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Scholten Fant

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About Scholten Fant

OUR MISSION at Scholten Fant is to provide excellent legal services at a fair cost in a timely manner. The firm believes that adherence to this mission is the reason the firm has enjoyed long term relationships with many clients - some for nearly 50 years.
For over 50 years, Scholten Fant has been a pillar of the Tri-Cities and Ottawa County community. Scholten Fant values the relationships we have built with our clients and members of the community, and demonstrates our commitment by contributing our time and resources in support of local programs, events and organizations. Here is a brief listing of some of the organizations that our attorneys and staff support in our local community and in the greater West Michigan region.

Allendale Community Foundation
Boy Scouts of America -
President Ford Field Service Council
Michigan Crossroads Council
Dentistry from the Heart
Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging
Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Grand Haven Schools Foundation
Grand Haven Main Street DDA
Grand Haven Rotary Club
Grand Haven Salvation Army
Greater Muskegon Catholic Schools Board of Education
Holland Township Recreation
Hospice of North Ottawa Community
Lakeshore Alliance Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Lakeshore Senior Community Day
Loutit Foundation Fund
Michigan Audubon Society
Mike Herman Memorial Free Soccer Camp
Muskegon County Medical Control Authority Education Advisory Committee
Northwest Ottawa Chamber Foundation
Ottagon Addictions Rehabilitation
Saunders Family Educational Fund
Spring Lake Rotary Club
Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity
Tri-Cities Kiwanis Club
West Michigan Historical Alliances

Black River Charter School
Center for Women in Transition
Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg
Children's Advocacy Center
Evergreen Village Housing Cooperation
Friends of Ottawa County Parks
Grand Haven Area Young Professionals Association
Grand Haven High School Drama Program
Grand Haven High School Hall of Fame
Grand Haven Public Schools -
Science Olympiad
Buc Boosters
Theater Program
Cross Country Program
Peach Plains Elementary PTA
Rosy Mound Elementary PTA
Junior Achievement
Lake Michigan Estate Planning Council
Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
Love Inc.
MHSFCA ? Muskegon Area Schools
Michigan Townships Association
Mona Shores Sailor Classic Golf Outing
Muskegon Squirt Booster Club
Oktoberfest Races ? Partnership Sponsor
Ottawa County Workforce Development Board
Senior Resources
Tri-Cities Family YMCA
Tri-Cities Historical Museum
TCM Counseling
West Shore Dispute Resolution Centers

On Tuesday, May 21, 1957, Howard Fant entered Harvey Scholten's office to determine whose name would appear first in their new law firm. As good lawyers, they wanted to follow a fair and just process. So they agreed that they should draw cards, with the person drawing the high card being named first on the letterhead. They also agreed that they should flip a coin to see who would draw first?
Howard Fant won the coin toss - Harvey Scholten drew the high card.
A few years later, Scholten and Fant hired a young attorney with an audacious goal. Neal Stanton wanted to help build a firm that could compete with the "big city" firms not only on price, but on the quality of professional legal services as well. Shortly thereafter, four more attorneys joined the firm, each determined to specialize in particular areas of the law. The fact that three of these five attorneys are still in active practice with the firm today, and that Neal Stanton passed away while in active practice with the firm, illustrates the stability and long-term commitment of the firm's attorneys.
Today, as a result of steady growth, the firm currently employs 14 attorneys and approximately 13 support staff at our office located in Grand Haven. This size and diversity allows our attorneys to specialize in the areas of the law they are most interested in while, at the same time, permitting the firm to provide a full range of legal services to our clients.
Scholten Fant is presently the largest and oldest resident law firm in Ottawa County and services a full variety of clients including individuals, businesses, units of government and charitable organizations.
Even after 50 years, we still have that deck of cards, as well as our commitment to fairness, justice, and quality.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 2

Total Attorneys: 14

Total Office wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Grand Haven, MI 14

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Corporate 4
Education 1
Environmental and Land Use 1
Family Law 3
Labor & Employment 1
Litigation 4
Municipal Law 4
Real Estate 5
Tax - International 5
Trusts and Estates 3

Practice Area Rankings by Region


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