Renard J. Kolasa

  • Connecticut 1974
  • Michigan 1978
  • Michigan State University: B.A. magna cum laude 1971; M.A. Economics 1974
  • University of Michigan: J.D. cum laude 1974
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Chancellor, Detroit Annual Conference United Methodist Church
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan
  • Lecturer, Chartered Life Underwriter Programs in Estate Planning, Business Organizations and Employee Benefit Planning, Wayne State University, 1979-82; Lawrence Technological University, 1983-95
  • Certified Advisor in Philanthropy, 2005
  • Planned Giving School Instructor, 1991-present
  • Speaker on Estate and Business Planning to numerous groups
  • Estate Planning and Planned Giving – The Roots of Responsible Stewardship and Mission Outreach, 2000
  • Estate Planning and Charitable Giving, 2012

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RENARD J. KOLASA is a senior attorney of the firm. Mr. Kolasa has concentrated his practice in the areas of estate planning and taxation, closely held business law and tax-exempt organizations.  This has included such matters as:

  • Designing, drafting, implementing and administering estate plans for a broad range of estate sizes
  • Designing and drafting trusts of all types, including charitable trusts
  • Business succession planning
  • Assisting closely held businesses in formation, operation, tax planning, restructuring and termination
  • Assisting tax-exempt organizations get established, obtain appropriate government approvals and operate in compliance with applicable rules
  • Church and ecclesiastical law matters
  • Advanced wealth transfer planning and implementation