Heirloom Law Group

Welcome to Heirloom Law Group.

Heirloom Law Group is a human-centered law firm focusing on asset planning, protection, and administration. We are committed to practicing law in sustainable and innovative ways that reflect our most authentic selves. With patience and learning, we will meet the truest needs of our clients, our fellow neighbors, and friends

Why Choose Heirloom



Estate Planning

Whether you are thinking about avoiding probate costs, minimizing taxes on heirs, or simply securing your assets for your loved ones, a good estate planning attorney can do it all.

  • Trusts and Wills
  • Protecting Assets
  • Power of Attorney

Elder Law

Medicaid lessons to financial burdens of nursing home care, Heirloom is experienced in helping our clients qualify. Offering a free consultation, flat fee packages, and customized plans.

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Nursing Home planning


With Heirloom’s human-centered approach and materials, settling of your loved one’s final affairs has never been easier. We offer a variety of flat-fee and customized packages to serve your needs.

  • Clear timeline
  • Understand Probate
  • Prioritize your well-being

Meet the Team

We’re an Upper Peninsula law firm established to help you accomplish your heirloom planning and administration needs with less stress and confusion and clear expectation. 

Jake Spear

Jacob Spear

Founder & Attorney


Jake passionately provides his clients the tools needed for incapacity, nursing home care, death, and taxes. Jake provides estate planning, elder law, and other transactional services. He approaches clients like neighbors: with kindness, patience, and the utmost care. He loves the puzzle of figuring out how to protect his clients’ assets. Jake is a native of Negaunee and lives in Republic with his wife Taylor, and their two sons. Heirloom allows Jake to spend more time doing what he loves most: farming, hockey with his sons, and playing music.

Susan Goodkind Wideman

Susan Goodkind Wideman, JD



Susan is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in Elder Law & Estate Planning in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

She enjoys working with clients to create estate plans that safeguard their futures and reflect their unique choices for themselves and their loved ones. Her dedication to her clients and her knack for simplifying complex legal matters have established her as a trusted advisor in her field.  In addition to her law practice, Susan is certified to coach attorneys on burnout prevention and recovery.   

Originally from New Jersey and then Grand Rapids, MI, Susan and her family moved to Negaunee in 1998, after visiting the area on a fall vacation. She’s an avid cross-country skier, mountain biker, hiker, snowshoer, pickleball player, podcast fan, and lab lover. 

Laura Stanolis

Laura Stanolis

Legal Assistant


In addition to her experience as an administrative professional in the medical field, Laura brings her sense of calmness and meticulous organization to our practice. After taking several years off to raise her children, Laura works with her neighbor, Jake Spear, to provide estate planning and elder law services across the UP and Northern Wisconsin. Laura enjoys playing outside: running, dirt-biking, fishing, and camping with her family are a few favorites!

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