If you’ve spent even a few minutes online, you’ve no doubt noticed that there are plenty of estate planning law firms in Livingston and Macomb counties. They all seem to offer the same services, so how do you know which firm to choose? Your decision shouldn’t be based simply on what services a firm offers, but how the services are provided.
Our approach is based on establishing strong personal relationships with each and every client. We will take the time to get to know you personally and gain a thorough understanding of your greatest concerns and hopes for the future. We will also take the time to answer all of your questions and explain our recommendations in plain English. We want you to understand your options, why certain tools and strategies are best for your particular situation, and how your plan will work going forward.
If you can’t come to our office, we’ll come to your residence. If you want to bring your family or trusted advisors to our meetings, we welcome the opportunity to meet them. In short, we will do everything possible to make you comfortable with your plan and our team. All of which helps explain why many of our clients are also close personal friends.
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Glenn R. Matecun
Glenn Matecun is a Michigan estate planning and elder care attorney, helping families plan for life, deal with death, resolve conflict, protect assets and preserve a lasting legacy. He has been an attorney since 1989 and has offices in Livingston and Macomb Counties. Glenn handles legal matters throughout the State of Michigan.
Glenn’s law practice focuses on legal issues that affect seniors and their families. He has helped hundreds of families set up Wills, Trusts and powers of attorney for financial and medical decisions. Glenn helps protect assets from the devastating costs of nursing homes and other long-term care and has significant experience with qualifying both married couples and single people for Medicaid benefits for long-term care. He is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and regularly advises clients about Veterans benefits to help pay for the cost of in-home care and assisted living.
Glenn works with other professionals who assist seniors, such as social workers and placement professionals, to make sure that you or your loved ones receive the best care possible while at the same time protecting your life savings.
Glenn graduated from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law) in 1989, where he was a member of the Detroit College of Law Review and graduated with honors (magna cum laude), second in his law school class. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University in 1986.
Glenn is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel (nationwide groups of trust and estate and elder law attorneys and other legal, tax and business professionals), ElderCare Matters, and the Probate & Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections of the Michigan Bar Association. He is also the Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Forum of Estate Planners. Glenn’s continuing education ensures the most sophisticated estate planning and asset protection techniques are always available to the firm’s clients.
Glenn is a sought-after speaker on Estate Planning, Elder Law and Veterans’ issues for businesses, government agencies, professional groups and trade organizations.
Glenn is committed to helping his clients understand that estate planning is not just about dividing property after death, it is about protecting you, your family, and your assets, and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. Glenn has been married to his wife, Teri, for 27 years, and has 3 children, Sara (22), Bryan (20) and Eric (18).
Monika N. Burrell
Monika N. Burrell grew up in Milford, Michigan and is an attorney with the firm. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Applied Science at Madonna University and graduated with Honors before she pursued her dream of attending law school. Monika’s interest in Estate Planning and Elder Law was inspired by her own personal experiences with her elderly aunt while attending law school. Staying on top of the law is important to her, which is why Monika regularly attends educational seminars to increase her legal knowledge and experience to provide her clients the cutting edge. Her focus is on estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), elder law, Medicaid planning, veterans planning and probate. Monika is an accredited attorney with The United States Department of Veterans Affairs and regularly works with senior Veterans on long-term care issues.
Monika is a graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to joining Matecun, Thomas & Olson PC, Monika worked at the 53rd District Court in Howell as a civil clerk.
When Monika is not working, she enjoys going to the movies and attending Detroit Tigers games during the summer. Monika also enjoys attending antique shows to add new albums to her record collection. She also spends a lot of time with her rambunctious and always hyper dog, Spike.
Anne Buehler is a Paralegal with the firm. After spending several years cultivating her own business as a personal gardener, Anne went back to school and received her Paralegal certificate from Oakland Community College’s ABA approved Paralegal Program. Her focus is on estate planning, elder law and probate matters. Anne is a Michigan native, born and raised, and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She is an avid Equestrian and Gardener, and leader of Girl Scout Troop 70661. She lives in Highland with her wonderful husband, her daughter and son, two horses, dog and cat.