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Andrew Blum Named Miller Canfield Grand Rapids Resident Director

January 25, 2021

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that it has named Andrew Blum to serve as the Resident Director of the global law firm's Grand Rapids, Michigan, office. The announcement was made by CEO Michael McGee.

Blum is succeeding Trent Taylor, who is stepping down after serving as resident director since 2011. Taylor led the office through a decade of rapid business expansion and investment in Grand Rapids, which became one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

Blum is a principal attorney in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He was named the winner of the Samaritas Ambassador Award in 2020, as well as the Grand Rapids Notre Dame Club's 2017 Person of the Year. He is a longtime member and former president of the Notre Dame Club Board of Directors. Blum serves on the Samaritas Board of Directors and is active in the Basilica of St. Adalbert Knights of Columbus, where he serves as an officer, and is the vice chair of the Diocese of Grand Rapids' Diocesan-wide School Board.

For nearly 40 years, the attorneys and staff in Miller Canfield's Grand Rapids office have taken pride in the impactful work they do in the community, as well as their pro bono work, volunteer efforts and civic activities. Miller Canfield attorneys provide significant support to Legal Aid of Western Michigan, the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Hospice of Michigan and numerous other local nonprofits. The firm's recent high-impact work in the community includes work on Michigan State University's Grand Rapids Innovation Park, which was developed under a public-private partnership and is expected to catalyze innovation through research, education, clinical healthcare and private companies.