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  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law,” 2018
  • Super Lawyers (Michigan)
  • Leading Lawyers SM
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence

Grand Rapids Attorneys

Serving Our Clients Since 1952 

At McShane & Bowie, we help our clients navigate an array of complex legal matters—turning intricate issues into straightforward, creative, and results-driven strategies. Our attorneys meet your legal challenges head-on and are driven to find solutions that protect your rights and vital interests. From estate planning and divorce cases to business and real estate transactions as well as commercial litigation, our West Michigan attorneys are proud to serve as your trusted legal advisor. 

We’re Your Proven Advisors, Negotiators, & Legal Partners

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    Michelle H. Anthes Member
    In addition to leading McShane & Bowie as our Managing Partner, Michelle Anthes concentrates her practice in estate planning, trust and probate administration, as well as corporate law, with a focus on physician practices and farming – an important constituency and backbone of the Michigan economy within which different legal needs often intertwine.
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    William H. Bowie Member
    Bill Bowie focuses his practice on the financial side of business transactions. This includes real estate development, zoning, condominium, taxation, property tax assessments, general business, and estate planning. Bill deals with real estate developers, general contractors, retailers, and automotive dealers; and advises clients who are buying and selling real estate and businesses. He has been involved in numerous commercial and real estate developments, providing both legal services and structuring and financing analysis.
    Bill also serves on the firm’s management committee.
  • Jennifer B. Brougham Photo
    Jennifer B. Brougham Associate
    In and out of the courtroom, Jennifer Brougham is a strategist and a tactician, achieving favorable outcomes for clients in a variety of business and employment disputes and commercial transactions.
  • Kathleen L. Bruinsma Photo
    Kathleen L. Bruinsma Member
    Kathleen Bruinsma represents business and nonprofit entities in matters of employment, land use, and domestic and international trademark. Prior to joining McShane & Bowie, Kathleen practiced in the Chicago office of a London law firm, where, in addition to commercial and class action defense work, she handled contract and treaty matters for French-speaking clients.
  • James R. Bruinsma Photo
    James R. Bruinsma Member
    Jim Bruinsma focuses on commercial, financial services, and real estate litigation, as well as business and corporate representation that includes contract negotiation, land use and real estate development, governance, and financial transactions.
  • Jennie B. Bryan Photo
    Jennie B. Bryan Member

    Jennie Boldish Bryan is one of the most respected and accomplished family law attorneys in Western Michigan. Jennie represents both men and women in complex divorce litigation including property issues, business valuations, prenuptial agreements, support issues, custody and parenting time. Known for her preparation, diligence, and responsiveness, she is an effective advocate and skilled negotiator.

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    Wayne P. Bryan Member
    Wayne represents clients in business, corporate, succession planning and estate planning matters, with a goal of representing his clients from “cradle to grave,” In fact, many clients say that they’ve never met a lawyer like Wayne. More than just a lawyer. A true old-fashioned counselor and advisor.
  • Dan M. Challa Photo
    Dan M. Challa Member
    Dan Challa provides comprehensive counsel in real estate matters, representing banks, institutional lenders, developers, builders, and others across a range of transactions – a practice he’s built since joining McShane & Bowie after graduating from law school in 1981.
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    Nicholas C. Heinz Member
    As a senior associate in the firm’s business and corporate practice group, Nick Heinz represents clients in a wide array of business transactions. He has a particular focus on mid-market mergers and acquisitions.
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    Mark E. Hills Member
    Mark Hills focuses on commercial, financial services, real estate, and complex family law litigation.
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    Evan D. Malady Associate

    Evan Malady is an associate at McShane & Bowie, PLC practicing in our real estate, commercial litigation, and estate planning groups.

    Evan received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

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    Todd M. Neckers Member
    Todd Neckers decided he was going to be a lawyer as soon as his dreams of playing professional baseball died – which happened to be in the 6th grade – so you could say he has prepared for a legal career since the early 1990s. And with seven lawyers in his family, including his father, he had plenty of opportunities to observe and ask questions from a very young age.
  • Stephen M. Price Photo
    Stephen M. Price Member
    Steve Price advises and represents clients on a broad range of real estate and business matters.
  • Kyle J. Quinn Photo
    Kyle J. Quinn Member
    Kyle Quinn concentrates exclusively on family law matters, helping people at some of the most emotionally difficult and financially uncertain points in their lives. These matters include but are not limited to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, separate maintenance, property division, child support, spousal support (alimony), custody, and parenting time.
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    Andrew C. Shier Member

    For nearly 25 years, Andy Shier has helped clients evaluate, enforce, and defend their business and real estate interests, both in and out of court.

    Andy often represents banks and commercial creditors in troubled loan or business relationships and works to resolve complex issues that arise when deals go bad and companies fail. He has extensive experience mitigating client risk through negotiation, forbearance, lawsuits, foreclosures, asset surrenders, receiverships, and UCC liquidation sales. Andy also advises creditors affected by bankruptcy or receivership actions to help maximize their potential recovery.

  • Nicholas A. Smith Photo
    Nicholas A. Smith Associate
    Nicholas Smith concentrates his practice in commercial real estate, working with individuals, small businesses, developers, real estate investors, and financial institutions throughout Michigan. Primarily, he focuses on property acquisition, disposition, and leasing.
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    David L. Smith Of Counsel
    David Smith has been with McShane & Bowie for more than 50 years and during that lifetime of experience, he has focused his practice exclusively on commercial real estate and development. He is now Of Counsel to the Firm and is no longer accepting new client assignments.
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    Aaron M. Smith Member

    Aaron Smith provides practical counsel in all phases of commercial real estate development, guiding clients through both legal and business issues to help them achieve their objectives.

    His areas of expertise include complex commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and developments. Aaron also has extensive experience negotiating office, retail and industrial leases and recreational land use agreements.

  • William R. VanderSluis Photo
    William R. VanderSluis Member
    Bill VanderSluis has an extensive transactional real estate practice that spans agricultural law to zoning law and everything in between. To Bill, every real estate matter is a puzzle that needs deciphering and solving, a perspective that helps him minimize risk for the banks, developers, investors, farmers, and individuals he represents. Retaining Bill is like buying an insurance policy – if there’s a problem, he’ll find it and fix it now, saving unnecessary time and expense later.
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    Keith P. Walker Member
    Keith Walker moved to Grand Rapids from Los Angeles in 1977 to join McShane & Bowie after graduation from the UCLA Law School. His areas of practice include real estate development, zoning, condominium, and other aspects of real estate law; general business, and tax and estate planning.

Grand Rapids Lawyers 

Committed to Protecting Your Interests

Over its 70 years, McShane & Bowie has earned a reputation as smart, hard-working Grand Rapids lawyers who focus on your needs every step of the way to deliver results. Your lead attorney will work directly with you and will seek to minimize any unnecessary delays and costs—keeping you informed throughout your case. Our attorneys have specialized education, knowledge, and experience, which allows us to offer legal counsel in a variety of practice areas. We seek long term relationships with our clients and are committed to their success.

We have Grand Rapids attorneys on staff to assist with:

  • Experienced

    We have the skill & experience needed to protect your rights & vital interests & get the results you need to succeed.

  • Trusted

    Founded in 1952, we have a longstanding and excellent reputation in the community.

  • Devoted

    Your lead attorney is with you, every step of the way, working to achieve your desired results while minimizing unnecessary delays and costs.

  • Resourceful

    Each legal challenge is met head-on with specialized knowledge, a tailored plan, and innovative thinking.

Client Testimonials

  • "I've been with McShane & Bowie for almost 20 years, and wouldn't consider going elsewhere. The team has taken excellent care of me."
    Karen S.
  • "McShane & Bowie is patient, compassionate, super-smart, and well-prepared and chooses cases carefully to make sure they are able to give each client their full attention. Details do not slip past ..."
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  • "I highly recommend McShane & Bowie, very impressive knowledge and work ethic."
    Blake H.

Serving Clients in Grand Rapids, Ottawa County & Kalamazoo County

Protecting your rights and vital interests is our top priority. We start with understanding your needs and priorities —and take the time to answer your questions with great care. Relying on years of education and experience, we strive to diligently guide you through all aspects of your case. Based in downtown Grand Rapids, our respected, tenacious, and solutions-oriented attorneys serve clients throughout Kent County, Ottawa County, and Kalamazoo County. 

Call our office today at (616) 747-7922 to schedule a consultation with a lawyer in Grand Rapids.

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