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83 Varnum Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers 2020

August 15, 2019

A total of 83 Varnum attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Best Lawyers® is one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Varnum attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition are:

Ann Arbor

  • Christopher A. Ballard: Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas W. Forster II: Real Estate Law

Detroit

  • Brendan G. Best: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Barbara E. Buchanan: Employment Law - Management
  • Terrence Miglio: Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Eric M. Nemeth: Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Grand Haven

  • Jeffrey Beswick: Trusts & Estates
  • Mark Hills: Commercial Litigation

Grand Rapids

  • Stephen P. Afendoulis: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Scott Alfree: Corporate Law; Health Care Law
  • Mark S. Allard: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – ERISA
  • Jonathan W. Anderson: Real Estate Law
  • Luis E. Avila: Labor Law - Management
  • Kimberly Baber: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law
  • Robert A. Buchanan: Municipal Law
  • Lawrence P. Burns: Health Care Law
  • Jon M. Bylsma: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation – Securities
  • David T. Caldon: Real Estate Law
  • Christopher J. Caldwell: Trusts & Estates
  • Kimberly Clarke: Immigration Law
  • Timothy J. Curtin: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Nyal D. Deems: Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey A. DeVree: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Ronald G. DeWaard: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Timothy E. Eagle: Trademark Law
  • Matthew B. Eugster: Environmental Law
  • Richard D. Fries: Employment Law - Management
  • Anthony P. Gauthier: Family Law
  • Linsey Gleason: Trusts & Estates
  • Bruce Goodman: Environmental Law
  • Charyn K. Hain: Commercial Litigation
  • William R. Hineline: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Dirk C. Hoffius: Trusts & Estates
  • John M. Huff: Trusts & Estates
  • Scott A. Huizenga: Corporate Law
  • Kaplin S. Jones: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Tax Law
  • David E. Khorey: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Harvey Koning: Banking & Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Randall W. Kraker: Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Municipal; Litigation – Real Estate; Municipal Law; Real Estate Law
  • Thomas G. Kyros: Trusts & Estates; Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Marilyn A. Lankfer: Trusts & Estates
  • Joseph B. Levan: Corporate Law
  • Timothy J. Lundgren: Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Water Law
  • Michael S. McElwee: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Nicholas B. Missad: Family Law
  • Daniel C. Molhoek: Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law
  • Robert D. Mollhagen: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Steven J. Morren: Real Estate Law
  • Lawrence J. Murphy: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Commercial Litigation
  • Melissa Papke: Real Estate Law; Commercial Finance Law
  • Laura E. Radle: Trusts & Estates; Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Wayne D. Roberts: Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • William E. Rohn: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Michael J. Roth: Commercial Litigation
  • Peter G. Roth: Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Perrin Rynders: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Jeff Schad: Banking and Finance Law
  • Joan Schleef: Banking and Finance Law
  • Mary Kay Shaver: Banking and Finance Law
  • Elizabeth Wells Skaggs: Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Peter A. Smit: Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Richard R. Symons: Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Fredric A. Sytsma: Trusts & Estates
  • Larry J. Titley: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Joseph J. Vogan: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Bryan R. Walters: Commercial Litigation
  • John Patrick White: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Michael G. Wooldridge: Corporate Law
  • Susan M. Wyngaarden: Banking and Finance Law; Public Finance Law
  • Kurt G. Yost: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Matthew D. Zimmerman: Energy Law; Environmental Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Municipal Law

Kalamazoo

  • John W. Allen: Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • William A. Dornbos: Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Native American Law; Real Estate Law
  • Eric J. Guerin: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Bonnie Y. Sawusch: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Lansing

  • Laura Chappelle: Energy Regulatory Law
  • Eric J. Schneidewind: Communications Law, Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law

Novi

  • Thomas H. Bergh: Trusts and Estates; Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Dennis M. Devaney: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Richard T. Hewlett: Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Richard A. Hooker: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Paul L.B. McKenney: Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Julia A. Perkins: Family Law

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers® is based on a peer-review survey in which leading lawyers cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor.

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