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Jeffrey W. Beswick Partner

Jeff Beswick Business and Estate Law
Office
Grand Haven
Phone
616/846-9936
Fax
616/336-7000
Email
jwbeswick@varnumlaw.com
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Assistant
Stephanie Strong, 616/743-4050
Lisa English, 616/743-4051

Business and Estate Experience

Jeff’s practice focuses on business law, real estate and estate planning. He works with many companies and family businesses to handle their legal issues, including business transactions, financing, contracts, licensing matters and real estate transactions. Jeff has special expertise in commercial real estate development and financing and in the ownership, management and transfer of family cottages, farms and vacation properties. He also represents clients in the agriculture and food industries, providing services including business and real estate advice tailored to the needs of the clients.

Jeff's estate planning work includes assisting clients with wills and trusts, estate taxation counsel, and trust and estate administration.

Community Involvement

  • North Ottawa Community Health System (Board Chair 2017; Board of Trustees 2012 - present)
  • Rotary Club of Grand Haven (1993 - present; past president)
  • North Ottawa Community Health System Capital Campaign (Co-Chair 2014 - 2016)
  • St. Patrick/St. Anthony Parish Capital Campaign (Co-Chair 2014 - 2016)
  • Grand Haven Area Public Schools Bond Campaign (Co-Chair 2014)
  • Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (Board Chair 2011 - 2012; Trustee 2006 - 2012)
  • Love In The Name of Christ (Ministry Center Capital Campaign Chair 2010 – 2012)
  • Loutit District Library (Board of Trustees 2003 - 2009; Board Chair 2006 - 2009)
  • Greater Ottawa County United Way (Campaign Chair 2008 - 2009)
  • Grand Haven Bank (Director 2004 - 2008)
  • Private Pilot

Recognitions

  • Recipient, 2010 G.W. Haworth Strength of Community Award for Exemplary Community Leadership
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®  since 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating, BV® Distinguished™

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ottawa County Bar Association

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D., cum laude, 1987
  • Hope College
    Holland, Michigan
    B.A., summa cum laude, 1984
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