Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.

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Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. 
Grand Rapids, Michigan Office
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1700 East Beltline, N.E., Suite 200
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49525-4512

(Kent Co.)

Telephone: 616-726-2200
Fax: 616-726-2299
http://www.fosterswift.com



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Office Hours:
Monday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Friday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM

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About this office:

Since Walter S. Foster founded the firm in 1902, our practice has expanded steadily to meet the changing needs of our clients. Our reputation is one of providing sound legal counsel and the highest level of advocacy. With offices in Lansing and Oakland County, we are proud of our commitment to our clients and to the highest standards of practice that have sustained us for 100 years. The Firm's lawyers participate in civic and professional organizations and local pro bono efforts. Continuing legal education is provided regularly in-house to all employees, Lawyers and staffs are encouraged to attend outside continuing education programs as well.



 

Statement of Practice Summary:
General Trial; Appellate Practice; Federal Practice; Administrative Law; Banking Law; Insurance; Corporate Law; Real Estate; Municipal Bonds; Labor And Employment; Tax Law; Estate Planning; Probate; Esops; Employee Benefits; Environmental Law; Election Law; Oil And Gas Law; Immigration Law; Motor Carrier Law; Transportation; Licensing; Public Utility Law; Securities; Litigation; Products Liability; Professional Malpractice; Health Law; Hospital Law; International Law; Intellectual Property; Insurance Insolvency; Workers' Compensation; Aviation Law; Construction Law; Agricultural Law.

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Michigan Legislature Changes Taxable Value “Uncapping” Rules for Family Transfers
Laura J. Genovich, November 14, 2014
Under Michigan law, a transfer of ownership of property results in an “uncapping” of the property’s taxable value - meaning that annual increases in the property’s taxable value are not limited to the lesser of 5 percent or the inflation rate, as they otherwise would be. But...

Steer Clear of Employment Law Issues During Harvest Season
Karl W. Butterer, November 2, 2014
Harvest time is often the busiest time of the season for Michigan’s farms, orchards, vineyards and other agricultural operations. It’s also peak employment season, requiring new workers and resources to keep up with the demands of the harvest, the proclivities of nature, and the nuances...

Michigan Receivership Rules Get a Tune-Up
Scott H. Hogan,Patricia J. Scott, September 1, 2014
Effective May 1, 2014, the Michigan Supreme Court adopted new rules which significantly change how receiverships are administered. The changes to Michigan Court Rules 2.621 and 2.622 were made at the recommendation of the Receivership Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of...




Year Established: 1902

Clients:
GENERAL COUNSEL FOR: Sparrow Health System; Michigan Milk Producers Assn.; Spartan Motors; Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority; Southern Clinton County Municipal Utilities Authority; City of Fenton; Michigan Fisheries Resource Conservation Coalition.

LOCAL COUNSEL: Shell Western E & P Inc.; Shell Pipeline Co.; Heat Controller, Inc.; Detroit Edison; Michigan Consolidated Gas; Michigan Mutual Insurance Co.; General Motors Corp.; Physician Insurance Company of Michigan; Michigan Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.; Gallagher Bassett; Sinai Hospital of Detroit; Farmers Insurance Exchange; Lansing School District; CenturyTel; Michigan Exchange Carriers; MSU Federal Credit Union; Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc.; Telephone Association of Michigan; Dart Container Corp.; Central Transport International, Inc.; Midwest Claims; Henry Ford Hospital; Cherry Central Cooperative, Inc.; Michigan Farm Bureau; Fifth Third Bank; County of Clinton; Secura Insurance; Jackson National; OJ Transport; Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance; Auto Club Insurance; Lutheran Homes of Michigan; Lansing Board of Water & Light; Hurley Medical Center; Detroit International Bridge Company; Michigan Trucking Association; Michigan Movers and Warehousemen's Association.

Representative Clients:
Admiral Insurance; Auto Owners Insurance Co.; Employers Mutual Insurance Co.; Fremont Mutual Insurance Co.; Gordon Food Service; Hastings Mutual Insurance Co.; Phoenix Aviation; St. Paul Companies, Inc.; State Farm Insurance Co.; United States Aviation Underwriters; British Aerospace Public Limited Co.; Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Co.; State Farm Insurance; Fremont Mutual Insurance; Vergennes Township; Village of Saranac; den Dulk Dairy, L.L.C.; EMC Insurance Companies; ITT Hartford Insurance Group; Intermatic, Inc.; Cesna Aircraft Co.


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