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Shawn P. Eyestone

Shawn P. Eyestone

Practice areas:

Business, Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Guardianship

Shawn Eyestone

About Me

You and Your Family Are Valuable


You and your family are more valuable to one another than can adequately be put into words, and that relationship is the foundation of all of the Infinite Legacy℠ Planning we do, whether for personal or business purposes. Your assets are the result of your relationships, values, and knowledge, which are far more useful to those you leave behind than the assets alone.  


 


Your Legacy Is Valuable


Our Infinite Legacy℠ Planning process will help you identify what is most valuable to you and your family and what needs to be included in your personalized Infinite Legacy℠ Plan to protect that for you and for those you leave behind.  Our Infinite Legacy℠ Program then educates, equips, and empowers your family and other heirs to carry out your Infinite Legacy℠ Plan while preserving your values and strengthening those relationships.


 


Your Time Is Valuable


We offer a free confidential Infinite Legacy℠ Planning Session for your family or your business. Our Infinite Legacy℠ Planning Session is an in-depth exploration of the relationships and assets important to your family or business.  These meaningful discussions will result in concrete action steps for protecting your family, your business and your Infinite Legacy℠. We do all of this on your time schedule at one of our offices in Grandville, Grand Rapids, or Muskegon or at your place of business or home if you are unable to make it to one of our offices.  Please call or email us to schedule a free initial consultation today.


 


My Experience and Education


I come from a long line of widows.  My mother became a widow when she was 63, my grandmother became a widow when she was 52, and my great-grandmother became a widow when she was 30.  My mother and grandmother have shown me first hand the basic needs of those left behind when a loved one dies.  This experience has instilled in me a passion for putting plans together that educate, equip, and empower widows and other heirs.  


My work has greatly benefited numerous families over the years, and, as a result, I have been awarded the highest ratings offerred by AVVO and Martindale-Hubbell, two of the most respected organizations that rate attorneys.


I earned my law degree from Wayne State University Law School after first graduating from the Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University. Following law school, I have worked as an attorney in the estate planning, and business law practice groups of West Michigan and Detroit-area law firms, gaining valuable experience and a very loyal client-following.


I am actively involved with WealthCounsel, a nationwide consortium of over 2,300 of the top estate planing and business attorneys in the country. I am also a member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the Western Michigan Estate Planning Council, and the State Bar of Michigan, where I was selected to serve on the statewide Membership Services Committee. I am the vice president of the Grand Rapids Lions Club, a Deacon at Knapp Street Reformed Church, a coach with Grandville AYSO, and a past president and former director of the Specialized Language Development Center. 


 


Schedule a Free Initial Consultation


Once you have checked us out, please schedule a free consultation by calling my office at 800-667-5291. Thank you for taking the time to read this little blurb about us on AVVO.com, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. 


 


Our Website and Blog 


(Free Lawyer Jokes Included) 


More information about our services is available from our website at www.eyestonelawoffices.com or my blog at www.eyestonelawoffices.com/blog (which also has some good lawyer jokes).


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    14 years
  2. Business: 35%
    14 years
  3. Trusts: 15%
    14 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    14 years
  5. Guardianship: 5%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($75-295/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (35 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Jean M. Treece

    I would highly recommend Shawn. He is smart, articulate and motivated. I was fortunate to be able to work with Shawn during the negotiating and contracting portion of a large deal. His ability to craft concise, clear and intricate agreements is second to none. Shawn is an excellent contract attorney with a strong ethical practice and great feel for client relations. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a contract or estate planning attorney.

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    Jean Treece Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Timothy Robert Alles

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Timothy Alles Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Eyestone Law Offices, PLC

3083 Washington Avenue SW
Suite E
Grandville, MI, 49418

Eyestone Law Offices, PLC

1050 W. Western Ave
Suite 313
Muskegon, MI, 49441

Eyestone Law Offices, PLC

2525 East Paris Avenue SE
Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200103/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rookie of the YearGrand Rapids Lions Club2009
Arthur Neef Moot Court SemifinalistWayne State University Law School1999
Best Contract Award (Shared)Wayne State University Law School1998
Lee Honors CollegeWestern Michigan University1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyEyestone Law Offices, PLC2010 - Present
AttorneyVerspoor, Waalkes, Lalley, Slotsema & Talen, P.C.2008 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Firms in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Detroit2001 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselMember2013 - Present
National Association of Estate Planners and CouncilsMember2013 - Present
Western Michigan Estate Planning CouncilMember2013 - Present
Muskegon County Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2013
Michigan Bar Association, Member Services CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2010 - Present
Grand Rapids Lions ClubBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Business and Tax SectionMember2005 - 2010
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2010
Specialized Language Development CenterPast President2005 - 2010
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law SectionMember2001 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2001 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Kent County Medical Society Monthly NewsletterBusiness of Medicine: Red Flags Rule2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Western Michigan UniversityPublic AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trusts 101Trusts Used for Tax Reduction2014
Trusts 101Revocable Living Trusts2014
The Morning Show with Shelley IrwinWorld Alzheimer's Month - Legal Implications2014
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersTransfers upon Death: Key Estate Administration Concerns2014
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersNon-Tax Estate Planning Considerations2014
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersBusiness Structure Choice and Conversion2014
The Morning Show with Shelley IrwinGood News and Success - Business Law2013
The Morning Show with Shelley IrwinProtecting What Is Important - Asset Protection2013
Keeping Your Farm in the FamilySimplified Probate Avoidance Strategies2013
Keeping Your Farm in the FamilyPitfalls and Opportunities of Michigan Property Tax Law2013
Keeping Your Farm in the FamilyHow Living Trusts Work2013
Keeping Your Farm in the FamilyBest Practices to Transfer Farm Business and Real Estate2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersPlanning for the Heirs/Beneficiaries2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersTransfers upon Death: Key Estate Administration Concerns2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersNon-Tax Estate Planning Considerations2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersBusiness Structure Choice and Conversion2013
Business Contracts A to ZCompetition Issues2013
Business Contracts A to ZEssential Contract Elements2013
"Ask Fellow Members"Business Law Roundtable2013
Health Law RoundtableMichigan Abandoned Property Laws2007
Business and Tax Planning ConferenceImmigration and Health Care Professionals2003
Great Lakes ConferenceHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act2002
Bay Physcians ConferenceHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act2001