Client driven representation.
Each client is different, with different needs, and different situations, so each representation is different. I will meet with you, ask you questions, get to know you and your situation, LISTEN to what you are telling me, provide you options and opportunities to meet your needs, and then let you know what I recommend. At all times you are in charge of the direction of my representation.
I pride myself on being able to create solutions for complicated issues and matters. I am very approachable and welcome your questions. My clients are happy with my work and the services provided to and for them. My clients are happy with the outcome of my representation, because I have solved an issue or dealt with a concern of theirs. This is evidenced by the large number of my clients who start out our first meeting with “I was referred to you by...” or end the representation with a smile on their face and thanking me multiple times for helping them.
Newaygo, Oceana, Mason, and Muskegon Counties
“My representation of you will be based on your decisions, answers to my questions, and your needs.”
I have been blessed for almost 15 years with David as my personal attorney as well as handling the legal affairs of my companies. He is a good listener and very knowledgable regarding legal matters and laws pertaining to my business needs. David also facilitated my Estate Planning and I feel very comfortable that my family has been properly looked out for by the guidance of David Byrne. - Pastor Cindy
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Wills and Trusts
Simply stated a Last Will and Testament (Will) or a Revocable Trust (commonly known as a Living Trust) is a set of instructions explaining what you want to happen to your property after you die and who you desire to be the guardian(s) for any minor children or developmentally disabled adults.
Durable Power of Attorney
This document allows you to name someone to act on your behalf regarding your business affairs during your life. This power can be granted immediately to the named person or this power can be granted to the named person only if you are unable act for yourself (springing).
Designation of Patient Advocate
It is very important for you to name an individual and alternate to make your medical decisions should you be unable to do so. Only the person you properly appoint can act on your behalf.
Special Needs Trust
If your child or grandchild is receiving or will receive governmental assistance (SSI or Medicaid), a properly drafted Special Needs Trust needs to be part of your estate plan to prevent the beneficiary from having his or her benefits reduced or terminated. I have experience in these matters.
Operation and Succession Plans for Family Businesses and Farms
In order to best protect your personal assets, it is extremely important for a Michigan Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Michigan Corporation (corp. or inc.) to be set up to own your business.
For businesses that have more than one owner, who are not married to each other:
- It is important to detail: how the business will be operated; the powers of the members, managers, shareholders, directors, or officers.
- It is also important to prepare buy/sell agreements and determine what happens to the ownership interest of a member or shareholder should that person die, become unable to participate in the business, or want to withdraw from the business.
Probate and Trust Administration
When a person dies owning assets in his or her individual name, those assets need to be probated in order to pass the assets to his or her heirs or devisees.
Medicaid Nursing Home Planning
You should consider contacting me when a nursing home or extended care facility stay is becoming likely for your loved one. This could be when your loved one is in the hospital and will be going to a nursing home or when the health of your loved one is declining such that he or she will eventually need nursing home care.
Additional areas of practice: Cottage LLC, Family LLC, Cottage Trust, Recreational Property Trust, Asset Protection Trust, Succession Planning, Family Farm, Family Owned business, Hunting Property, Domestic Asset Protection Trust, Estate Planning for Retirement Accounts, Wrongful Death, Auto and Truck Accident, Closed Head Injury, Dog Bite Cases, Motorcycle Accidents, General Personal Injury, Plaintiff’s Product Liability, and Work-Related Accidents
In addition to accepting cash and checks, we accept most major credit cards
MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS
Estate Planning, Small Business, Probate & Trust, and Medicaid Attorney serving Newaygo, Oceana, Mason, and Muskegon Counties in Michigan.
David Byrne is a fine lawyer with impressive credentials, who is very dialed in during client meetings. He handles our law firm's business law matters and our real estate and does a great job. No issue is too small or too big for David to tackle. If you are in need of a very good lawyer, you should give David a call.
- Attorney Gary Springstead
I have been blessed for almost 15 years with David as my personal attorney as well as handling the legal affairs of my companies. He is a good listener and very knowledgable regarding legal matters and laws pertaining to my business needs. David also facilitated my Estate Planning and I feel very comfortable that my family has been properly looked out for by the guidance of David Byrne.
- Pastor Cindy