Varnum LLP is a leading Michigan law firm providing a full range of legal services. With more than 175 attorneys in eight offices — Detroit, Grand Rapids, Novi, Kalamazoo, Grand Haven, Ann Arbor, Hastings and Lansing — the firm offers a broad range of practice areas to meet the needs of today’s leading businesses and institutions.
We represent clients throughout Michigan, the greater Midwest, and across the United States. We also advise international clients with proposed or current US operations. Our membership in Ally Law leverages our experience for clients served by the network.
For more than 125 years, clients have trusted Varnum for excellence, innovation and superior results in delivering legal services. Clients appreciate the reliability, speed and practicality of our responsiveness and our commitment to be cost-effective and avoid “over-lawyering” matters. We believe these characteristics reflect our genuine dedication to the success of our clients’ missions. Our team approach helps us maintain the close personal relationships traditionally exists between lawyers and clients, while ensuring that clients also have access to the full resources of the firm.
Varnum clients include manufacturers, distributors, food processors, energy companies, financial institutions, hospitals and healthcare providers, tech companies, municipalities, colleges and universities, developers, retailers, governmental units, transportation, and startups/emerging companies.
We counsel clients on a full range of corporate and finance matters, including the following:
* Administrative law
• Antitrust and trade regulation
• Construction and real estate law
• Corporate law
• Employee benefits and worker’s compensation
• Environmental law
• Estate planning
• Family Law
• International trade
• Labor and employment relations
• Litigation, including trial and appellate practice
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Patent, trademark and copyright
• Unfair competition
Our firm, its practices, and individual attorneys have been recognized for their excellence in publications such as U.S. News-Best Lawyers, Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
On June 15, 2020 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 6-3 decision that employers cannot discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) workers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.