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08 December 2016

Aguilar Elected to Membership at Miller Johnson

Kathleen H. Aguilar was recently elected to Membership at Miller Johnson. She is an estate planning and elder law attorney in the Grand Rapids office. Ms. Aguilar works with families and individuals on a wide range of estate planning issues, creating custom estate planning solutions based on each family’s unique situation and dynamics.

Ms. Aguilar is the Co-Chair of the Elder Law Group and has extensive experience working with seniors and their families to navigate the complex world of aging and long-term care, including Medicaid and Veteran’s benefits. She focuses a significant portion of her practice on assisting individuals with special needs, from Special Needs Trusts to guardianships and conservatorships.
Ms. Aguilar is also the chair of the Vacation Home Planning group. She assists with designing vacation home sharing and succession using estate planning vehicles such as cottage trusts, co-ownership agreements, qualified personal residence trusts, family partnerships, and LLCs.

Ms. Aguilar earned her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School and also received her B.A. from Notre Dame. In 2016, she was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & Probate.

Ms Aguilar is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Michigan chapter and the Council on Aging of Kent County. She is part of the State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section and Elder Law Section and the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section and Chair-Steering Committee. Ms. Aguilar is a member of Spartan Stores YMCA Board of Directors.

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in areas such as business and corporate, employment and labor, litigation, employee benefits, family law, and estate planning. In November 2016, U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers awarded Miller Johnson with tier 1 rankings for 24 practice areas in the Grand Rapids Metro area including health care law and seven practice areas in Kalamazoo. For more firm information, visit our LinkedIn page.