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This "a through z" guide to probate is designed to take you from the first days of the estate timeline through all the steps of marshaling and valuing estate assets, locating and paying the creditors, paying the beneficiaries, and laying the estate to rest. You will receive the latest updates on the probate court procedure and tax laws, practical guidance from experienced probate attorneys on using spousal elective share and resolving estate disputes, and sample forms and checklists to speed up the administration process. Build a solid foundation for your probate practice - order today!
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CLAYTON J. JOHNSON serves as chairman of Braun Kendrick’s Business Department. Mr. Johnson works extensively with closely held businesses regarding issues such as entity formation, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He also advises successful families and business owners regarding real estate, business succession, and estate planning matters. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. He received his B. S. degree, cum laude, from Saginaw Valley State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
KELLI KING-PENNER is an attorney with Mannor Law Group PLLC, where she practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. She is a member of the Michigan State Bar Probate and Estate Planning Section and recipient of the Michigan Institute of Continuing Education’s Probate & Estate Planning Certificate Program. Ms. King-Penner graduated from Central Michigan University and received her J.D. degree from Michigan State University College of Law.
MICHAEL J. KITSON is a member of Braun Kendrick where he focuses his practice on complex tax matters, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, as well as closely held business owners, their families, and other individuals in matters involving business, estate, and tax planning; asset protection; and probate and trust administration. He also represents clients in IRS and state of Michigan tax disputes. Mr. Kitson prepares estate plans, including trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and healthcare directives; utilizing techniques to protect the client’s assets; gifting techniques; “estate freeze” strategies; and for business owners and their families, transitioning the business to the next generation. He works with clients who own cottages with succession and tax planning using vehicles like family limited partnerships and limited liability companies to assist with a smooth transition to the next generation. Mr. Kitson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. He received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
MICHAEL V. KREMPA is an attorney with Braun Kendrick, where he practices primarily civil litigation, with an emphasis on probate litigation, commercial litigation and employment litigation. Mr. Krempa represents individuals and entities in a variety of contested probate matters, including matters of trust interpretation, trust administration, allegations against trustees and claims of creditors in decedents’ estates. He also handles guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. He also has experience handling pretrial matters in employment litigation matters and has litigated claims regarding commercial transactions and business torts. Mr. Krempa is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. He received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School.
ROSE SCHEID is an attorney with Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC, where she practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate litigation, long term care planning and guardianships and conservatorships. Ms. Scheid is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Ingham County Bar Association and the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council. Ms. Scheid received her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Lake Superior State University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law.