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Glenn R. Matecun

Estate planning Attorney at Howell, MI

5.0   21 reviews

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About Glenn

Learn Glenn’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Medicaid and Nursing Home law (asset protection from nursing homes), Veterans Benefits (VA Accredited Attorney), Trusts, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Guardianships and Conservatorships

    21 years, 750 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Estate planning (Wills, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney) helping clients plan for incapacity, wealth transfer and beneficiary protection. Probate probate and trust administration

    34 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    20%
    Medicaid applications and asset protection planning. Married couples can protect most if not all assets and receive governmental benefits to pay for the nursing home. Single people can save their home and a significant portion of their life savings by doing proper Medicaid planning.

    21 years, 450 cases

  4. Probate
    15%
    Probate and trust administration, including Will contests and probate court disputes.

    29 years, 600 cases

  5. Trusts
    15%
    Revocable trusts for estate planning, probate avoidance and tax planning. Irrevocable trusts for asset protection, Medicaid planning, Veterans benefits and tax planning.

    34 years, 1,500 cases

Glenn Matecun is a Michigan attorney and counselor, helping families with their estate planning, wealth preservation, Veteran's benefits and elder law issues. His plans are comprehensive and highly personalized, focusing on his clients' peace of mind. Hundreds of families have engaged Glenn to ensure that their loved ones have the information, guidance, and resources they need in the event of a death or disability.

 

Glenn has been practicing law in Michigan since 1989 and is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is also a member of Wealth Counsel (a nationwide network of trust and estate attorneys and other legal, tax and business professionals), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the AARP Legal Services Network. Glenn is a frequent speaker on Estate Planning issues and is the founder and a board member of the Michigan Education Foundation, a non-profit organization of experienced professionals who donate their time to educate government agencies, businesses, professional groups and trade organizations.

 

You can learn more about Glenn and the legal services he provides at his website: 

 

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Licensed for 33 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Glenn

Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC
915 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 6
Howell, MI, 48843
Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC
43570 Garfield
Suite 101
Clinton Township, MI, 48038
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
My husband and I went to Glenn for estate planning. We found Glenn very knowledgeable and took the time to educate us on all our options. Completion and in person review of all the documents was excellent.
Posted by Maria | November 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Thorough, Knowledgeable, Compassionate
Glenn assisted me in setting up an estate plan that would protect my husband, who just had a stroke, in the event of my passing. He took time to explain the entire estate planning process as well as how the estate plan would work in different scenarios. His explanation was very easy for me to understand. His knowledge of estate planning, the laws affecting estates and Medicaid is thorough. I HIGHLY recommend Glenn and say to you, do not hesitate to contact Glenn with your estate planning needs. Hindsight is 20/20 and I truly wish my husband and I had followed through with meeting Glenn several years ago when we started thinking about estate planning, it would have saved us a lot of concern, frustration and money.
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Posted by Kathy | February 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Updating wills and powerS of attorney
Glen Matecun did an excellent job in reviewing our financial plan, and updated it where it was needed. He answered our questions and spent time explaining the changes that were necessary. We were very pleased with how easy it was and would recommend him to others.
Posted by Carolyn | September 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional legal experience!
Glenn and his staff are outstanding. They set the level of expectation on my first phone call with them. They explained the process and time frame I could expect from them. Glenn is extremely knowledgeable and explained every detail of the legal documents. He made sure there was a clear understanding on my part before asking me to sign the documents. He gave me a to do list at the end of our discussion. To my surprise, his staff followed up with the same to do list in a letter and reiterated the reason for completion of the list. They were available, knowledgeable and professional. They listened. They got it right. Everything was done in a timely fashion. VERY happy with Glenn and his staff.
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Posted by Cynthia | June 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Elder Care/Estate Planning Attorney
Excellent experience revamping our estate plan as we moved from to MI. We found Glenn to be professional, intelligent, informed and compassionate. We feel his staff possesses the same qualities. So happy he was recommended to us, and I highly recommend him to others.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
client
Very , very , patient with us . He uncovered things two other lawyers didn't put in my trust . Which would have had my heirs go into probate , which could have been very costly . He is superb
Posted by Pat | May 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Updating Our Trust
Mr. Matecun brought our trust up to date. He helped us change some items that will make it easier for our heirs. He was able to clearly answer all of our questions and explain the legalities of what our trust provided. He provided written directions for us to make sure we knew what we needed to take care of. We feel that we received excellent advice and are confident that our trust is in good shape now.
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Posted by Debbie | April 1, 2019
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So helpful for setup and execution
It was several years ago that my husband and I worked with Glenn to initiate our estate plans after attending one of his eldercare seminars. When my husband recently became ill it was a relief to have everything in place for activation of the power of attorney and ultimately handling the estate details. I just had he and Monika Burrell assist me with updating my estate details.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
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Glenn's review
Glenn was knowledgeable and straight-forward with his explanations and suggestions. His Staff were welcoming and professional. His office was neat and organized- shows he's on top of things! We were very satisfied with the results. Thank you Glenn !
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Contacting
Great explanations, made it easy to understand, no pressure, definitely worth contacting.
Posted by Margaret (Peggy) | February 28, 2019
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Home owners
Glenn was very professional. Explained and answered all questions we had. Question we did have he answered them before we asked him. My husband and I felt very comfortable with him. His office staff was very nice. I am glad we went to one of his seminars and decided to have him as our estate lawyer. I know he will be there for us in the future. Thanks Glen and your office staff.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2019
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Elder Law Attorney
We met with Attorney Glenn Matecun to review our estate documents. It was a great discussion and we found that there were several pages that needed an update. We discussion the amount of work and their fee. We hired them on the spot and about 2 weeks later we met to review the updates and signed the documents. We thought the fee was very fair and appropriate for the work that needed to be accomplished. Mr. Matecun asked if we wanted our daughter to have an emergency folder, we said absolutely, no additional cost, very nice. Mr Matecun also talked with my wife about future needs and that he was available to assist her. My wife very much appreciated that discussion. We are very pleased that we hired Mr. Matecun and his staff to assist us with our estate needs and highly recommend them!
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Posted by robert | February 20, 2019
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Retired person
They took the time to explain what needed to be updated and modified. There was no pressure. We would highly recommend this law office to others!
Posted by Don | January 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Glenn consulted and prepared our Estate Planning package. He was very knowledgable and easy to work with, covered everything very effectively and kept it simple and straight forward to ensure we had a solid understanding of everything needed for our situation.
Posted by Louise | August 13, 2011
The Best Estate Planning Attorney in Michigan
Glenn R. Matecun prepared an outstanding estate plan for me. He spent a lot of time working with me to take care of some unusual provisions that I needed. Since then, I have referred seven people to Mr. Matecun, all of whom are very happy with the work he did for them.
Posted by beth and ron | April 22, 2010
Best advise and quickly and professionally given , immediate response to our questions.
wrote on our home problems about the Ac unit and landlord or land contract holder replaced it for us,, this was super helpful and the lawyer Glenn is just the best,, we had no problems presenting a kind way for him the land contract holder to resolve our problems and he did no problems didnt even have to show the proof of the work that was completed,, by honest liscensed home heating professionals,, thank you and you must use Glenn,, Hes the best,, and was too quick to answer kindly , honestly and throughly,, thank you Glenn.. YOU are the best! Blessings, Beth and Ron,, :) new home owners.
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Posted by Carol | March 22, 2010
Glenn is a fair and trustworthy attorney
I've worked with Glenn on several occasions and have always been very pleased with the work that he does. He is good at keeping in contact with you and is great at explaining things in layman's terms.
Posted by Scott | March 15, 2010
Integrity
Glenn is someone I can trust and that goes a long way when securing someone to help you legally. On top of that, his knowledge and patience to really listen makes him my go-to lawyer for any estate planning matters. Due to Glenn's integrity I have no hesitation to refer him to my closest friends and family.
Posted by Kelly | February 26, 2010
Patient and Kind
Glenn is patient and kind. He took the time to answer all my questions even the simplest is ones. He is an educator who provides information so you can make the necessary decisions.
Posted by Mark | February 22, 2010
Taking Care of Business
Glenn's reputation for knowledge, integrity and high standards brought me to him for legal counsel regarding a large commercial real estate project involving government, investors, business and landowners. I received information and advice in a tmely manner to confidently proceed in the best interest and with high standards for my clients and my business.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Partner
  • Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Matecun Law Firm
  • 1999 - 2011
  • General Counsel
  • Mt. Rose Capital, Inc.
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Ufer, Spaniola, Fallucca & Cheli, PC
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Simpson & Moran, PC
  • 1989 - 1990
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Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Law Degree
  • 1989
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Foreclosure Defense - Name withheld for privacy
  • Two days prior to the homeowners' eviction, we filed an emergency motion with the Court and stopped the eviction. The homeowners are still in their home, and Bank of America must "start all over" with the foreclosure.
  • Medicaid/Nursing Home - Asset Protection Planning
  • Protected 100% of the family's assets, qualified Husband for Medicaid benefits and made sure he was receiving quality care. Met Wife's objectives of providing for herself during her lifetime and ensuring that her children received an inheritance
  • City Management v. U.S. Chemical
  • Plaintiff's case was dismissed on Summary Judgment
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Associations

  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (by the National Elder Law Foundation)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Elder Law & Disability Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • ElderLawAnswers.com
  • Charter Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Howell Education Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2007 - Present
  • AARP Legal Services Network
  • Member Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Probate and Estate Section, Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Medicaid Practice Systems
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA)
  • Board Member and Member
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (only 19 granted in Michigan)
  • National Elder Law Foundation (NELF)
  • 2018
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • Elected Officer (Treasurer)
  • 2017
  • Elected Officer (Treasurer)
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • 2016
  • Elected Officer (Treasurer)
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • 2015
  • Elected Officer (Treasurer)
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • 2014
  • Elected Officer (Treasurer)
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • 2013
  • Elected Officer (Treasurer)
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • 2012
  • Elected Officer (Treasurer)
  • Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
  • 2011
  • Elected Board Member
  • Financial Planning Association of Michigan
  • 2011
  • VA Accredited Attorney
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Elder Law Newsletter
  • Elder Law Update
  • 2015
  • Elder Law Newsletter
  • Elder Law Update
  • 2014
  • Elder Law Newsletter
  • Elder Law Update
  • 2013
  • Elder Law Newsletter
  • Elder Law Update
  • 2012
  • Law Firm News
  • Elder Law e-Newsletter
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • MediLodge Corporate Event
  • Elder Law in Plain English
  • 2016
  • Senior Law Radio - Host of weekly estate planning & elder law radio show (WMUZ 103.5 FM - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday)
  • Senior Law Radio
  • 2016
  • Village Manor Hartland Assisted Living Community
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law & Veterans Benefits
  • 2015
  • Village Manor Retirement of Hartland
  • Veterans Law Update
  • 2015
  • Veterans Benefits Workshop
  • Aid & Attendance Veterans Benefit for Home Care and Assisted Living`
  • 2012
  • Basic Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • Asset Protection, Elder Law & Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Local Business Group
  • VA Planning and Asset Protection For Nursing Homes
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning, Asset Protection & VA Benefits
  • Estate Planning, Asset Protection & VA Benefits
  • 2011
  • Veterans' Benefits Workshop (American Spirit Center, Brighton, MI)
  • Veterans' Benefits including Aid & Attendance
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection Workshop
  • Don't Lose Your Life Savings to the Nursing Home
  • 2011
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Lunch & Learn Workshops
  • Estate Planning & Asset Protection
  • 2011
  • American Red Cross Workshop
  • Estate Planning & Asset Protection Basics
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection - What you need to know to plan.
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2010
  • 13th Annual Consumer Conference (Mental Health)
  • Legal Issues relating to mental health, estate planning and incapacity planning
  • 2010
  • Workshop: Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning & Estate Planning
  • Elder Law and Estate Planning in Michigan
  • 2010
  • Financial Planning Association Roundtable
  • Professional Roundtable Discussion of Case Study
  • 2010
  • Insights Group: Ladies' Night Out
  • Estate Planning Workshop
  • 2009
  • Financial Planning Association Roundtable
  • Financial, Insurance and Estate Planning Professional Roundtable
  • 2009
  • 12th Annual Michigan Consumer Conference (Mental Health)
  • Legal Issues relating to mental health, estate planning and incapacity planning
  • 2009
  • Estate Planning and Living Trusts
  • Estate Planning and Living Trusts
  • 2008
  • Ten Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Ten Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2008
  • Lunchbag Workshop: Estate Planning Basics
  • Lunchbag Workshop: Estate Planning Basics
  • 2008
  • WealthCounsel Advisor's Forum
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • 2008
  • WealthCounsel Advisor's Forum
  • 2008 Year In Review: The Calm Before The Storm (CPA continuing education)
  • 2008
  • YMCA Senior Day
  • Avoiding Probate With Living Trusts
  • 2002
  • YMCA Senior Day
  • Hot Issues In Estate Planning
  • 2000
  • Metro Credit Union: Common Mistakes In Estate Planning
  • Common Mistakes In Estate Planning and How to Avoid Them
  • 2000
  • Metro Credit Union - Estate Planning Basics
  • Lunchbag Workshop: Estate Planning Basics
  • 1999
  • Metro Credit Union Seminar
  • Probate and Estate Planning Basics
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (29)
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Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Glenn through a national organization of estate planning and elder law attorneys that we both belong too. As such, I know that Glenn is committed to providing the highest level of estate and elder care planning for his clients. Residents of Livingston County are fortunate to have such an experienced and smart practitioner as a resource."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Glenn is the expert in estate planning. He loves what he does and it shows. It also helps that he cares about people, and that is extremely important in his line of work."
Elder law Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Glenn through our affiliation with a national organization of estate planning attorneys that fosters professional excellence. Glenn is a compassionate and knowledgeable estate planning attorney. He cares about his clients and makes complicated estate planning concepts easy to understand. I endorse him as an exceptional estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I know Glenn through our mutual membership in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is a great guy and an excellent attorney. I am happy to recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Caring and committed are two words that consistently appear in Glenn's reviews from both fellow attorneys and his clients. This dedication to the families he serves comes from the heart and cannot be taught. I recommend Glenn to your family without reservation."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Glenn is a compassionate and dedicated counselor. I know his work through the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and would recommend him to any potential client."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Ryan as a colleague in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He wants to help families."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"Glenn and I belong to the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an association of the top estate planning attorneys in the country. In talking to Glenn it became apparent that his level of commitment to his clients goes well beyond that of the average estate planning attorney. His experience and skills are immediately apparent from the moment you meet him; but it is as a dedicated member of the Academy, and in his passion for helping his clients that he really stands out from the crowd. I am very proud to be able to recommend Glenn for all estate planning and elder law needs in Michigan."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Glenn R. Matecun has continued to display his sound knowledge of the law and his commitment to meet the legal needs of his clients through his active participation within the Avvo community. I highly endorse Attorney Glenn Matecun."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Glenn and I have been co-counseling matters for at least 20 years. In each instance, I found his involvement to be invaluable."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Matecun is a very knowledgeable attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Other
"First-rate lawyer. Valuable asset to the Avvo community."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Other
"Glenn has considerable expertise in estate planning and probate matters, and I recommend him to anyone in his area."
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Want to protect your assets? Glenn R. Matecun is the right attorney for you, give him a call."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Glenn is an excellent attorney and counselor. He understands the law and how it will affect his clients. I have worked with Glenn and have watched his deep commitment to clients needs and their planning goals. He is approachable and will help you with your planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and always trying to help."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Glenn Matecun is a very experienced and well respected attorney. He has great expertise in the area of Elder Law, and treats his clientele with kindness and respect. If you entrust your legal matters to Glenn Matecun, rest assured you are in very good hands."
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