Hilger Hammond, PC is pleased to announce attorneys Daniel J. Hatch and Christopher E. Nyenhuis as the firm’s newly elected shareholders, effective January 2020. 

“Each attorney has demonstrated a commitment to legal excellence and dedication to our clients,” said shareholder, Benjamin H. Hammond. “As partners of the firm, we look forward to Dan and Chris continuing to further the firm’s long-standing goal of protecting clients’ interests and making it easier for them to conduct business with success.”

Hatch practices in areas of construction law, business law, tax law, insurance recovery and advisory, and commercial litigation. Dan’s practice focuses on commercial litigation where he represents individuals and corporations, including owners, contractors, and suppliers in various matters involving contract disputes, real estate property disputes, professional liability claims, lien and bond claims, and collections in both state and federal courts. Hatch is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association, Construction Financial Management Association, American Subcontractors Association, and serves on the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee. Hatch is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law, summa cum laude, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Michigan State Law Review. Hatch also serves as an adjunct professor for Grand Valley State University, where he teaches Business Law. 

Nyenhuis has been practicing law since 2009 and regularly appears in both state and federal courts. He has represented public and private companies, small businesses, and individuals in a range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, finance, and technology. He has broad experience resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and all phases of litigation. He has counseled clients on matters including breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, misappropriation of trade secrets, noncompete agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, tortious interference, and fraud. Originally from Grand Rapids, Nyenhuis graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was a member of the Iowa Law Review.

Hilger Hammond was founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2008. Over the years, the firm has grown by attracting top talent who contribute deep experience in niche areas of the law including complex and commercial litigation, construction, real estate, business law, and arbitration services.

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