Born in 1949 and raised in Flint, Michigan, Mr. Devendorf was awarded, through
the Golf Association of Michigan, a Chic Evans Scholarship to the University of
Michigan, where he earned a B.A. with distinction in 1972. He obtained a J.D.
from Wayne State University in 1975. Upon completion of law school, Mr.
Devendorf completed three years
of active duty as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S.
During his naval service he obtained an M.A. in taxation from Golden Gate
University in San Francisco, with special emphasis
on federal estate and gift tax. Throughout his career in private practice, Mr. Devendorf has maintained
an expertise in estate planning. His practice includes
both moderate estates and those which require extensive income, estate, gift
and generation skipping tax planning.
Mr. Devendorf is a member of the taxation sections of the Michigan and American
Bar Associations and is a member and former president of the Port Huron Area
Estate Planning Council. He has served his community in a number of capacities,
including 15 years on the Board of Education of the Port Huron Area School
District. A member of the Board of Governors of the Golf Association of Michigan
since 1987, he has served as chair of its rules committee, chair of its
championship committee and as its president. Mr. Devendorf
specializes in income tax, estate tax planning, and banking law.