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Donald Duba and Christopher Duba, the brother attorney team serving as the principals of Duba & Duba, PLLC, have been practicing in the business and transactional areas for a combined fifty years. Over that period of time, Chris and Don have developed an extensive client base consisting of many high net worth individuals and families. Our firm also specifically represents several groups of three generation families, each of which are owners of successful businesses with operations in the West Michigan market and beyond. Through this practice evolution, Chris and Don routinely serve as on call, general legal counsel to the extended family members of these successful multi-generation families. Examples of our services include presentations to the young adult generation on asset protection, insurance concepts, estate planning and various business investment structure strategies; and advising on and negotiating operating agreements, shareholder agreements and investments agreements. We also often facilitate and coordinate the younger generation’s entry into and eventual long-term ownership of the going concern family business and related entities.
Serving in our role as an on-call Family Office advisor has also included advising on real estate acquisition and divestment and vacation home, cottage and hunting camp ownership structure; facilitating defense assistance in the event of an emergency; coordinating relevant advisors on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and concepts; and in many other respects simply serving as a trusted advisor to the Next Generation in a multi-generation family business ownership.
Our firm has participated in projects involving many leading West Michigan families. As a result, we use that experience and our unique perspective of having grown up and raised our own families here in Grand Rapids with natural life-long local connections and knowledge to provide exceptional Family Office support on an as needed basis in a discreet, confidential and efficient manner. If this description sounds like a need that your family’s Next Generation could benefit from, please contact Chris or Don Duba to discuss how we may be able to assist in that regard.