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Laura E. Radle Partner

Laura Radle Cottage Law Attorney
Grand Rapids
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Janette Allen, 616/336-6837

Estate Planning and Cottage Law Experience

Laura is an attorney in the firm’s estate planning team where she helps individuals and families to identify their estate planning goals and to create a plan that is tailored to meet their specific needs. Laura’s practice includes a full range of estate planning and estate settlement services including the preparation of basic or complex estate plans, tax planning, business succession planning, cottage planning, charitable gift planning, and estate and trust administration services.

As a member of the family business team, Laura assists business owners with the design and implementation of a succession plan that will facilitate the transfer of decision making authority and ownership interests in the event of an owner’s disability or death. Clients benefit from her regular access to colleagues in Varnum that serve the unique needs and challenges of family businesses, including the business and corporate services, labor and employment relations, family law, and litigation teams.

Laura is a frequent speaker on estate planning, cottage succession planning and business succession planning. She has also written various publications advising cottage owners on how to protect and preserve the family cottage. Laura is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and Florida.


  • Michigan State University College of Law
    East Lansing, Michigan
    J.D., summa cum laude, 2008
  • Grand Valley State University
    Allendale, Michigan
    M.B.A., with honors, 2007
  • University of Michigan
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    B.A., General Studies, with highest distinction, 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section, Vice President, past Treasurer

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Florida

Community Involvement

  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Professional Advisory Committee
  • Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities Organization, President, 2013 - 2015; Vice President, 2011 - 2012
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Gilda's Club Red Council, past member
  • The Economic Club of Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
  • Western Michigan Planned Giving Group
  • Center for Community Leadership


  • Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2018
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