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Corporate Attorney

Dean is a partner on the Corporate Practice Team, with a strong background in real estate and estate planning work. He concentrates his practice on business transactional matters, general corporate work, real estate acquisition, real estate sales and development, estate planning, and agricultural law.  In addition to general business representation, Dean also works closely with his clients and their advisors, including accountants, financial advisors and other consultants, to create organizational structures, business succession plans and estate plans that allow families to plan for current and future generations.  Dean regularly prepares sophisticated estate plans, including estate tax planning, business succession planning and probate avoidance.

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

Ottawa County Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan: Business Law Section; Probate and Estate Planning Section; Real Property Law Section; Agricultural Law Section

Community Involvement

Grand Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

North Ottawa Rod and Gun Club Foundation: president; Board of Directors

News & Publications

Presentations

Dean regularly makes presentations regarding entity selection, succession planning and estate planning. He has presented at Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) events.

Publications

Education

University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 1997

Alma College
Alma, Michigan
B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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