HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. – With more than 75 years of combined experience to draw upon, Michigan-based PHILANTHROCOUNSEL, PLLC, is the firm nonprofit organizations, development consultants, financial advisors, other attorneys & individual philanthropists turn to for peace of mind when advising their clients and accepting and making charitable gifts.
A specialty law and consulting firm, PHILANTHROCOUNSEL, PLLC was founded by Attorney Mark Lichterman, who has accrued more than 25 years’ experience working in the nonprofit world. PHILANTROCOUNSEL provides legal services both organizational and individual clients need to implement charitable giving arrangements, including drafting wills, trust agreements and estate transfer documents.
“An important firm goal is to make the specific nature and advantages and disadvantages of sometimes complex gift plans understandable for all, educating & benefitting both donors and the organizations they wish to support,” Lichterman said.
PHILANTROCOUNSEL represents either charities or donors in specific gift transactions by preparing donor gift agreements, creating charitable foundation documents (corporate or trust form), drafting charitable remainder trusts documents, charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and pooled income fund trusts. The firm also provides guidance on legal and tax issues involved in gift administration.”
Lichterman’s extensive experience also includes years spent as an executive director, fund development director and consultant for various organizations throughout the nonprofit community.
Lichterman works closely with Greg Schupra, a nationally recognized estate-based giving expert, who has extensive work in philanthropic planning and management. During the past 30 years, Schupra has assisted thousands of people and their advisers in creating and administering more than $1 billion of charitable wealth plans. He is the author of the book, “An Unexpected Legacy: Strategies of Generosity.”
“Greg brings both technical expertise and an exceptional and practical perspective to his work as a philanthropic adviser by ensuring that organizational and donor philanthropic values, visions, and goals align with their planning,” Lichterman said.
PHILANTROCOUNSEL doesn’t just offer legal advice and produce documents. They take the time to educate clients about the operation and tax consequences of all types of gift plans that are likely to come into play.
For more information about services offered by PHILANTROCOUNSEL, contact Lichterman at [email protected], or call 248-894-3433.