Bangor, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Bangor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 427-7703 228 W Monroe St
Bangor, MI 49013
Estate Planning and Criminal
Michael Willis
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Paw Paw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 492-1040 203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
Michael J. Willis is the co-founder and managing partner of the Western Michigan law firm of Willis Law. This firm is headquartered in Kalamazoo and has a satellite office in Grand Rapids. Mr. Willis primarily practices estate and trust planning, probate administration and litigation, corporate and real estate law. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America**, and Leaders in the Law, and rated AV-Preeminent** by Martindale-Hubbell's, Mr. Willis has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of legal skills and ethics. In 2007, Michigan Lawyers Weekly listed him as an "Up and Coming Lawyer," an honor bestowed upon less than .02 percent...
Benjamin J Herbert
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Paw Paw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
203 South Niles
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Michigan State University
Benjamin J. Herbert, a partner with Willis Law in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is committed to helping people understand their rights and plan for their future. His practice focuses on competent, knowledgeable advice and representation in the areas of estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning and real estate law as well as elder law, estate and trust administration, and guardianship and conservatorship matters. Mr. Herbert’s client base includes young professionals, senior citizens, retirees, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, among others. An attorney with diverse talents, his other practice areas include corporate law and water law, protecting the rights of lakefront property owners, resolving...
Paw Paw, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 657-6560 303 E Paw Paw St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Allegan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 673-2136 314 Trowbridge St
Allegan, MI 49010
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Elder
Paw Paw, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 657-3177 181 W Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Immigration
South Haven, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 637-1191 401 Center St
South Haven, MI 49090
Estate Planning and Real Estate
South Haven, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 637-1151 317 Center St
South Haven, MI 49090
Estate Planning
Allegan, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 673-2136 314 Trowbridge St
Allegan, MI 49010
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Allegan, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 686-8330 1244 Lincoln Rd
Allegan, MI 49010
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 7 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.
Matthew Piwowar
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Hudsonville, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 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...
Adam Zuwerink
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Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(616) 834-0262 109 E Main Avenue
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Zeeland, MI 49464
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Virginia
Headquartered in Holland / Zeeland, Michigan with a second office in Muskegon, Michigan, West Michigan Law, P.C. was founded by Adam Zuwerink to provide the highest-quality legal services on an efficient and cost-effective basis, focusing on business, real estate and estate planning legal work.
Gary E Tibble
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 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...
Mechelle Woznicki
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Portage, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
After becoming a parent then a grandparent, spending 10 years in the Navy, and 20 years in business, Mechelle decided to pursue a law degree, which fulfilled a life-long dream of hers. Her practical experience in business and in the military bring a unique perspective and understanding of her clients’ needs. While Mechelle is competent under many practice areas, her special areas of interest are Family Law, Estate Planning and Business Law.

Mechelle has traveled all over the globe - from rural Michigan towns to mountain peaks in Nepal – and those life experiences have given her a glimpse at...
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...
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...
Kent Bieberich
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Battle Creek, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(269) 979-3990 3 Heritage 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. I don’t pay for TV advertisements or premium on-line placements. Instead, I do the best I can at a fair price for my valuable clients who in turn pay me the ultimate compliment by 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 work...
Kevin P Sutherland
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 333-2427 250 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. I value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, I have high standards in these regards, which I continuously strive to fulfill. I can objectively see the reality of a situation, and I’m adaptable enough to change things which aren’t working well. I am a strategist – always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against my current strategy, to plan for every credible contingency. I am ready to work for you.
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...
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...
Adam Keilen
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(269) 382-4818 141 E. Michigan Ave
Suite 602
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
Michigan State University
Attorney Keilen is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, the Federal US District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the Federal US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Attorney Keilen is a Board Member and Attorney Representative for Kalamazoo Plus; he is an Advisory Board Member for the Michigan Medical Device Accelerator.

Attorney Keilen is a commercial litigator specializing in closely held business disputes; he is also the founder/owner of a local medical device company, giving him a unique appreciation for the legal issues in today’s business environment. Attorney Keilen has been a guest...
Michael Zamzow
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(616) 965-2621 15 Ionia Ave SW, Suite 460
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Estate Planning, Business, Energy and Real Estate
Douglas Boodt
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
DePaul College of Law
THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT WAS ESTABLISHED BY DOUGLAS A. BOODT OVER 20 YEARS AGO TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO HIS CLIENTS PRIMARILY IN THE PRACTICE AREAS OF FAMILY LAW, BUSINESS LAW, ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE. SINCE RELOCATING BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN OF KALAMAZOO SEVERAL YEARS AGO, MR. BOODT’S LAW PRACTICE INCLUDES KALAMAZOO COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS, AS WELL AS THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND PROVIDE SOUND AND TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT HAS ASSISTED HUNDREDS...
Clayton E Wittman
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Kentwood, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(616) 965-2114 PO Box 888181
Kentwood, MI 49588
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Clay Wittman served 26 years in the Active Duty US Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in 2009. He is now "retired" in Grand Rapids. He has "been around the block" a few times and knows what it means to serve others. As a Lawyer, Clay Wittman takes a very limited number of clients, so that he can serve those few clients with the care and attention they deserve. Clay is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and the Western Michigan Law School. He graduated Law School Magna Cum Laude and...
Ivan E. Shaw
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(616) 827-2326 29 Pearl Street, NW, Suite 340
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ivan is a dedicated Divorce and Family Law attorney that works diligently to fight for fairness for Men and Fathers. He is proud of his affiliation with the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM).
Christopher James Acklin
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Wyoming, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 530-0101 1779 28th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christopher has lived in Grand Rapids since 1st grade, He graduated from City High School, and then moved on to Grand Valley State University, where he met his wife, Devon. After receiving his Bachelor's in English and Political Science, Christopher moved on to complete his legal education at Thomas M. cooley Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 2011. His practice at The Grand Rapids Law Group handles criminal defense, divorce & child custody, business law, drunk driving defense, social security & disability, and other legal matters.
Brian P. McMahon
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Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(269) 408-8457 308 Main Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For more than 24 years Brian has been handling most any manner of legal challenge his client's business is likely to encounter as it grows and weathers the storms that will come. This includes forming the business/entity, buying and selling an on-going business, buying and selling commercial real estate, human resource issues, contracts, leases, and representing businesses before the Michigan Talent Agency (i.e. unemployment agency), Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Department of Licensing, and Regulation, the Internal Revenue Service and many others. Brian is especially experienced in handling shareholder or member litigation, matters involving the Michigan liquor control...
Daniel J Goeman
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Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(616) 796-9400 10500 Chicago Drive, Suite 75
Zeeland, MI 49464
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Nathan Bocks
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Holland, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(616) 395-3761 1157 South Shore Drive
Holland, MI 49423
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Joseph Grzybowski
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(616) 454-7335 2030 Leonard St Nw
Lower Suite
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Wayne State University Law School
Joe has been practicing law for over 20 years. He serves the greater Grand Rapids area and has worked with the majority of the courts in Kent and the surrounding counties. He is well known to other attorneys in the area and has a positive working relationship with court officers and law enforcement agencies.
Robert Lutz
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St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(269) 983-0658 320 Main St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Michael Haddock
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Douglas, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(517) 896-5421 P.O. Box 187
Douglas, MI 49406
Estate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Chicago and Western Michigan University
Attorney Michael Haddock earned a Master of Laws in Commercial Real Estate Law and Development and a Juris Doctor JD with an emphasis in litigation and has years of corporate insurance law and litigation experience. His clients are individuals and businesses throughout the U.S. with a large percentage from Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, South Haven, Chicago, and Kent, Van Buren Ottawa, and Allegan Counties. He serves our expanded community in issues regarding real estate, wills and trusts and litigation defending contractors, developers, real estate holding companies, assisted living communities, condominium associations, businesses and individuals and...
Jenny L. DeGraves
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Holland, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(616) 394-4276 217 East 24th Street, Ste. 201
Holland, MI 49423
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Ross Keilen
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(269) 382-4818 141 E. Michigan Ave.
Suite 602
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Ross W. Keilen is an attorney with Keilen Law, PLC. Ross focuses his practice on helping individuals and businesses with challenges, transactions, and disputes; Ross specializes in commercial litigation, business/corporate law, estate planning, assets management, personal injury, and probate disputes.

Ross earned a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University; thereafter, he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law, where he received several jurisprudence awards and was listed on both the Honor Roll and the Dean’s List. Ross is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Ross lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enjoys golf, distance running and sailing. He...
Mr. Shawn P. Eyestone
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Grandville, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(616) 777-5291 4120 Chicago Drive SW
Suite 4
Grandville, MI 49418
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
At Eyestone Law Offices, PLC, we provide practical and affordable solutions for your personal and financial legal issues, such as wills, trusts, estate planning, and asset protection. Many of our clients also own small businesses or closely-held companies, and we help these entrepreneurs reduce risk and maximize profits. Our business, financial and estate planning services are designed to ensure that your life’s work continues to provide for you and your family even after you no longer can. No business and personal situation is the same as another, so before charging you a cent or suggesting any course of action, we make...
Richard Geisel
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Grandville, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(616) 896-9519 1765 Quincy St SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law
David C. Hill
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(616) 254-8400 171 Monroe NW
Suite 900B
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Environmental
Dirk Hoffius
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Estate Planning
Paul A. Ledford
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Grandville, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(616) 257-3300 3181 Prairie St SW
Suite 106
Grandville, MI 49418
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and DUI
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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.