Meet some of the amazing individuals I have worked with over the years.
T. Trecha | Owosso, Michigan
My family was referred to Melissa from a previous attorney upon his retirement over ten years ago. She welcomed that business as her own. We then asked her to provide personal estate planning services. She explained the options and advised what would work best for our situation with very personal care and at a reasonable cost. In 2004, we decided to purchase a business which held an on-premises liquor license. She helped us work through the best business structure, involving a series of LLCs to separate business operations to provide some insulation since customer liability was a key concern. Melissa worked extremely well with the seller's attorney and we successfully transferred a complex business from a conglomerate to a hometown owner. She guided me through the entire process and gave me confidence in assuming successful ownership. Of course, we have encountered situations where we needed legal advice, and Melissa has referred us to experienced colleagues for areas outside her expertise. Melissa has continued to be a welcoming, caring, honest and reasonable attorney. She is a key advisor and we are fortunate to have been partnered with her all those years ago.
Karen & Ken Stock | Dewitt, Michigan
"Thank you, Melissa, for making us feel comfortable and confident as we took care of this important task - setting up our trust and estate plan - and especially ensuring that our children would be protected and financially able to attend college if anything happened to us. We really appreciated your sensitivity and your ability to adapt a plan to our unique circumstances.
Now that our children are grown, it's comforting to know this is something they won't have to worry about - our estate will be handled smoothly and privately when the time comes."
B. Smith | Haslett, Michigan
"Choosing an attorney can be a very challenging event, especially for an area of the law that profoundly affects your personal finances, sense of security, and your family. Melissa has been my attorney for over 15 years. She has prepared almost all of the trust documents wherein the grantors have named me as their trustee or personal representative. These trusts and wills ranged from the fairly straightforward individual revocable trusts to the exceedingly complex charitable remainder unitrusts with their underlying beneficial foundations. She has proven exceptional skills in this and other areas, but the leading reason I continue to recommend her to my family, friends, and local businesses is that she can be trusted to be very knowledgeable and fair about how to appropriately handle any matter you bring to her. She and her staff provide better service than many of the large law firms, all at a more affordable rate. Based on my many years on staff with the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Michigan Court of Appeals, I am not surprised to see Melissa consistently winning awards in the community as our Favorite Attorney."
Dr. and Mrs. S Randall | Charlotte, Michigan
"Melissa Allen was very knowledgeable, professional and very easy to talk to about our estate planning. She also helped with the negotiations of my contracts for my practice. We highly recommend Melissa as she has provided very important information that has helped benefit us both personally and professionally. Melissa's professionalism and demeanor made the conferences with her feel as though she was part of our family and understood what we were looking for. Melissa's services have and will continue to protect our family and my practice."
Dr. Greg & Karen Popowitz | Dewitt, Michigan
"Most healthy people in their 30's don't spend alot of time thinking about dying and needing a will. When my daughter was born I decided to take action to protect her future. I contacted Melissa and she helped my wife and I set up Wills, Trusts, and Medical Powers of Attorney all in one easy visit. We have enjoyed peace of mind since then. When there was a change in the law, Melissa contacted us right away to ensure that we were protected and made the appropriate changes. The entire package was very affordable and we now feel protected. Melissa wins the Favorite Local Attorney Award every year for her down to earth professionalism. We recommend her to friends and family and know you will be pleased with her service".
Dr. Rodney K. Kalajainen | Dewitt, Michigan
"Over the past few years, we have had attorney Melissa K. Allen conduct 2-4 estate planning seminars per year at our church for our members. We started this program in an effort to encourage our congregation to have an up-to-date estate plan, as well as to increase the gifting by our members to Redeemer church. It has been very successful. The seminars have been well attended and we know that many members have left gifts of money in their estate planning documents to our church, some as much as 10% of their estate. The legacy gifts to our Endowment fund will enable our church to continue to do Kingdom work in the future and will help to ease the financial challenges that everyone is facing in these difficult times.
We especially appreciate the fact that Melissa is a Christian attorney and that she specializes in Estate Planning and has been willing to conduct seminars at times that are convenient for our congregation. Her insights and professionalism obligates no one to her services. Yet many in our congregation have enjoyed her presentations and, as a result, have contracted her services.
Personally, my wife and I found her to be extremely helpful in updating our own estate plan, power of attorney documents and advanced medical directives. We highly recommend her to you."
Kim & Sandy Hull | Decatur, Michigan
"We were referred to Melissa K. Allen for guidance in Estate Planning Documents. We found Melissa to be knowledgeable and thorough with all information needed to complete our estate planning. She made it easy to understand what information needed to be forwarded to our financials institutions, as well as setting information in place for our beneficiaries.
We would recommend Melissa as the person to assist you with future security in knowing your wishes will be met with your Estate."
Raul R. Rios | Good Life Ultimate Entertainment
"The Law Office of Melissa K. Allen drafted our Limited Liability Corporation and we were extremely happy with the quality and professionalism. We highly recommend Melissa K. Allen to anyone that wants a no nonsense attorney that does great work!"