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Richard C. Mills

Marcoux Allen PC
Jackson, Michigan

Probate & Estate Planning Advisory Board Member
Richard C. Mills practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and charitable giving. He has been involved in the drafting of all major Michigan trust legislation since the enactment of the Michigan Trust Code, including Michigan's trust decanting law drafted by James P. Spica; Michigan's domestic asset protection trust law (for which he served as a drafter under Robert P. Tiplady, the law's principal drafter); and Michigan's divided and directed trusteeship law, also principally drafted by James P. Spica. At the federal level, Mr. Mills served on an American Bar Association work group that made recommendations to the Department of Treasury on proposed donor-advised fund regulations and served as an observer to the Uniform Law Commission's Fundraising Through Public Appeals Act Drafting Committee. He is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Council of the State Bar of Michigan, chairs the Council's State Bar and Section Journals Committee, and is an assistant editor of the "Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal." He has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer in estate planning and probate since 2020 and was previously named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2013.