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Kemp Klein OCBF Signature Event

Kemp Klein Law Firm is sponsoring the Oakland County Foundation's 2024 Signature Event

Oakland County Bar Foundation’s highly anticipated annual fundraising event is celebrating its 25th year. Kemp Klein Law Firm is a Silver Sponsor for the event.

The Oakland County Bar Foundation Signature Event is the only fundraising event for their foundation. The OCBF funds many worthy non-profit organizations in order to meet its mission of ensuring access to justice and an understanding of law in our community.

The event takes place Thursday, May 9th, 2024, from 6-9pm at the Orchard Lake Country Club.

For more information and registration: https://www.ocba.org/?pg=signature-event

Kemp Klein Attorneys who are OCBF Fellows:

Amy Stawski – Life Fellow

Amanda Martin – Fellow

Thomas Trainer – Life Fellow

Robert Zawideh – Life Fellow

C. Leslie Banas – Life Fellow 

Cynthia Brazzil – Life Fellow

Ralph Castelli – Life Fellow

Earle Endelman – Life Fellow

Brian Jenney – Life Fellow

Brian Rolfe – Philanthropist Fellow

 


 

Kemp Klein Nominated at the Troy Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for the Community Impact Award

Kemp Klein is honored to be nominated in the Troy Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards presented by Horizon Bank for the Community Impact Award. We received this nomination recognition and kind letter to commemorate the occasion.

The Community Impact Award recognizes organizations and companies that are positively impacting their communities in ways that inspire integrity and respond creatively to needs in underserved communities.

The nomination reads: ”The Kemp Klein Law Firm has made a significant impact in the community. Their recent Golf Outing Benefitted SAY Detroit, which provides housing and needs for people in underserved communities. They have also sponsored many community events for local initiatives such as Stage Nature Center, Oakland Literacy Council, The Mighty Gobbler 5K and more.”

Many of the activities for which Kemp Klein has been recognized have been made possible by the Kemp Klein Foundation. The Kemp Klein Foundation was started in 1994. Everyone at Kemp Klein is encouraged to be involved from hands-on volunteer opportunities to paying to participate in casual Fridays. The Kemp Klein Foundation is funded via proceeds from casual Friday donations and contributions from the firm. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed over $1,000,000 to hundreds of worthwhile causes which reflect the shared values of the individuals at Kemp Klein. 

Read more about our dedication to Community Involvement: https://kkue.com/community_involvement

 


 

Edward Nahhat Visits Clawson Middle School

Mr. Nahhat recently visited Clawson Middle School to give a speech about leadership. His speech focused on the twelve habits of great leaders and how children may become more successful in life by applying these habits. 

The students sent this letter to show their appreciation.

This is Mr. Nahhat’s second visit to Clawson Middle School. He previously spoke to their Plan for Success Class.

Learn more about Mr. Nahhat: https://kkue.com/edward-m-nahhat/

 


 

Kemp Klein Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Amanda Afton Martin

Troy, Michigan, February 1, 2024/PRNewswire-PRWeb/–

Amanda has joined Kemp Klein as a shareholder and will be actively involved in the estate planning, real estate, probate and trust administration, business planning, and tax planning practice groups.

“Amanda is joining us at an exciting time of growth for our firm. We are very pleased to welcome a new shareholder of Amanda’s caliber to our team,” said Brian Rolfe, CEO of Kemp Klein.

“I was drawn to Kemp Klein for the opportunity to collaborate with professionals focusing in the same and complementary practice areas that will allow me to further expand my knowledge.

During my first month, I met with several attorneys and other professionals eager to share ideas and analyze our respective client matters together. I am grateful to join this welcoming team, dedicated to serving our clients.”

Amanda serves families and businesses by developing wealth management strategies for clients to effectively manage and preserve their assets. This includes designing comprehensive estate plans, establishing business and charitable entities, and providing tax planning. She brings a distinctive combination of experience and education in taxation, estate planning and administration, and business law, offering valuable representation and guidance to clients at Kemp Klein.

Amanda Afton Martin is a contributor to The Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Additionally, Ms. Martin is honored to be a Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, which is committed to ensuring access to justice and promoting an understanding of the law in our community.

Amanda graduated from Michigan State University Law School and furthered her legal education at Wayne State University, where she earned a Master of Laws degree in Taxation. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from Eastern Michigan University. She has practiced law for over 20 years.

Amanda’s biography can be found here.

About Kemp Klein:

Kemp Klein is a full-service law firm committed to delivering a comprehensive range of legal services with the utmost professional standards of excellence, integrity, and efficiency. With over 50 years of experience, our Midwest-based practice has expanded to cater to clients at local, national, and international levels. Our expertise covers various areas, including 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 detailed information about our firm and the services we offer, please visit our official website at kkue.com.

 


 

Kemp Klein is Sponsoring the 2024 Annual Oakland County Bar Foundation's Fellows Reception

The Fellows Reception honors those who support the charitable works of the OCBF. Membership in the Fellows program is evidence of professional distinction and constitutes a professional honor. The number of Fellows is limited to less than 10 percent of the total active membership of the State Bar of Michigan who practice in Oakland County. In order to become a Fellow, you must be nominated by a current OCBF Fellow. This is an invitation-only free event for members of the OCBF Fellows program.

Kemp Klein Attorneys who are OCBF Fellows:

Amy Stawski – Life Fellow

Amanda Martin – Fellow

Thomas Trainer – Life Fellow

Stavroula Varlamos – Fellow

Robert Zawideh – Life Fellow

C. Leslie Banas – Life Fellow 

Cynthia Brazzil – Life Fellow

Ralph Castelli – Life Fellow

Earle Endelman – Life Fellow

Brian Jenney – Life Fellow

Brian Rolfe – Philanthropist Fellow

The Event takes place Monday January 22, 2024, at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI.

For more information about the Oakland County Bar Foundation: https://www.ocba.org/?pg=ocbf

 


 

Kemp Klein Ranked in 2024 Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

Troy, MI, United States, November 2, 2023 — Kemp Klein has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, regionally in 14 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be considered for this milestone achievement, at least one lawyer in the law firm must be recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Achieving a tiered ranking in Best Law Firms® on a national and/or metropolitan scale signals a unique credibility within the industry. The transparent, collaborative research process employs qualitative and quantitative data from peer and client reviews that is supported by proprietary algorithmic technology to produce a tiered system of industry-led rankings of the top 4% of the industry.

Receiving a tier designation represents an elite status, integrity and reputation that law firms earn among other leading firms and lawyers. The 2024 edition of  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.

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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/.

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About Best Law Firms®

Best Law Firms® is the most credible rankings of exceptional law firms, rooted in a rigorous, peer-to-peer, industry-driven evaluation. Achieving a tiered ranking in Best Law Firms signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and metro-based scale. The reputation earned over the past 14 years and a future-focused commitment to innovation provides legal professionals with an elevated stature, validation and confidence that comes from being part of, and working with, a Best Law Firms honored practice.

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About Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review research and accolades company in the legal profession. Best Lawyers compiles extensive recognitions by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate the work of their fellow legal professionals within their local market and specialty. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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Kemp Klein Supported Oakland Literacy Council's Annual Ex Libris Event

Kemp Klein recently sponsored Oakland Literacy Council’s Annual Ex Libris Event. This fundraising event benefits adult literacy by funding new tutors, providing curriculum and technology for learners. Kemp Klein believes that literacy is vital, and in alignment with that belief, the Kemp Klein Foundation has supported Oakland Literacy Council for 29 years.

For over 37 years, the Oakland Literacy Council has enabled adult students to achieve individual literacy goals through a partnership with trained volunteer tutors. They serve native-English speaking adults who need basic reading, writing, and math skills, and foreign-born adults who need English reading, writing, or conversation skills.

Learn more about Oakland Literacy Council: https://www.oaklandliteracy.com/

Learn more about The Kemp Klein Foundation: https://kkue.com/community_involvement/

 


 

Brian Jenney Sponsors The 2023 Mighty Gobbler 5k and 1 Mile Run / Walk

On behalf of Kemp Klein, Brian Jenney is supporting The Mighty Gobbler 5k and 1 Mile Run / Walk. We have been a proud supporter of this event for many years.

The Mighty Gobbler 5K and 1 Mile Run / Walk takes place on November 23, starting at 8:30 am for the 1 Mile fun run/walk and 9:00 am for the 5K. The race will begin at Lutheran Church of the Master, 3333 Coolidge Hwy., in Troy. The course winds through neighborhoods and commercial areas, and is a mixture of roads and sidewalks.

The event benefits three local charities Micah 6 Community, Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers and Troy People Concerned. Micah 6 Community serves Pontiac residents through programs that increase their access to fresh food; promote economic development; stabilize neighborhoods; and provide spiritual and emotional support. Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers makes it possible for older and disabled adults to enjoy independence and quality of life through a network of supported, prepared and fulfilled volunteers. Troy People Concerned is a service organization supporting Troy residents in time of need with assistance, information and referrals.

For more information about the event: https://www.mightygobbler.com/

 


 

Sydney McMillan Supports Stage Nature Centers Nature Uncorked Annual Fundraiser

On behalf of The Kemp Klein Foundation, Sydney McMillan is supporting Stage Nature Centers Nature Uncorked Annual Fundraiser.

The City of Troy’s nature center is operated by the Troy Nature Society, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support the programs and outdoor activities offered at the Stage Nature Center. This popular 100-acre nature preserve with two miles of walking trails and its large interpretive building are dedicated to the education of the community about the natural world. All proceeds from the event help underwrite the educational nature programs and operations of the nature center.

Nature Uncorked takes place at the Troy Community Center on Friday, November 10th, from 6-9pm.

The mission of the Kemp Klein Foundation is to provide support to charitable organizations and to promote volunteerism throughout the firm and community. The Kemp Klein Foundation is funded via proceeds from our casual Friday donations and contributions from the firm. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed over $1,000,000 to hundreds of worthwhile causes which reflect our shared values.

For more information about this event visit: https://troynaturesociety.org/

For more information about The Kemp Klein Foundation visit: https://kkue.com/community_involvement/

 

 


 

Brian Jenney Sponsors The Community House of Birmingham's 90 & Beyond Celebration Luncheon

On behalf of Kemp Klein, Brian Jenney is supporting the 2023 90 & Beyond Celebration Luncheon by The Community House Birmingham. Mr. Jenney has sponsored this event in the past and remains an active supporter of the Community House Foundation.

The 90 & Beyond Celebration Luncheon celebrates, honors and thanks citizens who have reached 90 years of age and beyond for their personal and professional contributions to the community.

For more information about the event: https://www.communityhouse.com/social-events/