Dr. Kenneth E. Tiews (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Dr. Kenneth E. Tiews

Licensed for 41 years

Practice Area: Estate Planning, Living Trusts, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children 57 more areas of practice + 57 more

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Dr. Kenneth E. Tiews

Serving Grand Rapids, MI view address

Senior Attorney at firm Wheeler Upham A Professional Corporation

Serving Grand Rapids, MI view address

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About Dr. Kenneth E. Tiews

Phi Kappa Phi. Woodrow Wilson Honorary Fellow. Recipient, University of Michigan Law School Case Club Competition, First Prize, 1971. Probate Seminar Speaker, National Business Institute, 1989, 1991 and 1993. Instructor: Philosophy of Law, Aquinas College, 1982; Philosophy of Law, Calvin College, 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995. Member, Board of Directors, Porter Hills Presbyterian Village, 1990-2008. Member, Grey Center for Social Learning and Understanding, 1998—. Attorney, Presbytery of Lake Michigan, PCUSA.

Areas of Law

  • Estate Planning
  • Living Trusts
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Applications for Tax Exempt Status
  • Church Law
  • Ecclesiastical Law
  • Religious Nonprofit Corporation Law
  • Elder Law
  • Wills
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Wills
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Fiduciary Income Tax
  • Trusts and Estates Taxation
  • Taxation
  • Probate
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Probate Taxation
  • Adoptions
  • Adoption Law
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Advance Directives
  • Conservatorship
  • Elder Guardianship
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Mental Disability Law
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Social Security Appeals
  • Social Security Disability
  • Real Estate
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements
  • Quiet Title
  • Residential Real Estate Sales
  • Appellate Practice
  • Independent School Law
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Appeals

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      Senior Attorney
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1976, Michigan
      1979, U.S. Tax Court
      1980, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
      Law School Attended
      University of Michigan Law School
      Class of 1973
      University Attended
      University of Michigan
      Class of 1970
      with distinction, with highest honors in Philosophy

      University of Michigan
      Class of 1975

      University of Michigan
      Class of 1977
      Birth Information
      Born in 1948
      Wilmington, Delaware, November 8, 1948
      Special Agencies
      Social Security Administration
      Permanent Judicial Commission-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A).
      Associations & Memberships
      Grand Rapids Bar Association
      State Bar of Michigan.