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Kenneth R. Gold

Estate planning Attorney at Plymouth, MI

5.0   27 reviews

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    In providing estate planning services, we advise our clients of alternatives for the transfer of assets, with particular emphasis given to avoidance of probate and estate and gift tax considerations. Once an agreement is reached on the plan, we prepare the estate planning documents, such as: Last Wills and Testaments, Revocable Living Trusts, General Durable Powers of Attorney, and Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care. Advanced estate planning techniques are also available.

    36 years

  2. Probate
    30%
    Our firm handles all phases of probating a decendent's estate, including estate administration and preparation of fiduciary income tax returns, as well as preparation of federal estate tax returns. We also assist our clients in obtaining guardianships and conservatorships as well as Trust administration.

    36 years

  3. Real estate
    20%

    36 years

  4. Tax
    15%
    Our tax practice consists of assisting our clients with individual, business and estate tax planning. We also prepare individual, fiduciary, estate and business tax returns for our clients. In addition, we represent taxpayers before the IRS and state and local tax authorities in the areas of determining and paying tax liabilities. Our firm dedicates itself to advising clients on the tax consequences of proposed transactions, as well as educating our clients on new tax legislation.

    36 years

  5. Business
    5%
    Our business practice includes advising and assisting our clients in all phases of business planning, including: * Choice of business entity * Formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships * Business succession plans * Purchases, sales, mergers, and acquisitions of businesses * Business and shareholder agreements * Contract preparation and review With our tax experience, we pay particular attention to the tax consequences of these types of transactions.

    36 years

Our Firm Philosophy:

Gold & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to providing our clients with quality legal services in the areas of  estate planning, probate, taxation, business, and retirement planning. The firm integrates its diverse educational and professional experiences to provide practical, quality legal services in the areas of the firm's concentration. By limiting our services to a narrow area of related fields of law, we are able to provide specailized advice and counsel. For the needs of our clients outside our areas of concentration, we refer matters to other attorneys who are experienced in the area of law directly related to our client's situation.

 

Kenneth R. Gold received a BS with distinction in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from Wayne State University in 1984 and subsequently received a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in 1987. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1987. In 1995, Mr. Gold received a Master of Laws in Taxation from Wayne State University. In 2005, he was awarded a Certificate of Completion of the Probate and Estate Planning Program by the State Bar of Michigan.

Licensed for 35 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kenneth

Kenneth R. Gold
747 South Main St.
Suite 100
Plymouth, MI, 48170

Reviews

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Posted by MIKE | August 22, 2012
establishing an LLC
I worked with Ken on the recommendation of my financial advisor to establish an LLC for my company and also construct a will. Ken was thorough in asking about my business and then researching what the best form of business to establish was, i.e., LLC or P.C.
Posted by Lynne | June 18, 2012
Will and Trust Update
Ken is very understanding, patient, thorough and knowledgeable. My mom moved back to Michigan from Florida and her will and trust needed to be updated. Ken did a great job and we were very pleased. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Lee and Donna | May 25, 2012
Happy to make this review
We have known Mr. Gold personally and professionally for many years. He is very articulate, knows the law in his field and treats his clients with dignity, patience and respect. Above all, he is honest and trustworthy.
Posted by Sherry | May 11, 2012
An Overall Excellent Attorney
I definitely made the right choice when I chose Ken to prepare some estate planning documents for me. He is not only knowledgeable but trustworthy and helpful. He is an all-around great attorney that I would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Stacy | May 6, 2012
Professional and Sincere Estate Planning Expert
My experiences with Ken Gold have been top-notch. Ken is a leader in the field of estate planning because he's an incredible listener and an all-around true professional.
Posted by Richard G. | May 5, 2012
Good experienced lawyer
Ken did a fine job providing us with a will and trust he has a lot of good insight and was very knowledgeable about the process I would recommend him
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2012
Knowlegeable and Helpful
After meeting with Ken, I felt very confident in his ability to set up a Trust for my husband and I. It was clear that with his experience and knowlege, our estate planning needs would be handled with excellent care.
Posted by Arlene | May 5, 2012
Helped with Probate matters
Mr. Gold helped our family with Probate. Even when things got kind of complicated among the family members, Mr. Gold was able to offer solutions and help resolve any conflicts we had. The Probate was settled in a timely manner and for a reasonable cost. I also liked that because of his tax background he was able to do all of the required tax returns as well.
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Posted by Herb | May 4, 2012
Recommened Probate Work
Ken worked on a probate estate for my family. He was able to help us with everything we needed. He did the probate work, the tax work, and helped with selling the house. I would definitely recommend his services.
Posted by Art | May 4, 2012
Great Probate Work
Ken handled some Probate work for me, when we had a death in the family. He was very professional and did great work. I would recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Kayla | May 4, 2012
Very Trustworthy, Responsive, and Knowlegeable
Ken worked on a Probate Estate for my family, and he did a great job. He kept us well informed and was very trustworthy and knowlegeable.
Posted by J.Benner | April 30, 2012
Review of Kenneth Gold
Ken provides professional advice, always putting the clients needs first. I recommend him to all of my clients in need of an attorney and have not been disappointed.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2012
Knowledgeable & Trustworthy
I hired Ken to do my estate plan. I thought he was very knowledgeable and trustworthy. He answered all of my questions and gave me excellent recommendations on how to structure my plan. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to set up or modify their estate plan.
Posted by Ken | April 29, 2012
Outstanding estate planning attorney
Ken has a knack for explaining complex issues, in terms that laymen can understand. He is very thorough and efficient. He provided solutions for our situation which for us seemed daunting. My wife and I each had children and grandchildren of our own, before we married each other. Ken was able to guide us through this and address all of our concerns. I have referred Ken to several other people and they have been as pleased as we were.
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Posted by David | April 28, 2012
Kenneth Gold Review
Answered all my questions promptly and very professionally. Very happy with my overall experiences with Ken.
Posted by Stuart | April 27, 2012
Caring and Professional
I have know Mr. Ken Gold since we were kids. Ken takes every sitation as it were his own and makes sure to always strive for the best possible outcome. The clients needs are always first and they are always better off with Ken by thier side. Fair and honest representation is always the result.
Posted by Philip | April 27, 2012
Thanks for helping my family!
Mr. Gold did the Will and Trusts for my family. He took the time to get to know me and my family’s specific needs before making any recommendations, and his expert advice made me feel at ease that my wishes would be carried out in the event something happened. His professionalism made the whole process a great experience. I would Recommend Mr. Gold to my friends and family without hesitation.
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Posted by Paul | April 26, 2012
I recommend him to all my clients for Estate Planning
I've known Ken for several years now as part of my business networking group. He is very knowledgeable in estate planning and also extremely trustworthy. I have recommended many clients to him over the years and always get great feedback.
Posted by Warren | April 26, 2012
Great estate planning attorney
Ken has done the Estate Planning for my family. I also recommended him to my sister and he did a great job for them as well.
Posted by Lauren | April 25, 2012
Quality Professional
I am in a business group with Ken Gold. Every week he demonstrates professionalism, knowledge and experience as an Estate Planning Attorney. He is extremely trustworthy and I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gold & Associates, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mies & Gold, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Fried & Mies, P.C.
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Touche Ross & Co.
  • 1987 - 1990
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Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1995
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Science-With Distinction
  • 1984

Associations

  • Kiwanis Club of Plymouth
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Business Network International
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Completion-Probate and Estate Planning Program
  • State Bar of Michigan-ICLE
  • 2005
  • United States Tax Court
  • Certificate of Admission to Practice
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • BNI
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2011
  • Financial Planning Seminar
  • Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • BNI
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2009
  • Financial Planning Seminar
  • Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Livonia Police and Firefighters
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse Kenneth
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ken Gold both as a lawyer and a friend, beginning when we went to law school and clerked together. He is a fine probate and estate planning attorney to whom I have often referred clients. He is a fine person as well."
Tax Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Ken for more than 25 years and believe him to be a high quality person and an ethical attorney, well representing both the legal community and his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Ken for years and he is a highly skilled Estate Planner and Probate lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Ken for the better part of 40 years and have confidently referred a number of clients to Ken for estate planning and other complex matters. He is experienced, exceptionally qualified, provides a tremendous service to his clients and is extremely attentive to their needs. I highly endorse Ken without reservation and will continue to refer clients to him in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Clients can expect superlative service from Ken. He and I have worked together on a number of matters for over 20 years. His combination of knowledge in the areas of estate planning, probate, tax, accounting, and business law plus his analytical abilities to synthesize and apply that knowledge to what can often be complex plans and cases is virtually unmatched. You will find him responsive and scrupulous. I highly recommend consulting carefully with Ken in both routine and unique cases before you act."
Tax Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Ken at Deloitte and Touche. He is an excellent lawyer. He is very bright and would not miss a detail."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is who I trust to send clients to with estate planning issues or if they need a will."
Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would recommend Ken. He is hardworking and thorough. He has great instincts and is very diligent."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is a tireless advocate for his clients. I've referred many of my clients to him over the last 25 years for their estate planning, probate and/or tax needs. He is very responsive and handles client matters fairly and efficiently. He is willing to meet client's at their place of business or home in order to accomodate their schedule. I've found Ken to be an excellent resource in estate plannning matters and he is very familiar with the probate judges and probating an estate."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ken for 35 years and referred many people to him for their estate planning needs. Ken's knowledge and work product are excellent and everyone I have referred to him has been very pleased with his work and enjoyed working with him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have directed clients to Mr. Gold for various estate issues over the past 7 years and each of these referrals have expressed their appreciation for Ken's diligent work and professionalism. Whether their issues involved simple wills or complex trusts, this attorney has always taken great care for his clients to address the current situation and to avoid future concerns. I am truly appreciative for the care and concern that Mr. Gold shows his clients and the manner in which he practices law"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gold is extremely well respected in the legal community and is known for taking very good care of his clients. I've referred clients, friends and family members to Mr. Gold for various estate planning needs and I've consistently received positive feedback. One particular client hired Mr. Gold to draft some estate planning documents and was so impressed with the level of service that he referred several members of his family who then had similar experiences. In 14 years of practice, I've only received a thank you letter from a client for a referral a handful of times. I've received two thank you letters from happy clients after a referral to Mr. Gold."
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