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Rose Coonen  |  Founding Attorney

Rose Coonen focuses her practice on estate planning, business planning and probate administration. Rose brings a holistic approach to serving her clients to ensure that they have estate plans and business plans that work when they need it most and to bring harmony in the most difficult times.

Rose’s passion is serving families with children with special needs and authored the book “Estate Planning When You Have a Child With Special Needs: Plan Your Estate Well, Protect Their Future” to serve as a guide to parents. She works with small businesses from start-ups through succession planning and everything in between to make sure they have a strong foundation in place by helping to establish core legal, insurance, financial and tax systems to minimize risk and position for growth.

Rose is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) joining an elite group of business advisors who are the cutting edge when it comes to the resources and knowledge needed to assist business owners through the entire cycle of creating, growing and preserving wealth.

When Rose is not advising clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, tasting a new wine or reading a good book.

Gabriel Lively  |  Associate Attorney

Gabriel Lively serves as an associate attorney with our firm. Driven by a profound interest and passion for estate planning, Gabriel has channeled his legal career towards this field. He is committed to helping clients secure their legacies and assets and delivering exceptional legal services. He is dedicated to crafting customized solutions that exceed expectations. The goal is to provide you with a plan for your business or estate that not only safeguards your interests but also offers peace of mind.

Gabriel graduated Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2021 and began his career as a prosecuting attorney for the State of Texas in El Paso.  His early career exposed him to the intricacies of the legal system, providing him with valuable insights into the art of advocacy and litigation.

When he is away from the office, Gabriel enjoys cooking and exploring the greater Grand Rapids area with his wife and border collie, Dipper.  

Cristopher A. Hogan  |  Of Counsel

Cristopher A. Hogan is a distinguished attorney with over 30 years of experience in the legal field and is a frequent speaker on asset protection. He has extensive hands on experience in asset protection, and is currently a member of the Real Property Section; the Probate and Estate Planning Section; and the Taxation Section of the Michigan Bar Association. He has a Master’s Degree in Taxation (M.S.T) from the Seidman College of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Finance and Economics from Ferris State University. He also holds a Michigan Real Estate Brokers license and is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan.

As of counsel at Coonen Law, PLLC, Cristopher brings experience in probate litigation, business transactional matters, business set-up and real property matters.

Donna Hogan  |  Paralegal

Donna Hogan is a dedicated and enthusiastic paralegal with a strong background in various areas of law. She holds a 2022 Diploma from Stratford Career Institute with honors and is a Notary Public for the State of Michigan. Donna has been a integral part of Hogan Law, P.C. since 2018, working closely with attorney Cristopher A. Hogan, and brings a wealth of experience to serving clients at Coonen Law, PLLC.

Her extensive experience spans probate matters, estate planning law, real estate law, business law, and all aspects of law firm administration. Known for her fun-driven personality, Donna brings a vibrant energy to her work, ensuring a positive and productive work environment.

Outside of her professional life, Donna’s passion lies in spending time with her three little dogs, camping with family and friends, and traveling.

Brooke Matthews  |  Drafting Coordinator

At the heart of our client-centric firm is our Client Services Coordinator, Brooke Matthews. As the first point of contact for our firm, Brooke plays a pivotal role in ensuring that every client’s journey begins with a warm welcome and sense of comfort. Her passion for helping others brings a sense of calm to every client encounter.

Brooke graduated from Western Michigan University in 2022 with a degree in Criminal Justice. In her time away from the office, Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and taking their dogs, Luna and Copper, on walks around the neighborhood.

Jenna Dolezan  |  Client Services Director

Jenna Dolezan is our Client Services Director. She is the architect of exceptional client experiences at our firm. With a passion for clear communication, a commitment to ensuring client satisfaction and a knack for guiding you through every step of the process, Jenna is your trusted liaison on your journey with us.

Jenna graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2021 with a degree in Marketing. When she is not serving clients, Jenna enjoys spending time with her pets, Cosmo and Saturn, going to concerts and traveling.

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