Barnes & Thornburg chooses a partner

Scott Dienes. Courtesy of Barnes & Thornburg

National full-service business law firm Barnes & Thornburg has elevated Scott Dienes to partner status.

Dienes, based in the firm’s Grand Rapids office, is a real estate, municipal and public finance attorney who assists clients with complex projects that often define and shape communities.

He represents land owners and developers regarding zoning and land use, brownfield redevelopment, water and sewer, drainage and related matters. He has been general counsel to municipal clients throughout his career and is regularly hired as special counsel by local governments.

Dienes also advises on various public finance matters and manages residential, commercial and industrial real estate projects on behalf of local governments and private landowners.

He also consults with higher education institutions on matters such as financial restructurings, staff reductions, internal investigations, strategic planning, major real estate transactions, the establishment and closure of satellite campuses, solar law and the search for key executives.

Dienes received his JD from Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University and his BA from Siena Heights University.

With more than 700 lawyers and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The company serves customers worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, DC.

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