MARCH 4, 2014

Howard & Howard Congratulates 'Leader in the Law' Henry P. Lee

Royal Oak, Michigan, March 4, 2014: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Henry P. Lee has been named a 2014 “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He was one of 30 chosen from dozens of nominations. The 2014 Leaders are attorneys who are changing the law, expanding access to justice and improving the profession and their communities. They are the lawyers in Michigan setting the example for other lawyers. The Class of 2014 represents a broad spectrum of practice areas and comes from across the state.

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Mr. Lee is chair of the Estate Planning Section of the Business and Corporate Group of Howard & Howard. He focuses his 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, and has also owned and operated an international business and developed commercial and residential real estate. In addition, Mr. Lee 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 with looking at legal issues from both the perspective of an attorney as well as a client in order to properly meet the goals and expectations of his clients.
In recent years, Mr. Lee has been named to Michigan Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and the Leading Lawyers Network. He has also been named a 'Top Lawyer' by dBusiness magazine as part of a peer review survey. Additionally, the Detroit Institute of Arts appointed Mr. Lee to the Tannahill Estate Planning Council. He is a former chair of the Estates & Trusts Committee of the Taxation Section of the Michigan Bar, and chaired the Summer Tax Conference for the Tax Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is also the former chair of the Oakland County Bar Association Tax Committee. Mr. Lee has served as a Member of the Tax Council of the State Bar of Michigan's Tax Section and as a member of the American Law Institute - American Bar Association Faculty (ALI-ABA) where he has made audio, video and in-person presentations. He has taught numerous courses for the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education as well as the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Oakland County Bar Association, and other professional groups on Estate and Gifting Taxation, Income Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Trust Planning, Charitable Planning, and Corporate Business Succession Planning. Mr. Lee is a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit (FEPCMD) and serves as a Board Member for the Community House (Birmingham, Michigan) and ChildSafe, an organization devoted to assisting abused children, mentoring, foster care and adoption. He is a past president of Hebrew Free Loan (HFL), which is part of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and continues to serve as a Director. Mr. Lee is a member of the oversight committee for Howard & Howard’s Community Reinvestment Fund, the firm’s charitable foundation. He participates in the Attorney/Financial Advisors Network for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. In 2013, the Community House acknowledged him as a Pillar of Vibrancy for his communal services.
Mr. Lee received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and J.D. from Indiana University. He also received a LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University.

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