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John R. Marquis



Jack is located in Smith Haughey’s Holland office. Jack has over 40 years of experience in business, real estate, tax, and health law. He developed a specialty in concierge medicine and has been instrumental in helping physicians across the country establish their concierge medicine practices. He has also been influential in federal tax law, particularly partnership taxation, receiving Best Lawyers in America’s 2013 Tax Lawyer of the Year in the Grand Rapids area award.

Previous Experience


  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ottawa County Bar Association, past President
  • Riverview Advisory Committee, Co-Founder and current member (1985-Present)
  • City of Holland, Chairman (2010); Long Range Planning Task Force (1987-1989); Task Force on Youth and Family Violence, Chairman (1993)
  • Lakeshore Advantage Corporation, Board Member and Founding Chair (2003-2010)
  • Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation, Board Member (2004-2009); President (2007-2009)
  • Herrick District Library, Member, Board of Trustees (2001-06); Chairman, Library Building Project Advisory and Steering Committee (1995-1998)
  • Holland Historical Trust, President, Board of Directors (1995-99); Vice President (1993-94)
  • Macatawa Area Coordinating Council, Chairman (1989-92)


  • Brown University (B.A., 1965)  
  • Ohio State University (J.D., 1968) cum laude  
  • Grand Valley State University (M.S.T., 1984) with high honors  


  • Ohio, 1968
  • Michigan, 1970


  • Listed in GR Magazine Top Lawyer - Tax Law;  Health Care Law (2021)

  • Listed in Best Lawyers (2003-2021) - Tax Law, Health Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

  • Named the Best Lawyers “2013 Grand Rapids Tax Lawyer of the Year”

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Leading Lawyers Michigan, 2014

  • Listed in Law and Politics initial Michigan magazine as a Michigan Super Lawyer

  • Holland Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Grand Valley State University, Seidman School of Business

  • Outstanding Achievement Award from Seidman School of Business Alumni Association

  • 2014 President’s Award for outstanding service to the American Society of Concierge Physicians

Lecturing and Teaching

  • Adjunct Professor of Tax, Master of Science in Taxation Program, Seidman School of Business, Grand Valley State University, 1984-2000; 2006

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Hope College, 2001-2003

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