Douglas Rasmussenassists clients in estate planning objectives by analyzing financial and distribution strategies, structuring plans that consider tax ramifications, and preparing all 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.
Named a Leading Lawyer in Grand Rapids by Leading Lawyers℠ (2013-2023)
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