thomasj. hillegonds

Thomas J. Hillegonds | Attorney at Cunningham Dalman


616.392.1821 Ext. 252
Fax: 616.392.4769


Cheryl L. Anderson
616-392-1821 Ext. 257

Tom prides himself on being a problem solver, taking a nuanced look at various business and estate planning issues to find the best solution for his clients. His education and experience both focus on business law, estate planning, and the various tax laws that affect both. He’s a Certified Public Accountant who has experience in both compliance and consulting, and also has a Masters of Laws degree in taxation from one of the top universities in the country. So he has the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to solve problems for almost any client and enjoys helping West Michigan families plan for their futures.

Practice Areas


  • Masters of Laws in Taxation, University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctor, Ohio Northern University – Pettit College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Hope College

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business & Corporate Section
    • Probate & Estate Planning Section
    • Taxation Section
  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • ACG West Michigan, Past Young ACG Board Member
  • Certified Public Accountant (Michigan)
  • Admitted to Practice in U.S. Tax Courts

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017-2020
  • Phoenix Award, Ohio Northern University Law Review
  • Runner Up Best Brief, Florida Bar Tax Section Tax Moot Court Competition

Volunteer Associations and Memberships

  • Board Member & Treasurer, Exalta Health
  • Past Board Chairman & Treasurer, myTeam Triumph
  • Past Board Member & Treasurer, University of Florida TriGators
  • Founder & Past President, Ohio Northern University Triathlon Club
  • IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Hobbies and Community Activities

  • Anything that puts a smile on my wife’s face or gets my three kids outside having fun with me. Or a round of golf.
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