From the first email I sent to Mike to the last meeting we had together, the process of planning my estate was clear and easy. Mike (and his team) communicated clearly and walked us through every step of the process. I was referred to Mike by a work colleague and will continue to refer friends, family and colleagues to Mike for their planning needs.
Posted by a client
Michael Lichterman was hired by us to review and recommend a new trust situation for our ongoing estate planning. This he did very thoroughly explaining the pros and cons of different asset allocations and came up with the best scenario for our future benefit. Michael was extremely efficient and personable in our meetings. He is extremely motivated and we would recommend him for estate planning and wills.
Posted by marilyn
Mike is very friendly and easy to talk to! He is very available between appointments and is quick to answer any questions. He is very knowledgeable about estate planning!
Posted by John
Mike was very helpful in helping our family start our trust. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to start a trust. He provided vital information and assistance in ensuring we are protected.
Posted by Danielle
I had been hesitant to plan my will/estate for years because I didn't want to think about the subject matter. But a recent hospital visit and the fact that I had not made any firm decisions in that regard made me act sooner than later. I knew Mike as a fellow alum of Grand Valley State University and I also knew others who had worked with him on their estate planning, so he was a natural first choice for me. From the moment we sat down to talk about things until the day I signed the documents, Mike made the entire process seamless. I felt at ease knowing this was getting finished and that my wishes would be honored because I had made them official. I'm thankful he was so easy to work with and as soon as I had a question I could email him and would hear back in an extremely timely manner. I highly recommend Mike for your estate planning needs!
Posted by a Trusts client
Mike is a very thorough person to work with. He kept us in the loop with questions and e-mails. He answered any questions we had for him.
Posted by Helen
Michael helped with revising my will and setting up a living trust following the death of my husband. He explained things step by step and helped getting some assets in my name. At a very difficult time in my life, he had compassion, good advice and patience.
Posted by Rhonda
Michael was not only thorough and knowledgeable, he was a joy to work with! His pleasant personality, great communication skills and firm grasp of estate planning made the whole process so much easier than we'd anticipated and much more enjoyable too!
Posted by Dave
Mike is an outstanding attorney because he brings tremendous understanding and experience to the legal part of business, and does an excellent job putting perspective into the process. I had Mike review an operating agreement for a business opportunity I was offered, and his insights prevented the business from making serious mistakes right at the outset. His counsel is careful and incisive, and I would not hesitate to recommend Mike, because he is patient and thorough in his approach.
Posted by Kevin
Through lifes experiences that having a trust when it comes time to settle estates is the only way to go, so much easier than dealing with a will and probate. That alone makes the expense of a trust seem VERY minor. We (my wife and I) have two trusts, one for the bulk of our needs and a second one for our firearms. Do some research and you will find that when it comes to administrating the wishes of the deceased that a trust can act very quickly, protect the assets and easily be updated. Estate planning is one of those things that no one likes to think about but having been through the process four times, I can tell you from experience that the upfront planning of a trust makes everything much easier when you must act and you do not need the added stress of interacting with the legal system, especially probate court.
I found Mike to me very knowledgable in helping us with our gun trust, asked all the right questions and made sure we received the product that we desired, even though we did not know what that would look like when we started. Great communications, prompt action and true to his timeline. This quality of service is fairly rare, so I take the time to endorse the people that I run into that really care about there clients.
Thank you Mike.