At Varnum, we understand the complex issues and relationships trade associations face every day. Developing and maintaining new member services while effectively managing political and legislative agendas is no easy task. On top of it all, association employees must deliver services with the responsiveness that members expect.
As one of the largest law firms in Michigan, Varnum understands the needs of trade associations, their executive directors, employees and members. We can guide you through all aspects of trade association law, including:
- Employment Law
- Employee Benefits
- Sexual Harassment
- Employee Manual Issues
- Financing Issues
- Antitrust Issues
- Pricing Issues
- Robinson-Patman Act Advice
- Liquor Control Commission Issues
- Legislative Interpretation
- Board of Directors Issues
- Political Action Committee Issues
- Insurance Law
- Advertising Issues
- Representation of Federal, State and Local governments
The attorneys in Varnum's Association Client Service Team understand the multifaceted world of associations and represent our clients with integrity and respect.
Cost and Billing
Varnum will structure a fee arrangement that makes sense to each association. In addition to a standard, monthly billing arrangement, we offer many alternative fee arrangements, including flat fees, blended rates, volume discounts, fixed fees, and telephone retainers. Our fundamental starting point is that we will find a way to make it work.
Proactive Approach to Association Law
Our attorneys structure a common sense approach to your association’s pressing concerns and help you take measures to avoid costly legal matters in the future. Our proactive approach includes informing executive directors and board members of all legal issues that may affect the association. Varnum's extensive resources enable us to cost-effectively represent both large and small associations.