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Scott J. Hill Partner

Grand Rapids
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Ruth Reickard, 616/336-6802

Corporate Experience

Scott is a partner and member of Varnum's Executive Committee. His practice focuses on business representation, including transactions, planning and counseling. Specifically, Scott deals with acquisitions, sales, mergers, succession planning, private equity, financing and joint ventures on a variety of levels. He also spends a significant portion of his time counseling clients on supply chain contracting issues.


  • Wayne State University Law School
    Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., 2003
    Survey Editor, The Wayne Law Review
    Dean's Scholar
  • Alma College
    Alma, Michigan
    B.S., magna cum laude, 2000
    Double Major: Chemistry/Business


  • Named by Super Lawyers as a Michigan Rising Star2013
  • Leadership Grand Rapids, Class of 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan (Business Law Section; Public Corporation Law Section)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Western Michigan Roundtable - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Community Involvement

  • Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan (Board Member, 2011 - present; Executive Committee 2012 - 2015)
  • Economic Club of Grand Rapids (2009 - present)
  • Alma College President's Advisory Council (2014 - present)
  • Youth Basketball Coach (2014 - present)
  • Youth Baseball Coach (2012 - present)
  • AYSO Coach (2011 - 2016)
  • Bite Cancer Foundation (Board Member)
  • Clarkston Basketball Foundation (Board Member)

Publications and Presentations

  • Panelist for Strategic Discussion with West Michigan Automotive Suppliers, MiBiz, August 20, 2017
  • Panelist for Conversation with West Michigan Automotive Suppliers, MiBiz, August 4, 2016
  • "Does Your Key Supplier Have a Succession Plan?," Grand Rapids Business Journal, February 14, 2014
  • "Thinking About an Acquisition? Discard the Rose-Colored Glasses," Grand Rapids Business Journal, November 6, 2015
  • Radio interview with Chris Holman of The Business Beat, Michigan Business Network, October 31, 2012
  • "Succession Planning Creating a Dynasty," Grand Rapids Business Journal, July 30, 2012
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