- Estate Planning
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- Contested Wills and Probate
- Family Law & Disputes
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University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.
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.
Steven H. Malach
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.
Steven Malach Administers Multi-Million Dollar Charitable Estate Plan and Trust for Prominent Judge
Steven Malach, Founder and Director of the Center for Estate Planning (CEP), a subsidiary of the Lipson Neilson law firm, has completed the administration of the multi-million dollar estate plan and trust of the Honorable Judge Michael Stacey. This estate plan and trust provided for numerous charitable endeavors including:
- Increasing care for those suffering the ravages of Alzheimer’a in the metro-Detroit area through the Dorothy and Peter Brown Adult Care program in West Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
- Establishing Palliative care as a go between medical and hospice care for individuals via the Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
- Supporting child cancer research at the St. Jude’s Hospital.
- Variety: The Children’s Charity
- Yad Ezra food pantry for impoverished people who rely heavily on government assistance programs, including food stamps.
- ENSURE: A non-profit charity that specifically supports pediatric surgical research at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Judge Michael Stacey graduated from Wayne State University Law School and was admitted into the State Bar of Michigan in 1951. Before becoming a judge, he was in private practice and ran one of the first mediation panels in Michigan. Judge Stacey was appointed by Michigan Governor William Milliken to the Wayne County Circuit Court in January, 1974. He retired from the bench in 1994 and continued in private practice as a pre-eminent Mediator and Arbitrator.
An attorney for more than 30 years, who has handled cases in every county in Michigan, Mr. Malach heads Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, & Garin, P.C.’s estate planning practice group and is the founder of the Center For Estate Planning (CEP). With offices in Michigan and Arizona, the CEP specializes in all aspects of estate planning, from estate administration to lifetime counsel and probate administration work. CEP attorneys work with individuals, closely-held businesses and charitable organizations. Mr. Malach’s practice specializes in elder law, estate planning, probate, wills, trusts and trusts administration.
Contact: Steven Malach
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.
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, 2013
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.