Nancy K. Wiest

Of Counsel

nwiest@howardlawgr.com
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Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. – 1982

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
B.A., Magna Cum Laude – 1977

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Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1983

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1989

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Professional Associations & Memberships

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association

Environmental Law Section

Complex cases are no match for trial lawyer Nancy K. Wiest. Nancy concentrates on the toughest legal matters, including commercial litigation, business torts, shareholder/member disputes and appellate work, both nationally and internationally.

Nancy has a long precedence of victory. As an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan, she successfully prosecuted cases involving wetland protection, preservation of inland lakes and streams, and solid waste management. She also represented the Department of Natural Resources, staunchly defending the state plan for controlling the importation of out-of-state solid waste into the State of Michigan. And she defeated local government attempts to tax the state on Great Lakes Bottomlands.

As counsel for Wurtsmith Base Closure Authority, Nancy drafted contracts and subleases allowing businesses to lease buildings during an interim period when the base was being transferred from the United States Air Force back to the State of Michigan. She coordinated the transfer of state land for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Oscoda Township, and local business organizations.

On behalf of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Nancy vigorously prosecuted violations involving the illegal use of pesticides and violations of the Michigan Motor Fuel Quality Act.

Nancy has represented and litigated matters for state agencies governed by the Michigan Public Health Code, including the Michigan Board of Medicine and the Board of Nursing.