David S. Fry, Cottage Law Expert, To Speak @ Castle Park Association
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
David S. Fry

David S. Fry

David S. Fry, a leading expert in the subject of cottage succession planning or Cottage Law will be speaking at the Castle Park Association in Holland, Michigan on May 28, 2011 at 9 am.

This informative presentation covers a wide range of legal and family topics inherent is sharing and passing along the family cottage to future generations.

David is the founder of the Cottage Law Center which opened in Rockford Michigan in late 2010. He is also co-author of the book, Saving The Family Cottage, one of the most comprehensive publications on this special area of law.

This in-depth read explains why problems arise when a vacation home is passed on to the next generation and offers practical suggestions on how to address these issues. The book covers how to incorporate succession planning for a vacation home into an estate plan and gives practical advice on such things as how to develop a cottage schedule, whether to establish an “endowment,” and how to allocate control between and within generations of owners.

Written in layman’s terms for the vacation home owner, the book also contains information useful to attorneys and financial planners.

Fry draws on his legal experience in the areas of business planning, real estate and estate planning. With 30 years of experience in the practice of law, he has focused specifically on helping clients with their cottage law needs for over a decade.

David has worked with clients all over the United States and Canada to create specialized cottage succession plans that fit the needs of their individual families. As a fourth generation cottage property owner, he brings a unique perspective to the cottage planning process. He has seen first hand the family and legal issues involved in vacation property ownership and transferring that ownership to younger generations.

DATE/LOCATION CHANGE for Elk Rapids District Library Cottage Succession Planning Seminar @ Elk Rapids Village Hall - Old Council Members Meeting Room
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Mr. Fry’s cottage succession planning seminar for the Elk Rapids District Library has been rescheduled and will be held this Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 10:30am (originally scheduled June 22, 2013).

The location has been updated to the Elk Rapids Village Hall, Old Council Members meeting room, located at 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan.

The seminar is open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Free Seminar in Point Aux Pins, MI (Bois Blanc Island) @ Bois Blanc Township Fire Barn - Wagner Room
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

First speaker Clifford H. Bloom, Esq. will be speaking on owning, buying and selling waterfront property in Michigan and second speaker David S. Fry, Esq. will be speaking on cottage succession planning for the family cottage.

Mr. Bloom’s book “Buying and Selling Waterfront Property in Michigan” and Mr. Fry’s book “Saving the Family Cotttage” will be available at the seminar for reduced prices.

The seminar will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in the Wagner Room in the rear of the Bois Blanc Township Fire Barn (just down from the School in the Pines and next to the Township Hall).

The seminar is open to the public.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Cottage Succession Planning Seminar @ Amvets Post 1988
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 10:30 A.M. Lake Country Riverfront Property Owners Association (LCRPOA) meeting,
  • 11:00 A.M. David S. Fry presentation and lunch following.
  • No charge LCRPOA members
  • $10 non-member for lunch/meeting.