Clayton J. Johnson



  • Practice Areas

  • Education

    The University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.

    Saginaw Valley State University, B.S., cum laude

  • Bar Admissions

    Michigan Bar Association

    Eastern District of Michigan

  • Professional or Trade Affiliations

    Northern Michigan Estate Planning Council

    Business Law Section of State Bar of Michigan

    Agricultural Law Section

    Probate and Estate Planning Section

    Saginaw County Bar Association

  • Honors & Awards

    Eagle Scout

    Leadership Saginaw, graduate

    1000 Leaders, graduate


Clayton Johnson serves as chairman of the Firm's Business Department. Clayton works extensively with closely held businesses regarding issues such as entity formation, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He also advises successful families and business owners regarding real estate, business succession, and estate planning matters


Community Involvement

  • Saginaw Country Club Membership Committee, Member, 2013-present
  • Past President of the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council
  • Saginaw Valley State University Alumni Association, Board Member, 2011-present
  • Clare County Fair, Board Member, 2011-present
  • Saginaw Zoo, Board Member, 2009-2014
  • United Way of Clare County, Fund allocation advisor, 2009-2012
  • Saginaw Leadership Cares Giving Circle, founding member



  • Howard Delivery Service, Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Co.: The U.S. Supreme Court Resolves the Split Among Circuits Regarding Whether Workers' Compensation Premiums May Be Eligible for Priority Treatment in Bankruptcy Proceedings (13 Conn Ins LJ 427), Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, 2007
  • Trusts used for Tax Reduction, Trusts 101, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled, Trusts 101, National Business Institute, 2015

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