Frankfort Estate Planning Lawyers

Brian Johnson
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Brian Johnson
Elberta, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(231) 383-1459 PO Box 446
Elberta, MI 49628
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University
Brian L. Johnson was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Michigan State University, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. He is a member of the Benzie County Bar Association and the Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Brian’s areas of practice include estate planning, business formation, general business practice,...
John Daugherty
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John Daugherty
Beulah, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(231) 882-4404 249 S. Benzie Blvd
POB 498
Beulah, MI 49617
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal Defense and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Estate Planning
Wills and Trusts
Business Organization
Real Estate
Criminal Defense
Former Prosecutor
Michael J. Swogger
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Michael J. Swogger
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(231) 947-6800 10691 East Carter Road, Suite 103
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Michigan State University
I am rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. I completed my Certificate of Completion for the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program in Michigan in 2010. I practiced in the area of insurance defense litigation from 1989 through 2012. I have tried over 60 civil jury cases. My practice now focuses on estate planning, probate, and trust administration.

I live in Northern Michigan, married with two adult children and a dog. I play guitar in 3 different rock n roll cover bands. I also attempt to sing...
Lea Ann Sterling
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Lea Ann Sterling
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(877) 221-7628 13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 209
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Lea Ann Sterling has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 1998. Admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1981, Mrs. Sterling practiced law in Columbus. In 1997, she began a sabbatical to write, travel, and relocate from Ohio to Michigan. Her first book, Historic Homes of Olde Towne, was released in 1999 and won the Ohio Historical Society’s Public Education and Awareness Award. Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island, released in 2001, was listed on the Michigan Governor’s List of Best Books of 2001. In March 1999, Mrs. Sterling was appointed Village of Empire Zoning Administrator where she was...
Jonathan Christopher Tomaso
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Jonathan Christopher Tomaso
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(877) 221-7628 13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 209
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jon Tomaso has years of experience as an attorney, practicing in the areas of family law and criminal law. Along with his associates at Sterling Law and ADAM (American Divorce Association for Men), the attorneys seek for their clients dignity and fairness and for all they seek social justice in a biased system. Sterling Law attorneys care for their clients by totally dedicating themselves to their cases, by giving guidance and answering questions in a timely effective way, and by being well-prepared in court. They take their clients' cases to heart and pursue their goals with the talent and...
Brandon S. Dornbusch
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Brandon S. Dornbusch
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(231) 714-9392 107 Cass Street
Suite H
Traverse City, MI 49686
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Brandon is passionate about helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative cost effective plans tailored for each client. He aims to be his clients' attorney for life, helping to develop strategies that minimize risk, maximize returns on investment, and create legacies that last for generations to come.

Brandon received his undergraduate degree with honors from Michigan State University in History with a concentration in Mandarin Chinese, and his JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2011. While at Case, he focused his studies on Federal income, estate, gift, and generation...
Matthew Hanley
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Matthew Hanley
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years of experience
(231) 486-6556 4020 Copper View, Ste 225
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Health Care, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law
Melissa Baumgartner Umulis
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Melissa Baumgartner Umulis
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(231) 929-3450 600 E. Front Street, Ste. 102
Traverse City, MI 49686
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Pace Law School
Leslie Van Alstine
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Leslie Van Alstine
Manistee, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years of experience
(231) 723-3250 255 River St
Manistee, MI 49660
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI 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...
Wendy K. Bailey
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Wendy K. Bailey
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years of experience
(888) 529-2259 13300 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Suite A5
Traverse City, MI 49684
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Immigration
Wayne State University Law School
Practice Areas: Immigration Law, Social Security Disability, Family Law, Estate Planning Admissions: Michigan, 2004 U.S. District Court, Eastern District, 2005 U.S. District Court, Western District, 2005 Law School: Wayne State University, J.D., 2004 Utrecht University, The Netherlands, exchange student, 2003 College: Eastern Michigan University, B.A., cum laude, 1998 La Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México, exchange student, 1998
John Joseph Rizzo III
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John Joseph Rizzo III
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years of experience
(231) 437-7779 4371 Deerfield Lane
Traverse City, MI 49684
Estate Planning, Elder, Military and Social Security Disability
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Emory University School of Law
R. Todd Balkema
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R. Todd Balkema
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 395-4347 1020 Hastings
Traverse City, MI 49686
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jan Geht
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Jan Geht
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(231) 941-8192 620-A Woodmere
Traverse City, MI 49686
Estate Planning, Business, Tax and White Collar Crime
Mr. Geht is an attorney with extensive public and private sector experience. After clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Mr. Geht joined a top law firm in Washington, D.C., where his practice included accountant malpractice litigation, environmental litigation, and labor and employment law. Until he moved to Traverse City in October of 2012, Mr. Geht served for five years as a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He received several awards from the Department of Justice and from the Internal Revenue Service for his...
Janet M Mistele
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Janet M Mistele
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(231) 944-3996 2640 Hedwidge Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Estate Planning, Animal, Criminal Defense and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Janet M. Mistele, J.D. is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (1989), the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (1991), and the North Carolina State Bar (2003). Ms. Mistele earned her Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was a member of the National Trial Team, and earned American Jurisprudence Awards for top honors in seven of her law school courses. Upon graduation from law school in 1989, Ms. Mistele accepted a position with the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing, Michigan as a Prehearing Attorney,...
Paul T. Jarboe
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Paul T. Jarboe
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years of experience
(231) 922-3452 160 E State St #202
Traverse City, MI 49684
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Paul Jarboe is an experienced and dedicated trial attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. Mr. Jarboe graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1982. Mr. Jarboe is a former prosecuting attorney, and has an extensive background in the areas of divorce, child custody, criminal defense and civil litigation, which includes State and Federal Criminal cases. Mr. Jarboe’s practice includes: Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury & Estate Planning.
Darryl T. Johnson
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Darryl T. Johnson
TRAVERSE CITY, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years of experience
(231) 271-4005 4408 LONG WOOD DR
TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49685
Estate Planning, Administrative, Business and Real Estate
W. Dane Carey
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W. Dane Carey
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years of experience
(231) 947-7900 412 S. Union Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Todd Bailey
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Todd Bailey
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(888) 529-2259 13300 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Suite A5
Traverse City, MI 49684
Estate Planning, Maritime, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Todd Bailey is a general practitioner who represents individuals and businesses with their legal needs. While Todd is physically located in Traverse City, he has clients in other areas of Northern Michigan, the State of Michigan, and other states in the country who have legal needs in Michigan. In addition, Todd's practice in Maritime law may also involve his involvement in federal courts throughout the country. Todd is able to represent clients who are located outside the Traverse City area due to his availability by telephone, fax, mail, and email.
Paul A. Hubbell
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Paul A. Hubbell
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years of experience
(231) 313-1490 PO Box 6258
Traverse City, MI 49696-6258
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal Defense and Probate
John A. Macneal
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John A. Macneal
Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(231) 947-0400 310 W Front St. #300
Traverse City, MI 49684
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Mark R. Mitchell
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Mark R. Mitchell
Cadillac, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(231) 775-7300 124 E Chapin St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Criminal Defense
Nathan Piwowarski
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Nathan Piwowarski
Cadillac, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(231) 775-1391 120 W. Harris St.
Cadillac, MI 49601
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Municipal
Nathan Piwowarski is a shareholder and attorney at McCurdy Wotila & Porteous, a law firm that serves northern lower Michigan. Nathan's practice includes estate planning, small business transactions, and municipal law. Nathan earned his B.A. degree in 2002 from Albion College, Summa Cum Laude. He then worked on the campaign and in the legislative office of State Senator Michelle McManus. As an aide to Senator McManus, Nathan was responsible for policy areas ranging from local economic development to natural resource and environmental quality regulation. Nathan earned his J.D. degree in 2007 from the Michigan State University College of Law,...
Anna K. Urick Duggins
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Anna K. Urick Duggins
Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years of experience
(231) 722-5415 601 Terrace St
PO Box 786
Muskegon, MI 49440
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
Born in the small town of Hart, Anna is a lifelong Michigan resident. She moved to Muskegon to practice law, joining Parmenter Law in 1997—fulfilling her goal of staying close to Lake Michigan. Anna enjoys helping people which is reflected in her legal practice that focuses on elder law, estate planning and trust and estate administration.

In helping clients and their families, Anna takes a solution-oriented approach that goes far beyond addressing the immediate problem. Her comprehensive, integrated strategy includes a full evaluation of the client's and family's needs and goals, both short-term and long-term. In addition to providing the right...
Aaron S. Coltrane
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Aaron S. Coltrane
Roscommon, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(989) 275-4365 241 Lake St.
PO Box 35
Roscommon, MI 48653
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a dedicated Attorney serving the great state of Michigan from Lansing to Traverse City, and all surrounding areas. I have a strong belief in our rights of life, liberty and freedom, as citizens of this great country, and I will do everything within my power to prevent my client's rights from being abridged. I specialize in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, No Fault, and civil litigation, but I devote myself to helping anyone in need, no matter the legal significance. I pride myself on providing personalized services and obtaining the best...
Adam Zuwerink
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Adam Zuwerink
Muskegon, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years of experience
(231) 457-4235 794 Pine Street
Suite 220
Muskegon, MI 49442
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Virginia
Headquartered in Holland, 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.
Robert J. Gavin
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Robert J. Gavin
Stanwood, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years of experience
11313 Troon Drive
Stanwood, MI 49346
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...
Robert Banner
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Robert Banner
Boyne City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(231) 582-1710 213 S. Lake Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Estate Planning, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Michigan State University
Robert Banner has 28 years experience serving clients in Northern Michigan. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Drunk Driving, Estate Planning including drafting Wills and Trusts. We serve clients in Boyne City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne Falls, Bellaire, Central Lake and Gaylord. Mr. Banner was appointed by the Attorney General's Office in April 2018, as Public Administrator for Charlevoix County, Michigan.
Harold Leo Emelander
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Harold Leo Emelander
Newaygo, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of 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,...
Rory Mortimer
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Rory Mortimer
Petoskey, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(231) 487-1201 2780 Charlevoix Avenue
Suite 13
Petoskey, MI 49770
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and Social Security Disability
The Mortimer Law Firm and their experienced team of attorneys and paralegals are skilled in, Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Driver’s License Restoration, Criminal Law, Student Loan Repayment consulting, and Estate Planning. For over 30 years, the Mortimer Law Firm has served their clients with zeal and fought effectively for their justice. The Mortimer Law Firm has 2 offices in Alpena and Petoskey, MI. Our consultations are always free.
Steven C. Benson
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Steven C. Benson
Reed City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(906) 280-4423 PO BOX 286
Reed City, MI 49677
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence
University of Tennessee - Knoxville and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Lesley Hoenig
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Lesley Hoenig
Mount Pleasant, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years of experience
(989) 773-0900 407 E Broadway
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
I am an attorney licensed to practice in Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. I primarily practice in bankruptcy, foreclosure, real estate, estate planning and probate.
Zachary E. Backlund
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Zachary E. Backlund
Gaylord, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(877) 221-7628 100 1st Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Zach Backlund works in our Gaylord, Michigan branch office and has handled numerous family law, estate plan, and real estate cases over the past several years in many counties in northern Michigan. He previously practiced law in the Traverse City, Michigan area, working on a variety of cases involving both transactional and litigated matters. Before becoming an attorney, Zach Backlund worked as a landman (2014-2016), taught English as a second language (2006), and also served as an AmeriCorps Corps Member (2005-2007).

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Bridget Brown Powers
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Bridget Brown Powers
Petoskey, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years of experience
(231) 347-8200 618 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Raised in Michigan and Florida, Attorney Powers maintains her private practice of law in Petoskey, Michigan, a resort community nestled along Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay. However, she handles matters throughout the State of Michigan and often works with out-of-state counsel. Attorney Powers practices in the areas of real property law, appellate law, business law, estate planning and probate and trust administration, and municipal law. Ms. Powers served as City Attorney for the City of Petoskey for several years and also wrote, implemented, and coordinated the Paralegal Program for North Central Michigan College, an associate degree program,...
Martin Holmes
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Martin Holmes
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
T.J. Pierce
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T.J. Pierce
Mount Pleasant, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(989) 317-3989 108 S. University Avenue
Suite 1
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
T.J. was born and raised in Central Michigan, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is a proud Michigander, who was raised in a blue collar family and taught from the beginning the importance of hard work and giving back to the community. T.J. is a life member of the VFW, Military Order of Purple Heart and sits on the board of directors of a local non-profit organization. Shortly after graduating high school, T.J. enlisted in the Army where he would serve for nearly 11 years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant. Some of the more notable highlights...
David T. McAndrew
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David T. McAndrew
Harrison, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(989) 539-2105 651 Richard Dr
Harrison, MI 48625
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David T. McAndrew, Attorney at Law, PLLC, was licensed in Michigan in 1998 and admitted to practice in Federal Courts. David McAndrew can assist you in stopping the harassment, the late night phone calls, wage garnishments, lawsuits, judgments, and the aggressive debt collection techniques used by many debt collectors. He will work directly with you to determine the best course of action for your individual situation.

David T. McAndrew is a member of the following:
Michigan Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan
Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan
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Russell B. Baugh
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Russell B. Baugh
Boyne City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(231) 582-1030 120 Water Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Working in Michigan since 1979 to understand and serve my corporate and individual clients in the areas of Estates & Trusts, Elder Law, Business and Contracts, Real Estate, and General Civil Law to develop cost effective solutions and strategies.
Jay E. Burrows
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Jay E. Burrows
Shelby, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of 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.
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