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Jay C. Kakaty

Grand Rapids

Lesly Moore



Jay Kakaty is shareholder practicing in the areas of estate planning, business planning, and entertainment law.  A veteran attorney, Jay has helped thousands of individuals, families, and businesses successfully resolve their legal problems and execute their specific goals.  Jay also has extensive experience practicing entertainment law. In 2013, Crain’s Detroit Business recognized him as one of the “who’s who” in Michigan’s music industry.  Moreover, Jay has helped negotiate and advise clients with recording deals and publishing deals, with major labels and publishers.  Jay practices out of the firm’s Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Holland, and Muskegon offices.

Jay is married to Niccole Kakaty and has two children, Broox Kakaty and Bella Kakaty.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending MSU sporting events, he also manages the musical group Pop Evil.

Previous Experience

Partner, Shea Aiello Law Firm, PLLC

Associate, Einheuser & Associates, P.C


  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan Probate & Estate and Business Law Section
  • Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, Governance Committee
  • D.A. Blodgett St. John's, Board Member


  • Michigan State University (B.S., 2001)
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2004)


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern Districts of Michigan


  •  Listed in GR Magazine Top Lawyer - Trusts and Estates (2021)

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