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Robert C. Rutgers Jr.

Business Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

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also known as Rutgers Law

  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 31 years
    Wisconsin - WI 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    Corporation and LLC formation and governance. Commercial contracts. Small business matters.

    32 years

  2. Family
    25%
    Divorce, custody, support, property division, prenuptial agreements.

    32 years

  3. Litigation
    25%
    Commercial, contract and business litigation. Sales representative matters. Probate matters.

    32 years

  4. Real estate
    15%
    Trespass and nuisance matters. Title issues. Lease drafting and disputes. Major purchase/sale matters.

    32 years

  5. Health care
    10%
    Physician and dental practices. Medical billing practices.

    27 years

I am extremely experienced in the areas of divorce and closely held business/corporate matters.  My practice consists of business and corporate matters, litigation (commercial, contract, family law, real estate and sales representative), collaborative law, health care related issues and real estate matters.  For almost 30 years, I have aggressively and skillfully represented my client's interests.

 

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Location

Rutgers Law
180 Monroe Avenue NW - Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CAVEAT EMPTOR naka Buyer Beware
Bob was my attorney. He juggles as many things as possible, doing very little for each, but billing a Kings' ransom. .He literally did nothing but bill and double bill. He often, couldn't make court dates but would "prep" his partners and charge me for his time to "prep" and for his partners' time (double). Most divorces are simple =4 things. Bob refused to listen to what I asked and unethically carried out a simple divorce for two years . He would stand in front of the Judge as a mute. A second grader could do that ..but not bill like he did. I asked to speak to a Board member , with Bob , from his low energy behavior and he billed me for three attorneys presnent. Multiple mistakes made and took ZERO ownership. Could care less on the havoc he wrecked on my children from constantly being in Court for egregious stuff (if he showed). Take a look at how he he takes care of himself and that will be indicative of he will handle your case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Rutgers Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Shareholder
  • Rhoades McKee
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Rutgers & Mackraz PLC
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Robert Rutgers
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett
  • 1992 - 1995
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Education

  • Marquette U
  • law
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stock redemption
  • Sales representative matter
  • Arbitration award in favor of client
  • Sales representative matter
  • Settled
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Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan- Michigan Bar Journal Standing Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Executive Committee of Family Law Section - Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Chair Elect
  • 2017 - Present
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, First Year Attorneys Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter)
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Economic Club of Grand Rapids
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • Justice Foundation of West Michigan
  • Life Member and Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan - Membership Services Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • State Bar of Michigan- Special Committee on Delivery of Legal Services
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers (Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law)
  • The Best Lawyers In America®
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer (Family Law)
  • The Best Lawyers In America®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer: Corporate Law and Family Law
  • Grand Rapids Magazine/Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • 2019
  • Included as a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate Law: Commercial
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Jurisprudence Award in Taxation of Estates and Trusts
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 1992
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • MLive Chat: Cost of a divorce and can you really save money 'Doing It Yourself'?
  • Cost of Divorce
  • 2013
  • n/a
  • Family Law
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Robert
Business Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Bob. I have personally worked with him on numerous occasions, on both business-related and divorce matters. Bob is an effective negotiator and advocate for his clients, always focused on finding the best resolution for those he represents. I highly recommend Bob as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Bob on a few matters and I have found him to be a great litigator, pragmatic, and an attorney that clients like to work with. He is always working hard in the best interest of his clients while maintaining a level of professionalism with court staff, judges, and other attorneys that is second to none and respected throughout the West Michigan legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a great lawyer with the capacity to reasonably resolve complex issues to the benefit of his client, particularly if a business is involved. I would highly recommend."
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Grand Rapids Business Lawyer Robert C. Rutgers Jr.
Robert C. Rutgers Jr.
Business Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI
Licensed for 31 years