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Steven R. Cole

(Partner)

(V-Card)

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

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Succession, Estate Planning & Tax Law
  • Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Probate and Trust Administration

Education

University of Florida, LL.M.

Wayne State Univeristy, J.D.

Univiersity of Michigan, B.A.

Admitted

Michigan

Founding shareholder Steven R. Cole has a diverse practice focusing on real estate, business and corporate matters, and estate planning. He handles multiple facets of his clients’ affairs, serving as a close personal advisor. His areas of specialty include acquisition and development of real estate; leasing; like-kind exchanges; mortgage financing; entity formations, conversions and dissolutions; partnership, LLC and joint venture structuring; purchase and sale of businesses; buy/sell and business succession planning; sophisticated trusts and estate planning; and charitable giving.

Mr. Cole has previously served as an adjunct instructor of taxation at area business colleges, and has taught continuing education courses approved by the Michigan Insurance Bureau for licensed insurance professionals. He has conducted numerous seminars for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and has served on the boards of directors of public charities. Mr. Cole is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law, Probate and Trust Law, and Taxation sections.

Honors

Mr. Cole was the recipient of the 2011 Jerusalem Peace Award from the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Publications

Mr. Cole is a published author, having written articles and guest editorials for Crain’s Small Business, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and Auto Age Dealer Business. He is also a contributing author to “Advising Closely Held Businesses in Michigan”, a publication of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Who’s on deck? As Detroit sports team owners age, the future of their franchises remains uncertain. Questions turn to succession, estate tax laws and whether heirs can afford franchises.