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Bergh Partners with Southeast Michigan LEAVE A LEGACY Program

September 27, 2011

Varnum attorney Thomas H. Bergh has become a community partner of the Southeast Michigan LEAVE A LEGACY® program. Through his partnership, Bergh maintains his commitment to the community by supporting and promoting the need for individuals to support their favorite charities in their wills or estate plans.

Founded in 1997, the Southeast Michigan LEAVE A LEGACY program is a public awareness campaign conducted by the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan to inspire people to make charitable bequests to a charity meaningful to the donor. LEAVE A LEGACY is a national broad-based community campaign that involves all types of nonprofit groups and is conducted by professionals who assist donors with charitable estate planning.

Bergh is the chairperson of Varnum’s Estate, Tax & Benefits Practice Group. His practice focuses on estate and business planning with an emphasis on qualified plan and IRA issues. Tom has extensive experience in asset protection planning, ERISA and probate litigation, and business formation, sale and acquisitions. Outside of his practice, Bergh is an adjunct professor of law for the Thomas Cooley Law School at the Oakland University campus, and participates on many community boards, including the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, the Michigan Council on Economic Education, the Community Outreach Committee of the Detroit Athletic Club, and the Planned Giving advisory boards for the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, the Salvation Army, and Wayne State University.

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