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David J. Klippert

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Biography

Dave Klippert works to make sure every client becomes a long-term fan.  

As a business/corporate and estate planning attorney, the mid-Michigan native represents businesses large and small when it comes to day-to-day needs, including contract negotiation, real estate acquisitions and leases, and all facets of commercial transactions.  Dave is also there for more complex issues, such as business sales and acquisitions and succession planning for the closely held, family business.  His estate planning work dovetails nicely for clients throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region in manufacturing, real estate development and professional services, including accounting and dental practices.

Dave strives to develop a rapport with clients that translates into a strong working relationship.  He does this by being responsive.  “Service to clients is so important to me.  I think some people can see me as too demanding, but my clients put a lot of trust and faith in me.  When I say something is going to be done, it gets done.”
 

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Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy J.D. 1996 cum laude
  • Michigan State University B.A. 1992

Admitted

  • Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Member, Business Law, Probate and Estate Planning, and Real Property Sections
  • Saginaw County Bar Association
  • Bay County Bar Association

Experience

Honors & Awards

  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2008

Publications

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
    Board of Directors
  • Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce
    Graduate, Leadership Saginaw
  • Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council
    President, Board of Directors (2009-10)

Community Affiliations

  • Bay Area Community Foundation
    Board of Trustees (2016-Present)
  • Wenonah Park Properties, Inc. (Doubletree Hotel-Bay City)
    Board of Directors
  • Junior League of Saginaw Valley
    Community Advisory Board
  • Men's Philanthropy Club
    Member
  • Saginaw Bay Yacht Club
    Board of Directors
  • Junior Achievement of Northeast Michigan Inc.
    Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Studio 23/The Arts Center
    Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Boys and Girls Club of Bay County
    Past Member, Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements

  • "Basics of Estate Planning," Academy of Dental CPAs (ADCPA) Summer Convention, Michigan, Michigan, June 11-13, 2017
  • "Tales from Trusted Advisors' Real-Life Encounters with Family Businesses and What You Can Learn From Them," The Stevens Center for Family Business at SVSU, Saginaw, Michigan, April 30, 2014

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