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Mark K. Harder

Estate planning Attorney at Holland, MI

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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 33 years
    Wisconsin - WI 37 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Mark

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5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    24%
    I provide estate and succession planning for high net worth individuals using Wills, Revocable Trusts, gift trusts, GRATs, grantor trusts, and Family Limited Partnerships and LLCs, using a holistic process that recognizes the unique circumstances, needs, and concerns of each family, while protecting and preserving wealth from the effects of taxes

    38 years

  2. Business
    19%
    I advise and counsel family and closely held businesses on a variety of issues that arise in the operation of their businesses

    38 years

  3. Probate
    19%
    I assist families in settling estates both in the probate court system, as well as outside of the probate court process

    38 years

  4. Trusts
    19%
    Nearly all of my clients have or use trusts as part of any overall plan for the management of property during lifetime and transfer of property at death. I chaired the Committee that drafted the Michigan Trust Code, which is the principal statute in Michigan that governs the creation, administration, modification, and termination of trusts

    38 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    14%
    All of my estate plans have Wills

    38 years

  6. Life insurance
    5%

Location

Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP
85 E 8th St Ste 310
Holland, MI, 49423-3528

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • Law
  • 1986
  • University of Iowa College of Business
  • BBA
  • 1983

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • State Laws Committee Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Michigan chapter)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006 - Present
  • Superlawyers
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises
  • 1995 - Present
  • Family Firm Institute
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2011 - 2012
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2010
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Chair, Uniform Principal and Income Act Amendments Task Force
  • 2009 - 2012
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2010
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Chair and Reporter, Michigan Trust Code Committee
  • 2003 - 2010
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Council Member
  • 2002 - 2008
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • 2002 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year (Grand Rapids area)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Thought Leader in the Law
  • Business Review West Michigan
  • 2010

Publications

  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • Introducing the Michigan Trust Code
  • 2010
  • Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)
  • Estates and Protected Individuals Code with Reporter's Commentary
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
  • A Closer Look at the Michigan Trust Code: What's New - What's In - What's Next?
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
  • The Michigan Trust Code: It's Organization and Structure
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
  • The Michigan Trust Code: Some Things Old and Some Things New
  • 2008
  • State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
  • A Report from the Probate and Estate Planning Section's Uniform Trust Code Committee
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • 22nd Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents
  • Drafting for Uncertain Times: Dealing with the New Certainty in the Tax Laws (As Well As Life's Unknowns)
  • 2013
  • 52nd Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute
  • Uniform Principal and Income Act: Best Practices for Process and Substance
  • 2012
  • The Michigan Trust Code's First Year: A Look Back & Forward
  • MTC Lessons Learned and One Year Update
  • 2011
  • Midwest Trust and Wealth Management Conference
  • Michigan Trust Code Lessons Learned and One Year Update
  • 2011
  • 51st Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute
  • One Year Later: Michigan Trust Code Lessons Learned (or Not)
  • 2011
  • 50th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute
  • It's Official: The New Michigan Trust Code and Its Key Provisions
  • 2010
  • October Meeting
  • The Michigan Trust Code: An Introduction for Attorneys, Accountants, Financial Planners, and Trust Officers
  • 2009
  • Midwest Trust & Wealth Management Conference
  • What Every Trust Officer Needs to Know About the Michigan Trust Code
  • 2009
  • Conversations with the Commentator Video Series
  • Michigan Trust Code: Conversations with the Commentator
  • 2009
  • 49th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute
  • The Michigan Trust Code: Some Things Old, Some Things New, Some Things Borrowed, Some Things To Do
  • 2009
  • 47th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute
  • Drafting In Anticipation of the UTC
  • 2007
  • 45th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute
  • Introduction to the Uniform Trust Code - A Preview of Things to Come
  • 2005
  • Annual Conference
  • Selecting and Working with Valuation Firms
  • 2004
  • Planning Techniques for the Taxable Estate
  • Tax Sensitive Trustee Powers
  • 2003
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Holland Estate planning Lawyer Mark K. Harder
Mark K. Harder
Estate planning Attorney
Holland, MI
Licensed for 37 years