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A relationship approach to providing peace of mind for your family and your business. That says it all. Michael Lichterman, Esq. strives to provide families and businesses with access to their own personal lawyer. It is my passion to help families and businesses make the best decisions possible throughout their lifetime or existence. And it my privilege to do so as part of the great legal team at Bolhouse, Baar & Lefere, P.C. 

I like to know my clients as people, not just clients. I consider it a privilege to have many client families as friends, not just clients.

In estate planning I work diligently to ensure that your wishes and hopes are followed and that your family members (including young children) are cared and provided for how you want. And I like to focus on "whole family wealth," not just your tangible assets. It's important to share and pass on your values, insights, stories and experiences too . . . that is what creating a legacy is all about.

For businesses I bring a unique background as a former VP of a local leasing company and a business undergraduate degree. I can walk alongside you and work towards your goals both from the practical and legal side.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 70%
    8 years
  2. Business: 15%
    8 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%
    6 years
  4. Probate: 5%
    8 years



Hourly ($225/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Sterling Longcore

    I have worked with Mike on a couple of different matters. He is easy to work with and really knows what he is doing. He also cares for his clients more than any attorney I know.


    Andrew Longcore Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Rania S. Combs

    I became acquainted with Mike professionally through social media and reading articles on his blog. His articles about estate planning are always informative and highlight his commitment to educating his clients and making sure his clients' legal needs are met.


    Rania Combs Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bolhouse, Baar & Hofstee, P.C.

3996 Chicago Drive SW
Grandville, MI, 49418


MIActive And In Good Standing200705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star - Estate Planning & ProbateMichigan Super Lawyers2015
Rising Star - Estate Planning & ProbateMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Rising Star - Estate Planning & ProbateMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Certificate in Probate and Estate PlanningInstitute of Continuing Legal Education2011
Commentator AttorneyInstitute of Continuing Legal Education2011
Magna Cum LaudeThomas M. Cooley Law School2007
Honors ScholarshipThomas M. Cooley Law School2005
Faculty Academic ScholarshipGrand Valley State University1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBolhouse, Baar & Hofstee, P.C.2013 - Present
Attorney / MemberLichterman Law, PLC2009 - 2013
Vice President & Asst. CounselPeninsular Leasing, Inc.2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionCouncil Member2015 - Present
Wealth CounselMember2010 - Present
West Michigan Estate Planning CouncilMember2009 - Present
Grandville RotaryMember2009 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Southeast Ottawa Community FoundationBoard Member2011 - 2013
Family Hope FoundationBoard Member2011 - 2015
Grand Rapids Young ProfessionalsMember2009 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Estate Planning Blog - Lichterman Law, PLCNon-Tax Reasons for Estate Planning2011
Michigan Business Blog - Lichterman Law, PLCGreat Time to Start a New Business2009
Michigan Estate Planning Blog - Lichterman Law, PLCFamily Issues - You never know what may happen2009
Michigan Estate Planning Blog - Lichterman Law, PLCThe silver lining to depressed asset values2009
Aviation Law Blog - Lichterman Law, pLCSome hope for general aviation on emission standards2009
Michigan Estate Planning Blog - Lichterman Law, PLCEstate Planning for your Children’s Care (Guardianship)2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolBusiness TransactionsJD - Juris Doctor2007
Grand Valley State UniversityFinanceOther - Bachelors2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
55th Annual Probate & Estate Planning InstituteEstate Planning for Digital Assets2015
Estate Planning seminarEstate Planning: Showing Your Family How Much You Care2009