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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Tax: 20%
    11 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    11 years
  3. Business: 20%
    11 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 20%
    11 years
  5. Agriculture: 20%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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    Todd is a professional delight to work with. He is thorough, has a sophisticated practice, and understands business demands exceptionally well.

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    Richard Pitts Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Todd and I have worked together on tax-exempt and non-profit matters during the past few years. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding his subject matter expertise and always a pleasure to work with.

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    Steffany Dunker Business Attorney
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Contact info

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

1700 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, TaxBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Practice Group Leader - Business & Corporate GroupFoster Swift Collins & Smith, PC2011 - Present
ShareholderFoster Swift Collins & Smith, PC2004 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Grand Rapids Ballet CompanyDirector2008 - Present
Michigan Technology NetworkDirector2010 - 2013
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Foster Swift Agricultural Law NewsA Guide to Land-Lease Agreements for Farmers and Landowners2015
Business & Corporate Law ReportScam Targets Corporations2012
Foster Swift Agricultural Law UpdateEstate Planning for the Family Farm2011
Foster Swift Agricultural Law UpdateSuccess or Failure? Succession Planning for the Family Farm2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Michigan State UniversityEngineering ArtsBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NSAC National Tax ConferenceDusting Off Co-Op Bylaws & Thinking Ahead2015
NSAC Great Lakes Annual MeetingPrivate Securities Offerings for Cooperatives2015
Michigan Farm Bureau Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2015
2015 Small and Emerging Cooperative ConferenceCooperatives as a Business Structure2015
2014 Small and Emerging Cooperatives ConferenceLegal Issues in Forming a Cooperative2014
WebinarIndependent Contractor Misclassification Can Be Costly2013
ICLE Estate Planning InstituteEstate Planning for the Farming Family2013
NALA Annual MeetingMergers and Acquisition2012