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The Wallace Firm, P.C.

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Dylan J. Wallace in Alpena - owner and attorney

  

Dylan  is a product of northern Michigan, and he loves that fact.  Dylan  graduated from Alpena High School, with honors, in 2003.  From there,  Dylan ventured to southeastern Michigan and attended Eastern Michigan  University, home of the fighting emus (or eagles, depends on who you  ask).  While at EMU, Dylan double-majored in Business Management and  Business Marketing, which is probably what led him to starting his own  law practice.  Dylan graduated from EMU in 2007, summa cum laude and a  3.94 GPA.

Dylan  then found himself  at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School with an academic  scholarship.  At Cooley, Dylan concentrated his studies on "Elderlaw"   and completed his externship with the Sixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic.  Dylan  achieved the highest overall scores in his Taxation and Secured  Transactions courses, which is commonly referred to as "booking the  course."  He graduated from Cooley Law School in 2010, magna cum laude  and in the top 3% of his graduating class.  Dylan went on to take the  Michigan State Bar Examination in February 2010, learning that he passed  the same in May 2010.

In  June 2010, Dylan and his family returned to Alpena, Michigan and Dylan  began practicing law with the law firm of Isackson, Wallace &  Pfeifer, P.C. ("IWP").  At IWP, Dylan experienced a multitude of legal  areas, but primarily focused on estate planning, estate/trust  administration, and Medicaid planning.  In November 2014, Dylan founded  The Wallace Firm, P.C. in Alpena, Michigan.

Dylan  spends the majority of his free time with his wife and children -  playing ninja turtles and reading stories.  In addition, Dylan enjoys  local breweries, all sports, hunting, and eating.

 

Education:

B.B.A. at Eastern Michigan University

J.D. at Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Experience:

Sixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic, extern

Isackson, Wallace, and Pfeifer, P.C., attorney

The Wallace Firm, P.C., owner and attorney

Practice Areas:

Estate planning

Medicaid planning

Business succession planning

Estate/trust administration

Real estate transactions

Probate litigation

Community involvement:

ARMC Planned Gifts Committee, chair

United Way of Northeast Michigan, ​board member

Alpena Chamber of Commerce, board member

​First Federal Community Foundation, ​board member

​Jeff Wallace Memorial Trust

Chelsea m. Wallace in Alpena - owner and attorney

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After  graduating with her undergraduate degree, she went on to attend Thomas  M. Cooley Law School, at both the Lansing and Grand Rapids campus, where  she concentrated her studies on business transactions.  While at  Cooley, Chelsea had an externship with its Public Sector Law Project  where she was able to gain knowledge regarding the Freedom of  Information Act and drafting contracts.  She graduated Cum Laude from  Cooley in the Spring of 2012 then headed back north to Alpena post-Bar  exam.  While waiting for results from the exam, she was hired by First  Federal of Northern Michigan (FFNM) to review post-close loans to ensure  all guidelines were met.  She was admitted into the Michigan State Bar  in November of 2012 and then offered a multi-faceted role at FFNM, which  allowed her to frequently come into contact with contract review,  negotiations with third-party vendors, risk analysis, policy and  procedure drafting, and legal issues.

Though  she enjoyed her time with FFNM, when the opportunity arose to join  fellow attorney and brother, Dylan J. Wallace, in his venture to open  The Wallace Firm, P.C., she was excited to accept.

In  her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending quality time with her family  (especially her nephews), dog Jane, and close friends... usually with a  camera in-hand or close by.​ 

 

Education:

B.S.A. at Lake Superior State University

J.D. at Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Experience:

Public Sector Law Project, extern

First Federal of Northern Michigan

The Wallace Firm, P.C., attorney

Practice Areas:

Estate planning

Business succession planning

Estate/trust administration

Real estate transactions

Probate litigation

Community involvement:

Zonta Club of Alpena

Huron Humane Society, ​board member

​Alpena Chamber of Commerce, ambassador

Junior Achievement of Alpena, board member

​ACC Foundation Gift Planning Alliance Committee

Jeff Wallace Memorial Trust