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Douglas Rasmussen

Office

Grand Rapids

200 Ottawa NW
Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Fax: 616.608.1178
Practice Areas
Estate Planning & Probate
Areas of Emphasis
Charitable PlanningTrust & Estate LitigationTrusts & EstatesWills
Education
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1965
M.B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1965
B.B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1962
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Membership
American Bar Association, past Chairman, Committee on Estate Planning and Drafting
American Bar Foundation, Fellow
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
Board of Regents; past Michigan State Chairman
Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit, past President
International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Fellow
Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
State Bar of Michigan, past Chairman of the Probate and Estate Planning Section
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Douglas Rasmussen

Douglas J. Rasmussen practices in Clark Hill's Personal Legal Services Group where he is of counsel.  Douglas is experienced in all aspects of estate planning, including analyzing financial and distribution strategies, structuring plans considering the tax ramifications and the client's overall family objectives, and all appropriate estate planning documents. Douglas is experienced in the preparation of estate and gift tax returns as well as in planning with regard to personal, estate, and trust income tax matters, and is an authority on the creation and administration of charitable foundations.

Douglas's practice provides a full range of services concerning estate administration, including will contests, major trust and estate litigation, the specialized services requisite to the collection of estate assets, post-mortem estate planning and estate distribution. His corporate practice is primarily involved with business and tax planning for closely-held corporations.

His activities in numerous community and business organizations include serving as Trustee of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan; Board Member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Economic Club and the Friends of the Detroit Public Library; Past Chairman of the Board of the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross; Past Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit; Trustee of the Holley Foundation; Past President of the Detroit Executives Association; and Past President of the Detroit Athletic Club. A frequent lecturer on estate planning, tax and probate topics, Douglas has authored several articles and publications in these areas.