- people on the move
Law firm expands footprint
A local law firm is expanding by opening a new office in the region.
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge said today that it will open a new office on the lakeshore in Holland.
The firm said Jaron Nyhof and Jack Marquis, two “well established” and “highly regarded” business attorneys who have practiced in Holland for decades, will join the firm and serve as the backbone of the Holland office.
The 2,000-square-foot office will be located at 170 College Ave., inside the Curtis Center building.
Smith Haughey also has offices in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Traverse City and Ann Arbor.
The firm said it had been considering the idea of an expansion into Holland for a year, as a result of a growing client base along the lakeshore.
The opportunity on the lakeshore will allow the firm to "develop different areas" of its business by working with new and different clients.
Smith Haughey said that Nyhof and Marquis bring to the firm a specialized focus in business, corporate and transactional law, and in return, the firm offers "valuable propositions for emerging businesses and individuals in that area."
Bill Jack, Smith Haughey CEO and shareholder, said the Holland office represents a “re-dedication and re-commitment to the exciting future of West Michigan.”
“Smith Haughey, throughout its history, has always been committed to the communities of West Michigan and to participating in those communities,” Jack said.
Lori Gibson, Smith Haughey COO, said the firm already has many attorneys with “strong connections” to Holland, and it serves “numerous Holland clients.”
“We believe we can meet their needs even better and serve other Holland clients with an office in the community,” Gibson said.