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Estate Planning Attorney

Fred is a member of the Estate Planning Practice Team. He has been assisting his clients with their estate planning needs since he first began his practice, and during that time has handled a wide variety of estate settlements and estate settlement issues. His particular focus is counseling clients on techniques to minimize estate and gift taxes, and drafting documents to accomplish that objective. Fred is also a trusted personal advisor to many of the families he has worked with over the years.

For more information, please contact Fred Sytsma at 616/336-6808 or


Honors & Recognitions

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow

Best Lawyers in America® since 1987

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, Trusts and Estates, 2019 and 2020

Leading Lawyers, Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2011

Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Law Section

State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Law Section

Western Michigan Estate Planning Council, past president

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Practice Areas


University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 1968

Michigan State University
Lansing, Michigan
B.A., 1964

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Tax Court
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