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Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Attorney

Justin is an associate on the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Team. He focuses his practice on energy regulatory matters, assisting clients such as renewable energy project developers; independent power producers; manufacturers and other industrial and business interests; public and municipal entities and institutions; and trade associations advocating for market-driven power supply in negotiations with Michigan’s utilities and in cases before the Michigan Public Service Commission. He also assists clients on environmental compliance and permitting matters, and on municipal and zoning-related matters.

As a complement to his work in the energy and environmental areas, Justin leverages his experience advising clients in connection with significant business transactions (including mergers & acquisitions and other corporate reorganizations) and with corporate governance and securities law matters (including private placements of securities and registered offerings) to provide holistic legal advice driven by an understanding that his clients’ immediate legal needs often represent only a small part of their overall business strategy. 

For more information, please contact Justin Ooms at 616/336-6374 or jkooms@varnumlaw.com

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Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

News & Publications

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Bloomington, Indiana
J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Indiana Law Journal

Bucerius Law School
Hamburg, Germany
Graduate Coursework, 2016

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A., History, with honors, 2014
B.A., German, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
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