Estate Planning Attorney – Biography
Matthew V. Piwowar is the founder of Legacy Architects PLLC. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Special Needs Children, Business Succession, Long-Term Care, and Probate. He has over 27 years of experience advising on estate planning, business law, mergers & acquisitions, finance, and international law. Mr. Piwowar was born in Marquette, MI and grew up in West Michigan. He provides services to his clients statewide, from Grandville and Grand Rapids, south to Three Rivers and Kalamazoo, north to Boyne City and St. Ignace.
Piwowar’s background includes such transactions as: the sale of a Polish beer brewery, and the acquisition of staffing companies in Spain, Hong Kong and India. As in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company, he served as Vice President and Assistant Secretary and was responsible for managing legal services for its 26 country $1 billion international business.
Mr. Piwowar has extensive experience providing a wide array of legal services including: (i) estate planning and business succession, (ii) living trusts, special needs trusts, and cottage trusts (iii) corporate law and (iv) mergers and acquisitions. He has prepared living trusts for hundreds of clients and counseled them through the estate plan design process.
Education & Memberships
Piwowar received his double major Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Social Science, magna cum laude from St. Mary’s College, Orchard Lake, MI. His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Michigan Law School. He received training as an estate planning attorney through the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys Advanced Practice Program.
He was adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University for Business Law, and University of Phoenix for History. Piwowar is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Forum of Estate Planners, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys.