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Steven H. Malach

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  • Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • 3910 Telegraph Road, Suite 200
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
  • 248-593-5000
  • 248-593-5040 FAX
  • smalach@lipsonneilson.com

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Divorce, Custody, Child Support
  • Mediation Services
  • Contested Wills and Probate
  • Family Law & Disputes
  • Elder Law

Education

University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.

Admitted

Admitted to practice in the States of Arizona and Michigan including its trial and appellate courts. He is also admitted in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Videos

CEP Trust video v_2

CEP Select Trustee video v_2

CEP Probate video v_1

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Steven H. Malach heads Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, & Garin, P.C.’s estate planning practice group and the Center For Estate Planning.Mr. Malach specializes in elder law, estate planning, probate, wills, trusts and trusts administration. He is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Arizona. His probate experience includes local, national as well as international probate filings. He is skilled at handling complex trust and contested wills and has administered thousands of estate plans over his career. He has also been involved in the recovery of numerous multi-million dollar wrongful death and catastrophic incapacity claims.

Professional Organizations

Mr. Malach is a member of the State Bars of Arizona and Michigan, including sections of the Family Law, Business, Trust Probate and Estate Planning sections. He belongs to national associations such as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, as well as local associations; The Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Detroit Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Wayne County Probate Court Bar Association.

Publications

The Center for Estate Planning also hosts an active Facebook page which provides followers daily updates on Estate and Probate law issues as well as helpful advice to families and seniors through its CEP Blog and Twitter feed.

MICHIGAN LAWYERS WEEKLY

Don’t Overlook Death, January 4, 2013, By Steven H. Malach, Esq
Many focus on the here and now, but sometimes post-mortem trust administration is needed.

The Estate Tax Band-Aid: Issue will return or need to be dealt with in 2013
July 29, 2011
BY: Steven H. Malach, Esq. and Sandra D. Glazier, Esq.

Smart Asset Decisions Can Save Your Family From Some Major Headaches
May 26, 2008
BY: Steven H. Malach, Esq.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Lessons Learned From Client Estate Challenges
Posted: Fall 2011

2017 NAELA Annual Conference

Steven Malach, who heads up the Probate, Trust and Estate Planning section of Lipson Neilson, recently attended the 2017 Annual NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys) Conference in Boston, Mass. Mr. Malach participated with attendees from across the country in various sessions led by experts in their respective fields including the following topics:

  • The future of aging.
  • Fiduciary access to digital assets.
  • 50 Shades of Gray Hair; Romance in the Nursing Home.
  • Updates on Litigation to ensure a client’s wishes are upheld.

The above meetings were held against the backdrop of the historical local background in pursuing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Mr. Malach is a twenty year active member of NAELA which is active legislatively at the local, State and Federal levels.

Steve Malach Participates in Casey Kasem’s Seminar

Steven Malach, who heads up the Probate, Trust and Estate Planning section of Lipson Neilson, recently attended a webinar narrated by Casey Kasem’s daughter, discussing the unfortunate circumstances involving the late Casey Kasem’s affairs. Mr. Kasem passed away on Father’s Day of 2015. He was an iconic disc jockey of national renown and known for the Casey Kasem top 100 song countdown.

In addition to suffering the ravages of dementia, his children were isolated and told they were not allowed to see their father by his second wife. This is an unfortunate textbook example of what can go wrong with or without an estate plan that can lead to very dramatic and dynamic probate related litigation during a person’s lifetime or even after they passed away.