Law firm names partners
A statewide law firm based downtown has added four new local partners.
Varnum, LLP, headquartered at Bridgewater Place in Grand Rapids, said last week several Grand Rapids attorneys have been voted into the partnership: John Arendshorst, Zachary Meyer, Eric Post and Wayne Roberts; Roberts will also work in Novi.
The firm also added several other attorneys working on the state’s east side to the partnership: Charles Gray and Jill Miller at the Novi office and Timothy Kroninger at the Detroit office.
“Our new partners have demonstrated not only excellence within their own areas of practice, but also an overall commitment to teamwork for the firm as a whole,” said Dave Khorey, chair, Varnum. “We are very pleased to welcome them to the partnership.”
Arendshorst is an employee benefits attorney with experience in defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, health and welfare plans, executive compensation and corporate transactions. Since moving to Grand Rapids from Chicago, Arendshorst joined the East Grand Rapids Planning Commission. He holds a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Williams College and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law.
Meyer is a corporate attorney, focusing on corporate governance and structuring, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance. He advises clients in health care, manufacturing and emerging technology. He has been a VP and a board member of Catherine’s Health Center since 2012. He holds a B.A. in European history from Calvin College and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law.
Post is a corporate attorney advising startups, private and family owned businesses and multi-national companies in the automotive, manufacturing, technology, retail and health care industries. He is a board member of Camp Blodgett and The People Center and volunteers at Junior Achievement. He holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Hope College and is a graduate of the DePaul University College of Law.
Roberts is a tax attorney who has represented closely held and Fortune 1000 companies in tax disputes with the IRS, Michigan Department of Treasury and several other state and local taxing jurisdictions throughout Michigan and across the U.S. Roberts currently serves as chair of the executive committee of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections, is an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is on the tax committee of the Grand Rapids Chamber Area of Commerce. He holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Western Michigan University, an M.S. in taxation from Grand Valley State University and a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.