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Amir E. Abu-Aita
Abu-Aita Law Firm PLLC, Flint
Amir E. Abu-Aita practices in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, veterans benefits planning, probate, estate planning, business transactions, and assisted living law. He is a member of the Genesee County Bar Association as well as the Elder Law and Disability Rights and Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Abu-Aita is an accredited...View Full Bio

Jehan Grashara Crump-Gibson
Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC, Lathrup Village
Jehan Grashara Crump-Gibson practices in the areas of business, municipal, and probate and estate planning law. She has assisted both for-profit and nonprofit entities with business-related and licensing issues and has performed legal and policy analysis on local municipal matters, including zoning approvals, government-sponsored tax incentive programs, and contracts. Ms. Crump-Gibson also assists families with probate and estate planning, including...View Full Bio

Nazneen S. Hasan
Dykema, Bloomfield Hills
Nazneen S. Hasan is an associate attorney in the firm. Ms. Hasan focuses her practice on taxation and advising clients on trust and estate issues as well as probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation. She was previously a vice president and senior fiduciary advisor at a private wealth management company, serving the needs of ultra-high-net worth individuals and families. Ms. Hasan...View Full Bio

Michele C. Marquardt
DeMent and Marquardt PLC, Kalamazoo
One of two originating members of the firm, Michele C. Marquardt practices in the areas of estate and business succession planning. She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Ms. Marquardt is a former member of the State Bar of Michigan's Probate and Estate Planning Section and the section's council, for which she chaired the...View Full Bio

Tara J. Peterson Miekka
Crenshaw Peterson & Associates PC, Okemos
Tara J. Peterson Miekka is a senior partner at her firm. She focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, adult guardianships and conservatorships, and Medicaid planning. Ms. Peterson Miekka is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan and is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section. She is also a member of the...View Full Bio

Terrence G. Quinn
The TGQ Law Firm, Ann Arbor
Terrence G. Quinn is president of the firm, specializing in estate planning, probate, and elder law. A 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Quinn began his career as a general practitioner in a large mid-Michigan firm. Shortly afterward, he undertook an effort to develop a specialty in the areas of estate planning and elder law, including...View Full Bio

James P. Spica
Dickinson Wright PLLC, Detroit
James P. Spica is the principal author of the divided trusteeship provisions added to the Michigan Trust Code by 2018 PA 662, the multi-statute Michigan trust decanting regime (2012 PA 483-485), and Michigan's Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act (2008 PA 148). He is a commissioner (appointed by the Michigan Legislative Council) to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) currently assigned to...View Full Bio

Grace K. Trueman
Honigman LLP, Bloomfield Hills
Grace K. Trueman is a partner at the firm. She focuses her practice on a spectrum of matters concerning estate and tax planning and probate and trust administration as well as charitable giving. Her clients include individuals, family offices, public charities, private foundations, and corporate trustees. Ms. Trueman is an active member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan -...View Full Bio

Jeanne E. Murphy
ICLE Advisory Board Liaison
Jeanne E. Murphy has been with ICLE since 2005 and currently works with contributors to update and edit publications and online resources in the areas of probate and estate planning and elder law. She also develops new content, including interactive online education programs, and is a moderator. Ms. Murphy previously spent several years as a research attorney for the Michigan...View Full Bio
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