I am happily married to Maria and the father of two daughters, Murphy and Chelsea. I was born and raised in Northern Michigan and come from a family where I'm the middle child of seven boys! My parents have both passed away — my father suddenly from heart failure and my mother after an extended period involving long term care, including assisted living and nursing home care. As such, I know the grief and strain of picking up the pieces from the sudden loss of a loved one. And I also know the burden of finding, getting, and paying for long term care for our vulnerable loved ones — who deserve our gratitude and our commitment to preserving and protecting their dignity.
I moved to this area to go to the University of Michigan and never left. I have now been providing estate and elder law planning services for families in the greater Washtenaw County area and beyond for over 30 years. Providing thousands of individuals and families with solid planning has resulted in millions of dollars in life savings preserved, nursing home poverty avoided, legacies protected and many, many grateful families.
I am a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Washtenaw County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel, Lawyers With Purpose, Washtenaw Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. I also currently serve as the attorney for Pittsfield Seniors, the largest senior group in Washtenaw County which provides numerous travel opportunities and meaningful activities for their members. I also have served on the Board of Directors of an assisted living and nursing care facility, have acted as a planning commissioner at the township and county levels, and have been appointed by past governors to statewide task forces addressing disabilities and aging in the community.
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