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Travis Dafoe

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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctorate - 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Top oralist in the Melissa Mitchell Criminal Procedure Competition
    • Honors: Book award in Constitutional Law I
  • Frankenmuth High School
    • 1997
  • Western Michigan University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2002
    • Major: History and education

Bar Admission

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • Certificate of Completion of the Elder Law Certificate Program offered by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Classes & Seminars

  • Taught government, economics and history, River Valley High School in Three Oaks, Michigan
  • Adjunct Professor, Delta College for Department of Social Sciences for Political Science 103, National Government, 2010 to 2013

Professional Associations

  • Saginaw County Bar
  • State of Michigan Bar, Estate Planning Section
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Land contracts
  • Commercial leases
  • Residential leases
  • Purchase agreements
  • Deeds
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Probate
  • Trust and estate litigation
  • Employee handbooks
  • Labor law compliance
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Business formation
  • LLC Operation Agreements
  • Business transfer planning