Jonathan J. David

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

$ $$$

East Beltline Avenue Northeast 1700
Grand Rapids 49525 MI US

As an experienced business lawyer, Jonathan David’s main focus is to provide his clients with efficient and quality legal representation with an end goal of helping his clients achieve their objectives in a timely manner. Jay represents clients in business, trusts and estates, probate and real estate matters.

Estate (and Lifetime) Planning: Jay is an estate planning attorney in Grand Rapids who has prepared a wide variety of lifetime and estate planning related documents. These include Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Matters, Designations of Patient Advocates and Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Living Wills, DNRs, Authorizations for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information under HIPAA, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, Trusts (Single, Joint, Tax Planning Revocable Trusts, Pet Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts) and Trust funding documents.

Probate and Trust Administration: Jay represents personal representatives during the administration of a decedent’s probate estate and trustees during the administration of a decedent’s trust.

Business Entity Selection, Organization and Planning: Jay helps clients determine and document the right structure or model for their business, whether as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company or corporation.

General Business: Jay provides general counsel to businesses. He negotiates and drafts contracts, agreements and applications for a variety of corporate needs. This includes buy and sell agreements, beer, wine and liquor licenses, and merger and acquisition transactions.

Non-Profit Entities: Jay helps in the formation, governance and management of non-profit organizations.

Commercial and Residential Real Estate: Jay prepares purchase agreements, conveyancing documents, mortgage and security documents, leases and other real estate-related documents.

In addition to his practice, Jay is a published author on estate planning issues. He regularly contributes a question-and-answer column through a national news service for senior publications, as well as a regional print and online publication. He has also written and published Estate Planning: The Basicsand Estate Planning: What You Need to Know.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1981
  • University of Michigan, B.A.,1978, cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions:

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



Rate : $$$$

Contact for details

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
East Beltline Avenue Northeast 1700
Grand Rapids 49525 MI US
Get directions

Lina Stillman

Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US