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Neil Kimball

"The world rewards you for value provided, not time spent."

James Clear

Key Service Areas

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law


Legal Assistant - Elise Emmert-Thompson

About Neil

What types of clients do you serve?

I serve individuals, professionals, and businesses in the areas of estate planning, real estate, and business law. I may work with a young couple just starting a family or a business owner looking to transition a business through a sale or transfer to family members.

What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?

With expertise in business, real estate, and estate planning, I understand the issues involved in each of those areas of law and how they may affect each client. Often a business owner may have a business attorney, but their estate plan is left out or not well coordinated with their business. I work with clients to make sure they are protected on all fronts.

What did you learn in your first year of practice that you still utilize today?

I was very fortunate to have a great mentor early on in my law career to teach me the importance of communicating with clients in a way they can understand and bring value to them. I enjoy finding ways to convey complex concepts in a more simple and precise manner.


Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1984

University of Arizona, B.S., Honors: With Distinction, 1981

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?


I listen to my clients to fully understand their circumstances and goals. This helps me provide advice and solutions that are the most effective and practical. The reward is when the client appreciates how I saved them some expense, eased their pain, or made their life better in some way.


Western Michigan Estate Planning Council, Member

American Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate, Business and Taxation Sections

State Bar of Michigan, Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Member and Fellow of Justice Foundation

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Chair (2004-2005) Executive Committee (2003-2006)

Foundation in Support of the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Member of Board of Directors

Cascade Community Foundation, Member of Board of Directors (2011-2013)

Camp Blodgett, (2006-2012), President (2009-2010)

Arbor Circle Corporation, (1996-2006), Chairman of Board (2003-2004)

Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc., (1994-2004), President (2003-2004)

Holland Arts Council, (1985-1990), President (1989-1990)

Grand Rapids Child Guidance Clinic, (1991-1995), Vice President (1993-1995)

Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care, Legal Aid Volunteer

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Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, Business Organizations, Trusts and Estates, and Real Estate

Michigan Super Lawyers

Selected for inclusion in the global legal ranking firm Chambers' guide about professionals who service high net worth individuals

Leading Lawyers Network, Trusts, Will and Estate Planning Law

Martindale Hubbell® - AV Preeminent® Rating

Grand Rapids Magazine, Top Lawyer

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2017 Leader in the Law

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