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James M. Eardley Partner

Office
Grand Rapids
Phone
616/336-6496
Cell
616/485-5444
Fax
616/336-7000
Email
jmeardley@varnumlaw.com
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Assistant
Melissa Babb, 616/336-6633
Judy Peterman, 616/336-6653

Corporate and Finance Experience

Jim practices in the firm’s corporate services area, with special emphasis in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, corporate finance, strategic ventures and asset based lending. He has extensive experience counseling mature and emerging closely held businesses with regard to corporate structure, governance, planning and succession, as well as general commercial matters.

Community Involvement

  • Board member of Guardian Angel Homes, a nonprofit organization that creates positive, faith based home environments for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Past board member of the West Michigan Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, and currently serves on its Membership Committee
  • Board member and past president of the University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids, and is active in student recruiting
  • Serves as legal counsel to the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D., 1990
  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Bachelor of Arts, Economics, with high distinction, 1986

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Michigan Mortgage Bankers Association

Recognitions

  • Fellow with the Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating, AV® Preeminent™
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