p. haansmulder

P. Haans Mulder | Partner at Cunningham Dalman


616.392.1821 Ext. 256 phmulder@cunninghamdalman.com
Fax: 616.392.4769


Marlene R. Timmer
616-392-1821 Ext. 260 marlene@cunninghamdalman.com

Elder Law Paralegal:
Julie A. Thorington
616-392-1821 Ext. 272 julie@cunninghamdalman.com

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“To me, success means more than advising clients on business and estate planning issues,” Haans said. “It involves truly helping business owners and families have an impact in the Holland community.” His practice areas include business and corporate law as well as estate planning and elder law.

Haans is very active in numerous business and non-profit organizations in West Michigan, including the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area, Michigan’s West Coast Chamber of Commerce, his church, and others.

Practice Areas


  • Juris Doctorate, Willamette University College of Law
  • Masters in Science of Taxation, Grand Valley State University
  • Masters in Business Administration, Grand Valley State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kalamazoo College

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Taxation, Real Property, Probate and Estate Planning, and Elder Law and Disability Rights sections
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law and Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law sections
  • Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®)

Honors & Awards

    • Rising Star in Corporate Law and Estate Planning, Michigan Super Lawyer magazine
    • Forty Under 40, Grand Rapids Business Journal (2011)
    • Forty Under 40, The Holland Sentinel


  • “Family Business Succession: Planning Tools for S Corporations that Incorporate Asset and Divorce Protection,” v. 32, issue 2, 2013
  • “Social Networking: Your Business Clients and Their Employees Are Doing It … Are You Advising Your Clients On How to Manage the Legal Risks?” Michigan Business Law Journal, v. 30, issue 2, 2010
  • “Open Source Software: Coming to A Client Near You?” Michigan Business Law Journal, v. 29, issue 2, 2009
  • “Estate Planning for Digital Assets: Are You Incorporating This Into Your Practice?” Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, v. 32, issue 1, Summer 2012
  • “Your Business Clients Have A Website … Have You Advised Them on How to Limit Their Liability Exposure?” Presentation, Grand Rapids Bar Association’s Business and Tax Section

Volunteer Associations and Memberships (current and past)

  • Paragon Bank & Trust, board of directors
  • Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, board of trustees and chairman, Program Related Investments Committee
  • Ridge Point Community Church, vice chairman
  • Hospice of Holland, president and board of directors
  • Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, board of directors, chair, Small Business Committee, Small Business Person of the Year, Leadership Holland, Business Connections Committee
  • Holland Young Professionals, board of directors
  • Lakeshore e2e (Entrepreneur To Entrepreneur) Series, co-founder
  • Mentor and adviser to startup tenants at Lakeshore Advantage Business Garden
  • Leadership Holland graduate

Hobbies and Community Activities

  • Running the marathon in Boston, Dublin, San Diego, Portland, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Traverse City

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