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.
For more than 130 years, clients have trusted Varnum for excellence, innovation and exceptional results across a wide variety of legal matters. We work as a true partner to our clients, understanding their business goals and industry trends to deliver legal advice that allows them to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risks. Varnum attorneys are regularly asked to develop creative solutions, providing clients with guidance not on whether something is possible, but on how it can best be achieved.
With eight offices and 180 lawyers strategically located across Michigan, we routinely represent non-U.S. companies with respect to their U.S. operations and related legal matters. As a long-standing member of Ally Law, our clients know that they can trust the quality and experience of fellow member firms across the globe.
Our firm is built upon a foundation of excellent client service. Clients appreciate the reliability, speed and practicality of our responsiveness and our commitment to the efficient delivery of legal services. These characteristics reflect our genuine dedication to the success of our clients’ missions.
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, among others.
We counsel clients across a variety of legal matters, including the following:
- Administrative law
- Antitrust and trade regulation
- Construction and real estate law
- Corporate law
- Employee benefits
- 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
A guiding principle at Varnum is our commitment to excellence. We are pleased to be recognized for this commitment through our annual ranking in legal directories including Chambers USA, U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms, The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers HNW, Top Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) was the first piece of legislation to set a permanent estate tax and gift tax exemption (“exemption”).
We are pleased to announce that 15 member firms and 498 individual lawyers have been recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America.