Law firm elects president of executive committee

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Anthony Pearson Courtesy Rhoades McKee

A corporate law attorney was tapped to lead his law firm’s executive committee.

Rhoades McKee’s Anthony Pearson was elected to serve a three-year term as the president of the firm’s executive committee.

He will join fellow committee members Patrick Drueke and Suanne Watt Stay who will all steer the firm’s strategic planning and oversee more than 90 attorneys and staff.

“Since I moved from Minnesota to Michigan to join Rhoades McKee as an associate back in 1999, there have been so much change and growth in Grand Rapids, in the practice of law and even in our firm,” Pearson said. “But one of the things that first attracted me to the firm remains a constant 20 years later: our commitment to work hard together to provide great client service in our community, regardless of how we may need to adapt over time in a changing environment. We follow great firm leaders that established this character for our firm, and those leaders remain terrific role models and mentors to help us maintain that character, even as we grow and innovate.”

Within the last six years, the firm added 13 attorneys, relocated the Grand Rapids office to the Riverfront Plaza at 55 Campau Ave. NW, expanded services to two additional offices in Holland and Hastings, and created three new specialized practice teams to respond to market factors.

Pearson focuses on business planning and corporate law, commercial and financial services, and mergers and acquisitions. He advises closely held companies, businesses and business owners on legal issues and laws such as Internal Revenue Code, Michigan’s Limited Liability Company Act and Uniform Commercial Code.

He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan and a contributor to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Pearson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Valparaiso University School of Law.

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