I focus my practice on business law, estate planning, and tax law.

Mr. Lee brings a business background to his practice of law. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he ran his own law firm, has previously owned and operated an international business, and has developed commercial and residential real estate. He is active within the charitable community and has served as a director and officer of various charities. His business experience and philanthropic background assists him in looking at legal issues from both the perspective of an attorney, as well as a client, to properly meet the goals and expectations of his clients. 

Mr. Lee is a frequent presenter and spoke at the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute in November of 2014. He has written numerous articles that have been published in various legal publications, including the Michigan Tax Lawyer, the Michigan Bar Journal, Estate Planning Course Materials Journal, and Audio Estate Planner (American Law Institute-American Bar Association), as well as course materials for purposes of instructing various law groups in their continuing legal education.


Business & Corporate

Our business is business–your business. We offer vast experience in a full array of corporate legal services.



  • New York University School of Law, 1966
    • LL.M., Taxation
  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, 1965
    • J.D.
  • University of Michigan, 1962
    • B.A.


  • Detroit Institute of Arts
    • Tannahill Estate Planning Council
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Taxation Section
      • Estates & Trusts Committee, former Chair
      • Tax Council
  • American Law Institute
    • American Bar Association Faculty
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Tax Committee, former Chair
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
  • ChildSafe
  • Community House
    • Board Member
    • Legacy Endowment Committee, Chair
    • Senior Men's Club, Member
    • Senior Men's Club Legacy Endowment Fund Committee, Member
  • Hebrew Free Loan (HFL), Director and former President
  • Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan
    • Attorney/Financial Advisor Network
  • Sky Foundation
    • Advisory Board
  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center
    • Planned Giving Committee


  • Michigan, 1965

Professional Achievements

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2012-2020
  • Michigan Leading Lawyers, 2013-2019
  • dbusiness, "Top Lawyers," 2010-2014; 2016-2020
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, "Leader in the Law," 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating
  • Community House, "Pillar of Vibrancy" Award, 2013
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2007



  • The Community House, Making a Difference Series, "How to Protect Your Digital Assets in Your Estate Planning," June 10, 2013, Bloomfield Hills, MI.