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About me

I have enjoyed practicing law in Saginaw, Michigan for several decades.  The laws have changed many times which I view as an opportunity for my clients to protect and preserve their assets, their businesses and benefit their most precious asset, their family.

I attend many continuing education seminars in order to stay current and on the "cutting edge" of the law.  This can be an "aggressive" style for a lawyer to maintain, but I will continue to pursue whatever legal means are available to my clients, to the best of my abilities.  My goal is to provide my clients with the very best and current legal methods to achieve their goals.

I collaborate with attorneys as part of a national network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Elder Law Attorneys and Business Planning Attorneys.  I also co-counsel with fellow attorneys all over Michigan who emphasize different areas of law practice than mine.

I invite you to view my Website and all of the tools that it provides, including Free Workshops, Free Consultations, Blogs, Monthly Newsletters, and helpful information about my practice areas.

Thank You, and I look forward to meeting you in the future.



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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    40 years
  2. Elder Law: 20%
    40 years
  3. Business: 20%
    40 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    40 years
  5. Agriculture: 10%
    40 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Rodney A Halstead

    I have known Jerry for years and highly endorse him for his expertise. He is especially gifted in estate planning for agriculture families and he has a special place in his heart for assisting veterans.


    Rodney Halstead Estate planning Attorney
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  • Marty Burbank

    There are many "estate planning" lawyers in Michigan, but very few who truly understand all of the tax and legal issues involved when planning for wealthy families. Mr. Reif is always on the cutting edge of new planning techniques that are able to save potentially millions in estate and gift taxes.


    Marty Burbank Elder law Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Jerry Reif

3262 Cabaret Trail.
Suite 208
Saginaw, MI, 48603


MIActive And In Good Standing196905/14/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in MI, 1989


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Jerome’s comment: “My (father-in-law) client was very happy with my work on this legal matter nearly 25 years ago. My clients benefited, but another attorney felt that I was too aggressive.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pinnacle AwardSaginaw County Convention & Vistors Bureau1997
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1972
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJerome P Reif PC Attorney at Law1972 - Present
Law ClerkMichigan Supreme Court Chief Justice1969 - 1971
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2000 - Present
Northeast Michigan Estate Planning CouncilMember1972 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asset Protection 2012$8,000,000 of real estate assets were transferred to an Irrevocable Trust, Tax Free
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Publication nameTitleDate
90-Minute BooksProtect Your IRA2016
90-Minute BoodsProtect Your IRA2016
PocketWatchUse $5 million exemption before it is gone2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Michigan State UniversityPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly WorkshopsHow To Protect Your Stuff In 3 Easy Steps2016
McIntosh Financial PlanningProtect Your IRA2016
Genessee April Meeting, 2015VA Aid & Attendance2015
Chippewa Tribal Council Elders MeetingNew Laws, New Regulations, Same Old Problems2011