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Matthew Piwowar

Matthew Piwowar

Legacy Architects, PLLC - Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Probate
  • Michigan, Michigan
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Estate Planning Attorney – Biography

Matthew V. Piwowar is the founder of Legacy Architects PLLC. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Special Needs Children, Business Succession, Long-Term Care, and Probate. He has over 27 years of experience advising on estate planning, business law, mergers & acquisitions, finance, and international law. Mr. Piwowar was born in Marquette, MI and grew up in West Michigan. He provides services to his clients statewide, from Grandville and Grand Rapids, south to Three Rivers and Kalamazoo, north to Boyne City and St. Ignace.

Experience

Piwowar’s background includes such transactions as: the sale of a Polish beer brewery, and the acquisition of staffing companies in Spain, Hong Kong and India. As in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company, he served as Vice President and Assistant Secretary and was responsible for managing legal services for its 26 country $1 billion international business.

Mr. Piwowar has extensive experience providing a wide array of legal services including: (i) estate planning and business succession, (ii) living trusts, special needs trusts, and cottage trusts (iii) corporate law and (iv) mergers and acquisitions. He has prepared living trusts for hundreds of clients and counseled them through the estate plan design process.

Education & Memberships

Piwowar received his double major Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Social Science, magna cum laude from St. Mary’s College, Orchard Lake, MI. His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Michigan Law School. He received training as an estate planning attorney through the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys Advanced Practice Program.

He was adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University for Business Law, and University of Phoenix for History. Piwowar is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Forum of Estate Planners, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Probate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    One hour consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Michigan
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Principal
Legacy Architects, PLLC - Estate Planning Attorneys
- Current
Estate Planning, Business Succession, Living Trusts, Special Needs Children, Long-Term Care, and Probate
Owner and Founder
Ad Hoc Websites LLC
- Current
Website Design Company
Owner and Founder
MVP Global Advising PLLC
- Current
Business Law
Adjunct Professor MBA Program - Business Law
Grand Valley State University
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Adjunct Professor MBA Program - Business Law
Vice President & Assistant Secretary
Kelly Services
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Vice President responsible for international legal services, M&A and Securities Compliance
Senior Attorney
Clifford Chance
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Senior Banking and Finance Attorney
Vice President -Warsaw Office
Dickinson Wright
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International Banking and Finance
Associate Attorney - Warsaw- M&A and Banking
Dickinson Wright
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Warsaw Poland Office - M&A and Banking
Associate Attorney
Varnum
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Tax and business attorney.
Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (1989) | Law
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Professional Associations
Michigan Forum of Estate Planners
Member
- Current
Activities: Estate Planning
National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
Member
- Current
Activities: Estate Planning Attorney
Michigan State Bar # 43540
Member
- Current
Activities: Member
Publications
Articles & Publications
Central Europe Automotive Report
The Legal Advisor
Legal Report on Poland
1996 Banking Yearbook
Central Europe Automotive Report
The Legal Advisor
Commercial Paper Market Emerges In Poland
International Financial Law Review
Certifications
Advance Practicum Program
National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legacy Architects PLLC - Estate Planning Attorneys - Firm Website
Website
Matthew V Piwowar Biography
Blog
Legacy Architects Estate Planning Blog
Blog
Merchant Circle Estate Planning Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Hudsonville Office
3185 Corporate Grove Dr., Suite C
Hudsonville, MI 49426
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 750-8787
Telephone: (855) 750-8787
Fax: (844) 298-4047
Grandville Address
2939 Wilson Ave SW, No. 126
Grandville, MI 49468
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 750-8787
Fax: (844) 298-4047