Ann Arbor, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

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Samir Dahman
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 636-1250 3588 Plymouth Road
Suite 290
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and International
Ohio State University - Columbus
At Dahman Law, we are passionate about providing exceptional, client-focused legal services. We handle commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning matters across Ohio and Michigan. But what makes Dahman Law different from other law firms is that you will know up front how much you can expect to pay for legal services, instead of wondering how much you will end up being charged at the end. Samir Dahman founded Dahman Law after practicing for years at Ohio's largest law firms. His practice includes commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning. ...
Jane A Bassett
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(734) 930-9200 2045 Hogback Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9732
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Jane A. Bassett has been practicing for over 20 years and is the principal of Bassett Law in Ann Arbor. Her practice focuses on probate, elder and disability law, LGBT law, and adoptions, including estate planning, special needs trusts, Social Security benefits, Medicaid, probate administration, vulnerable adult abuse and exploitation, and adoption. Ms. Bassett sits on council for the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the Michigan State Bar Association and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Bassett Law is a firm of five attorneys, a full-time care manager, two masters...
Amanda Elizabeth Fisher
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(877) 772-0123 455 E Eisenhower Pkwy Ste 240
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
Michigan State University
Viviane Shammas
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 645-4814 Attorney and Real Estate Broker
106 North Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Michigan Licensed Attorney since 1990. Michigan Licensed in Real Estate since 1992, Licensed Broker since 2002. Member State Bar of Michigan, Washtenaw County Bar Association. Real Estate Law Section Co-Chair, WCBA, 2011-2012. Member National Association of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors, Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, Realtor.com. Member, Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning, and Family Practice sections of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Member Women Lawyers of Michigan. Member Washtenaw Estate Planning Council. Member Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Area Chamber of Commerce.
Rebecca Arnold
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(734) 677-3959 3830 Packard Road
Suite 150
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ms. Arnold graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2008 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Michigan State University. Prior to starting her own practice Ms. Arnold was an Associate Attorney at a boutique elder law firm, and also worked for several years in legal aid. In her current practice Ms. Arnold focuses in the areas of elder law, probate, and estate planning. She also regular presents and speaks on these issues.
Edward M. Shaw
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(734) 451-1800 2100 S. Main Street
Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Attorney with 24 years experience with offices in Novi, Plymouth and Ann Arbor
Jeffrey Noe
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 205-5970 3025 Boardwalk, Suite 175
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Attorney in Ann Arbor and Canton, MI. My practice is devoted to law for every day people. I deliver legal services with value, convenience, and respect.
Tricia Stewart Terry
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(734) 418-0365 6553 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
David Hutchinson
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(734) 930-9000 106 N. 4th Ave.
Suite 201
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
Ms.  Lori A. Buiteweg JD
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 994-3000 121 W Washington St
Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Warren J. Widmayer
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
538 North Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
Thomas Dew
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 994-1295 301 N. Main Street
2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Alfreda Menlove
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(734) 769-1258 2500 Packard St.
Suite 211B
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning and Divorce
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 668-7615 101 N Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning and Business
University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(734) 747-7050 444 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 761-9000 350 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 997-0000 117 N 1st St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
PO Box 1047
330 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Elder
Wayne State University School of Law
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 761-9000 350 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning and Business
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 302-6032 524 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Beverly M. Griffor
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Ypsilanti, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(734) 827-1337 1851 Washtenaw
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Trademarks
Ave Maria School of Law
Attorney Beverly M. Griffor was first licensed in Michigan and has since become involved in litigation and research nationwide. She diligently represents the interests of each of her clients. Beverly graduated from the University of Michigan with a double majored Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. In each major, Beverly sub-concentrated in both Criminology and Social Inequality. She also graduated as a member of honor societies in all three of her concentrations. Beverly received her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law, focusing her studies on trial...
Stuart Collis
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Ypsilanti, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(734) 481-8911 61 North Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
John Ceci
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(810) 299-2734 726 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Eastern Michigan University
I'm a sole practitioner in Brighton (Livingston County) Michigan specializing in estate planning, family and divorce law, bankruptcy and debt relief, appeals, juvenile law, parent's rights, probate court matters (estate administration, guardianship, conservatorship), collection cases, landlord tenant cases and general civil matters.
Christopher J. Berry
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(888) 390-4360 860 W
Brighton, MI 48116
Estate Planning and Elder
Estate Planning and Elder Law is not an area for a “generalist.” Your quality of life and your life’s work is more important than that. It is important to work with a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). The CELA designation is the GOLD STANDARD in estate planning and elder law. The clients that we work with value the peace of mind, that their goals are being met with the absolute latest in legal strategies to protect assets and preserve quality of life and care. These are only available when working with a Certified...
Sean Patrick Murphy
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sean is currently an Attorney at Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan. Prior to joining Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC, Sean practiced at a small firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan and was a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Sean graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Business Administration. After Western Michigan, Sean went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. While...
Kenneth Gold
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(734) 335-7100 747 S. Main St. Suite 100
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Wayne State University
Ken Gold is an experienced and dedicated estate planning and probate attorney. He has the knowledge and skills to help you with every element of estate planning along with your real estate and business needs.
John A. McDermott
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Chelsea, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 433-9490 310 N Main St
Chelsea, MI 48118
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Catherine Riesterer
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(810) 227-3103 7900 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48114
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Robert Gardella
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(810) 220-4200 134 N. First Street
Suite 201
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Construction
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
William A Lamb
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CHELSEA, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(734) 475-2100 300 N MAIN ST STE 1
CHELSEA, MI 48118-1508
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Minnesota Law School
William A. Lamb is an estate planning and elder law attorney in Chelsea, Michigan. Bill and his wife Amy live in Chelsea with their three daughters.
Aaron R. Shahan
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(248) 773-5555 598 N. Mill St
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Aaron Shahan focuses his practice on the areas of probate and trust law. He assists his clients with a broad range of disputes involving probate, trust, and fiduciary matters. Aaron Shahan also helps individuals, couples, and families create estate plans, private foundations and charitable trusts. Prior to forming ATLAS LAW, PLC, Aaron practiced with a premier estate planning and probate litigation firm. He has extensive litigation experience and is proficient in advanced estate planning and asset protection techniques. Aaron is licensed to practice in Michigan, Florida, and Arizona. He is also an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. ...
David Johnson
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(810) 227-1700 8163 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48114
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Wayne State University Law School
Robert Joseph Stelmock
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Canton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(734) 927-9782 8556 N. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
When consider Divorce Lawyers in Michigan make sure to choose a lawyer whose primary practice is divorce and family law and not one that dabbles in each. Robert J. Stelmock is a Divorce Lawyer that does not dabble in family law but whose practice is focused on Divorce and Family Law. Mr. Stelmock is the founder of Stelmock Law Firm, PC, also the managing attorney for the firm and is a certified mediator for divorce, custody and all family law matters. As a Divorce Lawyer, his primary practice is Family Law and Divorce. Since 1998 he...
Kimberly Bowlin
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(810) 844-2520 10315 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48116
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Ms. Bowlin concentrates her practice in corporate/small business, real estate, and construction law. She is a leading practitioner in the areas of construction liens, land use development, zoning, and condominium association law. She is a 1995 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Prior to founding this law firm, she specialized in municipal and public corporation law, representing several village, townships, and cities in Livingston and Oakland County.
John P Kelly
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Northville, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(248) 348-0496 422 E Main Street
Northville, MI 48167
Estate Planning
Probate mediator for will contests, trust issues and other related legal issues. Skilled in legal disputes involving claims of undue influence or insane delusion. Expert in fiduciary duties, trust construction, and accounting responsibilities.
Brad Aldrich
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(734) 404-3000 276 S Union St
Plymouth, MI 48170
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Susan Elizabeth Zale
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Chelsea, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(734) 475-5777 134 W. Middle Street, Suite D
Middle Square Professional Building
Chelsea, MI 48118
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Gary Ford Allen
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Northville, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 912-6840 41700 Six Mile Rd Suite 102
Northville, MI 48168
Estate Planning
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(734) 665-4441 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Estate Planning and IP
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney
900 Victors Way
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Estate Planning
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.