Berrien Springs Estate Planning Lawyers

Compare 22 top rated Michigan attorneys serving Berrien Springs.
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Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(269) 695-3849 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(269) 695-1500 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(269) 695-1500 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Municipal, Real Estate and Tax
Gwendolyn Powell Braswell
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Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(269) 932-4017 1101 Broad Street Ste 315
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
At Legacy Counsel, we help people change their family tree by passing down their hard-earned assets protected from unnecessary taxes, creditors, and divorcing spouses so that the next generation can enjoy the fruits of financial freedom—stronger relationships, better health, less stress, and greater happiness. We accomplish this by educating our clients about financial, legal, and tax strategies that were previously available only to wealthy insiders.
Robert Lutz
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St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(269) 983-0658 320 Main St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Erika Leuffen Salerno
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Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(269) 985-1500 800 Port Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Drake University Law School
In 2015, my family and I moved to St. Joseph, Michigan where I manage the Saint Joseph, Michigan office of Kreis Enderle. My legal practice consists of helping clients throughout Southwest Michigan (Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Berrien and Cass Counties) with divorce, child custody, estate planning and business matters.
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(269) 983-0325 2900 S State St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(269) 983-0161 811 Ship St Ste 202
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning
Dowagiac, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 782-5144 204 Commercial St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(269) 983-0161 811 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Environmental and Real Estate
Niles, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 684-6936 2603 Worrell St
Niles, MI 49120
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(269) 982-7712 1014 Main St
PO Box 318
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(269) 982-7729 1014 Main St
PO Box 318
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning and Business
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(269) 983-0551 610 Ship St Ste 200
PO Box 290
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Niles, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 684-0504 1004 Tomahawk Ln
Niles, MI 49120
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Edwardsburg, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(269) 663-8620 26323 Redfield St
Edwardsburg, MI 49112
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 53 years experience
(269) 983-0551 610 Ship St Ste 200 # 290
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Niles, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience
(269) 684-7600 4 S Lincoln Ave
Niles, MI 49120
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 982-7300 728 Pleasant St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(269) 982-8698 100 Church St
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(269) 983-1000 728 Pleasant St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
2535 Old Lake Shore Rd
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Gary E Tibble
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(269) 383-6000 5144 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Estate Planning, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Gary E. Tibble has been helping clients in Kalamazoo and throughout Southwest Michigan in the areas of:


Residential and commercial real estate
Estate planning
Probate
Drunk Driving offenses
Criminal defense
Traffic violations
Expungement

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
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
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...
Adam Keilen
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 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 Haddock
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Douglas, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 20 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...
Douglas Boodt
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
DePaul College of Law
I ESTABLISHED THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT IN 1999 TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO MY CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES PRIMARILY IN THE PRACTICE AREAS OF FAMILY LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING. I PRACTICE IN ALL OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN, AS WELL AS THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. I HAVE ASSISTED HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS IN REACHING THEIR GOALS AND GIVING THEM PEACE OF MIND BY HANDLING THEIR LEGAL AFFAIRS WITH INTEGRITY, RESPECT AND INTELLIGENCE. I WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND PROVIDE SOUND AND TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

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Albert Laaksonen
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Paw Paw, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(269) 655-1035 226 1/2 East Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Albert W. Laaksonen II, is the founding attorney of Laaksonen Law Offices, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his JD from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
Attorney Laaksonen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Van Buren County Bar Association, and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. He is certified as both a Civil Mediator and a Domestic Relations Mediator.

He currently serves on the Community Corrections Board for Van Buren County, and the the Kalamazoo Christian School Association Board.

Attorney Laaksonen specializes...
Mrs. Ean P. Hamilton Esq.
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(269) 488-8394 1803 Whites Rd.
Suite 5
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ross Keilen
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 6 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...
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...
Brett A. Cummings
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(888) 635-3824 491 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Agricultural, Probate and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brett A. Cummings graduated in the top 10% of his class from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and earned his J.D. while working full-time for a subsidiary of Xerox and attending weekend classes. He was one of the founding members and treasurer of the Grand Rapids Weekend Student Association. Brett earned the Certificate of Merit in Equities and Remedies. He spent one year attending Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin before returning to Michigan and finishing up his B.A. in Business Management with a focus on economics and international relations at Western Michigan University. As part of his education, he...
Sturgis, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(269) 651-3281 112 S Monroe St
Sturgis, MI 49091
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Portage, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 327-0585 1911 W Centre Ave Ste C
Portage, MI 49024
Estate Planning and Business
Allegan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 673-2136 314 Trowbridge St
Allegan, MI 49010
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Elder
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 382-5440 141 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Estate Planning and Business
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(269) 349-4404 4021 W Main St Ste 400
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(269) 382-1483 1000 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Allegan, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(269) 686-8330 1244 Lincoln Rd # M-89
Allegan, MI 49010
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Allegan, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(269) 673-2136 314 Trowbridge St
PO Box 239
Allegan, MI 49010
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
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Berrien Springs Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Berrien County Legal Services Bureau
(269) 983-7111
Saint Joseph, MI

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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.

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