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David J. Klippert

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  • Midland

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


  • Michigan


  • 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


Honors & Awards

  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2008



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

  • Stevens Center for Family Business
    Executive Council (2020-6/2022)
  • Horizon Bank - Great Lakes Bay Area
    Advisory Board
  • Bay Area Community Foundation
    Board of Trustees (2016-Present)
  • Wenonah Park Properties, Inc. (Doubletree Hotel-Bay City)
    Board of Directors
  • Men's Philanthropy Club
  • Saginaw Bay Yacht Club
    Commodore 2021
  • 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

  • “Charitable Giving,” Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA) Bay Region Virtual Event, February 2, 2021
  • "Real Estate Issues," Fundamentals of Estate Administration, ICLE seminar, Plymouth, Michigan, October 9, 2018
  • "Basics of Estate Planning," Academy of Dental CPAs (ADCPA) Summer Convention, 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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