Westland, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Kimberly Redd
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Southfield, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 246-1166 24725 W 12 Mile Rd
Suite 306
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Michigan Law School and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Ameena Razia Sheikh
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Detroit, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(248) 631-4853 1600 Clay Street Building #2
Suite 331
Detroit, MI 48211
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Wayne State University Law School
Achieving winning results for my clients is my passion!! Winning results vary for each of my clients and I focus on tailoring my representation for each of their specific needs. I am not just a legal advocate, I am my client's all around counselor. If you have any legal issue, I am your first stop. If I am unable to obtain the ideal results for YOU, I will ensure that I direct you to someone who can. My job as a lawyer is to AID those in need of legal assistance, not just take on...
Mr. John O. Knappmann
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Taylor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(734) 931-0440 20600 Eureka
Suite 720
Taylor, MI 48183
Estate Planning, DUI, Elder and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Former Assistant Prosecutor. I am also a landlord. UM Law graduate.
Rebecca Arnold
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Mark S. Bosler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(248) 647-8180 3001 West Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 502
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Products Liability
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy
The firm's principal, Mark Bosler, is an experienced attorney practicing in Michigan since 1982, and is admitted to practice in Illinois (1983) and Florida (1989). Primary practice areas include estate planning, probate and trust administration, business and commercial law, collections, civil and commercial litigation, real estate and criminal defense. His educational background includes an advanced Masters Degree in Corporate and Finance Law from Wayne State University, Juris Doctor degree from University of Detroit Law School, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University. Mr. Bosler has over 25 year of experience in estate planning and estate...
Mr. Scott J. Sumner
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Novi, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(248) 650-0055 28175 Haggerty Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Michigan State University College of Law
Michigan State University 1986
Detroit College of Law 1989

Scott J. Sumner, J.D. is a graduate of Michigan State University, (1986) and Michigan State University/Detroit College of Law, (1989). He is a founding member of Sumner & Associates, P.C., and is its President and principal shareholder. Scott was the President of the Rochester Bar Association (2004-2005). He is a member of the State Bar Association and a member of the Oakland and Macomb County Bar Associations, since 1990, and is licensed to practice in the United States Federal Court. He is also a licensed and experienced Real Estate Broker and Residential Builder.
Viviane Shammas
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Laura M. Lynch
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(313) 885-6697 18720 Mack Ave
#230
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Grosse Pointe, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
Estate Planning, Construction, Probate and Real Estate
Michigan State University
For over 25 years, Laura McMahon Lynch has earned a reputation as a highly respected Real Estate litigator, as well as a compassionate, driven Estate Planning attorney. Using her 11 years of experience as both a Special and Assistant Attorney General defending the State of Michigan, Laura aggressively represents clients in a wide range of litigation including real estate title disputes, construction lien foreclosure as well as complex contract-based lawsuits. She has become the confidant of countless clients who continue to trust her sensitivity and discretion. Laura is a certified Facilitative Mediator for the 3rd Circuit Court of Michigan. She...
Patricia Hartig
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Trenton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(734) 558-7495 2357 Ashby St
Trenton, MI 48183
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Immigration
Former Michigan Assistant Attorney General and former Congressional District Director now practicing as an Immigration Lawyer, Estate Planning Attorney, and Nonprofit organization General Counsel.
Aric K. Melder
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
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...
Stuart Lee Sherman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bloomfield Hills, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(248) 631-4965 3707 West Maple Road
Suite 100B
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Wayne State University Law School
When you come to The Law Offices of Stuart Lee Sherman, you can have confidence that your case can receive the help you need from an estate planning lawyer in Oakland County. Attorney Sherman has earned his highly-respected reputation, and he is ready to stand beside you and support you today. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. From there, he went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Wayne State University, before continuing on in his education and receiving his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Attorney Sherman has a...
Blake P. Lipman
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Farmington, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(248) 851-3175 32871 Middlebelt Rd.
Suite 100
Farmington, MI 48334
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
Blake Lipman has been a practicing attorney in Michigan since 1995. He worked as a real estate lawyer for a number of title companies for approximately 5 years. He is a graduate of Wayne State University Business School and Wayne State University Law School. Mr. Lipman practices in the greater tri-county area, which includes Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Monroe counties. Mr. Lipman has a reputation as a tough, fair, and experienced litigator.
Jane A Bassett
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 25 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...
Edward M. Shaw
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Novi, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(248) 374-1800 42705 Grand River Ave., Suite 201
Novi, MI 48375
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Attorney with 24 years experience with offices in Novi, Plymouth and Ann Arbor
Nick Best
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Huntington Woods, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(248) 237-7979 26711 Woodward Ave
Suite LL-2
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Paula Ramsey
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Detroit, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(313) 967-5696 613 Abbott Street
Suite 100
Detroit, MI 48226
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Gregory Hamilton
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Franklin, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(248) 642-6150 32100 Telegraph Rd
Franklin, MI 48025
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Gregory C. Hamilton, a nationally recognized speaker on Estate and Business Planning, has been bringing peace of mind to his Clients for over twenty five years and has been nominated in a blind survey as one of the top seven percent of estate planning attorneys in Michigan by Hour Magazine, for the last four consecutive years. With an emphasis on thorough consultation to build long term professional relationships with his Clients, Greg creates an estate or business plan uniquely designed to meet each Client’s goals, aspirations and desires.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Greg holds a Masters degree from...
Stuart Collis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
David M Baldridge
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bingham Farms, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(248) 647-9595 30100 Telegraph Rd, Suite 250
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Estate Planning, Business, Insurance Defense and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
Mr. Carl E. Sears
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 210-4773 26080 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Sanford J. Melder
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Sanford J. Melder has helped thousands of people as an attorney. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1974. He graduated from Wayne State University with a Jurist Doctor in 1973, and Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1968. Sanford J. Melder has practiced law for over 30 years, representing clients in legal matters including Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Real Estate, Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Criminal Defense, Traffic Matters, Drunk Driving, Business Law and Personal Injury. Areas of Practice: Family Law Divorce Adoption Real Estate Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Asset...
Nicholas Stephen Kovach
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(248) 972-8891 34705 West Twelve Mile Road
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Farmington Hills, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
Estate Planning, Employment, Probate and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
Warren J. Widmayer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Patrick Wilson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Hazel Park, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 546-6164 23509 John R Road
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
John Tatone
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Novi, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
28175 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48377
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Eric J. Gould
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Farmington Hills, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(248) 489-8600 39395 W 12 Mile Rd
Suite 200
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
David Hutchinson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Scott Douglas Murdoch
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Dearborn, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(313) 943-3350 6200 Schaefer Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Sanford J. Mall
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Farmington Hills, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(248) 538-1800 30445 Northwestern Hwy Ste 310
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Estate Planning and Elder
Wayne State University Law School
Sandy is the founder and senior partner of Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C. - The Holistic ElderCare Special Needs & Estate Planning Law Firm located in Farmington Hills, Oakland County, Michigan. Sandy is a past Chairperson of the Elder Law & Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a nationally board certified as an elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, a VA Accredited Attorney and is a member of NAELA's Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). Mr. Mall is a contributing editor and faculty for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).

Sandy's credentials...
James Anderson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Detroit, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(313) 983-9975 243 W Congress St., Suite 350
Detroit, MI 48226
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Donald G. McGuigan II
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Detroit, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(313) 963-9500 535 Griswold, Suite 1630
Detroit, MI 48226
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Mark Bosler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(248) 647-8180 3001 West Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 502
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Criminal and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Mark M. Snitchler
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Detroit, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(313) 672-7300 719 Griswold Street
Suite 620
Detroit, MI 48226
Estate Planning
Your probate, estate and small business legal counsel.
Edward Gudeman
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(248) 546-2800 1026 W. Eleven Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Tax
Ms.  Lori A. Buiteweg JD
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Howard H. Collens
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Huntington Woods, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 545-2500 26075 Woodward Avenue
Suite 200
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Estate Planning
John P Kelly
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Thomas Dew
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(734) 994-1295 301 N. Main Street
2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Kim Johnson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Trenton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(313) 383-7200 2836 W. Jefferson Ave.
Trenton, MI 48183
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength
Estate Planning Lawyers in Nearby CitiesEstate Planning Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Westland Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Detroit Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services
(313) 961-6120
Ext. 20
Detroit, MI

Show More

Related Practice Areas

Elder Law
Probate
Tax Law

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.