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Practice Areas

Education

University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 2013

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
B.A., with honors, 2008

Bar Admissions

Florida

Michigan

Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Estate Planning and Business Attorney

Rob is a member of the Estate Planning Practice Team. He is experienced with all facets of advanced planning techniques, with a particular focus on the intersection of business matters and personal estate planning. Rob regularly works with estate planning vehicles including wills, various types of trusts, powers of attorney, prenuptial agreements and other documents. He also provides counsel on entity structuring, including LLCs, family limited partnerships and corporations in order to minimize estate and gift taxes as well as facilitate the efficient management and transition of family assets.

Working with Varnum’s corporate attorneys, Rob provides guidance from an estate planning perspective in transactional matters, ensuring that clients who buy or sell a business have assets properly and optimally incorporated into their estate plan.

Rob formerly practiced in Florida, using his experience to counsel clients who own property in Florida and those clients who relocate to Florida on a more permanent basis. His knowledge of Florida homestead matters is particularly helpful for transplanting clients.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Trusts and Estates, 2022 and 2023

Professional Affiliations

Florida State Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Western Michigan Planned Giving Group: Membership Committee, director, vice chair

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