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Beth L. O'Laughlin

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Biography

Beth O’Laughlin is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group.  Beth concentrates her practice in the areas of trust and estate planning, small and family business succession planning, and general business law.

Industries

Education

  • University of Toledo J.D. 2010 summa cum laude
  • Central Michigan University B.A. 2004 summa cum laude

Admitted

  • 2010, Ohio
  • 2011, Michigan

Clerk Experience

  • Midland County Circuit Court, Honorable Jonathan E. Lauderbach

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Probate & Estate Planning Section, Business Law Section and Young Lawyers Section
  • State Bar of Ohio
  • Midland County Bar Association

Experience

Trust and Estate Planning
  • Counsels families, individuals, business owners, physicians and others regarding estate and tax planning
  • Prepares estate plans to effectively distribute assets, minimize taxation and avoid probate
  • Assists clients in integrating real property, business interests and retirement assets into estate plans
  • Builds estate plans to provide for surviving spouses and children from prior relationships
  • Counsels high net worth clients in the use of complex estate planning strategies to reduce or eliminate estate tax
  • Creates special needs trusts for disabled individuals in order to protect inheritances and maintain eligibility for government benefits
  • Assists family businesses in succession planning, efficiently transitioning ownership and management to future generations

Corporate and Business Law  
  • Represents closely held businesses in determining proper entity selection, formation, ongoing operations and succession planning
  • Drafts business agreements, including operating agreements, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, stock redemption agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, nondisclosure agreements and leases
  • Negotiates and structures business transactions, including the drafting of documents to memorialize the purchase, financing and security

Honors & Awards

  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2017-Present
  • Probate & Estate Planning Certificate – Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor, University of Toledo Law Review
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Centralis Scholarship

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Community Affiliations

  • Midland Area Chamber Foundation Board Member (2015 - Current)
  • Zonta Club Midland Member (2015 - Current)
  • Inforum - A Professional Women's Alliance
    2014 Class
  • 100 Young Professionals Giving Circle
  • Leadership Midland
    2012 Graduate
  • Saginaw Valley State University Moot Court Judge
  • Midland Young Professionals
    Secretary and Steering Committee Member
  • Young Leaders United
  • Personal Assistance Options
    Board Member
  • Ask the Lawyer
    Volunteer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    Volunteer

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