Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

John Ferguson
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolMichigan
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Travis I Dafoe
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Frankenmuth, MI Estate Planning Attorney

I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with... Read More »
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Christopher K. Cooke
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolMichigan
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Matthew S. Abdo
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Charter Twp of Clinton, MI Estate Planning Attorney

Michigan State University College of LawMichigan
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Trent Harris
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Jackson, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(517) 240-4236 P.O. Box 1054
Jackson, MI 49204-1054
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I'm a bankruptcy, collections, estate planning, and probate lawyer practicing in Jackson, Michigan. Born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, I've been a lawyer since 2008 and have spent most of that time in private practice as a solo practitioner. I also have worked several years working for a bank as in-house counsel handling debt collections and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters.

I help individuals and families plan for and navigate legal issues in some of the most significant financial and legal events in their lives: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, job losses, illnesses, hospitalizations, long-term-care, and other major life...
Nick Daniels
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Clinton Township, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(586) 668-1229 41700 Hayes Road
Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am passionate about helping people with their legal problems. When you contact my office you will speak with me. I will take the time to listen to your concerns and help put a plan in place to resolve your legal matter. I am committed to resolving your legal problem so you do not have to think or worry about the matter. I want you to understand what is happening and why it is happening. My goal is for you to feel confident and empowered about your legal matter.
John Ceci
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(810) 299-2734 726 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Eastern Michigan University
I'm a sole practitioner in Brighton (Livingston County) Michigan specializing in estate planning, family and divorce law, bankruptcy and debt relief, appeals, juvenile law, parent's rights, probate court matters (estate administration, guardianship, conservatorship), collection cases, landlord tenant cases and general civil matters.
Michael Lichterman
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 827-7596 5252 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Estate Planning and Business
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
A relationship approach to providing peace of mind for your family and your business. That says it all. At Lichterman Law, PLC we strive to provide families and businesses with access to their own personal lawyer. We call it the Lichterman Law Difference. It is my passion to help families and businesses make the best decisions possible throughout their lifetime or existence. We provide all services on a flat-fee only basis, agreed to in advance so there are no surprises. We want you to know you can call us any time without getting charged...
Matthew Piwowar
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Hudsonville, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(855) 750-8787 3185 Corporate Grove Dr., Suite C
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Estate Planning Attorney – Biography

Matthew V. Piwowar is the founder of Legacy Architects PLLC. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Special Needs Children, Business Succession, Long-Term Care, and Probate. He has over 27 years of experience advising on estate planning, business law, mergers & acquisitions, finance, and international law. Mr. Piwowar was born in Marquette, MI and grew up in West Michigan. He provides services to his clients statewide, from Grandville and Grand Rapids, south to Three Rivers and Kalamazoo, north to Boyne City and St. Ignace.

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Piwowar’s background includes such transactions as: the sale of a...
Robert J. Gavin
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Stanwood, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
11313 Troon Drive
Stanwood, MI 49346
Estate Planning, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Municipal
DePaul College of Law
Robert Gavin is the Senior Associate at Shifman & Carlson, P.C. He has been practicing law since 2008, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015. He was also listed by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Metro Detroit Area for Public Finance Law in both 2014 and 2017.

Rob brings a wide variety of skills and a diverse background to bear for his clients, including his experience with contract negotiation, employee issues, construction issues. Rob's undergraduate degree is in engineering, which has also been useful to clients during construction issues and in representing contractors and automotive...
Robert Banner
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Boyne City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(231) 582-1710 213 S. Lake Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Estate Planning, DUI, Divorce and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Michigan State University
Robert Banner has 28 years experience serving clients in Northern Michigan. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Drunk Driving, Estate Planning including drafting Wills and Trusts. We serve clients in Boyne City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne Falls, Bellaire, Central Lake and Gaylord. Mr. Banner was appointed by the Attorney General's Office in April 2018, as Public Administrator for Charlevoix County, Michigan.
Kenneth Gold
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(734) 335-7100 747 S. Main St. Suite 100
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Wayne State University
Ken Gold is an experienced and dedicated estate planning and probate attorney. He has the knowledge and skills to help you with every element of estate planning along with your real estate and business needs.
Aaron S. Coltrane
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Roscommon, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(989) 275-4365 241 Lake St.
PO Box 35
Roscommon, MI 48653
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a dedicated Attorney serving the great state of Michigan from Lansing to Traverse City, and all surrounding areas. I have a strong belief in our rights of life, liberty and freedom, as citizens of this great country, and I will do everything within my power to prevent my client's rights from being abridged. I specialize in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, No Fault, and civil litigation, but I devote myself to helping anyone in need, no matter the legal significance. I pride myself on providing personalized services and obtaining the best...
Scot C. Putzig
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Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
Giving legal counsel and advice is a difficult practice, governed by a web of intersecting federal and state legislation and subject to constant change. Whether you are looking at legal compliance, negotiating a contract or real estate deal, or having to fight an unreasonable claim or lawsuit, you have to balance legal rights and obligations with the knowledge that business and life must go on. That is why I consider every client my most important client and give clients easy access, fast response times, brief, practical, and easy to understand legal advice, and point out and help clients...
Daniel Marchese
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Rochester, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

Daniel is highly experienced in divorce and family law matters, and he has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in the most contentious matters. Although he is always willing to fight for you if needed, 98% of his... Read More »
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Howard B. Young
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Bingham Farms, MI Estate Planning Attorney

University of Michigan Law SchoolMichigan
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Samir Dahman
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 636-1250 3588 Plymouth Road
Suite 290
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and International
Ohio State University - Columbus
At Dahman Law, we are passionate about providing exceptional, client-focused legal services. We handle commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning matters across Ohio and Michigan. But what makes Dahman Law different from other law firms is that you will know up front how much you can expect to pay for legal services, instead of wondering how much you will end up being charged at the end. Samir Dahman founded Dahman Law after practicing for years at Ohio's largest law firms. His practice includes commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning. ...
Matt William Zeigler
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W Big Beaver Rd, #408
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since 1976, Zeigler Townley P.C. has handled a wide variety of challenging and complex business and personal matters both in and out of Court. As a Vietnam Veteran, Matt has a very long view of all business litigation, employment and transactional matters, knowing what matters, and what does not.
Nickolas Daniels
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Clinton Township, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(586) 668-1229 41700 Hayes Road
Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am driven to assist my client's in any possible way. Dealing with legal issues is stressful and time consuming. Let me help obtain a positive outcome so you can move on with your life. I try to connect with my clients and show the highest level of persistence and dedication.
S. Christopher Hunter
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 719-2467 125 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Suite 245
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Maine - School of Law
S. Christopher Hunter is the founding member of Hunter Law Offices, PLLC. Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Hunter was an associate attorney with Garrison Lawhouse, PC in Dearborn, Michigan, served as a staff attorney at the Elder Law and Advocacy Center, and most recently managed and supervised the Great Lakes Legal – Elder Law Division’s reduced-fee program. Mr. Hunter focuses his practice in the areas of Elder Law, Long Term Care Planning, Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Guardianship/Conservatorships, and Social Security Disability. Mr. Hunter graduated from the University of Maine School of Law with a...
Lea Ann Sterling
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Gaylord, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(877) 923-2326 100 W. 1st Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Lea Ann Sterling has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 1998. Admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1981, Mrs. Sterling practiced law in Columbus. In 1997, she began a sabbatical to write, travel, and relocate from Ohio to Michigan. Her first book, Historic Homes of Olde Towne, was released in 1999 and won the Ohio Historical Society’s Public Education and Awareness Award. Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island, released in 2001, was listed on the Michigan Governor’s List of Best Books of 2001. In March 1999, Mrs. Sterling was appointed Village of Empire Zoning Administrator where she was...
James Hubbert
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Rochester, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(248) 454-1860 431 Sixth St
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Michigan State University
Attorney James D. Hubbert is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Graham and Hubbert. He has over 28 years of legal experience and has the highest peer and client ratings with Martindale-Hubbell ( A.V. Preeminent) and A.V.V.O. (Superb).
David M. McCleary
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Grand Blanc, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(810) 516-5116 8161 S. Saginaw
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
You have questions- I have answers. Call now for a free consultation. (810) 516-5116. Many law firms say that they offer personalized service, but their actions don't always reflect that when it comes to dealing with their clients. I'm David McCleary, and at my law firm, McCleary & Associates, P.C., I take those words to heart. I want to be your family's trusted adviser for all your estate planning needs. I meet with all my clients myself, one-on-one. This means I can offer a true individualized service to the people in the Grand Blanc and...
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
Travis I Dafoe
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Frankenmuth, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(989) 321-2330 160 S. Main St, Ste 4
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with clients and getting to know them and their situation, so that I can find the best possible solutions for their needs. I believe that effective estate planning is a critical component of my client’s life planning. I believe that family fights over inheritance are unnecessary and wasteful. Families achieve better outcomes through planning rather than fighting. While it is...
Mark E. Mueller
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(248) 761-7795 2600 W Big Beaver Road
Suite 550
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
I advise business owners, managers, and investors on a wide range of legal issues from the original formation and governing structure of new companies, buying or selling a business, contractual arrangements between business partners, and evaluating and negotiating deals with vendors and customers. I also advise individuals on estate planning and post-mortem estate administration. Typically this involves using a variety of trusts to (i) avoid or reduce estate taxes and (ii) provide for proper transfer and management of family wealth. I hold a Certificate of Completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education...
John A. McDermott
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Chelsea, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

Brooklyn Law SchoolMichigan and New York
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James J. Abbo
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Bingham Farms, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

James E. Rogers College of Law, University of ArizonaMichigan
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Agnes Jury
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Gaylord, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(877) 221-7628 100 W. 1st Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
September 2015-present - Attorney at Sterling Law Office and ADAM - The American Divorce Association for Men in Traverse City, Michigan, practicing in the areas of family law, immigration law, estate planning, civil litigation, Appeals, and business law.
April 2008-May 2015 - Attorney in Geneva, Illinois, practicing in the areas of administrative law, Appeals, business law, civil litigation, criminal law, employment law, estate planning, family law and immigration law.
Beverly M. Griffor
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Ypsilanti, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(734) 827-1337 1851 Washtenaw
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Trademarks
Ave Maria School of Law
Attorney Beverly M. Griffor was first licensed in Michigan and has since become involved in litigation and research nationwide. She diligently represents the interests of each of her clients. Beverly graduated from the University of Michigan with a double majored Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. In each major, Beverly sub-concentrated in both Criminology and Social Inequality. She also graduated as a member of honor societies in all three of her concentrations. Beverly received her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law, focusing her studies on trial...
K.C. Baran
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Fenton, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 505-7851 508 Silver Lake Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Michigan State University
K.C. Baran, P.C. was established in 2003. K.C. Baran has been practicing law for over seventeen years. His areas of practice include, bankruptcy, estate planning, civil and criminal litigation, collections, contracts, employment law, family law and corporate practice.

K.C. is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point and Michigan State University College of Law, cum laude. K.C. is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Genesee County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court...
Daniel S. Carlson
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Farmington Hills, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(248) 972-8891 34705 West Twelve Mile Road
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Estate Planning, Business, Municipal and Probate
Ave Maria School of Law
Do you need experienced legal assistance with planning your estate? Here at Shifman & Carlson, P.C., we can help you prepare for the future. Our Michigan probate lawyers can help you protect what matters most by drafting a will or a trust. By preparing a comprehensive estate plan, you can ensure that your belongings are distributed according to your wishes and that your loved ones have a secure future after you pass. When you work with our firm, we will evaluate your needs help draft a personalized plan that is tailored specifically for you. We have been providing Michigan families...
Raymond Harris
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East Lansing, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(517) 853-6900 271 Woodland Pass
Ste 115
East Lansing, MI 48823
Estate Planning, Elder and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Raymond A. Harris is a shareholder with Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC in East Lansing, Michigan. He practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration and litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, special needs planning, and Medicaid planning. Raymond is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Florida. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and serves on the board of directors for the Michigan NAELA chapter. Raymond is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to Medicaid planning, special needs planning, elder law, probate,...
Michael J Shovan
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Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(989) 233-9389 5090 State Street
Building A
Saginaw, MI 48603
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Education
Michigan State University
I graduated from the Detroit College of Law (MSU) in 1990 and was licensed by the State Bar of Michigan that same year. I graduated with honors with a concentration in taxation and was a published author in the nationally esteemed Detroit College Law Review. My practice is devoted exclusively to asset protection, consumer bankruptcy and student loan assistance. My unique approach to clients enables them to actively participate in the process so that you are completely involved in the process and understand exactly what your options are and what option is best for you and your family. ...
Howard B. Young
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Bingham Farms, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
Jamie Ryan Ryke Esq
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Southfield, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(800) 728-3363 24725 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
Welcome to the Law Firm of Thav, Ryke and Assoc. We are Michigan Probate, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration Attorneys located conveniently in Southfield, Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan. We have achieved a reputation for solving complex probate matters and as a result, practice and have clients throughout the great state of Michigan. Further, we represent many out-of-state clients who have had family members who pass away in the State of Michigan.

We are here to assist you in all areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate law in the State of Michigan. Our...
Jared Austin
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Lansing, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(517) 614-1983 P.O. Box 10118
Lansing, MI 48901
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a solo attorney operating in the heart of the capitol city of Lansing, MI. For your convenience, I offer home visits and weekend appointments to better accomodate your schedule. My main areas of practice include: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Wills and Estate Planning. Don't hesitate to give a call for your FREE consultation!
Kent Bieberich
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Battle Creek, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(269) 979-3990 3 Heritage Lane Oak Lane
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Social Security Disability
College of William and Mary
The best part of being a lawyer is helping others with their legal issues. My "marketing" is doing the best I can at a fair price for my valuable clients who in turn pay me the ultimate compliment-referring me to others who may need legal services. Here are a few things I ask you to consider.

- I deal directly with my clients. I do not pass you on to a junior associate; I do the actual work, which I continue to find interesting and rewarding.

-I have in the past and continue to work...
L. Allen Heneveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience

With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Senior Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world. As a result, I... Read More »
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Dean E. Patrick
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Southfield, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(248) 663-2566 24725 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate, Social Security Disability and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since establishing his own practice, Mr. Patrick has personally counseled hundreds of individuals in legal matters and has educated thousands throughout Michigan as a speaker and author.
Eric J. Sheppard
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Okemos, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(517) 618-1580 2109 Hamilton Road
Suite 206
Okemos, MI 48864
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The Law Office of Eric J. Sheppard represents clients in criminal cases and divorce/custody cases, as well as many other areas of law. We fight for our client's rights. We provide diligent representation and give personalized attention to all of our cases. Contact us today at 517-618-1580.
John Deku
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Lambertville, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(734) 854-4535 8336 Monroe Road, Suite 205
Lambertville, MI 48144
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
The University of Toledo College of Law
At the Law Office of John V. Deku, PLC, I provide my clients with personal and dedicated attention directly from the attorney who will handle their case. I take the time to walk you through all of the steps of your case, give you advice about all of your legal options and make sure that any questions you have are adequately answered. Your best interests are the driving force behind my representation of you. If I am unable to provide you the representation your situation needs I will help find you a competent attorney who can.
Brett Howell
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Grand Blanc, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(810) 953-3846 8285 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Brett is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and has been helping his clients for over 20 years. He is the owner of The Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, P.L.L.C. located at 8285 S. Saginaw Street in Grand Blanc. As the firm name suggests, his practice is dedicated exclusively to assisting clients with their estate planning and elder law needs, such as Medicaid planning, trusts, wills, Veterans Benefits planning, guardianship, conservatorships and probate estate or trust administration.
Anne M VanderBroek
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Spring Lake, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(616) 607-7522 17190 Van Wagoner Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Lake Michigan College
At VanderBroek Law PLLC in Spring Lake, Michigan, we are fully prepared to help you with myriad serious legal issues affecting nearly every aspect of your life, including your family, your business, your finances and your future.

To that end, our law firm offers exceptional representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Commercial collections and Debt Relief
Estate planning, wills, trusts, and elder law and probate administration
Our law firm's founder, attorney Anne M. VanderBroek, has extensive legal experience, and...
L. Allen Heneveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(616) 498-5112 625 Kenmoor Ave SE
Ste. 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
The George Washington University Law School
With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Senior Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world. As a result, I understand both the business and legal aspects of most situations. For estate planning, I have developed an unique process to help clients understand how an estate plan works in order to help them make informed decisions and to feel comfortable with their decisions.
George Zulakis
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Okemos, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(517) 349-5011 4127 Okemos Rd
Suite 4
Okemos, MI 48864
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
George Zulakis has successfully represented clients in criminal and juvenile matters for over 30 years. He is a recognized leader in the field of criminal defense and has been nominated by his peers for Lead Counsel Rating in state felonies and misdemeanors and for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (DUI subspecialty, 2009-2016). Mr. Zulakis has experience in many areas of criminal defense, including DUI/drunk driving, domestic violence, assault, breaking and entering, drug crimes, sex crimes, juvenile delinquency, embezzlement, fraud, shoplifting, MIP/minor in possession, and traffic offenses. For more details on Mr. Zulakis's extensive legal experience, honors, and...
Robert Champion
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Plainwell, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(269) 685-9220 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Denver
With years of experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney assigned to major felony prosecution of homicides, home invasion, armed robbery, and criminal sexual conduct cases, I have successfully litigated thousands of criminal and civil cases covering a broad range of complex legal issues. With over 30 years combined experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, I have a unique understanding of the criminal justice process. This includes experience as a former police officer, assistant prosecutor, a private practice attorney and as an instructor and presenter with both the Michigan State Bar - Criminal Law Section and the...
Kenneth V Zichi
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Howell, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(810) 299-5222 1360 W. Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Insurance Claims
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Helping Livingston County residents navigate the legal system for 30 years. I focus on Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate, with a significant portion of my practice also concerning Real Estate and general civil litigation. If you have questions or issues with your home, a cabin up north, or want to insure your family is cared for after you are gone, I'd be happy to meet with you, perhaps bust some myths, and certainly insure YOUR and your family's needs are met. Call for an appointment today!
John Ferguson
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(231) 590-2990 310 W Front St
Suite 401
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Civil Rights, Criminal and Probate
The George Washington University Law School
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.