Coloma Estate Planning Lawyers

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Lori M. Thompson
Benton Harbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(269) 983-0325 685 W Main St
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Gwendolyn Powell Braswell
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Gwendolyn Powell Braswell
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years of 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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Robert Lutz
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years of 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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Erika Leuffen Salerno
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years of 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.
Rodger V. Bittner
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 53 years of experience
(269) 983-0551 610 Ship St Ste 200 # 290
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Jeffrey M. Wesselhoff
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(269) 982-7712 1014 Main St
PO Box 318
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Roger A. Petzke
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(269) 983-0161 811 Ship St Ste 202
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning
Michael E. Dumke
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(269) 983-0755 720 State St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Brandon Barthelemy
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years of experience
(269) 982-8698 100 Church St
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Mitchell Peter Moldovan
Dowagiac, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 782-5144 204 Commercial St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Bennett S. Schwartz
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(269) 983-0161 811 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Environmental and Real Estate
Kathleen Kinney Bowman
South Haven, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years of experience
(269) 637-1151 317 Center St
South Haven, MI 49090
Estate Planning
Colleen M. Cullitan
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(269) 983-0191 811 Ship St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning and Business
James J. Riemland
Saint Joseph, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(269) 983-0551 610 Ship St Ste 200
PO Box 290
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Creighton F. Klute
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years of experience
(269) 983-1000 728 Pleasant St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Hon. David J. DiStefano
Bangor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(269) 427-7703 228 W Monroe St
Bangor, MI 49013
Estate Planning and Criminal
Richard Miller
St Joseph, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(269) 982-7300 728 Pleasant St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Robert Champion
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Robert Champion
Plainwell, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years of 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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Gary E Tibble
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years of 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...
Adam Zuwerink
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Adam Zuwerink
Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of 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.
Mechelle Woznicki
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Mechelle Woznicki
Portage, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, 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. Her practical experience as an international contract negotiator and her time 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 Collaborative Practice, Mediation, Family Law, and Estate Planning. Mechelle is a court approved Civil Mediator and Domestic Relations Mediator. Practicing law allows Mechelle the tangible opportunity to seek justice in ways...
Adam Keilen
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Adam Keilen
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years of 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...
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Geoffrey A. Haveman
Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years of 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...
Nathan Bocks
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Nathan Bocks
Holland, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years of experience
(616) 395-3761 1157 South Shore Drive
Holland, MI 49423
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Jenny L. DeGraves
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Jenny L. DeGraves
Holland, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years of experience
(616) 394-4276 217 East 24th Street, Ste. 201
Holland, MI 49423
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Douglas Boodt
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Douglas Boodt
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Business, 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 AREA OF ESTATE PLANNING. 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.

MY MISSION IS TO EMPOWER MY CLIENTS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND TOOLS TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR...
Michael Haddock
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Michael Haddock
Douglas, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years of 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...
Daniel J Goeman
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Daniel J Goeman
Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(616) 796-9400 10500 Chicago Drive, Suite 75
Zeeland, MI 49464
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Ross Keilen
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Ross Keilen
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years of 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...
Mrs. Ean P. Hamilton Esq.
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Mrs. Ean P. Hamilton Esq.
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years of experience
(269) 488-8394 1803 Whites Rd.
Suite 5
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Albert Laaksonen
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Albert Laaksonen
Paw Paw, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years of 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...
Kenneth Puzycki
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Kenneth Puzycki
Holland, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(616) 738-8800 1180 Ottawa Beach Rd
Holland, MI 49424
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Timothy A. Slais
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Timothy A. Slais
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...
Brett A. Cummings
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Brett A. Cummings
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years of 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...
Benjamin J Herbert
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Benjamin J Herbert
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...
John R. Colip
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(269) 695-3849 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Dean A. Antilla
Kalamazoo, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(269) 779-7679 137 N Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Louis A. Desenberg
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years of experience
(269) 695-1500 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Municipal, Real Estate and Tax
Sara A. Senica
Buchanan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(269) 695-1500 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Nicholas Andrew Reister
Mattawan, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(269) 673-3547 10143 R Ave
Mattawan, MI 49071
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
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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.


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