Andrew L. Rassi
Andrew has represented hundreds of closely held and family businesses as general corporate counsel. His extensive estate planning and business succession experience are of particular help to family-owned businesses, as he has assisted dozens of companies with these delicate issues.
In representing closely held, but growing businesses, Andrew has been instrumental in helping his clients with estate and succession planning, business purchases, mergers, property tax appeals, and security offerings, among other things.
Andrew has also developed a niche practice in franchise, licensing, and distribution law where he assists franchisors with formation, registration, and maintenance of their franchise systems throughout the United States. He also assists franchisees with the review of area developer, royalty, franchise, and other licensing and distribution agreements.
Education & Honors
- Hope College, B.A. in Communications, Magna Cum Laude (1994)
- Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D. (1997)
- AV Rated
Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Rassi is a former Board Member for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and a former Chairman of the Real Property Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.
He is also a co-founder of the Santa Brings a Lawsuit© program in Grand Rapids. The program provides business suits to job placement and training organizations focused on providing job skills and opportunities to the displaced or less fortunate members of the community.