About Us

Michigan Estate & Elder Law Attorneys helping clients, plan, protect and preserve what is important.

About Us

Michigan Estate & Elder Law Attorneys

Castle Wealth Group Legal
What makes Castle Wealth Group Legal an unique law firm?
The Castle Wealth Legal Team
About Castle Wealth Group Legal
Our Family is Dedicated to Helping Your Family
The firm was founded in 2005.  Since it's inception, the firm has been dedicated to helping families plan, protect and preserve what is important to them.  With an exclusive focus on estate, elder law and retirement planning, the firm has carved out a niche and is one of the most respected firms in the state of Michigan.

The firm started as The Elder Care Firm, but with a new decade and expanded focus, changed their name in 2020 to The Castle Wealth Group Legal.

For over 15 years, the firm has helped countless families avoid probate, protect assets and navigate through the long-term care journey.

Over the years, other attorneys have looked to the firm for assistance, training and continued education.

Don't just take our word for it.

What Our Clients Say About Us
About Us

I was impressed with all members of the Firm.  Communication was outstanding.  My goals and expectations were truly exceeded.

-Joe K.  Birminham, Michigan

Your organization has an outstanding process that makes everything very easy.

-Vivian C., Brighton, Michigan

I have attended two workshops conducted by Chris Berry and found them very professional and helpful.  Chris is an excellent communicator and helps to simplify complex issues.

-Anthony D. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

I attended a workshop Chris facilitated and was impressed with his knowledge of elder care.

-Marilyn R.. Livonia, Michigan
Christopher J. Berry, Esq., CELA
The Founder
Christopher J. Berry is one of the most highly respected elder law and estate attorneys in Michigan.

He is one of only 18 Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in the State of Michigan, which is the gold standard in estate planning and elder law.

He has been an adjunct professor of law, teaching estate and elder law to second and third year law students.

He has written a book on elder law, entitled "The Caregiver's Legal Guide for Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness."

He has appeared in Forbes, Kiplinger's, Crain's Business Detroit and has a popular weekly radio show entitled (creatively) "The Chris Berry Show."

He attended Grand Valley State University where he received degrees in Finance and Psychology before attending Michigan State University College of Law for his Law Degree.

He grew up in South East Michigan, and now resides in Brighton, with his wife and two kids, Ryan and Madison.

Attorney Christopher J. Berry has presented for:

  • Institute of Continued Legal Education
  • Michigan Association of CPA's
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • ​Michigan Social Workers
  • ​University of Michigan
  • ​Oakland Community College 
  • ​General Motors Retirees
  • ​Keller Williams Realtors
  • ​Rotary
If you would like him to speak in front of your group, please call 844-885-4200 to request a date and location.

The Castle Wealth Group Legal Advantage
P. 844.885.4200 | F. 888.390.5041 | CASTLEWEALTHGROUP.COM

The Castle Wealth Group Team

Gail Gonos, Lead Paralegal

Sarah Smith, Lead Client Service Coordinator

Shelby Creps, Client Service Coordinator

Drew Bolam, Paralegal

Mark Baugh, Retirement & Legacy Planner

Ryan Berry, Director of Inspiration

Madison Berry, Director of Sass

The Castle Wealth Group Legal

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Why is this important

Drafts Trusts, Wills, Powers
of attorney and Deeds

Your estate plan is your rule book

Offers the Probate Free

Many estate plans and trusts sill end up in probate because of a lack of funding or coordination with financial assets

Is a Certified Elder Law
Attorney (CELA), which is
the gold standard in estate
planning and elder law

Any attorney can say they focus or specialize in an area of law, but the CELA exam and designation is the true test. Currently there are 18 in the state of  Michigan and 500 across the whole nation

Provides the Castle Trust™, an asset protection trust

Not all trusts are created equal. A Castle
Trust can protect your life’s work from
nursing home or Medicaid spend-down.

Plans for Life, not just
Planning for Deat

As a CELA, we plan not just for what
happens when you pass, we plan for what  happens if you don’t and you face all the issues that go along with gaining, including planning for long-term care.

Provides full funding of

Many firms provide a funding letter, which is a CYA letter for the lawyer. We create asset tables and prepare the funding paperwork and follow up on it

Can provide tax and
retirement planning
advice and coordination

The team at Castle Wealth Group, not only offer legal advice, but also investment and tax planning advice as well to coordinate with your legal plan.

Offers a Family Office
environment where your
legal, financial and tax plan  can all be coordinate

With the ability to prepare taxes, manage investments and legal planning all under one roof, clients have more efficiencies and coordination of their legal, financial and tax plan

More Reviews From Wonderful Clients

"Castle Wealth Group is very knowledgeable, answered all my questions, easy to work with and they have a great staff.  They made the lady bird deed process seemless." -Shirley O, Tawas, MI
"I'd highly recommend, them. They are very talented.  The team will guide and communicate with clients and give you direct access." -Laurie H, Troy, MI
"Castle Wealth is very helpful, easy to work with.  I appreciated how quickly the team returned my calls and completed the process." -Carol and Duane L., Brighton, MI
"They were, and especially Chris, were excellent!  They make things so easy and clear.  I had never managed our finances so everything was new to me.  " -Nancy R., Brighton, MI
"They are a helpful team and staff. They were great at putting together my plan and answering questions through out the process." -Greg & Denise  R., Pinckney, MI
"High Quality, attention to detail. They were very helpful." -Sharon & Gary S.., Lake Orion, MI
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Castle Wealth Group Legal
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Phone:  844-885-4200

Main Brighton Office
8550 W. Grand River Ave., ste. 200
Brighton, MI 48116

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Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

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Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

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East Lansing, MI 48823

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