Grand Rapids, Mich., March 14, 2016 – Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge is pleased to announce today the addition of a fifth office within the lakeshore community of Holland. Jaron Nyhof and Jack Marquis - two well-established and highly-regarded business attorneys who have practiced in Holland for decades – will join the firm as the backbone of the Holland office. With offices in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Muskegon and Ann Arbor, an addition along Michigan’s Lakeshore is both long awaited and highly anticipated.
“Smith Haughey throughout its history has always been committed to the communities of West Michigan and to participating in those communities whether by providing legal services to individuals and businesses or participating as community leaders,” said Bill Jack, Smith Haughey CEO and shareholder. “Our Holland office, along with our other offices along the lakeshore, demonstrate our rededication and recommitment to the exciting future of West Michigan.”
The firm has been considering the idea of an expansion in Holland for a year, as its client base continues to grow along the lakeshore. This opportunity will allow the firm to grow its business practice and become a permanent member of the community. Attorneys Nyhof and Marquis bring to the firm a wealth of experience in business, securities, real estate, and health law, and in return, Smith Haughey offers valuable propositions for emerging businesses and individuals.
“We are committed to serving West Michigan and Holland was a logical area of expansion for our firm,” said Lori Gibson, Smith Haughey COO. “Holland is a thriving and growing community. We have many attorneys with strong connections to Holland, and we serve numerous Holland clients. We believe we can meet their needs even better, and serve additional Holland clients, with an office in the community.”
Smith Haughey is no stranger to investing in local communities. In 2010 the law firm served as the driving force behind the renovation of downtown Grand Rapid’s historic Flat Iron Building located at the intersection of Ottawa Avenue and Monroe Center and opened an office in Muskegon in 2013. Smith Haughey prefers to operate from the heart of each location’s downtown to better serve the communities responsible for its success, believing service to others is both a responsibility and a privilege.
The 2,000 square foot office will be located at 170 College Avenue, inside the Curtis Center building in downtown Holland, Michigan.