Grand Rapids Attorneys & Counselors


44 Grandville Avenue SW, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Estate Planning Lawyers

As the old adage aptly states, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Proper estate planning allows you to take control over your estate, eliminating unwanted governmental involvement and minimizing the potential for disputes.

With decades of experience, our estate planning attorneys at Schnelker, Rassi & McConnell are versed in all aspects of the estate planning process, including business succession.  Whether a young family just beginning their life together or an affluent business executive, we have the experience and expertise to draft an estate plan suited to the unique individual needs of the client.

Our estate planning attorneys are prepared to expertly guide you through the estate planning process, including the following:

Estate Planning Services

  • Foundational Estate Plans & Wills
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney for medical and financial decisions
  • Estate Tax Planning Trusts
  • Marital Deduction and Qualified Termination Interest Property (QTIP) Trusts
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT)
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Pet Trusts
  • Family LLC’s, Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trusts (IDIT) and other Gift Leveraging Tools
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration

Reduce or Eliminate Applicable Estate Taxes

More complex estates require more complex estate planning. Without proper planning, state and federal estate taxes can take a large portion of an individual’s estate; however, with proper estate planning, our attorneys can help you reduce or eliminate estate taxes and the potential burdens they may place on your estate and your beneficiaries.

Moreover, estate planning also provides a benefit that goes beyond the technical advantages that lawyers often discuss. It provides peace of mind.

Start Planning Today

Our firm is proud to represent clients throughout the Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan areas.  For more information on our estate planning services or to schedule a consultation, please contact our estate planning specialist Andrew Rassi at 616.828.5375.