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News | June 28, 2021
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Justin W. Stemple Appointed to NIA Centre Board

Justin W. Stemple, a partner of the Grand Rapids office of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, has been appointed to the NIA Centre Board.

Stemple’s one-year term will begin in June. The nonprofit, whose name in Swahili means “purpose,” is working to place a world-class African American Cultural Centre in Grand Rapids that will offer a unique, creative and innovative physical space to gather in order to inspire, build, transform and connect people of all ages.
Stemple focuses his practice on employee stock ownership plans, qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans and executive compensation. He leads the firm’s Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Management Committee.
Stemple was named an Up and Coming Practitioner for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Law in Michigan by Chambers USA in 2020, has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® since 2013 and was named to the Rising Star list from Michigan Super Lawyers for seven years.
Active professionally, Stemple is an adjunct faculty member at Grand Valley State University, teaching a course on employee benefits to students seeking a master’s degree in tax or accounting. He is a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership and the ESOP Association and speaks and writes regularly on ESOPs and related issues.
About the NIA Centre
The NIA Centre is a nonprofit organization that has launched a major effort to place a world-class African American Cultural Centre in Grand Rapids. Based on four pillars – to inspire, connect, build and transform – the NIA Centre will focus on arts and entertainment; diversity, inclusion and racial equity; education; entrepreneurship and wealth building; health care; and research. Learn more about the NIA Centre at

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