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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 the leader of Varnum's Corporate Practice Team. 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 Star, 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan (Business Law Section; Public Corporation Law Section)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Judge for the inaugural Jump Start competition held at Alma College on March 31, 2012

Community Involvement

  • Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan (Board Member, 2011 - present; Executive Committee 2012 - present)
  • Economic Club of Grand Rapids (2009 - present)
  • Alma College President's Advisory Council (2014 - present)
  • Upward Basketball Coach (2014 - present)
  • Byron Township Little League Coach (2012 - present)
  • AYSO Coach (2011 - present)
  • Clarkston Basketball Foundation (Board Member, 2014 - present)

Publications and Presentations

  • 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
  • Panelist for "Startup Blunders and Barriers: So You've Got Capital. Now What?" June 2012
  • Speaker for "Pure Michigan Business Connect – West Michigan," August 2011
  • Panelist for "Exit Strategies: Guiding the Family Business Through a Critical Transition," May 2010
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