Laura A. Jeltema has joined the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as senior counsel.
Jeltema a concentrates her practice in trusts and estates law and family office law. She works closely with high-net-worth individuals and families on sophisticated estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Jeltema also manages the preparation of complex wills and estate planning documents and partners with clients to develop strategies for wealth preservation, charitable giving and business succession. She will be based in the firm’s Grand Rapids office.
Prior to joining Warner , Jeltema was a partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, D.C. During her 11-year tenure with the firm she was involved in leadership roles focused on mentoring and the integration of new associates.
Jeltema holds a bachelor of arts in comparative politics from Western Michigan University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also holds a doctor of jurisprudence from the American University, Washington College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and was Order of the Coif. After graduation, she spent nearly a year on a Fulbright teaching English in Vienna.
Jeltema writes regularly on trusts and estate planning topics. She is a member of the American Bar Association.
A native of Grand Rapids, she now resides in Forest Hills with her husband Jeff, and their twins, Evelyn and Bram.
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