I am an accomplished attorney who focuses on representing entrepreneurs in all areas of trust and business planning.

Mike is the firm’s Trust and Estate Planning Practice Group chair. His extensive experience in this area takes estate planning to a sophisticated level by integrating business and corporate planning with trust and tax strategies. Mike’s strategies focus on wealth transfer, asset protection, business succession, life insurance, multigenerational trust and tax planning, and charitable giving. Using his diverse skill set, Mike assists entrepreneurs in building the proper foundation to grow, protect, and transfer wealth and business interests.

In addition to chairing the Estate Planning Practice Group, Mike’s comprehensive work includes corporate and business formation and organizational matters, involving capital structure, corporate governance, buy-sell and exit transactions, and asset protection strategies. He is known for developing creative solutions to complex corporate, business, tax, and trust matters.

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Business & Corporate

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  • Detroit College of Law, 1986
    • J.D., cum laude
  • Michigan State University, 1983
    • B.A.


  • Michigan, 1986

Professional Achievements

  • Michigan Leading Lawyers, 2014-2021
  • dbusiness, "Top Lawyers," 2014, 2020
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    • Business Planning Elective, Adjunct Professor