Tecumseh, Michigan Elder Law Lawyers

Detroit, MI Elder Law Attorney
(313) 962-8710 615 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
Elder, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Farmington, MI Elder Law Lawyer
(248) 489-8600 39395 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington, MI 48331
Elder and Estate Planning
Farmington Hills, MI Elder Law Lawyer
(248) 972-8891 34705 West Twelve Mile Road
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Elder, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
Ann Arbor, MI Elder Law Lawyer
(734) 332-8700 320 N Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Elder and Estate Planning
Travis I Dafoe
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Frankenmuth, MI Elder Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(989) 321-2330 160 S. Main St, Ste 4
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with clients and getting to know them and their situation, so that I can find the best possible solutions for their needs. I believe that effective estate planning is a critical component of my client’s life planning. I believe that family fights over inheritance are unnecessary and wasteful. Families achieve better outcomes through planning rather than fighting. While it is...
Phillip S. Serafini
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Sterling Heights, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
#100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning, Family and Insurance Claims
Wayne State University Law School
Phil was admitted to practice law in 1991 and he is now in his 28th year as an attorney. Phil is one of the founding partners of Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C. and he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile accident claims, no-fault claims also known as personal injury protection benefits, third party automobile negligence claims, slip and fall injuries, motorcycle injuries, trucking accidents and general civil litigation. Phil grew up in St. Clair Shores and Royal Oak and he has been fortunate to return to Macomb County to practice law.

From 1995 to present, Phil...
Marlo Bruch
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Kalamazoo, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(269) 312-8169 5955 West Main Suite 224-255
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Free ConsultationElder, Employment, Family and Social Security Disability
Michigan State University
Ms. Bruch has extensive expertise and great success in Plaintiff Employment Law employee issues such as: non-compete agreements and severance packages, contracts, torts, constitutional claims, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representation; Discrimination for color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation; harassment for color, national origin, race; sexual harassment including but not limited to adverse action and termination and retaliation; Michigan Department of Civil Rights representation; Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency representation and Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act; questions relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act,...
David M. McCleary
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Grand Blanc, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(810) 516-5116 8161 S. Saginaw
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Free ConsultationElder, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
You have questions- I have answers. Call now for a free consultation. (810) 516-5116. Many law firms say that they offer personalized service, but their actions don't always reflect that when it comes to dealing with their clients. I'm David McCleary, and at my law firm, McCleary & Associates, P.C., I take those words to heart. I want to be your family's trusted adviser for all your estate planning needs. I meet with all my clients myself, one-on-one. This means I can offer a true individualized service to the people in the Grand Blanc and...
Timothy P. Flynn
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Clarkston, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 853-9666 6480 Citation Dr.
Clarkston, MI 48346
Free ConsultationElder, Appeals, Divorce and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since 1989, I have been an attorney licensed by the State Bar of Michigan. In my decades of general practice, I have served thousands of clients. Among the first-50 attorneys in Michigan to complete the Family Law Certificate program offered by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor, MI, I have completed more than 1000 divorces from start to finish. In addition to family law, I have a robust criminal law practice, representing clients in jury trials and appeals across Michigan. A roster attorney for the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System for 3-years, I...
Brett Howell
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Grand Blanc, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(810) 953-3846 8285 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Brett is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and has been helping his clients for over 20 years. He is the owner of The Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, P.L.L.C. located at 8285 S. Saginaw Street in Grand Blanc. As the firm name suggests, his practice is dedicated exclusively to assisting clients with their estate planning and elder law needs, such as Medicaid planning, trusts, wills, Veterans Benefits planning, guardianship, conservatorships and probate estate or trust administration.
Don L Rosenberg
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Troy, MI Elder Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(248) 641-7070 1301 W Long Lake Rd
Ste 340
Troy, MI 48098
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
I have been practicing for thirty-seve years. My practice is limited to specializing in issues concerning disability, estate, probate, long term care, nursing home, Veterans, Medicaid and special needs planning. I am the immediate past President/Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter (after having served for the last 6 years) and member of the Association's executive committee and an Assembly Delegate to Alzheimer’s Association – National Chapter, Chicago, Illinois. I am also a Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and have been listed since 1991 in the...
Michele Fuller
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Macomb, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(586) 803-8500 45200 Card Road
Suite 108
Macomb, MI 48044
Free ConsultationElder and Estate Planning
Detroit Mercy School of Law and American University International Law
I am the founder of the Michigan Law Center, P.L.L.C. located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The practice focuses on elder law, special needs planning, Veteran’s Administration planning and settlement planning, including a national practice establishing Qualified Settlement Funds. I am involved in several national organizations. I am an Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), served as Chair of the 6th Annual conference, in addition to being a frequent presenter at their annual conferences and webinars. I am also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and I am serving my...
Andrew W. Mayoras
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Troy, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 641-7070 1301 W Long Lake Rd
Ste. 340
Troy, MI 48098
Free ConsultationElder, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Located in Troy, Michigan (near Detroit), I am a litigation attorney with an emphasis on probate litigation (will and trust contests, guardianships, beneficiary rights, estate administration, undue influence, fraud, elder abuse and related litigation), as well as commercial litigation, business planning, real estate, and personal injury. I am co-author of Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!
Raymond Harris
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East Lansing, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(517) 853-6900 271 Woodland Pass
Ste 115
East Lansing, MI 48823
Elder, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Raymond A. Harris is a shareholder with Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC in East Lansing, Michigan. He practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration and litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, special needs planning, and Medicaid planning. Raymond is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Florida. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and serves on the board of directors for the Michigan NAELA chapter. Raymond is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to Medicaid planning, special needs planning, elder law, probate,...
Jeffrey J. Michalowski
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(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
#100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationSterling Heights, MI Elder Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Elder, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
One of the founding partners of Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C., Jeff focuses his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, trust administration, probate administration, and corporate law. Jeff grew up in Sterling Heights and is happy to have returned to Macomb County to practice law.

Prior to establishing Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C., Jeff worked with a large regional accounting and business consulting firm, an insurance defense law firm and a business law firm specializing in corporate law, business formation, business consulting and private equity matters. After working with an elder law and estate planning firm...
Robert Delisi
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CLARKSTON, MI Elder Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(248) 620-0080 7640 DIXIE HIGHWAY SUITE 120
CLARKSTON, MI 48346
Elder, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
David W Brown
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Flint Township, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(810) 733-2110 Flint Township, MI 48532
Free ConsultationElder, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Law Degree, MBA with honors degree in Management & Accounting & a BS degree in Accounting & Management. Also has college teaching experience in business law, management and accounting.

David is known to be very personable & good listener in working with clients and fulfilling their needs, has exceptional memory/retention/recall skills, outstanding judge/court/apposing council presentation and response skills & presents cases forcefully.

20+ years and 8,000+ cases for individuals & business with many cases before a jury and/or a judge. Strives to reduce & simply your legal issues, reduce stress and protect your rights. We serve...
Benjamin A Schock
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Clinton Township, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(586) 239-0871 37060 Garfield Road
Suite T-6
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Free ConsultationElder, Criminal, Estate Planning and Probate
Michigan State University and Michigan State University
Benjamin Schock is a skilled, experienced elder law attorney who successfully assists seniors in passing their hard earned assets on to their loved ones while allowing them to receive additional benefits that help them offset the cost of long term care.
Arthur Busch
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Grand Blanc, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(810) 732-9400 9400 S. Saginaw Road
Suite B
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Free ConsultationElder, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
The Busch Firm provides criminal defense, drunk driving, and traffic ticket representation. The Busch firm appears before Federal and Michigan courts In the Detroit, Pontiac and Flint area. Our attorneys are members of the State Bar of Michigan, sworn into practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Arthur A. Busch is sworn into practice before the United States Supreme Court. Arthur Busch, the founder of the firm is one of the very few lawyers in Michigan who have argued capital cases before the United States Supreme Court and the Michigan Supreme Court...
Stacey N. Brancheau
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Fenton, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(810) 629-2222 1100 Torrey, Suite 200
Fenton, MI 48430
Elder, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Stacey Brancheau established the Brancheau Law Firm to pursue her passion for helping individuals and their families navigate the often overwhelming process of wealth planning. In addition to her experience as an attorney, Stacey holds her Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designations. With 20 years of experience in the wealth planning industry, serving as an attorney, financial planner, fiduciary advisor and senior trust officer for a regional bank, she is uniquely qualified to assist her clients in developing a comprehensive plan to ensure that their loved ones have the information, guidance and...
Amir E. Abu-Aita
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Flint, MI Elder Law Lawyer
(810) 238-1700 5151 Gateway Centre
Suite 100
Flint, MI 48507
Free ConsultationElder, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Amir practices Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, VA Planning, Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Transactions. He has an extensive background of helping the elderly through his family-owned Licensed Assisted Living Homes. At Serenity Assisted Living, Amir assisted the elderly in their medical needs. Now, he hopes to help even more elderly in their legal and planning needs.
Erin R. Solaiman
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Clinton Township, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(586) 239-0871 37060 Garfield Road, Suite T-6
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Erin R. Solaiman (Erin Randall) is a senior partner at Schock Solaiman Ramdayal, PLLC, with more than 9 years of experience in elder law, estate planning, probate, trust administration, and Veteran’s Benefits.

Prior to founding Schock Solaiman Ramdayal, PLLC, Erin R. Solaiman earned her Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, Ms. Solaiman was chosen to work with the Family Law Assistance Program where she represented low-income people with issues such as divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, guardianship and domestic personal protection...
Darrell Zolton
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Frankenmuth, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(989) 652-2671 190 E. School Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mark L Small
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Birmingham, MI Elder Law Attorney with 43 years experience
656 W. Frank St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Free ConsultationElder, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Mr. Small is a transactional attorney specializing in strengthening business relationships through strategic counseling, legal risk analysis and contract management. He is experienced with Corporate Governance, as well as state and federal casework relating to Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditors Relations. Mark has served as General Counsel for privately held corporation and LLC's., and as a Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) for the State Attorney General's Office.
David Mammel
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(248) 644-6326 40950 Woodward Ave.
Suite 120
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationElder, Business and Estate Planning
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
David has practiced law for 15 years and specializes in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and defense of medical malpractice and civil rights lawsuits. He is a shareholder of Chapman Law Group and is licensed in both Michigan and Indiana. David is a Special Fiduciary at the Oakland County Probate Court. He is dedicated to educating the public on issues in estate planning including providing assets and care to loved ones, limiting taxes, and establishing healthcare protocols. David strives to serve each individual clients estate planning needs, tailoring each plan to address wealth preservation and family financial security. David holds a Certificate...
David D. Sprague
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Clinton Township, MI Elder Law Attorney
(586) 790-9600 35758 Harper Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Elder, Estate Planning, Nursing Home and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
David D. Sprague is the firm's principal partner. His practice includes Business Law, Probate and Estate Planning, Elder Law and Medicaid Planning, Family Law (domestic relations/divorce/prenuptial agreements) and Real Estate Law. David has experience working as an attorney at two nationally recognized law firms: Raymond & Prokop, P.C. and Pepper Hamilton LLP. In addition, David has helped clients to successfully complete applications with the Michigan Minority Business Development Council and has defended claims made by the Business Software Alliance. Prior to practicing law, David had nearly 10 years of experience working in the automotive industry and the field of information technology...
Geraldine Anne Brown
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Saginaw, MI Elder Law Attorney
(989) 791-8181 685 Westfield Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Free ConsultationElder, Business and Estate Planning
Michigan State University College of Law
Our firm assists clients in protecting and preserving their assets and making sure those hard-earned assets are directed where the owners intend and not misused or squandered on taxes. I am also a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney
Karen M Ross
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Waterford, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(248) 681-0400 3824 Elizabeth Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328
Elder, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
I manage the business of life. A life well lived is a business. When I represent a client, I look at their life as a whole and put together a comprehensive plan to assure that they are better off after my representation of them. This applies to their divorce settlements as well as their estate planning.
Andrew D. Richards
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Saginaw, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(989) 792-9641 200 St. Andrews Road
Saginaw, MI 48638
Elder, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
The Catholic University of America
I am an Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning Attorney, with the Saginaw - based law firm of Smith Bovill, P.C. I have been a Partner in the firm since 1991. I enjoy working with families and their estate planning and family businesses to help them with succession planning. We work with clients, most often on a flat fee basis, with a no-fee, no-obligation initial consultation. Clients meet with me personally on a one-to-one basis in all cases. Our staff is courteous, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. My philosophy is to build long-term relationships with clients.
Frank N. Soave
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Grosse Pointe Park, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(313) 626-0070 15001 East Jefferson Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Elder, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
My training taught me to be a detail oriented, analytical thinker, problem solver and effective communicator. My experience in diverse settings fostered that skill set. I have marketed my practice and businesses, mentored teams with high retention rates, and served businesses and consumers with a focus on empathy and integrity. I have substantive knowledge in the following areas of expertise: Estate planning, probate, employment, healthcare, real estate, banking, corporate, transactional, environmental and contractual law. My strengths include: - Mentoring, coaching and encouraging - Effectively communicating, both verbally and in writing - Accepting Responsibility and Accountability - Managing projects...
Christopher P Atallah
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Rochester, MI Elder Law Attorney
(248) 613-0007 543 N Main St, Ste 222
Rochester, MI 48307
Elder, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Robert Mannor
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Grand Blanc, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(810) 694-9000 8228 S. Saginaw
Suite A
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Andrew Byers
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Troy, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 469-4261 2833 Crooks Road
Suite 104
Troy, MI 48084
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Sharon Burgess
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Frankenmuth, MI Elder Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(989) 652-9923 140 W Tuscola St
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I reside in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and practice in the firm’s Frankenmuth and Saginaw offices. I specialize in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Business Organizations, Real Estate Law, and I am VA certified. I am a frequent speaker and seminar presenter on estate planning and elder law. My practice in the field of elder law covers Medicaid qualification, estate planning, Guardianship, Conservatorships, and Veterans benefits.

I am on the Board of Directors of the Frankenmnuth Morning Rotary. I am an active member and have served on the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council and the...
Eric J. Wells
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Elder Law Attorney
(248) 451-2200 2525 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Elder, Estate Planning and Health Care
Mr. Howard J Weyers Jr
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East Lansing, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(517) 351-6222 909 Abbot Rd., Suite C
East Lansing, MI 48823
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
Susan Williamson
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Frankenmuth, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(989) 652-2671 190 E. School Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Aric K. Melder
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Royal Oak, MI Elder Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Elder, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Aric K. Melder has assisted each of his clients with the finest legal representation possible while upholding the ethics, spirit, and intent of the law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1996. He graduated from Detroit College of Law, at Michigan State University with a Juris Doctor, in 1996, and Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. Aric K. Melder has concentrated his expertise and experience in the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection /Debt Collection Defense, Asset Protection, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving, Traffic...
Michael L. Rutkowski
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Elder Law Attorney
(248) 792-9193 40950 Woodward Ave.,
Suite 130
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationElder, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Collin D. Dickey
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Elder Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(248) 792-9193 40950 Woodward Ave., Suite 360
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Elder, Employment, Estate Planning and Probate
Collin focuses his practice at the Rutkowski Law Firm primarily in estate planning. Collin has significant experience in financial advising, assisting clients with investment decisions and taxation matters, and is well versed in handling legal inquiries involving the IRS and the State of Michigan.
Collin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
After completing his legal education, Collin worked as a Judicial Law Clerk in the 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County for the Honorable Karen D. McDonald, where he gained valuable exposure to a wide variety of...
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