Our Commitment to You

We commit to provide you professional, cost-effective, and timely legal services by using practical and creative solutions to achieve winning results. We are not generalists. Our practice is intentionally focused on our specialties in order to maintain a high level of work quality. You will find that we are committed to the practice of law with integrity and trust, while delivering sound legal advice. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you.

-- Ron David, Jim Wierenga, Jeshua Lauka

Office Location

David, Wierenga & Lauka, P.C.

99 Monroe Ave, NW
Suite 1210
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

tel. 616.454.3883
fax. 616.454.3988
email Ron David
email Jim Wierenga
email Jeshua Lauka
email Tyler Gaastra
email Jake Greendyk

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Ronald E. David

Grand Rapids, Michigan

phone (616) 454-3883
fax (616) 454-3988
email Email Me

Ron David provides clients with expert counsel in three major areas of the law: business, estate planning and real estate. Though his overall emphasis remains in taxation, Ron is experienced in all forms of business law, including business formation, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, contract negotiation, employment issues and shareholder matters. He also works extensively with non-profit entities. Ron is also a certified public accountant (Michigan, 1980) and is therefore uniquely qualified to address corporate clients' business and tax needs.

For clients who need help with estate planning, Ron is skilled in trust and will preparation, estate tax savings, gift taxation issues, probate, trust administration, succession planning and charitable giving. He files all applicable estate and gift tax forms with the IRS, and oversees IRS audit matters.

His real estate experience includes the purchase or sale of commercial, residential and farmland real estate.  Ron is also involved with all aspects of leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants. In addition, Ron has extensive experience with special real estate issues, such as tax free exchanges, easements, land disputes, environmental matters, and resolving title issues.

Ron earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy in 1978 from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, and became a licensed CPA in 1980.  He worked for a Grand Rapids public accounting firm for four years before leaving the accounting profession for law school.  Ron earned a J.D. degree (cum laude) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1984. He joined a Grand Rapids law firm where he worked for nine years, six as a partner. In January of 1994 he started his own firm as a sole practitioner. Ron expanded the firm with the addition of a partner in 1998.

Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning
Real Estate
Certified Public Accountant, Michigan

Bar Admissions:
Michigan, 1984
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1984
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1984
Honors: Cum Laude

Walsh College, Troy, Michigan, 1978
Major: Accounting

Published Works:
Michigan Probate: Beyond the Basics (Co-Author)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Michigan, 1984 - Present

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Business and Taxation Sections

Past Employment Positions:
Borre, Peterson, Fowler, & Reens, Partner, 1984 - 1993

Beene Garter CPA's, Accountant, 1978 - 1981