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May 2016
May 20, 2016

Warner Norcross Partner Mark K. Harder to Serve as Chair Elect of Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

Mark K. Harder, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, will serve as chair-elect of the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area seeks to create lasting positive change, build a permanent community endowment that supports high impact charitable projects, help donors achieve their charitable goals and lead and partner in community-level initiatives. Harder joined the Foundation’s board in the spring of 2014 and also serves on the development committee.

Based in the firm’s Holland office, Harder chairs the Family Office Group for Warner Norcross. He concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration for high-net-worth individuals and in the representation of family-owned businesses and their owners.

Harder is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, State Bar of Wisconsin, Ottawa County Bar Association, Michigan State Bar Foundation and the Bar Foundation.   He also is a member of Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises. He holds a seat on the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Probate and Estate Planning Advisory Board and is a charter member of the Leading Lawyers Advisor Board.

From 2003 until 2010, Harder led efforts by the State Bar of Michigan to write the Michigan Trust Code, as well as other legislation regulating how trusts are handled in the state. In 2015, he authored a commentary for Michigan’s Uniform Principal and Income Act. He also co-authored the Estates and Protected Individuals Code with Reporters’ Commentary from 2010 to 2016 for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Harder has been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2006 and was included on the Top 100 and Top 50 Consumer lists in 2014 and 2015.  He has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America since 2005 and was named 2010 Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates in the Grand Rapids area. He was named a Leading Lawyer in Michigan in 2014.

Harder is a graduate of Leadership Holland and has been active in a variety of community organizations, including the Community Foundation, Center for Women in Transition, Macatawa Cycling Club, Holland Area Chamber of Commerce, Hospice of Holland and the Family Business Alliance.

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