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Jonathan J. David

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1700 East Beltline, N.E.
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7044
T 616.726.2243
F 616.726.2299

Overview

Jay David is a business lawyer who, represents clients in trusts and estates, as well as real estate matters in addition to his business and corporate practice.

  • Estate Planning: Jay is an estate planning attorney in Grand Rapids who has prepared a wide variety of lifetime and estate planning related documents. These include wills, Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Matters, Designations of Patient Advocates and Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Living Wills, DNRs, Authorizations for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information under HIPAA, Trusts (Single, Joint, Tax Planning Revocable Trusts, Pet Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts) and Trust funding documents.
  • Probate and Trust Administration: Jay represents personal representatives during the administration of a decedent's probate estate and trustees during the administration of a decedent's trust.
  • Business Entity Selection, Organization and Planning: Jay helps clients determine and document the right structure or model for their business, whether as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company or corporation.
  • General Business: Jay provides general counsel to businesses. He negotiates and drafts contracts, agreements and applications for a variety of corporate needs. This includes buy and sell agreements, beer, wine and liquor licenses, and merger and acquisition transactions. 
  • Non-Profit Entities: Jay helps in the formation, governance and management of non-profit organizations. 
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate: Jay prepares purchase agreements, conveyancing documents, mortgage and security documents, leases and other real estate-related documents.

His focus is to provide efficient and quality legal representation with the end goal of helping clients achieve their objectives in a timely manner.

In addition to his practice, Jay is a published author on estate planning issues. He regularly contributes a question-and-answer column through a national news service for senior publications, as well as a regional print and online publication. He has also written and published Estate Planning: The Basics.

Honors & Recognitions

BV® Distinguished™ Martindale-Hubbell

Affiliations

Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Justice Foundation of West Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Section
    • Elder Law and Disability Rights Section
    • Probate and Estate Planning Section
    • Real Property Law Section
  • American Bar Association
Industry & Professional Associations:
  • West Michigan Estate Planning Council, Past Board Member
  • RunGR.com, Past Board Member
  • ALS of West Michigan., Past Board Member

Communications

Recent Blog Posts

Equine Law Blog

Publications

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News & Events

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Seminar, Michigan Farm Bureau, April 29, 2015

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1981

University of Michigan, B.A.,1978, cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan