Coloma, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Benton Harbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 926-6135 1211 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
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...
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
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
(269) 983-0325 2900 S State St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning and Real Estate
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 983-0161 811 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Environmental 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
Bangor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 427-7703 228 W Monroe St
Bangor, MI 49013
Estate Planning and Criminal
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 982-7300 728 Pleasant St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 983-0551 610 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
South Haven, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 637-1191 401 Center St
South Haven, MI 49090
Estate Planning and Real Estate
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 Attorney
(269) 637-1151 317 Center St
South Haven, MI 49090
Estate Planning
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 Lawyer
(269) 983-0161 811 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning
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 Attorney
(269) 983-2518 600 Main St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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
Mrs. Ean P. Hamilton Esq.
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 9 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
Timothy A. Slais
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Holland, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(616) 368-2029 12930 James St #110
Holland, MI 49422
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Tim Slais graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. In 1995, he became a Michigan State Police Trooper, and he was assigned to the South Haven Post where he investigated both traffic and criminal complaints. After being shot in the line of duty, Tim retired from the State Police in 2005, and he went on to study law at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In 2009, Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 3% of his class with a concentration in Litigation. Following law school, Tim was an Assistant Prosecuting...
Kenneth Puzycki
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Holland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(616) 738-8800 1180 Ottawa Beach Rd
Holland, MI 49424
Estate Planning 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...
Kristyn Meulenberg
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Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(888) 635-3824 491 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kristyn T. Meulenberg is an Associate with Willis Law. Kristyn attended Western Michigan University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Accounting. From there, she attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. While attending law school, Kristyn was President of the Tax Law Society and was on Law Review as a Senior Associate Editor. Kristyn and her husband, Alden, have two sons, Greyson and Logan, who are the light of their lives. Kristyn and her family attend Radiant Church in...
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...
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 388-7600 136 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Holland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(616) 396-3225 85 E 8th St
Holland, MI 49423
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 344-4744 604 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Estate Planning, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 382-2300 251 North Rose Street
Fourth Floor
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Estate Planning
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 695-1500 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
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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.