, Litigation–Banking & Finance; Timothy E. Eagle: Trademark; Matthew B. Eugster: Environmental; Bruce Goodman: Environmental; William R. Hineline: Employee Benefits (ERISA); Dirk C. Hoffius: Trusts & Estates; John M. Huff: Trusts and Estates; Scott A. Huizenga: Corporate Law; Kaplin S. Jones: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Tax Law; David E. Khorey: Employment Law–Management, Labor Law–Mgmt.; Harvey Koning: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Regulation; Randall W. Kraker: Land Use & Zoning, Litigation–Land Use & Zoning and two other litigation areas, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law; Thomas G. Kyros: Trusts & Estates, Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Marilyn A. Lankfer: Trusts & Estates; Joseph B. Levan: Corporate Law; Timothy J. Lundgren: Energy Regulatory, Water Law; Michael S. McElwee: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization, Litigation–Bank-ruptcy; Daniel C. Molhoek: Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance; Steven J. Morren: Real Estate; Lawrence J. Murphy: Employment Law–Management, Labor Law–Mgmt., Litigation–Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation; Melissa Papke: Real Estate; Wayne D. Roberts: Litigation and Controversy–Tax, Tax Law; William E. Rohn: Commercial Litigation, Litigation–Construction, Litigation–Labor & Employment; Peter G. Roth: Corporate Law; Robert Rutgers: Corporate Law, Family Law; Perrin Rynders: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor & Employment; Jeff Schad: Banking and Finance; Joan Schleef: Banking and Finance; Elizabeth Wells Skaggs: Employment Law–Mgmt., Litigation–Labor & Employment; Peter A. Smit: Litigation–Banking/Finance, Litigation–Intellectual Property, Litigation–Labor & Employment; Richard R. Symons: Workers' Compensation Law–Employers; Fredric A. Sytsma: Trusts & Estates; Larry J. Titley: Employee Benefits (ERISA); Pamela J. Tyler: Trusts & Estates; Joseph J. Vogan: Employment Law–Mgmt., Labor Law–Mgmt.; John Patrick White: Employment Law–Mgmt., Labor Law–Mgmt.; Michael G. Wooldridge: Corporate;  Susan M. Wyngaarden: Banking/Finance, Public Finance; Kurt G. Yost: Closely Held Companies/Family Businesses, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions; Matthew D. Zimmerman:  Energy Law, Environmental, Land Use/Zoning, Municipal.