Richard D. Rathburn Counsel
Dick Rathburn has provided tax and financial services to a wide-range of corporations over the past 30 years. Those services have included advice on international transactions for large publicly traded companies to comprehensive succession planning consultation for closely held entrepreneurial companies. He is currently providing board level advisory services to many companies in the Grand Rapids area.
Prior to joining Varnum, Dick was the partner in charge of the Western Michigan tax department of Ernst & Young for 22 years.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
- State Bar of Michigan: Tax Section
Dick has a strong commitment to community involvement through governance roles at various charitable and educational organizations. He has accepted high-level leadership roles with Porter Hills Presbyterian Village, Grand Rapids Rotary, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, West Michigan Estate Planning Council, Grand Rapids Rotary Foundation, Porter Hills Foundation, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University.
Wayne State University Law School
LL.M. - 1965
Western Michigan University
B.S., Accounting - 1962