Andrew Byers' elder law practice focuses on the legal needs of older clients and their families, and works with a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of the older client. Under this holistic approach, I handle estate and longevity planning issues and counsel clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents. I also assist clients and their families in planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client's right to quality care are all part of our elder law practice.
Andrew regularly speaks to the public on elder law and estate planning while also presenting continuing education lectures to the elder medical community, certified public accountants, and financial advisors. Andrew maintains the highest level of knowledge and expertise through ongoing continuing education and frequent attendance at nationally recognized conferences on estate planning topics.
Whether you are planning ahead or are in the middle of a difficult situation, I can advise you on Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning with Wills and Trusts, asset and income planning for the community spouse, the preservation of assets, and how to get good care.
- In the private practice of law for 24 years in Oakland County, Michigan.
- Admitted Attorney: all Michigan state courts and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- Member, State Bar of Michigan
- Member, Probate & Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan
- Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Member of Elder Counsel
- Holds a Certificate of Completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. The Certificate Program is a systematic training program developed by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
- Holds Accredited Attorney status by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Andrew Byers was conferred a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree from the Wayne State University Law School in 1996. During law school, he was an assistant editor on the Wayne Law Review, a scholarly journal on Michigan law and other legal topics. Andrew was awarded the 1995 Gushee Writing Award for best student work published in the Wayne Law Review and the American Jurisprudence Award for highest grade obtained in Constitutional Law. To supplement his academic experience, during law school, Andrew worked as a law clerk with a large law firm and was a judicial intern for the Macomb County Circuit Court. Andrew was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1996.
Estate Planning & Elder Law News
Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate attorney Andrew Byers helps people in Troy, MI and throughout Oakland County, MI including Royal Oak, Clawson, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Rochester Hills, as well as throughout the metro Detroit area, including Macomb County and Wayne County, Michigan.
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