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Estate Planning Attorney

Tom is a member of Varnum’s Estate Planning Team. He provides full-service estate plan preparation, estate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship services. With a strong background in business law, accounting and taxation, Tom’s clients include privately-owned businesses as well as individuals who have sophisticated estate planning needs.

Tom is a registered CPA with over five years of experience in public accounting, including time with a large national accounting firm where he provided strategic tax reviews for Fortune 500 companies in various industries.  

For more information, please contact Tom Hillegonds at 616/336-6442 or


Honors & Recognitions

Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2017, 2018

Professional Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG): Marketing Committee; Young Professionals Committee

Grand Rapids Bar Association: Business and Tax Section; Probate and Estate Planning Sections

Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Exalta Health, Board

myTeam Triumph, national director, chair and treasurer, 2010 - 2016

News & Publications



University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
LL.M., Taxation, 2013

Ohio Northern University
Ada, Ohio
J.D., 2009

Hope College
Holland, Michigan
B.A., 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United State Tax Court
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