Key Service Areas
- Real Estate Law
- Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Privacy
- Business Planning and Corporate Law
legal assistant - Jennifer Dunham
Grand Rapids Location
55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
150 W Court St Suite A
Hastings, MI 49058
11377 James Street
Holland, Michigan 49422
What types of legal issues do you help individuals and businesses resolve?
My practice bridges three distinct areas including real estate law, the corporate and business transactional landscape and cybersecurity and privacy issues.
Real Estate: Working with commercial developers and land-owners, I draft and advise on a day-to-day basis commercial, industrial and residential leasing; sales and acquisitions; land developments; zoning and land use issues; and condominium developments and administration.
Cybersecurity and Privacy: I advise business owners and Information Technology Directors on data protection and privacy issues, including information security policies, privacy practices, and incident response planning.
Business and Corporate Services: As a member of the Business and Corporate team, I advise owners of closely-held businesses and entrepreneurs with entity selection, entity formation, and corporate governance.
What skills help you advise the client and achieve the best results or outcomes?
A lawyer must first listen to the client’s story and learn his or her needs, goals and problems before he or she can hope to achieve the best result or outcome for that client. As a former journalist who’s conducted hundreds of interviews, I am an experienced and patient listener. I also have the communications skills to convey the client’s message in a clear and effective manner in order to achieve the best result.
What case did you find the most rewarding to work on?
Each time I get to help someone achieve one of their goals or solve a problem is rewarding in its own way.
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013
Colorado State University, B.A., Agriculture/Natural Resources Journalism, 1999
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