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Located in iconic Bridgewater Place on the city’s northwest side, Varnum was the first of the city’s major law firms to break the mold by moving out of what was then the core downtown district more than 25 years ago. Our offices occupy the top floors of the building that bears our name, and our two decks overlooking the river and skyline provide one of the best views in the city. Ron DeWaard serves as the firm’s managing partner and Scott Hill serves as executive partner.

About Grand Rapids

The second-largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids is home to a vibrant community with a diverse culture, lively arts scene, year-round sporting events and countless festivals. Grand Rapids is frequently ranked among the best places to live and work in the country. 

  • Top Up and Coming Cities in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, Thrillist
  • Top 20 Cities for 7-Year Job Growth - Grand Rapids, Reuters
  • #1 - Mid-Sized Metro for Economic Growth Potential - Grand Rapids, Business Facilities
  • #1 - America's 10 Hottest Neighborhoods - Grand Rapids (49505 - Creston), Realtor.com
  • #1 - Top Metro for Sustainable Development - Grand Rapids, Site Selection Magazine
  • #2 - The Top Five Most Popular Destinations for Millennials - Grand Rapids, National Association of Realtors
  • #2 - Top Hiring Metro Areas in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, ManpowerGroup
  • #4 - Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers - Grand Rapids, WalletHub
  • #10 - Annual International Housing Affordability Survey - Grand Rapids, Demographia
  • #6 - 25 Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #13 - 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #45 - Top 100 Best Places to Live - Grand Rapids, Livability

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Parking Info

Bridgewater Place is located at Bridge Street and Scribner Avenue. There is a parking ramp attached to the building, with entrances on both Bridge Street and Scribner Avenue. Guest parking is available on levels C and D.

The entrance to the building from the parking ramp is on Level C. Please note that the parking ramp elevators located by the entrances do not access Varnum’s offices. From Level C of the parking ramp, enter directly to the 2nd floor of the building. From Level D of the parking ramp, use the stairs or parking ramp elevators to descend one level to Level C (the second floor of the building).

Once inside the building, the tower elevators to Varnum’s offices can be found on the second floor of the building. Varnum’s offices are located on the 13th through 17th floors with client reception located on the 17th floor. Please present your parking ticket to our receptionist for validation.

Directions

From I-196 Traveling West

  • Take the Ottawa Avenue exit (Exit 77) to Ottawa Avenue traveling south.
  • At the first intersection, turn right onto Michigan Street, which becomes Bridge Street after crossing the Grand River.
  • Just after crossing the river, Bridgewater Place is on the right.
  • The parking ramp entrance is on the right, just past the building.

From I-196 Traveling East

  • Take the Ottawa Avenue exit (Exit 77) to Ottawa Avenue traveling south.
  • At the first intersection, turn right onto Michigan Street, which becomes Bridge Street after crossing the Grand River.
  • Just after crossing the river, Bridgewater Place is on the right.
  • The parking ramp entrance is on the right, just past the building.

From US-131 Traveling South

  • Take the Pearl Street Exit (Exit 85B).
  • Turn left on Pearl Street.
  • Immediately there is another traffic light. Turn left onto Scribner Avenue.
  • Proceed one block north on Scribner Avenue to Bridge Street.
  • Proceed across Bridge Street to access the Scribner Avenue entrance to the parking ramp, which is on your right, or turn right onto Bridge Street where the entrance is immediately to your left.

From US-131 Traveling North

  • Take the Pearl Street Exit (Exit 85B).
  • There is a traffic light at the foot of the exit ramp.
  • Proceed straight ahead on Scribner Avenue.
  • Proceed one block north on Scribner Avenue to Bridge Street.
  • Proceed across Bridge Street to access the Scribner Avenue entrance to the parking ramp, which is on your right, or turn right onto Bridge Street where the entrance is immediately to your left.

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