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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



Helping Your Clients Select a Whole Life Policy 

Published in LISI Financial Products Planning Newsletter #39, December 26, 2023



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



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.

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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



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.

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