I am an Estate Planning, Business Succession and Business Lawyer. I practice in my firm's Frankenmuth and Saginaw offices.
I have served at the President of my Local Chapter of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils; Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council; the Mid-Michigan Planned Giviing Council; and the Saginaw JayCees.
I currently serve on the Saginaw State University Foundation and the St. Mary's of Michigan Hospital Foundatiion boards of directors.
I have served as an adjunct instructor, teaching Business Law at Saginaw Valley State University, and an instructo in Saginaw Valley State University's Certified Financial Planner certification program.
During Law School, I worked for a year as a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Dan Quayle, a year as a law clerk in the U.S. Department of Agriculture General Counsel's Office, and a year as a law clerk in the U.S. Department of Transportation -- Federal Railroad Administration.
I graduated from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1984. In addition to my Law Degree, I have a Masters Degree in Taxation from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, and my undergraduate A.B. degree was from Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, Michigan
Licensed since 1984
Hourly ($225-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1984||03/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AmJur Book Award - Corporations||AmJur Publications||1986|
|Partner/Shareholder||Smith Bovill PC||1989 - Present|
|Associate||Smith & Brooker, P.C.||1984 - 1989|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Department of Transportation||1983 - 1984|
|Summer Law Clerk||Smith & Brooker, P.C.||1983 - 1983|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Department of Agriculture||1982 - 1983|
|Staff Assistant||U.S. Senate||1981 - 1982|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Saginaw Valley State University Foundation||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|St. Mary's Of Michigan Foundation||Board Member; Finance Committe Chair||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1984 - Present|
|Saginaw County Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council||Member||N/A|
|Walsh College||Taxation||Masters; MST||1991|
|The Catholic University of America||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Hillsdale College||American History||A.B||1981|
|Farm Bureau Insurance Agents School||Estate Planning For Seniors||2009|
|Michigan Farmland Preservation Workshop||Estate Planning||2008|
|Farmland Preservation Workshop||Estate Planning||2008|
|Farm Bureau Insurance Agents School||Estate Planning for Seniors||2008|
|Certified Financial Planner Certification Program||Estate Planning||2008|