Contact Information:Shareholder and Managing Partner
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
- Hope College, B.A.
Practice Areas:Real Estate
Municipal, Planning & Zoning
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
- Calhoun County Bar
- State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Probate Sections
- Commercial Alliance of Realtors
- Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors, Affiliate Member
- Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors, Affiliate Member
- West Michigan Forms Committee, Past Chair
- Michigan Land Title Association
Valued for her judgment, respect for those around her, and ability to establish open communication and immediate rapport, Kay is a transactional real estate and estate planning counselor who has earned her reputation as a trusted advisor, sounding board, and legal strategist.
Kay focuses her real estate practice on residential and commercial transactions, solving land title defects, quiet title litigation, easements, water rights, land divisions, farmland, and condominium and homeowner association issues. She also assists clients with leasing, investment properties, and transfers of real property, including taxation and principal residence exemptions.
Kay’s estate law expertise includes elder law and estate and asset protection planning, Medicaid applications, planning for disability and death, and probate and trust administration. She routinely executes wills, trusts, and durable power of attorney documents as the foundational elements for solid estate plans. Her experience with real estate issues offers a unique opportunity to advise clients regarding title transfers of family real estate for future generations.
Kay’s longevity of practice allows her to anticipate how matters will likely unfold. She actively listens to her clients and their constituents to understand the multitude of underlying issues inherent in legal matters. Kay provides accurate assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of her clients’ positions and is appreciated for explaining the benefits of taking a particular action or path to the right outcome.
As the firm’s managing partner, Kay believes in leadership by example. Her hard work, consistency, and personal commitment to establishing and maintaining long-lasting partnerships give her a multi-dimensional perspective for planning for and realizing institutional objectives. She believes in building consensus and establishing the critical buy-in needed to succeed. Kay is known for her professionalism and pragmatism.
An active member of the community and various professional organizations, Kay has served as chair of the West Michigan Forms Committee and is a member of the Michigan Land Title Association. A speaker and educator, Kay regularly shares her knowledge at events for real estate and financial planning professionals.
Outside of the office, Kay is at her best when spending time with her son, Kyle, attending baseball games, and exploring the shore of Lake Michigan.
Honors & Awards
- Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law,” 2018
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