Charles A. Janssen

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Charles Janssen’s legal practice covers the entire spectrum of estate planning: wills, trusts, family business and succession planning from the basic to very complex business structures, charitable gift planning, creating and advising private and public foundations as well as estate and trust administration.

Charley’s goal is to make estate planning concepts and documents understandable to his clients to allow them to make sound decisions and fully understand the implications of those decisions.

He is always willing to speak on estate planning, charitable gifting and business planning issues to interested groups and businesses. He has authored numerous articles on estate planning, business and succession planning and charitable giving topics.  He is a contributing editor to a number of Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) books and publications including Revocable Living Trusts in Michigan.

Charley’s peers have repeatedly recognized his leadership and scholarship in the Trusts and Estates Practice area. Top estate planning attorneys from around the country nominated and elected him to the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Attorneys in 1995 where he has been a member in good standing for more than 20 years.

In addition to his practice, Charley has held numerous leadership roles at Foster Swift, including chairing the Business and Tax Department, and  the attorney recruitment and marketing committees.

He has served several stints on the firm’s Executive Committee and was President of the Law Firm from 2003-2005. He also chaired the Ingham County Bar Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council.

He graduated from Michigan State University Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa in 1976 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1979. Charley is a loyal Michigan State Spartan and supports many causes and philanthropic initiatives at the university. Currently, he is an active member of the Board of Trustees for Michigan State University College of Law where he has served on numerous committees.

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


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313 S Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933, USA
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