Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude
Calvin College, B.A.
  • Business


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Ken Vermeulen is a partner in Honigman's real estate department, with a primary focus on environmental law. He has extensive experience in a variety of environmental real estate matters and focuses his practice on leasing, construction contracting, and environmental law matters.

  • Represents clients on a variety of environmental matters, including investigation and remediation of contaminated sites throughout the country
  • Represents solid waste disposal facilities, including landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities
  • Handles acquisition and divestiture due diligence
  • Provides advice regarding compliance and permitting under state and federal environmental statutes and regulations
  • Counsels on brownfield development projects and transactions
  • Represents clients on commercial leasing matters and zoning issues


Prior Experience

  • Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, 2012 - 2016
  • Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP, 1989 - 2011



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2022
    • Recognized in practice area of Environmental Law
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Environmental Law
      • Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law
      • Real Estate Law: Commercial

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Environment, Energy and Resource Section, Member
    • ABA Construction Law Forum
  • Michigan Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section, Member
    • Environmental Law Section, Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
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