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Michael Willis

Michael Willis

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  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Tax Law...
  • Florida, Michigan
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Summary

Michael J. Willis is the co-founder and managing partner of the Western Michigan law firm of Willis Law. This firm is headquartered in Kalamazoo and has a satellite office in Grand Rapids. Mr. Willis primarily practices estate and trust planning, probate administration and litigation, corporate and real estate law. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America**, and Leaders in the Law, and rated AV-Preeminent** by Martindale-Hubbell's, Mr. Willis has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of legal skills and ethics. In 2007, Michigan Lawyers Weekly listed him as an "Up and Coming Lawyer," an honor bestowed upon less than .02 percent of the lawyers in Michigan. Mr. Willis has been recognized in Marquis Who's Who in American Law since 2008. He was also selected by the Florida Bar as the President's recipient of the Pro Bono Service Award for 2009 for the Out of State (49 states) Judicial Circuit. Mr. Willis' estate law practice assists clients in asset protection and minimizing potential estate taxes, and he frequently administers estates and helps solve problem estates via probate litigation. The types of corporate clients Mr. Willis represents include entrepreneurs, companies and individuals in the biology fields, technology companies, professional service organizations, development companies, and retail and wholesale brokers. Mr. Willis received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors of Arts. Mr. Willis is a member of The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Michigan, and is registered as a certified public accountant in the State of Illinois. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Willis sits on the Board of Trustees for Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana and as Co-President of the Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides college scholarships to Michigan children who have lost an Armed Services parent in a combat z

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Consulting
  • Commercial Law
  • Licensing Law
  • Banking Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed prices are available. We are dedicated to excellence in client service.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Michigan
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Professional Experience
State Bar of Michigan
- Current
State Bar of Florida
- Current
Education
Notre Dame College
B.A.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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University of Michigan Law School
J.D.
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Awards
Willis Law was recognized as one of this year's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan. Winners were selected for innovative strategies and best practices in human resources. In its announcement, the Association noted that "the hon
101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Willis Law was recognized as one of this year's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan. Winners were selected for innovative strategies and best practices in human resources. In its announcement, the Association noted that "the hon
101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Listed in the Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
Leaders in the Law
Leaders in the Law
Willis Law was recognized as one of this year's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan. Winners were selected for innovative strategies and best practices in human resources. In its announcement, the Association noted that "the hon
101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
One of only 21 lawyers or law firms to receive 21st Century Innovator Award for innovation in the practice of law.
21st Century Innovator Award
President's Recipient of the Pro Bono Service Award
Florida Bar
Michigan's Up and Coming Lawyers
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar # 529427
Member
- Current
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Michigan State Bar
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Registered as a Certified Public Accountant
Illinois
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
Willis Law Kalamazoo
491 W South St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
USA
Telephone: (269) 492-1040
Fax: (269) 492-1042
Willis Law Grand Rapids
28 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
USA
Telephone: (616) 301-7177
Fax: (616) 871-2966
Willis Law Paw Paw
203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
USA
Telephone: (269) 492-1040
Fax: (269) 492-1042