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Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP (website, office locations)

BCI Contacts

Peter A. Smit, BCI Director   Office: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Phone: (616) 336-6508   E-Mail: pasmit@varnumlaw.com

Overview

Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP is a regional business law firm with more than 150 lawyers who are licensed in more than 35 states. We serve our clients in a full range of practice areas from offices in five locations.

Since its establishment, Varnum has built relationships with its clients and its reputation by helping clients to identify opportunities; negotiate and close commercial transactions; win lawsuits; and benefit from practical legal advice. Clients tell us they trust Varnum as a business partner and our team strives to continually earn this trust.

Representing top companies has allowed us to enhance the value of these services to our clients through innovative means of delivery, cost effective pricing and creative general counseling. Although we have represented many of our clients for decades, our practice expands constantly as new clients become a part of the unique Varnum family.

We represent leading commercial and industrial companies, financial, health care and educational institutions and public corporations throughout the United States and its territories. Our clients include a world leading office furniture company, a big three auto firm, the world's leading ready-to-eat cereal producer, publicly traded "Tier 1" automotive suppliers, transportation companies, the leading supplier of heavy vehicle connection systems and technologies, the largest producer of pressure treated lumber in the U.S., regional banks, regional health care organizations, colleges and universities, and over 300 municipalities on cable television and telecommunications issues.

Just as important, we also represent many midsize to smaller businesses which want world class attention and service at affordable rates. Clients tell us they particularly appreciate the direct access to high level experience, know-how and focus Varnum brings to bear when solving our client's problems. Whether those problems are difficult litigation matters or problems associated with managing corporate growth, Varnum clients have learned to expect the very best level of service and top results from us.