Hesperia, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Harold Leo Emelander
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Newaygo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(231) 303-5005 31 East Wood Street
PO Box 849
Newaygo, MI 49337
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Harold Leo Emelander was raised in Newaygo, Michigan. After graduating from Newaygo High School, he attended Grand Valley State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2006. To further his education he then moved to Florida where he attended The University of Florida College of Law and received his LLM in Taxation in 2007. Mr. Emelander began his legal career in Miami, Florida at an accounting firm. He utilized his degree in taxation law by advising clients on individual,...
Jay E. Burrows
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Shelby, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(231) 861-2183 191 N. Michigan Ave.
Shelby, MI 49455
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mr. Burrows has probated more estates than any other attorney now practicing in Oceana County. He has also save his client hundreds of thousands of dollars in qualifying clients for Medicaid when faced with nursing home bills. Mr. Burrows is a graduate of Michigan State and Michigans's most prestigious law school, the University of Michigan. He has practiced for over 39 years and he still loves his work. He can also help your with estate planning, tax planning, income tax preparation and appeals of property tax assessments. Mr. Burrows cares deeply about his clients and their problems.
James R. Prince
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Hart, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
127 State St.
Hart, MI 49420
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
I have enjoyed a small town general law practice for my entire career. Advising real estate, business and elderlaw clients presently gives me the most satisfaction in my business; but in a rural community where many different client needs require diligence and ingenuity, I enjoy the daily challenge of helping solve people's problems. As a Christian, I try to ensure that my own integrity and my client's satisfaction are observable at the end of each client encounter.
Eric R. Fox
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Hart, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(231) 873-3369 PO Box 710
1122 S State Street
Hart, MI 49420
Estate Planning
Fremont, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(269) 924-0780 8 E Main St
Fremont, MI 49412
Estate Planning, Employment and Real Estate
Montague, MI Estate Planning Attorney
8787 Ferry St
Montague, MI 49437
Estate Planning, Business and Municipal
Adam Zuwerink
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Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(231) 457-4235 900 3rd Street
Suite 203
Muskegon, MI 49440
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.
Kelly Lambert
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
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.
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.
Leslie Van Alstine
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Manistee, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(231) 723-3250 255 River St
Manistee, MI 49660
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
Thomas Cooley Law School
We opened our office in Manistee, Michigan in 1995 and have been providing excellent, affordable legal services ever since. We have experienced a variety of challenges that have assisted us in developing a law practice that is particularly suited for the needs and desires of Manistee residents and visitors. We offer free initial consultations for criminal matters and personal injury cases, we only charge $100 for initial consultations for all other matters. Admitted to Practice in the State of Michigan in 1995 and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court in 2004. If you...
Robert J. Gavin
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11313 Troon Drive
Stanwood, MI 49346
Stanwood, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
Estate Planning, Construction, Municipal and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Robert Gavin is the Senior Associate at Shifman & Carlson, P.C. He has been practicing law since 2008, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2018, and 2019. He was also listed by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Metro Detroit Area for Public Finance Law in both 2014, 2017, and 2018.

Rob brings a wide variety of skills and a diverse background to bear for his clients, including his experience with contract negotiation, employee issues, construction issues. Rob's undergraduate degree is in engineering, which has also been useful to clients during construction issues and in...
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
Adam J. Sheridan
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Conklin, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(616) 304-0987 1706 Coolidge Street
Conklin, MI 49403
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Marquette University Law School
With over fourteen years' experience in both law firm and large corporate environments, handling local, national, and international transactions of various types, I am able to assist clients in structuring and completing complex transactions while maintaining a personalized focus. Our firm appreciates each opportunity we have to learn a client's needs and provide customized solutions to the client's legal issues. I have substantial experience in real estate, corporate structure and governance, commercial contracts and procurement, mergers and acquisitions, estate and succession planning, taxation planning, and construction.
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).
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.
S. Christopher Hunter
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 13 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...
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.
Anne M VanderBroek
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Spring Lake, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 607-7522 17190 Van Wagoner Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Lake Michigan College
At VanderBroek Law PLLC in Spring Lake, Michigan, we are fully prepared to help you with myriad serious legal issues affecting nearly every aspect of your life, including your family, your business, your finances and your future.

To that end, our law firm offers exceptional representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Commercial collections and Debt Relief
Criminal Defense - including Felony, Misdemeanor, and OWI/DWI representation
Estate planning, wills, trusts, and elder law and probate administration

Our law firm's founder, attorney...
Beth A. Striegle
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(616) 242-9192 400 Ann St. NW, Ste. 207
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Beth A. Striegle grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating from West Catholic High School, she attended Ferris State University where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art. Prior to attending law school, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Calvin College where she graduated with honors. While attending Thomas Cooley Law School she raised two young boys. Beth completed her law school internship at the Sixty-Plus Elder Law Clinic. She considers the experience she gained while working for the clinic to be very valuable because it gave her a better understanding of the various issues...
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...
Ross Keilen
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(616) 226-8808 3210 Eagle Run Dr.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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...
Roger G Cotner
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Grand Haven, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(616) 846-7153 220 Franklin Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Tax
University of Richmond School of Law
Donald Messinger
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Spring Lake, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(616) 846-7600 17190 Van Wagoner Road
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
I have a broad range of legal service experience including; estate planning with wills, trusts and business plan documents; business transactions and contracts; civil litigation; and a variety of commercial and residential real estate matters.
Douglas McPhail
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Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(800) 968-1448 800 E. Ellis Road
Muskegon, MI 49441
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Doug McPhail has more than 28 years experience helping families, like yours, protect their estates from nursing home poverty, taxes and unnecessary probate expenses. Doug earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Mass Communications from Taylor University where he was active in student government leadership roles. After college, Doug enrolled at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he graduated with honors in 1988. Doug earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in the area of professional responsibility and was published member of the University of Detroit Law Review. While in...
Steven C. Benson
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Reed City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(906) 280-4423 PO BOX 286
Reed City, MI 49677
Estate Planning, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Tennessee - Knoxville and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Marc Woolery
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 581-2795 PO Box 150257
Grand Rapids, MI 49515
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Fredric Balgooyen
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Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(231) 733-2566 McCroskey Law Building
1440 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
Estate Planning, Criminal, Elder and Probate
Balgooyen Law Offices has been a general practice firm in Muskegon County for over 40 years, having represented three municipal governments, several area businesses, and multiple generations of Muskegon families. Fredric F. Balgooyen, sole practitioner, has experience as both a prosecuting and public defense attorney, is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Criminal Law Section, Probate and Estate Planning Section and Master Lawyer Section. Practice areas include estate planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and decedent estates, real estate, business law, business planning, commercial and civil litigation, Landlord-Tenant, family law, domestic issues, divorce, child support...
Mr Dennis Roger Cooper
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(616) 723-0310 1345 Monroe Avenue NW
Suite 232
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Estate Planning, Business and Family
Northern Kentucky University
Retired federal attorney [DoD] now practicing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Admitted in Ohio, Michigan and Virginia. Web: Cooper@CooperLawFirm.US Email: CooperLawFirm.US Office Phone: 616-723-0310 Fax: 866-470-2664
Mr. Shawn P. Eyestone
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Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 667-5291 800 East Ellis Road
#511
Muskegon, MI 49441
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
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...
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
R. Todd Balkema
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Big Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 395-4347 218 Maple St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Martin Holmes
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Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(231) 744-9439 318 Center St
Muskegon, MI 49445
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Detroit
John Michael Guinan
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Grand Haven, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(616) 847-1234 41 Washington Ave.
Suite 250
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
Western New England University School of Law
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
Michael Willis
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(616) 301-7177 28 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney
648 Monroe NW, Suite 106
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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...
Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(616) 831-1758 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Estate Planning and Tax
Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(616) 831-1723 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Estate Planning 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.


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.