About Jim Malinowski
Jim received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1968 from Kettering University, (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint Michigan. While at GMI, he was a member and officer of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and served on the Student Government Council. He received a Juris Doctor in 1973 from Michigan State University Law School (formerly Detroit College of Law).
Jim has maintained a solo practice since 1973, which is devoted to Asset Protection & Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law.
"Having prepared hundreds of Estate Plans, Jim believes that a well-educated client is essential to developing an appropriate estate plan to achieve the client’s objectives."
Jim has served several communities in the capacity of the Tax Board of Review Tribunal, as a member of the Economic Development Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a member of various Chambers of Commerce and is the founder and Director of a men’s group of business, government and community leaders that meet monthly and donate funds to local charities. He has participated in volunteer community redevelopment efforts called Paint the Town, and Christmas in Action. He is a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus and has served his church in numerous capacities including chair of the Parish Council.
Jim is a consummate net-worker and participates in numerous local networking groups. He is a member of the Asset Protection Council and is a firm believer in the team concept working closely with Financial, Accounting, and Tax professionals.
Having prepared hundreds of Estate Plans, Jim believes that a well-educated client is essential to developing an appropriate estate plan to achieve the client’s objectives.
His clients have consistently thanked him for his time and effort in discussing the basics of asset protection and the numerous estate planning options.
Away from the office, Jim is a Master Gardener. He is also an avid fisherman and has participated in and won numerous fishing tournaments around the Great Lakes and was named Skipper of the Year in consecutive years. He also enjoys hunting and golf.
Why call Jim?
My best client is an ‘Educated Client”. Our first meeting is complimentary and is devoted to getting to know all about you and your family and your goals and explaining all your estate planning options in language that you can understand.
You will meet with me and have access to and the benefit of my 48 years of experience in the preparation of 1000+ estate plans.
I am often available for same day appointments. Once you decide on an estate plan, I will complete the documents within one week. When we meet to sign your documents, I will thoroughly explain each and every document.
You will leave with an Estate Planning Portfolio and the sense of satisfaction that you have everything in place to take care of you and your family.