Marty-Bodnar

In and out of the law, Marty has enjoyed a varied and interesting professional career. His legal career began in Ohio, in private practice, before he was elected the Law Director (City Attorney) of the City of Barberton, Ohio. Marty’s private practice, then and now, focuses on estate planning, special needs trusts and Medicaid planning, probate and trust administration, business entity formation, structure and operation, real estate, and non-profit corporation formation (501(c)(3) applications) and function. Marty passed the Certified Financial Planning exam in 2011 and has worked as a financial planner for an Ann Arbor investment firm – education and experience that is a beneficial supplement to his estate planning practice. Marty also has an MBA which gives him a keen and heightened level of awareness and knowledge in advising his business clients.

Before joining PSED Law, Marty was an associate athletic director at the University of Michigan from which he acquired his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1981. While at the University of Michigan, Marty was three-year starter on the basketball team and a three-time Academic All-American.

Areas of Practice
• Estates & Trusts
• Special Needs Trusts & Medicaid Planning
• Probate & Trust Administration
• Business Formation & Succession Planning
• Non-Profit Formation & 501(c)(3) Applications
• Real Estate
Professional Associations
• State Bar of Michigan
• Washtenaw County Bar Association
• Washtenaw Estate Planning Council
Community Service
Marty is involved in the community in several ways. He is a board member of Kinesys Solutions, (a non-profit that transforms the way student-athletes prepare for careers beyond athletics), Careers Through Faith, the Fatherhood Project, and Quest Sports Camps. He has been a guest instructor at the Eastern Michigan University School of Business and the University of Connecticut Engineering School and a mentor in the University of Michigan Mentorship Program
Bar Admissions
• State Bar of Michigan
• State Bar of Ohio
Education
• Probate & Estate Planning Certificate Program, 2016
• Certified Financial Planning Exam, 2011
• MBA, Eastern Michigan University, 2006
• J.D., University of Akron Law School, 1984
• B.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 1981