Varnum expanded its estate planning team at its Grand Rapids office.
Karen Prindle, a certified financial planner, is the new trust officer of the firm’s practice.
“We are pleased to welcome Karen to the team,” said Chris Caldwell, who leads Varnum’s estate planning practice. “Clients appreciate our full range of estate planning services, and Karen’s unique experience and talent add value to our offerings.”
Prindle has 15 years of banking experience, serving both as a wealth planner and trust officer during her tenure at Fifth Third Bank. She managed fiduciary accounts and worked with clients to identify opportunities, as well as ensuring compliance and documentation requirements.
Prindle also served as a tax manager at BDO Seidman LP. During her time at the accounting company, Prindle assisted in the preparation and review of estate tax, gift tax and trust returns.
Prindle received her Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Michigan State University.