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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.

 


 

The Private Benefit Doctrine and Tax-Exempt Entities

Published in Michigan Bar Journal, November 25, 2023

 


 

Alan A. May & Neal Nusholtz on In Re JLD Living Trust

Published in Steve Leimberg’s Financial Products Planning email Newsletter, November 01, 2023

 


 

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/

 


 

In Re Ronald Schaddelee Irrevocable Trust: Is a Trust a Contract and What If It Is?

Published in Steve Leimberg’s Financial Products Planning email Newsletter, August 23, 2023

 


 

Standing to Contest a Subsequent Testamentary Document

Published in Steve Leimberg’s Financial Products Planning email Newsletter, August 21, 2023

 


 

Eighteen Kemp Klein Attorneys Recognized by U.S. News Best Lawyers in America

Eighteen of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers in America®. For information about our firms rankings in the U.S. News Best Law Firms in America click HERE.
 

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

 


 

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.

https://legalnews.com/detroit/1517218

 


 
Alan A. May

Alan A. May's Novel Selected for Prestigious Book Fair

Attorney and shareholder Alan A. May’s new book,
The Journey, has been selected for inclusion in the

Detroit Jewish Book Fair which promotes the global

art of Jewish storytelling. The 71
st Book Fair will run
from November 1-13, 2022, at The Jewish

Community Center.
May’s book chronicles the dangers and glories of
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.