Anita Nyhuis, J.D., LL.M.

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Anita is an associate attorney with Brown & Streza, LLP. She began working with David Allen Brown in 1978, first as a paralegal and office manager and, after graduating from law school in 1989, as an attorney. Her practice is devoted exclusively to estate planning.

Anita's background is in education and she has the ability to communicate complex legal concepts to clients in everyday terms. She enjoys talking with clients, listening to their family stories, and designing estate plans that fit their particular situations. Her goal is to have clients understand and feel comfortable with each part of their estate plan as they go through the process together.

Anita and her husband, Terry, moved to Holland, Michigan, in 2006 to be closer to family. She is licensed to practice law in both California and Michigan. Anita continues with the firm as a full-time attorney, serving our clients via telephone, internet, and regularly scheduled weeks throughout the year in our Irvine office.

Estate Planning

General Representative Transactions

  • Basic and Advanced Estate Planning
  • Insurance Trust Administration
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trust Administration
  • Brown & Streza LLP, Irvine, California – 1978-1991; 1999-2006; 2008-present
  • Cunningham Dalman, PC, Holland, Michigan – 1974-1977; 1991-1999; 2007-2008
  • Master of Law in Taxation, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan - 1997
  • Juris Doctorate, Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California – 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts, Hope College, Holland, Michigan – 1972
  • State Bar of California – 1989 – Active
  • State Bar of Michigan – 1997 – Active