Honigman’s Kalamazoo office is located on the third floor of the historic downtown Columbia Plaza building. Our offices, conference facilities and complimentary parking are designed to support the needs of our clients, which include local, regional, national and international companies.
Our firm’s Kalamazoo attorneys concentrate their practices on life sciences, intellectual property and technology, venture capital, corporate law, litigation and community banking, as well as labor and employment. Honigman is a highly regarded business law firm with more than 50 different practice areas, which provide its clients with timely and cost-effective counsel in a wide variety of industries.
For more information regarding our Kalamazoo office, please contact our Office Managing Partner Phillip D. Torrence at 269.337.7702.
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Kalamazoo, nestled among rolling hills and sparkling clear lakes, is the largest city in the southwest region of the state of Michigan. The city is situated mainly on the southwest bank of a major bend in the Kalamazoo River. The close proximity to nature and waterways has spurred on the Waterfront Redevelopment where “Work-Live-Play” mixed use development includes public space along the river. Festivals, concerts and cultural events encourage visitors to stroll among the flower gardens and trees which garnered a national beautification award in 2003. Kalamazoo has numerous city parks, including Milham Park, with its golf course rated among the best municipal golf courses in the country.
Strategically located midway between Chicago and Detroit, Kalamazoo County began as a small fur-trading post in the late 1700s. Settled in 1829, Kalamazoo was once home to Native Americans of the Hopewell culture (mound builders). Remnants of a preserved burial mound of the Hopewell culture can be seen today in Bronson Park. In 2008, the population of Kalamazoo was 77,145, dispersed among twenty-two diverse neighborhoods.
Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University, one of the 50 largest universities in the country and one of the top 100 public universities in the country. WMU is a nationally-recognized research institution that has benefited from the local presence of Pfizer, Eaton Corporation and Stryker Corporation. Additionally, Kalamazoo is home to Kalamazoo College, one of the first educational institutions in the state and ranked #1 in US News & World Report in 2003 for its Study Abroad programs. Education is a source of pride for Kalamazoo residents as evidenced by the Kalamazoo Promise where every resident graduate of the Kalamazoo Public Schools is provided with a scholarship for up to 100% of tuition and mandatory fee costs for four years at any public university or community college in Michigan.
Kalamazoo is a notable center for the arts and other recreational opportunities. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, for example, houses over 3,600 works of art, with a focus on 20th century American art. You will also find a diverse and vibrant music scene in Kalamazoo harkening back to the establishment of the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1902. Local musicians specialize in everything from classical genre, to folk, to modern-rock. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1921, is now a well known world-class orchestra under the direction of Raymond Harvey. The city also plays host to the renowned Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, as well as a Bach Festival. In addition to its support of the arts, Kalamazoo plays host to four non-collegiate teams: the Kalamazoo Kings minor-league baseball team; Kalamazoo Wings minor-pro hockey team; Kalamazoo Outrage soccer club; and the West Michigan Mayhem, a women's professional football team.
Kalamazoo boasts a strong diverse economy, with a special focus on the life sciences industry. The Upjohn Company was a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm founded in 1886 and is now a part of Pfizer Corporation. The presence of smaller biotechnology firms has helped the diversification of the chemistry and biotechnology sector of the area’s economy. Several of these firms have received startup support from Southwest Michigan First’s Innovation Center and grants from the State of Michigan through its Technology Tri-Corridor program.