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Estate Planning Attorney

Stephen's practice includes estate planning, business planning, and estate and trust administration. He has extensive experience preparing estate plans, including drafting wills, revocable living trusts, credit shelter trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts ("GRATs"), durable powers of attorney for finances, and durable powers of attorney for health care. Stephen also works with entrepreneurs on matters ranging from entity formation to buy-sell agreements and prepares nonprofit corporations and private foundations for high net worth individuals.


Honors & Recognitions

DBusiness© Magazine, Top Lawyers, Trusts and Estates, 2020

Professional Affiliations

Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit

Oakland County Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Estate Planning Section

Community Involvement

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Professional Advisors Philanthropic Institute

Salvation Army Planning Committee

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements


Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
LL.M., with distinction, 2004

Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 1998

Miami University
Oxford, Ohio
B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Tax Court
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