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Real Estate Attorney

John is an associate working with Varnum's Real Estate Practice Team. He regularly assists clients with real estate sales and acquisitions, commercial leasing matters on behalf of both landlords and tenants, and real estate financing transactions. He is also involved in the public finance area, assisting on various matters as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and issuer's counsel.

For more information, please contact John Sturgis at 616/336-6244 or


Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

News & Publications


John W. Sturgis VII, Help! I Need Somebody! (Or Do I?): A Discussion of Community Caretaking and "Assistance Seizures" Under Iowa Law, 99 Iowa L. Rev 1841 (2014)


University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, Iowa
J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
Order of the Coif
Iowa Law Review, Vol. 99, Managing Editor

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., cum laude, 2011
James B. Angell Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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