Affordable legal solutions for the start-up, operation, and sale or succession of your business.
You and your family are more valuable to one another than can adequately be put into words, and that relationship is the foundation of all of the Infinite Legacy℠ Planning we do, whether for personal or business purposes. Your assets are the result of your relationships, values, and knowledge, which are far more useful to those you leave behind than the assets alone.
Our Infinite Legacy℠ Planning process will help you identify what is most valuable to you and your family and what needs to be included in your personalized Infinite Legacy℠ Plan to protect that for you and for those you leave behind. Our Infinite Legacy℠ Program then educates, equips, and empowers your family and other heirs to carry out your Infinite Legacy℠ Plan while preserving your values and strengthening those relationships.
We offer a free confidential Infinite Legacy℠ Planning Session for your family or your business. Our Infinite Legacy℠ Planning Session is an in-depth exploration of the relationships and assets important to your family or business. These meaningful discussions will result in concrete action steps for protecting your family, your business and your Infinite Legacy℠. We do all of this on your time schedule at one of our offices in Grandville, Grand Rapids, or Muskegon or at your place of business or home if you are unable to make it to one of our offices. Please call or email us to schedule a free initial consultation today.
I come from a long line of widows. My mother became a widow when she was 63, my grandmother became a widow when she was 52, and my great-grandmother became a widow when she was 30. My mother and grandmother have shown me first hand the basic needs of those left behind when a loved one dies. This experience has instilled in me a passion for putting plans together that educate, equip, and empower widows and other heirs.
My work has greatly benefited numerous families over the years, and, as a result, I have been awarded the highest ratings offerred by AVVO and Martindale-Hubbell, two of the most respected organizations that rate attorneys.
I earned my law degree from Wayne State University Law School after first graduating from the Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University. Following law school, I have worked as an attorney in the estate planning, and business law practice groups of West Michigan and Detroit-area law firms, gaining valuable experience and a very loyal client-following.
I am actively involved with WealthCounsel, a nationwide consortium of over 2,300 of the top estate planing and business attorneys in the country. I am also a member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the Western Michigan Estate Planning Council, and the State Bar of Michigan, where I was selected to serve on the statewide Membership Services Committee. I am the vice president of the Grand Rapids Lions Club, a Deacon at Knapp Street Reformed Church, a coach with Grandville AYSO, and a past president and former director of the Specialized Language Development Center.
Once you have checked us out, please schedule a free consultation by calling my office at 800-667-5291. Thank you for taking the time to read this little blurb about us on AVVO.com, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
More information about our services is available from our website at www.eyestonelawoffices.com or my blog at www.eyestonelawoffices.com/blog (which also has some good lawyer jokes).
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2001||10/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rookie of the Year||Grand Rapids Lions Club||2009|
|Arthur Neef Moot Court Semifinalist||Wayne State University Law School||1999|
|Best Contract Award (Shared)||Wayne State University Law School||1998|
|Lee Honors College||Western Michigan University||1997|
|Attorney||Eyestone Law Offices, PLC||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Verspoor, Waalkes, Lalley, Slotsema & Talen, P.C.||2008 - 2010|
|Attorney||Law Firms in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Detroit||2001 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Western Michigan Estate Planning Council||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Estate Planners and Councils||Member||2013 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Grand Rapids Lions Club||Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|Grand Rapids Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2001 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section||Member||2001 - Present|
|Muskegon County Bar Association||Member||2013 - 2018|
|Ottawa County Bar Association||Member||2012 - 2017|
|Specialized Language Development Center||Past President||2005 - 2010|
|Grand Rapids Business Journal||Facebook feature lets you name an ‘heir’ on account||2015|
|Kent County Medical Society Monthly Newsletter||Business of Medicine: Red Flags Rule||2009|
|Wayne State University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Western Michigan University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Documenting Real Estate Transactions with a Trust or Estate||Documenting Real Estate Transactions with a Trust or Estate||2019|
|NALs of West Michigan Quarterly Meeting||Advance Directives and Healthcare Decisionmaking||2018|
|NALs of Michigan Quarterly Meeting||Caregivers Rights and Responsibilities in Michigan||2018|
|The Morning Show with Shelley Irwin||World Alzheimer's Month - Legal Implications||2014|
|Trusts 101||Revocable Living Trusts||2014|
|Trusts 101||Trusts Used for Tax Reduction||2014|
|Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers||Business Structure Choice and Conversion||2014|
|Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers||Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations||2014|
|Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers||Transfers upon Death: Key Estate Administration Concerns||2014|
|Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers||Business Structure Choice and Conversion||2013|
|Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers||Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations||2013|
|Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers||Transfers upon Death: Key Estate Administration Concerns||2013|
|Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers||Planning for the Heirs/Beneficiaries||2013|
|Business Contracts A to Z||Essential Contract Elements||2013|
|Business Contracts A to Z||Competition Issues||2013|
|The Morning Show with Shelley Irwin||Protecting What Is Important - Asset Protection||2013|
|The Morning Show with Shelley Irwin||Good News and Success - Business Law||2013|
|Keeping Your Farm in the Family||Best Practices to Transfer Farm Business and Real Estate||2013|
|Keeping Your Farm in the Family||How Living Trusts Work||2013|
|Keeping Your Farm in the Family||Pitfalls and Opportunities of Michigan Property Tax Law||2013|
|Keeping Your Farm in the Family||Simplified Probate Avoidance Strategies||2013|
|"Ask Fellow Members"||Business Law Roundtable||2013|
|Health Law Roundtable||Michigan Abandoned Property Laws||2007|
|Business and Tax Planning Conference||Immigration and Health Care Professionals||2003|
|Great Lakes Conference||Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act||2002|
|Bay Physcians Conference||Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act||2001|
|Sister vs. Sister - Trust Litigation||$2M found or returned to trust|
|Trust Litigation - Brother vs. Brother||Settlement for 95% of Demand, Charities paid 100%, Plus Attorney Fees|
|Brother vs. Sister - Probate Litigation||Return of all $350k, Payment of Attorney Fees, and Removal of Daughter as agent for mother.|
|Elder Abuse - Niece vs. Aunt||Return of assets, restoration of capacity and freedom of Aunt/Sister.|
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