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Jerry D. Balentine

Jerry has practiced law in central Oklahoma since 1975. His practice has been devoted exclusively to estate planning and elder law. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar; a founding member of WealthCounsel, LLC; and certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. In addition, he is a Fellow in the Esperti Peterson Institute Masters Program and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as the Oklahoma City Tax Lawyers. In 2000, he became an adjunct instructor of The Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice at Michigan State University. He became an accredited attorney for assisting people in obtaining their VA Benefits in 2008. He is named in 2012 Super Lawyers® and Best Law Firms US News - Best Lawyers for 2012-2013.

In addition to these prestigious professional affiliations, Jerry is a contributing author of two popular estate planning books, Legacy, Plan Protect, and Preserve Your Estate and Generations: Planning Your Legacy. In 2008, he was a contributing author of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants handbook, “The CPA’s Guide to Long-Term Care Planning.”

An often requested speaker on estate planning and elder law, he frequently presents seminars explaining why trusts are often the planning method of choice for protecting your assets from probate and how they can help protect your estate from nursing home costs, income and estate taxes and lawsuits. His expertise in estate planning and elder law has helped him build a successful practice throughout Central Oklahoma. *Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association. Certification of attorney’s specialty is not recognized by the Oklahoma Supreme Court except for Admiralty Law and Patent-Copyright Law.

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