Among Few in Michigan, Traverse City Attorney Earns Designation as Certified Elder Law Attorney

Traverse City, Mich., December 19, 2012Gregory R. Kish, an attorney with Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, earned the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation.

Greg is one attorney among only 14 in Michigan to hold this certification. In order to become a Certified Elder Law Attorney, licensed attorneys must meet elder law involvement and continuing education requirements by having practiced elder law for a certain number of years, handled a specific number of elder law matters, and participated in continuing elder law education for the minimum number of hours. Additionally, attorneys must participate in a peer review process and pass a rigorous certification examination.

Greg is an experienced attorney in Smith Haughey’s Traverse City office, where he practices primarily in the areas of elder law, estate planning, long-term care planning, probate, trust administration, special needs planning, and real estate law. Greg's holistic approach to elder law focuses not only on the legal and financial issues of maintaining independence, long-term nursing home or home-based care, assisted living, Medicare, and Medicaid, but also on the need to be mindful of the emotional aspects of these difficult family decisions.