Two Warner Norcross Attorneys Complete Estate Planning Certifications
Two attorneys with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have recently completed a certification program in the areas of probate and estate planning.
Amie L. Vanover and Todd W. Simpson, who both concentrate their practices in trusts and estates planning and administration, received their certificates from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Certification demonstrates their in-depth study of estate planning and administration, including estate tax returns, post-death tax plans, trusts, contested proceedings and other areas.
Vanover joined the Firm in 2001 and practices in its Grand Rapids office. Active professionally, she serves on the steering committee of Leave a Legacy West Michigan and is a member of the National Committee on Planned Giving, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, West Michigan Planned Giving Group and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association, where she is a past secretary for the Young Lawyers Section.
A native of Bethel, Ohio, Vanover holds a bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a doctor of jurisprudence from The Ohio State University, where she was managing editor of the Ohio State Law Journal and Order of the Coif.
Simpson joined the Firm in 2002 and practices in its Grand Rapids office. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.
A native of Kalamazoo, Simpson holds a bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Michigan and a doctor of jurisprudence magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Order of the Coif.
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Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services with more than 170 attorneys in four Michigan offices located in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon. For the third consecutive year, Warner Norcross was named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine. More than 40 percent of the Firm's partners are listed in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a greater percentage than any other large law firm in Michigan. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For and as the best law firm in Grand Rapids by a Grand Rapids Magazine reader survey. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.