Andrew D. Richards

Andrew D. Richards

  • Business Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning...
  • Michigan
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Summary

I am an Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning Attorney, with the Saginaw - based law firm of Smith Bovill, P.C. I have been a Partner in the firm since 1991. I enjoy working with families and their estate planning and family businesses to help them with succession planning. We work with clients, most often on a flat fee basis, with a no-fee, no-obligation initial consultation.

Clients meet with me personally on a one-to-one basis in all cases. Our staff is courteous, professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

My philosophy is to build long-term relationships with clients.

Education
Walsh College
Masters, Taxation | Tax
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The Catholic University of America
J.D. | Law
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Hillsdale College
A.B. | Economics & Business Adminstration and U.S. History
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Smith & Brooker, P.C., Bay City and Saginaw, Michigan
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Law Clerk
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Adminstration, Office of Chief Counsel
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Law Clerk
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of General Counsel
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Professional Associations
Saginaw Valley State University Certified Financial Planner Certification Program
Instructor, Estate Planning
- Current
Saginaw State University Foundation
Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: Planned Giving Committee
Farm Bureau Insurance and Financial Companies
Instructor
- Current
Activities: Continuing Legal Education Class in their CLE School for Agents
St. Mary's of Michigan Medical Center Foundation
Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: Served for 9 years and took mandatory one-year hiatus and was re-elected to serve again. I currently am the Secretary of the Foundation and the Chairman of its Finance Committee.
Northeastern Estate Planning Council
Member
- Current
Activities: President, 1996-1997
Michigan Bar
Attorney
- Current
Saginaw County Bar Association
Attorney
- Current
Saginaw Valley State University
Adjunct Professor, Business Law
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Mid-Michigan Planned Giving Council
Member
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Activities: I was part of the steering committee to set this organization up in 1994-1995. I drafted the By Laws and Articles of Incorporation and filed the IRS 501(c) Application. I served as its Charter President in 1995-1996, and was a member until the organization merged with the Northeast Estate Planning Council in 1999.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed Fees for Estate Planning and New Business Setup
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Michigan Estate Planning
Blog
ISSUES FOR ADVISORS
Contact & Map
Smith Bovill, P.C.
200 St. Andrews Road
Saginaw, MI 48638
USA
Telephone: (989) 792-9641