Key Service Areas
- Agriculture Industry Services
- Estate Planning and Administration
- Probate Litigation
Legal Assistant - Chris Myhre
Grand Rapids Location
55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
150 W Court St Suite A
Hastings, MI 49058
11377 James Street
Holland, Michigan 49422
How do you help businesses and individuals?
With over 25 years of experience, I help hard working individuals and families organize their affairs to secure their business and/or nest-egg assets for future generations. Serving a diverse Michigan client base, from Detroit through the Lakeshore, from Niles to the Thumb, and from Monroe to Traverse City, I develop and implement asset protection plans, business succession plans, wills, and advanced estate and gift tax strategies in such a way as to minimize difficulties, taxes and expenses.
What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?
I have devoted my entire career to staying on the cutting edge of the law related to estate planning and administration. This dedication began in law school, when I earned a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law, with a focus on estate/gift taxes, in addition to the traditional J.D. degree. From this vantage point, I often see opportunities that others miss. I do not just “dabble” in estate planning (and related areas) — I specialize in it.
What case did you find the most rewarding to work on?
I recently helped a family through the trust administration process after the death of their parents, who were longtime clients of mine. The parents took several steps that I recommended through the years. Unfortunately, there was a $6,000,000 estate tax bill after they died but the family was very happy when I was able to show them how the steps their parents took saved them from owing over $20,000,000 in estate taxes. Helping save those tax dollars for the family, instead of sending them to the IRS, was a really good feeling for me.
New York University School of Law, Ll.M., Taxation
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
University of Kentucky, B.A.