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  • Ellis Elected to Rhoades McKee’s Executive Committee

    January 11, 2021

    Patrick Ellis has been elected to serve as Vice-President on the Executive Committee at Rhoades McKee for a three-year term. Grand Rapids’ fourth-largest law firm, Rhoades McKee provides transaction and litigation legal services to corporate institutions and family-run businesses, as well as individuals with family issues.  As a member of the Executive Committee, Ellis joins […]

  • RM Attorney Appointed to Restructured Metro Health – University of Michigan Health Board

    January 4, 2021

    Metro Health-University of Michigan Health recently announced the consolidation of two governance boards into one to support its growing role as a leader of health care innovation. Previously, Metro Health was governed by a hospital board that reported to a separate corporate board of directors. With the new restructuring, the two separate boards (with 23 […]

  • Founding and Named Partner, Frank William McKee Dies at Age 89

    August 20, 2020

    Frank William (Bill) McKee, a founding and named partner of Rhoades McKee, died at the age of 89 on August 15, 2020. A native of Ohio, McKee came to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a judicial clerkship in 1956 after graduating from the University of Michigan Law School.  As a young lawyer, McKee decided to establish […]

  • Twenty-four Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Best Lawyers®

    August 20, 2020

    Rhoades McKee congratulates the firm’s twenty-four attorneys recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers of America®.  Published annually since 1983, Best Lawyers® is based on a peer-review survey in which 52,000 leading attorneys nominate other lawyers of distinction in their practice areas. Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” According to the website, a “Lawyer of […]

  • Brainerd Named as Employment Law Practice Chair

    August 10, 2020

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Catherine Brained has been named as Chair of the Employment Law Practice Team. As Chair, Brainerd is responsible for guiding practice development growth and overseeing the delivery of employment legal services to businesses and non- profit organizations. Brainerd helps West Michigan organizations navigate their relationship with their employees […]

  • Affiliate of Midwest Fastener Acquires Hy-Ko Products Company

    August 6, 2020

    Rhoades McKee represented Hy-Ko Products Company LLC, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in purchasing substantially all assets of Hy-Ko Products Company, of Northfield, Ohio. Hy-Ko Products Company LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Midwest Fastener Corp., a Michigan-based fastener manufacturer that offers the industry’s most recognizable products, including nuts, bolts, anchors, deck & drywall screws, and specialty […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes 2020 Summer Associates

    June 17, 2020

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Tysean Hendrix, Erykah Ross, and Peter Veldkamp have joined the firm to complete the summer associate program. Tysean Hendrix previously completed Rhoades McKee’s Summer Clerk Program in 2019.  He returns to the firm after completing his second year of law school at Michigan State University College of Law […]

  • Attorney Leads Community Effort To Help Local Restaurants And Honor Frontline Healthcare Workers

    May 21, 2020

    Bruce Courtade of Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce a partnership with other West Michigan community leaders in a program to provide meals to help two segments of the local economy suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Essential Support for Essential Workers is a vehicle for the West Michigan community to […]

  • Chambers and Partners Names McCarthy a Leader in the Field and Recognizes Rhoades McKee Commercial Litigation Team

    May 3, 2020

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Paul McCarthy was named one of only two West Michigan attorneys recognized as “Leaders in The Field” for work completed in Commercial Litigation.  According to the Chambers and Partners published report, McCarthy is “extremely well prepared and detail-oriented – he always has a tremendous command of the facts. […]

  • Innovation Studios Acquires 2B Studio

    April 20, 2020

    Rhoades McKee represented Innovation Studios, founded by Herman Grewel, in the acquisition of 2B Studio, a design based product development organization serving mainly the furniture and health care industries.  Innovation Studios will continue to operate the acquired business in its present location in Ada, Michigan. After several years of owning and operating businesses in Ontario, […]

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