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 is licensed to practice law in both California and Michigan. After living in Michigan to be closer to family and continuing to work full-time for the firm remotely for 11 years, she moved back to California in 2019. She is pleased to now meet face-to-face with clients on a regular basis.

Anita is married to her husband, Terry, and they are both owned by two cats, Tess and Sam.

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