A relationship approach to providing peace of mind for your family and your business. That says it all. Michael Lichterman, Esq. strives to provide families and businesses with access to their own personal lawyer. It is my passion to help families and businesses make the best decisions possible throughout their lifetime or existence. And it my privilege to do so as part of the great legal team at Bolhouse, Baar & Lefere, P.C.
I like to know my clients as people, not just clients. I consider it a privilege to have many client families as friends, not just clients.
In estate planning I work diligently to ensure that your wishes and hopes are followed and that your family members (including young children) are cared and provided for how you want. And I like to focus on "whole family wealth," not just your tangible assets. It's important to share and pass on your values, insights, stories and experiences too . . . that is what creating a legacy is all about.
For businesses I bring a unique background as a former VP of a local leasing company and a business undergraduate degree. I can walk alongside you and work towards your goals both from the practical and legal side.
Licensed since 2007
Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
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I became acquainted with Mike professionally through social media and reading articles on his blog. His articles about estate planning are always informative and highlight his commitment to educating his clients and making sure his clients' legal needs are met.
Rania Combs Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mike professionally over the past four years or so. I am confident in his legal abilities and highly recommend his legal counseling and services for individuals, families, and businesses in his community.
Danielle Van Ess Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2007||06/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star - Estate Planning||Michigan Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star - Estate Planning||Michigan Super Lawyers||2013|
|Certificate in Probate and Estate Planning||Institute of Continuing Legal Education||2011|
|Commentator Attorney||Institute of Continuing Legal Education||2011|
|Magna Cum Laude||Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2007|
|Honors Scholarship||Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2005|
|Faculty Academic Scholarship||Grand Valley State University||1998|
|Attorney||Bolhouse, Baar & Hofstee, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Attorney / Member||Lichterman Law, PLC||2009 - 2013|
|Vice President & Asst. Counsel||Peninsular Leasing, Inc.||2006 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Southeast Ottawa Community Foundation||Board Member||2011 - 2013|
|Family Hope Foundation||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|Wealth Counsel||Member||2010 - Present|
|Grand Rapids Young Professionals||Member||2009 - 2012|
|West Michigan Estate Planning Council||Member||2009 - Present|
|Grandville Rotary||Member||2009 - Present|
|Grand Rapids Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Michigan Estate Planning Blog - Lichterman Law, PLC||Non-Tax Reasons for Estate Planning||2011|
|Michigan Business Blog - Lichterman Law, PLC||Great Time to Start a New Business||2009|
|Michigan Estate Planning Blog - Lichterman Law, PLC||Family Issues - You never know what may happen||2009|
|Michigan Estate Planning Blog - Lichterman Law, PLC||The silver lining to depressed asset values||2009|
|Aviation Law Blog - Lichterman Law, pLC||Some hope for general aviation on emission standards||2009|
|Michigan Estate Planning Blog - Lichterman Law, PLC||Estate Planning for your Children’s Care (Guardianship)||2009|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Business Transactions||Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2007|
|Grand Valley State University||Finance||Bachelor of Business Administration||2002|
|55th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute||Estate Planning for Digital Assets||2015|
|Estate Planning seminar||Estate Planning: Showing Your Family How Much You Care||2009|