Grand Rapids law firm Varnum LLP has pledged another $1 million in free legal services to startups in Michigan.
After a banner year for deal flow, the merger and acquisition market seems to have tempered slightly in 2016.
When Mike Price and his colleagues formed Mercantile Bank Corp. nearly 20 years, they faced a vastly different landscape versus what exists today.
Grand Rapids-based Varnum LLP has undergone some changes that will position it for the future, says Executive Partner Tom Kyros. The law firm opened a Detroit office in September, hired an attorney with a national practice in data security and on Jan. 1 will bring on 16 attorneys from Law Weathers.
Grand Rapids-based law firms Varnum LLP and Law Weathers LLC plan to merge Jan. 1.
The adoption of final federal rules to allow equity crowdfunding now puts the focus on who will actually use it to raise capital for their business or to make an investment.
Business interests around the state are finding reasons to dislike energy policy reforms proposed recently by Senate Republicans, whether because they seek to tighten the electric choice market or because they eliminate renewable energy and efficiency mandates.
Private equity investments in Michigan are surging with the rest of the nation, as merger and acquisition activity remains strong and provides plenty of opportunity for prospective buyers.
WEST MICHIGAN — Legislation awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval could triple the number of communities that use a special type of tax-increment financing to attract high-tech development and innovation.
In light of legislative attempts to break through the regulatory patchwork businesses face in communities throughout Michigan, some local government officials are asking whether the state has too many layers of government in the first place.