Matthew M. Wallace, CPA, JD is an estate planning and elder law attorney in practice since 1986. He is founder and president of the Wallace Law Firm, P.C. Prior to founding his own firm, Matt had a more general practice in which, in addition to estate planning and elder law, business planning and real estate, he also handled litigation matters and practiced municipal and immigration law, among other matters. Matt realized that he didn’t like the fighting that other attorneys did, and so in 1999 he decided to focus exclusively on estate planning and elder law, business planning and real estate. In 1999, we started practicing Happy Law® exclusively.
Matt has published more than 350 articles on estate planning, elder law, business planning and real estate matters in a number of publications, including a weekly column, Planning Matters, published on Sundays in the Port Huron Times Herald newspaper. Matt is also a frequent speaker on estate planning, elder law, business planning and real estate matters with local, regional and national community, professional and business organizations, including area employers and the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Matt has earned his Certificate of Completion from the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program of the State Bar of Michigan and Institute of Continuing Legal Education in 2005. He has earned the designation of Advanced Wealth-Strategist Planner from the Esperti Peterson Institute in 2002. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan in 1986. In addition to being an attorney, Matt is also a Certified Public Accountant, a designation he earned in 1982. Matt received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with distinction from the University of Michigan School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1980.
Buzz C. Suuppi, J.D. is an estate planning and elder law attorney in practice since 2009. Buzz joined the Wallace Law Firm, P.C. in 2012. Buzz is a contributor for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, as well as a frequent speaker on estate planning and elder law with community, professional and business organizations.
Buzz has earned his Certificate of Completion from the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program of the State Bar of Michigan and Institute of Continuing Legal Education in 2013. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 2007 from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he served as an associate editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. Buzz received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and minor in Economics with High Honors from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2004.
Buzz lives in Fort Gratiot, Michigan with his wife, Sarah, daughters, Lilyanna and Sophia, who attend New Life Christian Academy, and son, Henry.
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Krystal is our Funding Coordinator. Krystal is the Team Member responsible for assisting with the funding of all of our fully funded trust based estate plans.
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