07 August 2015

McFarland Joins Miller Johnson’s Trust and Estate Group

Miller Johnson is pleased to welcome John T. McFarland to the Grand Rapids office. He joins the business section and trusts and estates practice group as a Member.

Mr. McFarland concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, and tax law. Mr. McFarland has been practicing law since 2000 and has extensive experience in the area of charitable giving and advises both individuals and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. McFarland received his Probate and Estate Planning Certificate from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. sets and enforces the requirements for CFP® certification. He is fluent in Spanish and spent time studying law at La Universidad de Belgrano, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also served on a project for the director of The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange.

Prior to coming to Miller Johnson, Mr. McFarland spent the past thirteen years serving as in-house counsel for Hillsdale College. He also maintained a private law practice, John T. McFarland, P.C., for the past nine years. Mr. McFarland began his legal career in Chicago working for Robert T. Napier & Associates, P.C., which has since merged with Harrison & Held, LLP.

Mr. McFarland received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and is working toward his LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College, B.A., cum laude. Mr. McFarland is admitted to practice in Michigan and Illinois.

Founded in 1959, 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.

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