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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

 
Mark J. DeLuca
Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Lansing
Mark J. DeLuca is a member of the firm's trust and estates practice group. He represents and counsels clients in estate planning, estate and trust administration, business organization and planning, and probate litigation. Mr. DeLuca is also a certified public accountant and previously practiced public accounting with KPMG, LLP. He was honored with the Top 5 Under 35” award by...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

 
A. Michelle Lane
Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, East Lansing
A. Michelle Lane focuses her practice in the areas of estate and trust administration and estate planning. A graduate of Ohio Northern University and the University of Toledo College of Law, she is admitted to practice in both Michigan and Ohio. Ms. Lane is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and...View Full Bio

 
Richard C. Mills
Marcoux Allen PC, Jackson
Richard C. Mills is a shareholder with his firm, with offices in Jackson and Ann Arbor. He practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and charitable giving. Mr. Mills 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...View Full Bio

 
P. Haans Mulder
Cunningham Dalman PC, Holland
P. Haans Mulder specializes in the areas of business law, estate planning, and elder law. In addition to a juris doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law, he also has a master's in tax and is a certified financial planner. Mr. Mulder was named a 2010 Rising Star by "Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine" and to the Forty under 40...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

 
Sara B. Rubino
Dickinson Wright PLLC, Troy
Sara B. Rubino focuses her practice on probate litigation, special needs planning, and elder law. She has significant experience litigating contested guardianships, conservatorships, estates, and trusts. Ms. Rubino has also served as general counsel for large companies in the 403(b) marketplace and negotiated and drafted real estate, employment, and noncompete contracts. She is a member of the State Bar of...View Full Bio

 
Jacquelyn A. Rygiel-Sprague
Rygiel Sprague PC, Clinton Twp
Jacquelyn A. Rygiel-Sprague, a founding member of the firm, focuses on elder law, Medicaid benefits, veterans’ benefits, probate, special needs, and estate planning. In addition to running the practice, she holds a council position with the State Bar of Michigan’s Elder Law and Disability Rights Section and is a member of the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Elder...View Full Bio

 
David L. J. M. Skidmore
Warner Norcross + Judd, Grand Rapids
David L. J. M. Skidmore concentrates his practice on probate, trust, estate, fiduciary, and real property disputes and litigation throughout Michigan. He is an officer of the State Bar of Michigan's Probate and Estate Planning Section Council and is past chair of the council's Amicus Curiae committee. A fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Mr. Skidmore...View Full Bio

 
James P. Spica
Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, Southfield
James P. Spica is the principal author of the divided trusteeship provisions added to the Michigan Trust Code by 2018 PA 662, the multistatute Michigan trust decanting regime (2012 PAs 483-485), and the 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), serving on...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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