Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Daniel Marchese
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Rochester, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

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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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Christopher K. Cooke
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Southfield, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

Thomas M. Cooley 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... Read More »
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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.
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...
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 for nine years 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...
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!
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. ...
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...
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.
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 & Associates 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.
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
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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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Michael Lichterman
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 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...
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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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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Stuart G. K. Williams
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Lansing, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(517) 853-7542 115 W. Allegan Street
Suite 720
Lansing, MI 48933
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Michigan State University
I have been a lawyer since 2005 and live in The Greater Lansing Area with my wife and two children. I created the Family Wills & Trusts law firm to improve upon critical short-comings in the estate planning industry, that my family experienced first hand. If you want to know with certainty that your family will receive the most value possible from your estate and that your planning goals will be accomplished, I invite you to schedule a personal planning session with me in Lansing.

More about me: I am an MSU College of Law alumni and a...
Sean Patrick Murphy
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sean is currently an Attorney at Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan. Prior to joining Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC, Sean practiced at a small firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan and was a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Sean graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Business Administration. After Western Michigan, Sean went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. While...
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).
Michael J. Swogger
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(231) 947-6800 10691 East Carter Road, Suite 103
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Insurance Defense and Probate
Michigan State University
I am rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. I completed my Certificate of Completion for the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program in Michigan in 2010. I practiced in the area of insurance defense litigation from 1989 through 2012. I have tried over 60 civil jury cases. My practice now focuses on estate planning, probate, and trust administration.

I live in Northern Michigan, married with two adult children and a dog. I play guitar in 3 different rock n roll cover bands. I also attempt to sing...
Stacey N. Brancheau
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Fenton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(877) 945-2777 1100 Torrey, Suite 200
Fenton, MI 48430
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Stacey Brancheau established the Brancheau Law Firm to pursue her passion for helping individuals and their families navigate the often overwhelming process of wealth planning. In addition to her experience as an attorney, Stacey holds her Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designations. With 20 years of experience in the wealth planning industry, serving as an attorney, financial planner, fiduciary advisor and senior trust officer for a regional bank, she is uniquely qualified to assist her clients in developing a comprehensive plan to ensure that their loved ones have the information, guidance and...
Daniel Marchese
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Rochester, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(248) 270-2709 929 W. University Dr.
Ste. 101
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy
When Daniel Marchese founded The Marchese Law Firm, he knew he wanted to provide his clients with exceptional legal representation. His goal is to provide people with a more secure future through proper strategizing and clear communication and he has had numerous successes in and out of the courtroom.

Daniel has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for four straight years in Estate Planning and Probate from 2015-18. He was recently recognized as one of Michigan’s Top Lawyers by Michigan’s Top Lawyers and a Top 10 Family Law Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. The National Association of Distinguished...
David D. Sprague
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Clinton Township, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(586) 790-9600 35758 Harper Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Estate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
David D. Sprague is the firm's principal partner. His practice includes Business Law, Probate and Estate Planning, Elder Law and Medicaid Planning, Family Law (domestic relations/divorce/prenuptial agreements) and Real Estate Law. David has experience working as an attorney at two nationally recognized law firms: Raymond & Prokop, P.C. and Pepper Hamilton LLP. In addition, David has helped clients to successfully complete applications with the Michigan Minority Business Development Council and has defended claims made by the Business Software Alliance. Prior to practicing law, David had nearly 10 years of experience working in the automotive industry and the field of information technology...
Lea Ann Sterling
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Gaylord, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 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...
Michele Fuller
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Macomb, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(586) 803-8500 45200 Card Road
Suite 108
Macomb, MI 48044
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Detroit Mercy School of Law and American University International Law
I am the founder of the Michigan Law Center, P.L.L.C. located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The practice focuses on elder law, special needs planning, Veteran’s Administration planning and settlement planning, including a national practice establishing Qualified Settlement Funds. I am involved in several national organizations. I am an Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), served as Chair of the 6th Annual conference, in addition to being a frequent presenter at their annual conferences and webinars. I am also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and I am serving my...
Philip Rosi
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 55 years experience
(231) 941-5878 735 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Estate Planning, Energy, Environmental and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School and The University of Chicago Law School
A resident of Traverse City since 1980, Philip Rosi was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) with an Engineering Degree. After a brief stint with Lockheed Aircraft as a Design Engineer, he attended and graduated from The University of Chicago Law School. He served in the Executive Office of the President Lyndon Johnson and was the Assistant to the Comptroller of the Federal Power Commission. Before moving to Traverse City he practiced law in Brattleboro, Vermont for ten years. His practice in Michigan has centered, in...
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... 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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Amir E. Abu-Aita
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Flint, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(810) 238-1700 5151 Gateway Centre
Suite 100
Flint, MI 48507
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Amir practices Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, VA Planning, Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Transactions. He has an extensive background of helping the elderly through his family-owned Licensed Assisted Living Homes. At Serenity Assisted Living, Amir assisted the elderly in their medical needs. Now, he hopes to help even more elderly in their legal and planning needs.
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(616) 499-7045 9 East Main Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Michigan Law School
Geoffrey has been practicing law in western Michigan now — and previously in the Detroit metro area (and beyond) — since 2005. In that time, he has consulted thousands of clients, and took part in many bankruptcy cases (both Chapter 7 and 13) for individuals and small businesses and helped numerous individuals and small businesses with all their legal needs. In addition, Geoff has volunteered at Freedom House Detroit practicing immigration and asylum law, teaches test preparation classes, and tutors students for standardized tests. Geoff grew up on a dairy farm in western Michigan — in his free time he enjoys...
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 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.
Brett Howell
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Grand Blanc, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 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.
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...
Michelle L Easter
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Port Huron, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(810) 824-4520 936 Military
Port Huron, MI 48060
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
EDUCATION: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2015, Juris Doctor cum laude. Board Member and Solicitation Editor, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review; Student Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph J. Farah, 7th Circuit Court, Genesee County, Flint, MI LEGAL EXPERIENCE: Attorney and Entrepreneur, Easter Law, PLLC, Port Huron, MI; Attorney, Lakeshore Legal Aid, Port Huron, MI; Law Clerk, State of Michigan, Bureau of Employment Relations, Detroit, MI. ADMISSIONS AND COURTS: Admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan....
Mark E. Mueller
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 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...
David M. McCleary
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Grand Blanc, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 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...
Robert Champion
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Plainwell, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 24 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...
John A. McDermott
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Chelsea, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

Brooklyn Law SchoolMichigan and New York
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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...
Leslie Van Alstine
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Manistee, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(231) 723-3250 255 River St
Manistee, MI 49660
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
Thomas Cooley Law School
We opened our office in Manistee, Michigan in 1995 and have been providing excellent, affordable legal services ever since. We have experienced a variety of challenges that have assisted us in developing a law practice that is particularly suited for the needs and desires of Manistee residents and visitors. We offer free initial consultations for criminal matters and personal injury cases, we only charge $100 for initial consultations for all other matters. Admitted to Practice in the State of Michigan in 1995 and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court in 2004. If you...
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...
Kenneth Gold
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 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.
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.
Gary E Tibble
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(269) 383-6000 5144 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Gary E. Tibble has been helping clients in Kalamazoo and throughout Southwest Michigan in the areas of: Criminal defense Traffic violations Residential and commercial real estate Estate planning Probate Foreclosure Drunk Driving offenses Mr. Tibble received his Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University in 1977; a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University in 1980; a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1990. He was admitted to practice in Michigan in 1990 and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in 1990. Mr. Tibble is a member of numerous organizations, including: Michigan Bar Association, Kalamazoo Bar...
Kelly Lambert
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
Daniel S. Carlson
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Farmington Hills, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 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...
Steven T Jedinak
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Monroe, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(734) 265-1510 2 E First St.
Suite 207
Monroe, MI 48161
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
University of Toledo
Steven Jedinak has experience throughout Southeastern Michigan practicing in the areas of criminal defense, family law, probate administration, guardianships, conservatorships and civil litigation. Steven graduated from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and is committed to working hard to find the best solution to his clients' legal problems.
Kristen M. Bedient
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Sterling Heights, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
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Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley 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.