Category: Firm News & Announcements
Kemp Klein Sponsored The Learning Experience's
Annual Top Golf Outing to Benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Learning Experience hosted their First Annual Top Golf Outing on April 23rd 2023. The event took place at Top Golf of Auburn Hills, and is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Kemp Klein Foundation sponsored the Make-A-Wish Top Golf Outing. Kemp Klein was proud to help our partner Cynthia Umphrey on this opportunity.
This event featured a Hole in One Contest sponsored by the Kemp Klein Foundation, raffle baskets, and so much more!
In total the outing raised $15,565 that will help grant wishes to children with critical illnesses.
Thank you to The Learning Experience for putting on this event!
The Learning Experience of South Lyon
The Learning Experience of South Lyon West
The Kemp Klein Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. The Foundation has donated over half a million dollars to local and national nonprofit organizations since its inception and has hosted charitable activities like golf outings, blanket making and holiday gift collections for families in need.
Kemp Klein Donates No-Sew Fleece Blankets to Common Ground
The attorneys and staff of Kemp Klein have come together to craft hand-tied fleece blankets for Common Ground’s clients. This is the fourth blanket making event that Kemp Klein has held. Common Ground distributes these as comfort items for children, victims of trauma, homeless, and other families and individuals in need of assistance.
The Kemp Klein Foundation is a proud Legacy Society Benefactor for Common Ground. We have provided more than $200,000 in pro bono work to Common Ground. In addition to the pro bono work and financial contributions, we have hosted joint events for staff and clients of Common Ground, participated in Common Ground’s Adopt-A-Family initiative and we have held blanket making and other events to help those in need.
Eighteen Kemp Klein Attorneys Recognized by U.S. News Best Lawyers in America
William B. Acker – Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates
C. Leslie Banas – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
Cynthia E. Brazzil – Corporate Law
Richard C. Bruder – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Joseph P. Buttiglieri – Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Ralph A. Castelli, Jr. – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
Mark R. Filipp – Litigation – Labor and Employment
Brian R. Jenney – Elder Law and Trusts & Estates
David D. Marsh – Real Estate Law
Alan A. May – Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates
Norman D. Orr – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Corporate Law
Thomas C. Rauch – Real Estate Law
Brian H. Rolfe – Commercial Litigation
Stuart Sinai – Securities Regulation
Amy A. Stawski – Family Law
Thomas V. Trainer – Elder Law and Trusts & Estates
Michael D. Umphrey – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Trusts & Estates
Robert S. Zawideh – Arbitration and Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Neal Nusholtz Featured on the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Website
Kemp Klein Attorney Neal Nusholtz was featured on the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s website for his expertise in Tax Law.
Tax Law Basics for Probate and Estate Planning Attorneys
Help build your estate planning practice by mastering key tax law concepts. Our expert explains the unified credit, unlimited marital deduction, general powers of appointment, disclaimers, and more.
Neal Nusholtz explains the unified credit:
“Unified Credit is a dollar amount that determines if you pay estate and gift taxes. It’s used for both and any amount of gifts that are made will reduce the remaining amount of the unified credits. For example, If the unified credits were ten million dollars and you made a million dollars of gifts your remaining unified credit would be nine million dollars. It’s the number over which you pay over 40% estate or gift tax if you exceed that number”.
Mr. Nusholtz’s seminar Tax Law Basics for Probate and Estate Planning Attorneys can be viewed via the following link: https://www.icle.org/modules/seminars/video.aspx?ID=1_vmhdxuap&SEQN=702
Kemp Klein is Moving to Electronic Billing
If we have your email address in our billing system, you will receive your future invoices via email. If you need additional individuals to also receive a copy of the invoice (ie accts payable) please provide us with those additoinal email addresses. Some clients may have already received invoices via email.
The invoices are sent from our billing software, LAWSPRO.COM. So be sure to include lawspro.com in your list of safe senders, so the invoice is not redirected to your junk mail by your security settings in error.
If you do not wish to receive your invoices via email, please let us know. We can continue to mail your invoices.
If we don’t have your email address in our billing system and you would like to receive your invoices via email in the future, please let us know your email address.
Please direct any additions, corrections or deletions of your email address in our billing system to Diane Szalkiewicz.
Thank you for your cooperation as we make the transition.
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Detroit Legal News Recognizes Kemp Klein for 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Awards
We are grateful that Detroit Legal News has recently recognized Kemp Klein for our rankings in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. Kemp Klein has been ranked in 14 practice areas, including 6 Tier 1 ratings.
Kemp Klein Ranked in 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kemp Klein Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”
Troy, MI, United States, November 3, 2022 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 13th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Kemp Klein has been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 14 practice areas.
Firms included in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”; includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan – based practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally-ranked practice area.
Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. Kemp Klein received the following rankings in the 2023 U.S. News –
Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms”:
- Regional Tier 1
- Regional Tier 2
- Regional Tier 3
About Kemp Klein
About Kemp Klein: Kemp Klein is a full-service law firm dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of legal services, for both individuals and businesses, with the highest professional standards of excellence, integrity and efficiency. Spanning more than 50 years in business, its Midwest based practice has grown to serve clients locally, nationally, and internationally in areas such as estate planning, business/corporate law and litigation, probate and trust law and litigation, family law, bankruptcy and collections, employment, real estate, landlord/tenant, and tax law. For more information, please visit https://kkue.com/.
ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2023 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers® in America list for that particular location and specialty.
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ABOUT BEST LAWYERS
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.
Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.
Alan A. May's Novel Selected for Prestigious Book Fair
two friends’ experiences in Detroit before and after
World War II, as they face antisemitism, divided
loyalties and challenged value systems. His previous
novels include Article XII and Sons of Adam.
May is widely published in the field of probate law,
contributing articles to the Michigan Bar Journal,
NAWCC Bulletin, and the Michigan Probate and
Estate Planning Journal. He blogs frequently about
probate and baseball. In addition, he has appeared
in Martindale-Hubbell’s Register of Preeminent
lawyers 30 times, in Michigan Super Lawyers since
2007, in the Best Lawyers in America since 2010,
and has been named one of the top attorneys in
Michigan by the New York Times.
Ed Nahhat serves as counsel to Tuesdays With Morrie tour
In August and September, KKUE Shareholder Ed Nahhat served as Counsel to the Michigan premier tour of Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of the bestselling memoir of all time. People all over Michigan finally got to see the show live, and every night was a standing ovation. Mr. Nahhat is past chair of the Michigan State Bar Entertainment Law Section, and serves as volunteer founder and president of the Shakespeare Royal Oak outdoor summer festival.
You may contact Mr. Nahhat at 248.619.2582 or via email.
DBusiness names Brian R. Jenney and Alan A. May Top Lawyers
Attorneys Brian R. Jenney and Alan A. May have been selected for inclusion in DBusiness Magazine’s 2023 list of Top Lawyers for Trusts & Estates. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in 53 practice areas.
The list will appear in the November/December 2022 issue of DBusiness and online Monday, November 15 at www.dbusiness.com.