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Sep 2012
September 13, 2012

Mark K. Harder Elected Chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Mark K. Harder, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been elected chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Harder, who concentrates his practice in trusts and estates law, will serve a one-year term.  He previously served as the section’s chair-elect.  The Probate and Estate Planning Section enhances and improves the practice of law in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration; drafts, supports and opposes legislation in the areas of estate planning, trusts and estates; and provides advice to the judicial system on matters related to estate and trust administration and probate court litigation.

Harder was instrumental in drafting the Michigan Trust Code, which was passed into law in 2009 and governs how trusts are established and administered in the state.  The Code both modernizes and fills important gaps in the previous law.

Active personally and professionally, Harder is a member of the American Bar Association, the Michigan State Bar Foundation, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the State Bar of Michigan.  He has served as treasurer of Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises and was a past board member.

Harder has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 2005.  He has also been named a Michigan Super Lawyer.

Harder has held leadership and board positions with numerous organizations, including the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Women in Transition.
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