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  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Agriculture: 20%
  5. Tax: 15%



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  • Keeley D. Blanchard

    Trent is an extremely knowledgeable attorney, particularly when it comes to the areas of agriculture, business planning, and estate planning. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in those areas. He is hard-working and honest, and will take great care of his clients. He has a wonderful reputation in the community, which is well-deserved.


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  • Sammid J Mansoor

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Trent and and I attended the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Boot Camp and Education Summit together and he has a tremendous grasp of legal concepts, can easily relate scenarios to issues and create equitable solutions for clients. He is a valuable tool for anyone looking to create a comprehensive wealth plan.


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6824 E Lake Montcalm Rd
Edmore, MI, 48829-9312


MIActive And In Good Standing200505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTRENT C. HILDING, PLC2010 - Present
PartnerAgricultural & Rural Advocates, PLC2006 - 2010
Associate AttorneySmith, Martin, Powers & Knier, P.C.2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montcalm County Farm BureauPresident2009 - Present
American Society of Livestock AppraisersMember2008 - Present
American Society of Farm Equipment AppraisersMember2008 - Present
Montcalm County 4-H Fair AssociationVice President2007 - Present
Probate and Estate Planning CertificateN/A2007 - Present
Agricultural Law CertificateN/A2005 - Present
American Agricultural Law AssociationMember2005 - Present
Michigan State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Farm Transition NetworkMember2005 - Present
Michigan State University Alumni' AssociationMember2002 - Present
Michigan Cattlemen's AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Cattlemen'sN/AN/A
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2010 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Extension BulletinEstate Transfer Summary, A Brief Summary of Estate Transfer Tools2008
Extension BulletinProbate & Estate Planning, A Discussion of the Alternatives2008
Extension BulletinLimited Liability Company, A Better Business Enty Alternative2008
Extension BulletinSelection of Business Entities and Comparison of Issues2008
National Farm Transition NetworkJoint Ventures and Options for Beginning Farmers2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Michigan State UniversityAgribusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Michigan State UniversityPolitical EconomyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Vestaburg Community SchoolsN/ADiploma1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oil/Gas Leasing in MichiganOil/Gas Lease Issues2010
Farm Succession PlanningEstate Planning2010
Farm Succesion ConferenceBusiness Structures2010
Beginning Farmer Succession ConferenceCommon Mistakes of Farm Succession2010
Farm Succession ConferenceFarm Transfer Planning2009
Farm SuccessionJoint Ventures that Make Sense2008
Land Use EducationMichigan Right to Farm and Zoning2007
Gratiot Wind GroupWind Energy Agreement Alternatives2007
Farm It ForwardFarm Estate and Business Succession Planning Tools2007
Montcalm Land Use CoalitionWater Law2006