Business Formation & Succession
Our business practice provides the most popular and helpful tools for modern businesses, including New Business LLCs, Single Member LLCs, Family LLCs, Cottage LLCs and Real Estate LLCs.
Our modern corporation practice includes business corporations, S corporations, business partnerships, family limited partnerships, real estate corporations and real estate partnerships.
For business succession, we provide Corporate Buy Sell Agreements, Key Employee Stock Purchase Agreements, stock gifting programs and other succession planning tools.
Elder Law & Medicaid Planning
For elders, we can provide help with long-term care, nursing home rights, Medicaid planning, guardianships, conservatorships and Medicaid trusts. We can protect your home from Medicaid recovery claims.
Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts
Wills and trusts are not always necessary, but when they are, it's critical that they be done right. We provide both revocable and irrevocable family trusts, discretionary trusts, special needs trusts, Medicaid trusts, charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, creditor protection trusts, wealth preservation trusts, and testamentary trusts.
In place of trusts or in addition to trusts, we advise families and individuals with regard to joint assets, survivorship rights, Health Care Durable Powers Of Attorney, Financial Durable Powers of Attorney and Certificates of Trust.
We have obtained several million dollar verdicts and settlements of personal injury cases, representing clients in auto accident cases, slip and fall accidents, insurance claims, wrongful death, and dog bite injuries.
Whenever our clients have a trust or will contest, we fight hard for our clients. We represent personal representatives, heirs and beneficiaries of estates. We frequently draft Nonjudicial Settlement Agreements to help families settle differences. We also create and administer guardianships and conservatorships.
John D. Fershee holds a Certificate of Completion from the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program from the State Bar Michigan.
Deeds aren't so simple any more. There are now Lady Bird Deeds and Joint Survivorship Deeds (Klooster Case) which can help families avoid probate and avoid property tax uncapping. We also have tailor-made Warranty Deeds and real estate trusts.
For real estate purchasers, we prepare By-Sell Agreements. We represent families who are victims of foreclosure abuse and investors who are forced to foreclose on debtors who fail to pay their mortgage.