Since 1983, Verspoor Waalkes has provided experienced legal counsel to businesses, families and individuals in Grand Rapids and all of West Michigan. The core of our firm’s business is representing small to medium size, closely held companies and servicing hundreds of individual and family needs. Our knowledge of the law, exercise of judgment and expertise in representation has enabled us to build lasting relationships with our clients by providing practical solutions to their legal needs.

Our attorneys offer a wide range of experience to service you.  In the business area, we provide business formation and advice, contracts, planning, purchase and sales of businesses, succession planning, and more. We also handle matters involving commercial and residential real estate transactions, construction liens, landlord and tenant matters, general civil litigation and collections.

For individuals and families we provide estate planning, probate administration, divorce and family law matters, general civil litigation and personal injury.  See here for a more detailed look at our practice areas.

You will love our personalized service and small firm atmosphere. More importantly, however, you will appreciate our experienced, timely advice and value driven legal solutions personal to you to help you make decisions that impact you, your family, and your community now and in the future.

Call and make an appointment to review your legal need with one of our attorneys. Our offices are centrally located in downtown Grand Rapids.   We would be honored to assist you.

Our Team of Attorneys

Ryan M. Huizenga
Ryan M. HuizengaAttorney
Ryan has a broad business practice, both in business counseling and litigation.
Read More »

Areas of Practice: 
Corporate law, Real Estate law, Business litigation, Estate Planning

Nathaniel J. Kaleefey
Nathaniel J. KaleefeyAttorney
Nathaniel focuses on family, criminal, and employment law.
Read More »

Areas of Practice: 
Family law, Criminal law, Employment law, Civil litigation

Robert L. Lalley
Robert L. LalleyAttorney
One of the founders, Rob’s emphasis is in litigation and family law, but is the generalist of the firm. Read More »

Areas of Practice: 
Civil litigation, Business litigation, Family law, Mediation

Daniel J. Slotsema
Daniel J. SlotsemaAttorney
Dan is a litigator, and has developed an expertise in construction lien and collection cases. Read More »

Areas of Practice:
Litigation, CollectionsConstruction Lien law, Landlord Tenant

Edward J. (Chip) Talen
Edward J. (Chip) TalenAttorney
Chip has a broad transactional practice that includes many business areas. Read More »

Areas of Practice:
Corporate law, Contract law, Real Estate law, Succession Planning

Timothy J. Waalkes
Timothy J. WaalkesAttorney
Tim’s emphasis is in the area of estate planning, probate and probate litigation. Read More »

Areas of Practice: 
Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Probate litigation, Business law, Business litigation

Thomas W. Waalkes
Thomas W. WaalkesAttorney
One of the founders, Tom is the go to person for estate planning and probate matters. Read More »

Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning, Probate, Wills, Trusts, Prenuptial Agreements

Carl J. Verspoor
Carl J. VerspoorAttorney
One of the founders, Carl is the seasoned counselor we all go to for advice. Read More »

Areas of Practice: 
Corporate law, Business law, Real Estate law

John D.  Boyles
John D. BoylesOf Counsel
As “of counsel,” John is available to assist and advise us with the benefit of his years of business experience. Read More »

Areas of Practice:
Corporate law, Estate Planning, Real Estate law