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Corporate Attorney

Dick has provided tax and financial services to a wide range of corporations over the past 30 years, including advice on international transactions for large publicly traded companies and comprehensive succession planning consultation for closely held entrepreneurial companies. He is currently providing board level advisory services to many companies in the Grand Rapids area.

Prior to joining Varnum, Dick was the partner in charge of the western Michigan tax department of Ernst & Young.

For more information, please contact Dick Rathburn at 616/336-6584 or


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

State Bar of Michigan, Taxation Section

Community Involvement

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Foundation, treasurer

Grand Rapids Rotary, treasurer

Grand Rapids Rotary Foundation, Board of Directors

Grand Valley State University, MST Advisory Council

Porter Hills Foundation, Board of Directors

Porter Hills Presbyterian Village: past chair; Board of Directors

West Michigan Estate Planning Council, past president

Western Michigan University, Accounting Advisory Council


Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
LL.M., 1965

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
B.S., Accounting, 1962

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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