Bridgman Estate Planning Lawyers

Compare 20 top rated Michigan attorneys serving Bridgman.
Brian P. McMahon
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Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(269) 408-8457 308 Main Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business 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...
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.
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
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 983-0325 2900 S State St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning 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
Niles, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 684-0504 1004 Tomahawk Ln
Niles, MI 49120
Estate Planning and Real Estate
New Buffalo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 469-0300 45 N Whittaker St
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Estate Planning and Real Estate
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 983-0551 610 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 983-1000 728 Pleasant St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 983-0191 811 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning and Business
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 983-0161 811 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 695-1500 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 983-0161 811 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Environmental and Real Estate
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 695-3849 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Benton Harbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 926-6135 1211 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 695-1500 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Municipal, Real Estate and Tax
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 983-0551 610 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 983-0755 720 State St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 983-2518 600 Main St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Niles, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 684-7600 4 S Lincoln Ave
Niles, MI 49120
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
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
Niles, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 684-6936 2603 Worrell St
Niles, MI 49120
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Bangor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 427-7703 228 W Monroe St
Bangor, MI 49013
Estate Planning and Criminal
Marcellus, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 646-5651 185 S Jones St
Marcellus, MI 49067
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Tax
Dowagiac, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 782-5144 204 Commercial St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
South Haven, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 637-1191 401 Center St
South Haven, MI 49090
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Three Rivers, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
13556 Pleasant View Rd
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Estate Planning, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
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 Attorney
(269) 637-1151 317 Center St
South Haven, MI 49090
Estate Planning
Michael Lichterman
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 13 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...
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.
Robert Champion
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Plainwell, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 26 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...
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...
L. Allen Heneveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(616) 498-5112 2828 Kraft Ave SE
Ste. 256
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Trademarks
The George Washington University Law School
BUSINESS LAW. With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Attorney and 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.

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 so they have a peace of mind knowing what how their estate plan will unfold as life progresses.

PROBATE. For those looking to keep...
Adam Zuwerink
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Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(616) 834-0262 109 E Main Avenue
#6
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.
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...
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...
Audra R McClure
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(616) 451-4000 678 Front Ave NW, Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I pride myself in communicating well with clients and always keeping their familes' best interests in mind.
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Berrien County Legal Services Bureau
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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.