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Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A.

Managing Partner
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Michael Willis founded this firm with his brother, Shaun Patrick Willis. Their father, Hon. Frank D. Willis, Chief Judge for Van Buren County.

Michael is registered as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Michigan. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Superlawyers and leaders in the law and has the highest possible rating from his peers (AV Martindale). Before forming Willis Law, Michael worked for Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP and Kerr, Russell, Weber, PLC.

Michael received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He belongs to the Florida and Michigan Bars; the Michigan Bar, the Kalamazoo County Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society.

Michael’s wife Susan and their children, Isabella, Christian, Mary, Michael Joseph, Marie Therese and Gabriella, are the lights of his life. They live in Kalamazoo. Willis Law dedicates its practice to God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the founders’ fallen brother, Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis.

You can reach Michael Willis at 269-492-1045 to schedule your free consultation.


Representative Clients:

  • Technology Firms
  • Professional Service Organizations
  • Development Companies
  • Doctors, Dentists and Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurial, Wealth-generating Individuals

Publications

• “Single-Member LLCs v The Member’s Judgment Creditor: How Strong is the Shield?”
The Michigan Business Law Journal, Vol. 29, Issue 1, Spring 2009.

• “Estate Tax and Gift Tax Law Changes for 2009 – What You Need to Know,”
Builder/Architect, Vol. 19, No. 3, May/June 2009.

Presentations

  • End of Life Decisions – St. Monica, Kalamazoo (2015)
  • Charitable Giving – Big Brothers Big Sisters (2015)
  • Asset Protection for CPAs – Seber Tans, PLC (2014)
  • Asset Protection for Financial Advisors - Wiser Financial (2014)
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Protection – St. Monica, Kalamazoo (2014)
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Protection – St. Catherine, Portage (2014)
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Protection – St. Mary’s, Kalamazoo (2014)
  • Asset Protection for CPAs – Yeo & Yeo CPAsKalamazoo (2013)
  • End of Life Decisions – St. Catherine of SienaPortage (2013)
  • Asset Protection Planning for Trust Advisors – Greenleaf Trust, Kalamazoo (2013)
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection – Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo (2013)
  • Protecting Your Legacy – MI Assoc. of RV Parks and Campgrounds - Lansing (2013)
  • Asset Protection – The Park Club, Kalamazoo (2012)
  • Asset Protection for Life Insurance Agents – Prudential Kalamazoo (2012)
  • Asset Protection for Brokers – Morgan Stanley Kalamazoo (2012)
  • Asset Protection for Construction Financial Managers – CFMA Kalamazoo (2012)
  • Asset Protection & Estate Planning Seminar for Dentists & Other Doctors – Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society (2011)
  • Estate Planning for Singles and Widows – Kalamazoo (2010)
  • Long Term Care Planning Techniques (Contributor) – Kalamazoo (2010)
  • Estate Planning and Tax Control – Kalamazoo (2010)
  • Wills, Trusts and Probate – Douglas Community Center (2009)
  • Your Personal Financial Future: Finding the Keys to Success – MSU Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (2007)
  • Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning and Tax Control – Home Builders Association of Greater Kalamazoo (2006)
  • Estate Planning and Tax Control – Kalamazoo (2005)
  • Life Insurance Trusts and Use of Medicaid Annuities – Kalamazoo (2004)
  • Living Trusts and Estate Tax Issues to Van Buren County Retired School Personnel – Lawton (2004), Lawton (2008)
  • Estate Planning Seminar for Senior Services, Inc. – Kalamazoo (2004)
  • Probate Avoidance and Estate Tax Minimization to Parchment Rotary – Parchment (2003)
  • Long Term Care Costs (in conjunction with GE Insurance) – Portage (2003)
  • International Estate Tax Planning – Kerr, Russell & Weber PLC – Detroit (2001)

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