Michael C. Haines

Attorney, Of Counsel Grand Rapids, MI

My practice includes the general representation of established and emerging energy and natural resources companies In Michigan. It’s a complex world with constantly shifting laws and regulations, but I thoroughly enjoy the challenge.

From legal strategies involving acquisition of land and water rights, to pipeline rights-of-way, to numerous regulatory and permitting issues, my ultimate goal is helping my clients succeed.

Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 1974
Education

The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: Order of the Coif

University of Michigan, 1971
A.B.
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

Michigan Oil and Gas Association,
Member, 1974 – Present
Past Chairman, Legal and Legislative Committee

Adrian, Michigan, City Gas Rate Commission, 1983-1984, 1986, 1991, 1994-1995, 1999-2000, 2005-2006, 2009, 2012
Commissioner

State Bar of Michigan
Member

Honors and Awards
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America and named by Best Lawyers as Grand Rapids’ 2012 Oil & Gas Lawyer of the Year