Carl Oosterhouse Joins Dickinson Wright

Carl Oosterhouse Joins DW as Corporate Practice Director in Grand Rapids

July 2006
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 25, 2006) – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Carl Oosterhouse as the new Corporate Practice Director in Grand Rapids. Mr. Oosterhouse is joining Dickinson Wright as a Member from Varnum PLLC in Grand Rapids where he served as the Practice Director for the corporate practice and previously as CEO of Varnum’s consulting entity, which was organized as an ancillary business. Mr. Oosterhouse is considered one of the leading corporate and transactional lawyers in West Michigan. He has been involved in a number of highly visible corporate transactions, including acquisitions on behalf of Gainey Corporation, the organization of Robertson Research Institute and the formation of the West Michigan Whitecaps. He has served as counsel in more than $610 million in transactions for private placement equity offerings and numerous educational institutions seeking tax exempt financing including Albion College, Alma College, Aquinas College, Baker College, Calvin College, Cleary College, Cooley Law School, Davenport College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Olivet College and Spring Arbor College. “We are thrilled to have someone of Carl’s standing join our Grand Rapids office,” said James Samborn, Chief Executive Officer, Dickinson Wright PLLC. “Our practice continues to grow in West Michigan and we only expect bigger things in the future.” Mr. Oosterhouse is a member of the Tax Law and Business Law sections of the American Bar Association and the Real Estate, Business and Tax sections of the Michigan Bar Association, as well as being a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He is listed in the Chambers Directory and in Best Lawyers in America. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Calvin College and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. Led by Mr. Oosterhouse in Grand Rapids, Dickinson Wright’s Corporate Practice serves the day-to-day needs of hundreds of regional and national businesses, including the largest manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, distributors, and retailers, as well as smaller, growing entrepreneurial businesses. The work ranges from routine commercial contracts, corporate governance, and financing to all aspects of large interstate corporate transactions. The practice area also handles acquisitions and sales of businesses of all sizes, and the Firm’s diverse business clients are involved in banking, consumer, and insurance regulation and related matters at the state and federal level. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has over 220 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit
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