Benjamin J. Herbert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Kalamazoo, MI

Law Office of Benjamin J. Herbert
 | 141 E Michigan Ave, Suite 602
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-459-1432
Fax: 269-459-1478
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own firm located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Benjamin J. Herbert focuses his practice primarily on various aspects of elder law for his clients throughout the area, including Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Portage and Holland. His experience encompasses many aspects of these types of matters.

Mr. Herbert regularly prepares living, irrevocable, charitable and special needs trusts as well as wills. Other estate planning documents that he is well-versed in include financial and health care powers of attorney and designation of patient-advocate forms. In his estate and trust administration practice, Mr. Herbert helps clients who have lost a loved one through what can often be a lengthy and complicated probate process. In addition, he provides representation to executors, to people who have been appointed estate administrators by the probate court and to trustees. Mr. Herbert also has extensive experience in estate and trust litigation on behalf of both fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

Outside of the elder law area, Mr. Herbert counsels people who are opening their own business, initially as to the type of legal entity that is most appropriate, and thereafter with the preparation of business contracts and with acquisitions. His real estate background includes residential and commercial purchases, developments and disputes.

Mr. Herbert attended Michigan State University, where he majored in economics and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2003. Remaining in East Lansing, he then went on to pursue a legal education at Michigan State University College of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. Mr. Herbert is admitted to practice in Michigan and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Active in his community, he has served on the board of directors of both the Alternatives Care Center and Christian Legal Aid of Southwest Michigan.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (50%)

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Real Estate (10%): Mortgage & Refinance

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Mortgage & Refinance

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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About Benjamin Herbert

Admitted: 2006, Michigan

Honors/Awards:

  • Awarded “Rising Star” status in Super Lawyers in 2013 through 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Graduate of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Probate & Estate Planning Certificate Program

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • Michigan
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Estate Planning for Married Couples
  • Estate Planning for Single People
  • Estate Planning for Widows and Widowers
  • Estate Planning for the Young Professional and Young Family
  • Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection
  • Spring Arbor University – Guest Lecturer on End of Life Issues
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals – Lecturer for Continuing Education Credits

Representative Clients:

  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Retirees, Senior Citizens and Families
  • Professional Service Organizations
  • Business Owners
  • Young Professionals
  • Entrepreneurial, Wealth Generating Clients
  • Trustees and Personal Representatives (Executors)

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University, B.A. in Economics, Cum Laude
Office Location for Benjamin J. Herbert

141 E Michigan Ave
Suite 602
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Phone: 269-459-1432

Fax: 269-459-1478

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Last Updated: 4/23/2019

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