85 East Eighth Street
Holland, MI 49423-3528
In January 1990, we opened an office in Holland, Michigan. This location allows us to serve our shoreline area clients more efficiently and enables us to offer a broad range of legal services to the growing businesses in that community. The office has seven attorneys and two paralegals. One of our Holland partners, Kurt Dykstra, was elected Mayor of Holland
in November 2009. The Holland office offers its lawyers the unique combination of the collegial atmosphere of a smaller firm with a challenging, sophisticated practice supported by the resources and technology of the entire firm. We are actively seeking associates and summer associates to practice in the Holland office.
Located on Lake Michigan and wrapped around Lake Macatawa, Holland's sense of community, work environment and the relative health of its population earned the city a ranking of the second happiest in the country in the 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
The city boasts a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, swimming, bicycling, camping, golfing and cross-country skiing. In 1996, Holland received the national designation of All America City, a much sought-after award given annually to ten cities by the National Civic League. In granting the award, the League assesses a city's economic base, school systems, community and youth programs and development. The Special Millennium Edition of the Places Rated Almanac ranks the Holland/Grand Rapids/Muskegon area third in the nation for recreational opportunities.
Located in Holland is Hope College, a major supporter of the arts, with its Great Performance Series concerts, the Summer Repertory Theater, an art films theater and an art gallery. The new downtown Arts Center functions as a gallery for local and touring exhibitions; a center for learning in the arts; and coordinator for the Bridging Cultures Celebration, a multiarts festival held in nearby Centennial Park. The annual Tulip Time Festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country, making it the fifth largest festival in the nation. Currently on the drawing board is a $50 million arena and convention facility which will include a performing arts center, a basketball stadium and a double hockey rink.
Holland has experienced unprecedented growth in the past few years, due in large part to its fertile economic climate. The city has a strong, diverse base of business and industry. A new industrial park, construction of several hotels and the Haworth Convention Center, airport expansion, extensive refurbishing of the downtown area, a boom in new housing and multimillion-dollar expansions by some of the area's leading manufacturers serve as indicators of Holland's recent and future growth.