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Serving Clients in Personal and Business Legal Matters since 1978

We Are Schenk Boncher & Rypma

Established in 1978, we are a full service law firm specializing in both commercial and personal areas of law and we represent clients throughout West Michigan and the entire Midwest. Our attorneys are well known by local judges and other legal firms in the areas of commercial and business law, personal injury and wrongful death, construction law, zoning, planning and land use issues, banking law, civil rights, domestic relations and divorce, sales representative law, collections, insurance litigation, and real estate. + Learn more about our LAW firm

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With over 35 years’ experience and a stellar track record, we have the understanding and know-how to represent clients in many areas. We also offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your case.  + see how we can help you 

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  • Employment Discrimination Update--Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    In an earlier blog on this subject, we told you that under existing state law (the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act--ELCRA) did not prohibit discrimination in employment based upon Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.  We indicated that the state of the law as it existed at that time was likely NOT the final answer to the question of whether a person could be discriminated against in employment situations because he or she was gay, transgender, etc.  It turns out that we were prescient in that assessment.  << Read More

  • Extremism and Employment


  • Workplace Firearms Polcies

    Homicide is the 5th leading cause of workplace fatalities in the US.  Gun violence in the workplace is a matter of increasing focus and concern.  At the same time, gun laws in the State of Michigan have "loosened" (for want of a better term) making Michigan a virtual "Shall Issue" state for concealed weapon permits and acknowledging a citizen's "open carry" rights (i.e., you may carry a weapon, such as a pistol in plain sight).  << Read More

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