Established in 1888, Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett is one of the leading law firms of Michigan. It handles cases related to banking, real estate, immigration and intellectual property law. The firm deals in matters concerning business litigation, association, and hospitality and beverage control law. It practices in the areas of environmental, taxation, agricultural, family and labor law. The firm represents various public and private sector clients in matters of construction litigation. It offers representation to owners, architects, engineers and developers of public, commercial and residential construction projects, as well as contractors, subcontractors, vendors and suppliers. It has a staff of more than 150 attorneys and support members. Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett maintains a location in Novi, Mich.