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Raymond A. Harris is an attorney with Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC in East Lansing, Michigan.  He practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration and litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, special needs planning, and Medicaid planning.  Raymond is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Florida.  He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and serves on the board of directors for the Michigan NAELA chapter.  Raymond is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to Medicaid planning, special needs planning, elder law, probate, and estate planning.  In 2014, he was the recipient of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyers” award and was named a 2015 Rising Star in elder law by Super Lawyers.  He is very active in his community, serving on the boards of multiple charitable organizations.  

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Trusts: 25%
    8 years
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    8 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    8 years
  4. Wills: 15%
    10 years
  5. Guardianship: 10%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas A. Leydorf

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    Nicholas Leydorf Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Mark Feigelson

    Mr. Harris does an excellent job of handling his clients estate planning needs. When ever I have referred a client to Mr. Harris the clients has informed me that they have been impressed with his profession and his passion for estate planning.

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    Steven Feigelson Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC

271 Woodland Pass, Ste 115
East Lansing, MI, 48823

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing201506/19/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing200705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Probate and Estate Planning CertificateInstitute of Continuing Legal Education and State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section2014
Up and Coming LawyersMichigan Lawyers Weekly2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBuhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC2016 - Present
AttorneyBernick, Radner, Ouellette & Little, P.C.2013 - 2016
Hotline attorneyElder Law of Michigan2010 - 2011
OwnerThe Law Office of Raymond A. Harris, PLLC2009 - 2013
Associate AttorneyPatricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates2007 - 2009
Student attorneySixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic2006 - 2007
Student volunteerElder Law of Michigan2005 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
US District Court-Eastern District of MichiganMember2014 - Present
Elder Law of MichiganBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Greater Lansing Estate Planning CouncilBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Fenner Nature CenterBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Lansing Educational Advancement FoundationBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
South Lansing-Holt RotaryMember2012 - Present
South Lansing Kiwanis ClubMember2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Special Needs Law SectionMember2011 - Present
US District Court-Western District MichiganMember2010 - Present
Ingham County Bar Association, Probate and Trust SectionMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2007 - Present
R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy ProjectBoard of Directors2013 - 2015
Retired and Senior Volunteer ProgramBoard of Directors2010 - 2013
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Probate and Estate Planning JournalFlorida’s Elective Share for the Surviving Spouse and Its Impact on Non-Florida Beneficiaries2015
South Lansing Business AssociationWills, trusts, powers of attorney2012
Cosozo LivingEstate Planning Overview: Wills and Trusts, What You Need to Know2010
CoSozo LivingA Primer on Medicare and Medicaid2009
NAELA NewsLitigation on d4C Trusts and Food Stamps2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
webinarBasics of Special Needs Planning2015
Monthly meetingEstate planning and Medicaid planning2014
Monthly meetingMedicaid planning and update2014
Bath Township Senior CenterWho Should You Trust?2014
Weekly meetingWills, trusts, powers of attorney2013
Weekly meetingMedicaid planning and asset protection2013
Staff meetingSpecial needs planning and advocacy2013
Raymond A. Harris and Mark MerrittSpecial Needs Planning--techniques tips2010