Governor announces $1 million in legal services contribution from Varnum

Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that Varnum LLP - a Michigan-based law firm with an office in Grand Haven - will donate $1 million in legal services to targeted state-based start-up, early stage and growing businesses to help spark Michigan's economy. The statewide initiative provides free legal services associated with starting a business, capital formation and other legal needs to help Michigan entrepreneurs. The program will make its debut this month.
Alex Doty
Jun 9, 2011

The minimum dollar value of services provided to each identified business will be $2,500. The maximum amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Varnum — which also has offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Novi — estimates that it will cover the costs associated with providing legal and business advisory services for about 60 Michigan businesses a year for the next five years.

“It is our effort to assist with that because we realize businesses have limited resources,” said Jeff Beswick, a Grand Haven attorney and partner in the Varnum firm.

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