Robert Rutgers

Robert Rutgers

Experienced Business and Litigation Attorney
  • Business Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law
  • Michigan
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Biography

- Act as general counsel/legal adviser to a variety of service and manufacturing businesses, including M&A, supply agreements, real estate leases and purchase agreements, employment policies/handbooks, contracts, financing documentation, terms and conditions, privacy notices, and compliance/governance documents.
- Represent businesses in complex commercial litigation, such as inter business disputes, contract disputes, shareholder/member conflicts, and employment matters.
- Aggressively assist individuals in contract disputes, real estate transactions/disputes, high conflict divorce matters and sales representative litigation.
- Very experienced in all forms of ADR, including Collaborative Divorce.
- Handle all matters with honesty, integrity and discretion.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Sales Representative Matters
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $350- $450 per hour
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Professional Experience
Partner
Varnum Riddering Scmidt & Howlett
- Current
Shareholder
Rhoades McKee
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Member
Rutgers & Mackraz PLC
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Owner
Law Office of Robert Rutgers
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Associate
Varnum Riddering Scmidt & Howlett
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Education
Marquette University Law School
J.D. | Law
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Hope College
B.A. | Economics
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Awards
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Inclusion as Leading Lawyer in area of commercial real estate.
Leading Lawyers
Inclusion as a Top Lawyer in Grand Rapids in areas of corporate law and family law
Grand Rapids Magazine/Grand Rapids Business Journal
Jurisprudence Award in Taxation of Estates and Trusts
Marquette University Law School
Professional Associations
Pro-bono Program of Western Michigan
Participant
- Current
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Michigan State Bar Foundation
Fellow
- Current
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Justice Foundation of West Michigan
Life Fellow
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan
Member
- Current
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Varnum
333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Telephone: (616) 336-6000
Fax: (616) 336-7000
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