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John P. Schneider

Member
Office

Grand Rapids

200 Ottawa NW
Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Fax: 616.608.1168
Practice Areas
Corporate LawLabor & EmploymentProfessional Ethics & Risk Management
Areas of Emphasis
Employee Benefits/ERISA & Compliance
Industries
Tax Exempt Organizations
Education
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A., cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Membership
American Cancer Society – Kent County Unit (Past Member of the Board of Directors)
Blandford Nature Center (Director and Past Chairperson of the Board of Directors)
Business Law and International Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan
Grand Rapids Symphony Society (Member of the Board of Directors, Past Chairperson)
Harvard Alumni Association (Past Member of the Board of Directors)
Heart of West Michigan United Way (Past Member of the Board of Directors)
Kent County Parks Foundation
Kentwood Foundation (Member of the Board of Directors)
Michigan Nonprofit Association (Member of the Board of Directors)
Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance (Past Chairperson of the Board of Directors)
Visiting Nurse Association of Western Michigan (Past Chairperson, Past Secretary, and Past Member of the Board of Directors)
Visiting Nurse Foundation (Member and Past Secretary of the Board of Directors)
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan (Past President of the Board of Directors)

John P. Schneider

Member

John P. Schneider focuses his practice on business planning and employee benefit plans for many of the area’s privately held companies and public-sector employers. In addition, he specializes in the creation, tax qualification, and ongoing operation of not-for-profit entities and has been involved extensively with many of the region’s charitable organizations. He often advises such entities concerning the various retirement plans specific to them.

John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Admitted to the bar in 1974, he is a member of the Business Law and International Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

John is actively involved in the community. He is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Blandford Nature Center. He is a Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Grand Rapids Symphony Society. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Kentwood Foundation and the Michigan Nonprofit Association. Additionally, John has served as a Board Member and Board Chairperson, as well as Secretary and President of many other Grand Rapids-area charitable organizations.