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Corporate Attorney

Jake is a member of Varnum's Corporate Services and M&A Team. Jake's focus is in business and transactional work with a strong emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, venture capital and other commercial transactions. Jake also has experience with day-to-day business issues from a legal perspective and has experience in corporate structuring, succession planning, securities regulation and a wide variety of other commercial transactions. He has experience working with businesses ranging from early stage startups to mature, privately-held businesses of all sizes.

In addition to general corporate services, Jake is also co-chair of the Food Law Team. His food law experience includes compliance with FDA labeling requirements and the Food Safety Modernization Act. Jake also has representative experience with agricultural cooperatives and the Capper Volstead Act.

For more information, please contact Jake Droppers at 616/336-6893 or



Honors & Recognitions

Michigan Lawyers Weekly©, Up & Coming Lawyer, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Mid America Cooperative Council, Inc.

State Bar of Michigan

News & Publications


Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Bloomington, Indiana
J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
Indiana Law Journal, Managing Editor

Hope College
Holland, Michigan
B.A., Economics, with honors, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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