Established in 1888, Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett is one of the leading law firms throughout Michigan and the Midwest. The company has a staff of more than 160 lawyers. It offers services to commercial and industrial companies, including financial, automotive, hospitality, health care, manufacturing, real estate, energy and educational institutions in the United States. Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett s areas of specialization include taxation, labor and employment relations, litigation and corporate services. The company provides insurance services that include health care, fire loss, employee benefit, environmental pollution and errors and omissions coverage. Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett maintains a location in Novi, Mich.