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Anne M. Seurynck

1700 East Beltline, N.E.
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7044
T 616.726.2240
F 517.371.8200


Anne Seurynck is the practice group leader of the firm's Administrative and Municipal practice group and has focused her career on representing libraries, municipalities and other public entities. Her work includes assisting communities in forming libraries, interpreting the unique library laws, understanding specific privacy laws and developing policies such as patron behavior and internet use. She has guided libraries with requests for information by law enforcement agencies and private entities, including the application of the Library Privacy Act and Patriot Act. Anne also has extensive experience in drafting and reviewing ordinances, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act issues.

To promote her belief that the best legal strategy is a proactive strategy, Anne is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences where the educational focus is on municipal law or library law.  

Anne is also the chair of the firm's Recruiting Committee. This group is responsible for identifying the firm's need for associate attorneys as well as interviewing and hiring qualified individuals for available positions. Prior to this leadership role, Anne was active on the firm's Diversity Committee. Currently, she also serves as a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Association and serves on the Advocacy Committee for JDRF West Michigan Chapter.


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation  
Industry & Professional Associations:
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, Member


Representative Matters

  • Drafting district library agreements and assisting with all aspects of the district library formation process.
  • Amending existing district library agreements, including adding participating municipalities to existing districts.
  • Drafting millage proposal and educating library boards regarding the application of the Michigan Campaign Finance laws.
  • Addressing board governance issues, including the application of the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Successfully defend clients in FOIA cases.
  • Assisting libraries with request for information by law enforcement agencies and private entities, including the application of the Library Privacy Act and Patriot Act.



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University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1996

University of Michigan, B.A., 1993

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals