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The materials found on this web site (the "Site") have been prepared by Varnum LLP ("Varnum") for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Use of the Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between the internet user ("User" or "you") and Varnum. The materials found on this Site are not guaranteed to be complete or up to date; Users should not act upon this information without seeking professional legal counsel. Do not send us confidential information until you have spoken with one of our attorneys and receive authorization to deliver such materials to us. By using this Site, the User agrees to accept and abide by the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth in this notice. If User does not agree to accept and abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use, do not use the Site. Varnum may revise or modify these Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time and post such revisions or modifications on this page. Continued use of the Site after any such revision or modification constitutes User's acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Use as so revised or modified.


User access to the Site is subject to any and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.


Varnum owns all information, content, materials, and other items on the Site (collectively the "Varnum Materials"). Subject to these Terms and Conditions of Use, Varnum grants User a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to view, print and use this Site and the Varnum Materials provided herein. This Site, including all content, organization, graphics, design compilation and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws of the United States. User agrees to comply with all applicable copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws in using this Site. Users of this Site are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, displaying, creating derivative works or using any of the Varnum Materials on this Site for commercial or public purposes.


This site and the Varnum materials are provided on an "as is" basis and as such this site and the Varnum materials may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. Varnum does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the Varnum materials or any statement displayed on this site. Varnum expressly hereby disclaims all warranties, express, implied or statutory of any kind. This site and the Varnum materials may be incorrect, out of date, inappropriate for any particular transaction, and may contain "bugs", errors, problems, defects, or other limitations.


This Privacy Policy sets forth the guidelines Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP (“Varnum”) uses for protecting the information you provide to us during visits to By visiting, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Information Collected.
    Normal Web site Usage: You can visit to access information about our law firm without submitting any personal information. Varnum reserves the right to collect and store during normal Web site usage the name of your Internet service provider, the Web site that referred you to, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. Varnum reserves the right to use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity. E-mail Information: If you choose to correspond further with us through e-mail, we reserve the right to retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail addresses and our responses.
  2. Cookies.
    There is a technology called “cookies” which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. uses cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our site. In most instances, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you a chance to decide whether to accept it.
  3. Use Of Information.
    We use the personal information we collect for the purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, legal recruitment and making other services available to our clients. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special client advisories we think you might find valuable. Customers who do not wish to receive those mailings (whether e-mail or paper mail) or who believe they are receiving those mailings by mistake can contact Varnum and request removal from the mailing list.
  4. Sharing Information With Outside Parties.
    From time to time we may share the information we collect with agents, contractors or affiliates of Varnum for the purpose of providing services to Varnum.
  5. Compliance With the Law.
    Varnum reserves the right to release personal information when it believes it is appropriate to comply with the law; to enforce or apply the Terms and Conditions of Use or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Varnum, our users or others.
  6. Third Party Sites.
    Please be aware that other web sites that may be accessed through our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those third-party Web sites are not covered by this Privacy Policy.
  7. Changes in the Privacy Policy.
    Varnum reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy.


Varnum may provide hyperlinks on this Site links to other web sites. If User links to these sites, User will leave this Site and User does so at User's own risk. Varnum makes no warranty or representation regarding any linked web sites or the information appearing on such linked sites. The links do not imply that Varnum sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in the linked sites. Varnum prohibits caching, unauthorized hypertext links to this Site, or the framing of any Materials available on this Site. As such, Varnum reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames and specifically disclaims any responsibility for the Materials available on any other Web Site linked to this Site. Users should be aware that linked Sites may contain rules and regulations, privacy policies, confidentiality policies, and other provisions that differ from the provisions of this Site. Varnum is not responsible for such policies and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such policies.


Varnum reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms and Conditions of Use.


Users of this Site acknowledge and agree that this Site is controlled, operated and administered by Varnum from its offices within Grand Rapids, Michigan. Varnum makes no representation that Materials at this Site are appropriate or available for use at any locations outside of Michigan or the United States. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan (without regard to conflicts of law principles). All legal proceedings arising hereunder shall be brought solely in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


This Site contains information and press releases concerning Varnum. While this information was believed to be accurate to the best of Varnum's knowledge when put on this Site, Varnum expressly disclaims any duty or obligation to update such information or keep such information current.


Information on Varnum service and billing policies can be found on our Service and Billing page.


These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire Agreement between Varnum and User with respect to the use of this Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements and understandings with respect to this Site. User agrees to review these Terms and Conditions of Use prior to reviewing any information from the Site. Any cause of action User may have with regard to the use of this Site must be instituted within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or be deemed forever waived and barred. If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this Agreement to be unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of this Agreement shall be separately enforced.

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions or comments about our website or our Privacy Policy please contact us:
Phone: 616-336-6000
Mail: P.O. Box 352, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0352

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