Mr. Pollock practices in the areas of estate planning and estate administration and business and corporate law.

He received a B.A., with high honors, from Michigan State University in 1975 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society. Mr. Pollock earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 1979 where he was a member of the Wayne Law Review (1978-1979) and a recipient of the Wayne Gold Key Scholarship Award. Mr. Pollock was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1979.
 
Mr. Pollock has over thirty-five years of estate planning experience and works with high net worth clients as well as clients with basic estate planning needs. In addition, he handles probate matters, including decedent’s estates, guardianships and conservatorships, as well as the lifetime and post-death administration of trusts.
 
Mr. Pollock has served as general legal counsel for many small and middle market manufacturing and service businesses, including start-ups and guided these businesses through the myriad legal issues they encounter. Mr. Pollock has handled many large lending transactions on behalf of commercial borrowers as well as banks and other institutional lenders. He also has many years of experience reviewing, preparing and negotiating sophisticated commercial contracts.
 
Mr. Pollock frequently speaks to both professional and lay audiences regarding estate planning and estate administration matters. He has been a presenter at many continuing professional education seminars for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of State Bar of Michigan and its Real Property Law and Probate and Estate Planning Sections.
  • Practice Areas

  • Education

    • Wayne State University Law School, 1979
      • J.D., magna cum laude
    • Michigan State University, 1975
      • B.A., with high honors
  • Admissions

    • Michigan, 1979
  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association
  • Presentations / Speaking Engagements

    • John M. PollockInstitute for Continuing Legal Education: Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute, Traverse City and Troy, Michigan, "Titling Assets in Trusts: How To Do It...How Not To," May 1996
    • Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Planning the Small to Medium Estate, Troy, Michigan, "Drafting Basic Estate Planning Documents: The Revocable Living Trust," January 2002.
    • Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Planning the Small to Medium Estate, Grand Rapids and Troy, Michigan, "Drafting Basic Estate Planning Documents: The Will and Codicils to Wills," January 2000
    • Michigan Association Certified Public Accountants: Annual Conference on Personal Financial Planning, Troy, Michigan, "Post death Planning Techniques," April 1999
    • Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Annual Institute - Drafting Estate Planning Documents, Troy, Michigan, "Titling Assets in Trusts: How To Do It...How Not To," March 1997

John M. Pollock

2950 South State Street
Suite 360
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-7101
Office: (734) 222-6114
Fax: (734) 761-5957