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Scott R. Sikkenga

Partner

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D.
  • cum laude
  • Indiana Law Journal, Member, Editorial Staff
  • Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship Award Recipient
Calvin College, B.A.
  • Political Science

Prior Employment

  • Varnum, LLP, Senior Counsel, 2008-2017
  • AZO Services, Inc., General Counsel, 2004-2008
  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC, Partner, 2002-2004; Associate, 1994-2001

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan, Member

State Bar of Indiana, Member

Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Member

  • Board of Directors, 2013-2016
Overview
Experience
Community
Honors

Overview

Scott Sikkenga is an experienced lead trial and appellate attorney handling a wide range of commercial, real estate, and tax litigation matters in state and federal courts. He has represented the interests of a variety of businesses, acting as outside general counsel and in-house general counsel. 

  • Advises clients on legal aspects of business strategies with the goal of reducing legal exposure and expenditures
  • Counsels clients on proactive approaches to achieve business objectives in commercial disputes
  • Identifies potential areas of legal exposure to manage risk while balancing business needs

Experience

  • Acted as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 consumer foods industry company
  • Served as general counsel to privately-held companies in several industries, including solid waste, heavy construction, sand and gravel, and real estate
  • Directed corporate compliance for heavily regulated industries facing a vast array of federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations

Community

Kalamazoo Christian School Association

  • Athletic Booster Club Board Member, 2015-present
  • Board Member, 2001-2004 and 2012-2013
  • Second Impressions Board Member, 2007-2013

Youth basketball coach

Alamo Little League coach

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2018