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James G. Black

Attorney - Shareholder


Office: Grand Rapids

tel. 616.458.4253

fax. 616.774.2461




Shelley Kersjes

tel. 616.458.2377


For nearly 40 years, Jim has represented businesses and individuals in the areas of business, real estate, probate, and estate planning law. 

He holds a coveted AV peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., the highest rating offered by this prestigious organization. 

A native of Grand Rapids, Jim is the father of two sons and a daughter.


  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


  • Aquinas College (B.A., 1967)
  • University of Michigan (J.D., 1970)

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Michigan, 1970

Smith Haughey Publications

Type Date Title
Newsletter 10/1/2003 Legal Ease Fall 2003

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Business Law, Probate & Estate, Real Property, Taxation)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business and Taxation, Corporate, Probate and Real Property. Former trustee and officer.)
  • Member, Attorney Discipline Board Hearing Panel
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation

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