Thomas M. Boven

Senior Attorney

Phone: 616.842.3030

Fax: 616.846.6621

[email protected]

Assistant: Jeanne Fett

Practice Areas

Tom concentrates his practice on business transactions, real estate development & transactions, and non-profit & public entity property matters.

In recent years, he has advised on family business succession plans, including a four-generation successful transition; acquisition of lands by private non-profit and profitable entities for transportation, parks and recreation; financial transactions for business; and grant compliance by public recipients.


  • Michigan State University, (Bachelor of Science, 1965)
  • Wayne State Law School, (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1968)
  • Grand Valley State University, Advanced Tax Program

Professional Affiliations

  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan for over 50 years; Member of Business & Real Estate Sections; Past Chair and Current Council Member of Animal Law Section
  • Western District of Michigan (Federal Court)
  • American Bar Association for over 50 years; Member of Real Property/Trust & Estate Law, Taxation, Business Law and Elder Law Sections

Community Activities

  • Two-time Past President of the Gerald R. Ford Council (now President Ford Field Service Council “FSC”), Boy Scouts of America “BSA”; Area and Regional positions with Central Region of BSA and with BSA Crossroads Council of Michigan (Camp Assessments)
  • Past Board Member of Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven
  • Vice President and Advisor for the Loutit Foundation of GHACF, Grand Haven
  • Pro Bono Legal Services for Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging and The Land Conservancy of West Michigan
  • Past Board Member of Ottagan Addictions Recovery, Holland and Grand Haven
  • Spring Lake Rotary Club Member and past President


  • Silver Antelope and Silver Beaver, BSA
  • Community Star and Legend Awards
  • 50-year member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association

Tom has a blended family of four children and eight grandchildren. He and his partner, Linda, instill in them their passion for giving encouragement to people in need. When he has the time, he enjoys relaxing pastimes like travel, fishing, visiting historical sites, gardening, reading, watching Lake Michigan and island sunsets, and waiting for the Tigers and the Cubs to win the World Series — again.

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