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Kemp Klein Crafts No-Sew Blankets for Common Ground

For the fifth straight year, the attorneys and staff of Kemp Klein collaborated and crafted hand-tied fleece blankets for Common Ground’s clients. Common Ground distributes these blankets as comfort items for children, victims of trauma, homeless, and other families and individuals in need of assistance. We thank the Columbia Center for donating the space for our blanket making event free of charge. 

The Kemp Klein Foundation is a proud Legacy Society Benefactor for Common Ground. Kemp Klein has 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. Since its inception, the Kemp Klein Foundation has contributed over $1,000,000 to hundreds of worthwhile causes.

 


 

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.

 


 

Soaking Up Surplus Basic Exclusion Amounts

-Published in Steve Leimberg’s Financial Products Planning email Newsletter, Archive Message #3020, March 7, 2023

 


 

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

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

 


 

The Debt Ceiling Fight Can Affect the Outcome of Future Court Decisions in Federal Tax Cases

-Published in Steve Leimberg’s Financial Products Planning email Newsletter, Archive Message #238, February 23, 2023

 


 

Tax Law, Economics, and Constitutional Rights

-Published in Michigan Bar Journal, October 1998