Varnum LLP

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333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504, United States
Contact: Tamara Bergstrom
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Michigan
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Varnum PI Team Wins Wrongful Death Case for Family of WWII Vet

The family of a WWII veteran who died after an assault at a State-operated adult care facility will receive a $825,000 settlement from the State of Michigan…more
 /  Personal Injury

USCIS: Latest Form I-9 to be published on July 17

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yesterday that the latest Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, will be released on July 17. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Raising Capital from Individual Investors Using Regulation A+

Raising capital is essential to startups, and a new option to fundraising allows you to raise money from individual investors through the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Regulation A+. We'll explore the different…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Obama Administration’s Organic Animal Welfare Rule Postponed a Second Time

For the second time, the effective date of the Organic Animal Welfare Rule (OAWR) proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture during the last days of the Obama administration has been pushed back. The new effective…more
 /  Agriculture

NAFTA Renegotiation Would Intend to Benefit Farmers, Ranchers

In recent weeks, the Trump administration took the first step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative (USTR), sent a letter to Congress placing…more
 /  Agriculture, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Timeline for Implementation of Pesticide Applicators Rule Lengthened by the EPA

On May 11, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a 12-month extension on the implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticide Applicators Rule. The extension is meant to provide states and…more
 /  Agriculture, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Apology? In Litigation? Really?

Countless clients have begun our relationship with this simple statement. Why wouldn’t a person who caused an accident resulting in serious injury say this simple thing? There are a lot of reasons. First, the insurance company…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Why Should Startups Care About Intellectual Property?

Sales…marketing…revenue…getting more customers…growing my company – these are all at the top of the mind of startups and early stage companies and rightfully so, because without revenue, there will be no company. However, often…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Legal Issues Surrounding Traumatic Brain Injuries and Social Security

Those with traumatic brain injuries often find it difficult to return to work and support themselves or their families. We often support our clients by clarifying the complex legal issues surrounding Social Security disability…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Recreational UAS Registration Rule Struck Down

On Friday, May 19, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down FAA’s registration rule for recreational unmanned aerial system (drone) users, also called model aircraft…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Is Your Neighbor’s Dock on Your Property?

I've always envied accountants because their busy season ends when the weather starts to get nice. As a riparian rights attorney, I have the opposite problem. When lake season approaches, and docks and lifts are installed, my…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Legal and Tax Conversions: Changing Your Company Structure Without Changing Your Company

Do you remember talking with your co-founders, your attorney and your accountant about what type of entity you should choose for your new company? And all of that discussion about limited liability, governance structure,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

Two Employment Law Issues Startups Should Know About

It's no secret that the first year of operation can make or break a startup. Don't let overlooked employment issues be your startup's downfall. Below is a brief overview of two major issues startups face in their first year…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

IRS Dirty Dozen for 2017, Tax Shelters, and Captive Insurance: Attacking Past Problems Using a Voluntary Disclosure Strategy

The IRS summarized its annual "Dirty Dozen" List of Tax Scams for 2017 in February. Practitioners and taxpayers should pay particular attention. The IRS is broadcasting their playbook. This list includes two principal types of…more
 /  Taxation

Michigan Treasury Issues Revised Interpretation of Unitary Business Groups Following LaBelle Decision

On February 28, 2017, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued guidance in response to the Supreme Court's denial of Treasury's application to appeal LaBelle Management, Inc v Michigan Department of Treasury, 315 Mich App 23…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation
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