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Gleason Named to GRBJ Class of 2015 "40 Under Forty"

August 25, 2015

Varnum estate planning attorney Linsey Gleason has been named to Grand Rapids Business Journal's Class of 2015 "40 Under Forty," a recognition of young leaders making a difference in West Michigan.

The annual recognition showcases dynamic professionals who have achieved personal success and made significant civic contributions to the community. Honorees are profiled in a special publication and will be feted at a dinner event on Oct. 27 at the Civic Theatre in Grand Rapids.

Lake Michigan Credit Union Community Relations Officer Mark Breon nominated Gleason "for always maintaining a high level of energy, enthusiasm and integrity for every new challenge she takes on.

"On top of being a partner at Varnum, she is very involved in the community via her work with Senior Neighbors, Inc., Gilda's Club, Holland Home and the Grand Rapids Bar Association," Breon said. "Linsey works hard, strives to make a difference, and plays an active role towards making Grand Rapids a better community."

Gleason's legal practice includes full service estate plan preparation, estate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship services, elder law advice and special needs trusts. She was elected to partnership at Varnum earlier this year. Gleason currently serves as Chair of the Senior Neighbors, Inc. Board of Directors. She is the Past President of the Women Lawyer's Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region, and recent past Chair of the Probate and Estate Planning section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Gleason's community involvement is extensive, including involvement in the LaughFest Cabinet of Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids, Holland Home Foundation Board, Western Michigan Planned Giving Group, Partnership for Philanthropic Giving and Grand Rapids Economic Club. She serves the Heart of West Michigan United Way as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee, and as a member of Leadership Grand Rapids Class of 2013, Gleason also serves the Center for Community Leadership.

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