Steven H. Malach heads the Lipson Neilson law firm’s estate planning practice group and the Center For Estate Planning. Mr. Malach specializes in elder law, estate planning, probate litigation, wills, trusts, and probate and trust administration.
Mr. Malach is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Arizona. 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, catastrophic injury claims as well as mass Tort Litigation.
Mr. Malach’s probate experience includes local, national as well as international probate filings.
Mr. Malach is 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.
State Bars of Arizona and Michigan, including sections of:
- Family Law
- Trust Probate and Estate Planning
National and Local Associations:
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
- The Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
- Detroit Bar Association
- Genesee County Bar Association
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Wayne County Probate Court Bar Association
Client Testimonial (Jan. 2021):
Steve, It was a pleasure watching you work, the opposing counsel on the other hand was just awful to watch. It was like good vs evil and I love how good triumph in this case. We all felt a sense of amazement and relief with the result. It was truly moving to hear Shannon tell me of the verdict. I can’t say enough right now about you and your team. As Joe said earlier and brought up their counsel to buy them a “mint julep”. Well, I would love to get together and have a Mint Julep or two on me. We will word smith a review for you and your firm this week. Thank you, Nate
Major Changes in Medicare Benefits
In December 2020, Congress enacted various laws and regulations some of which are of importance to Medicare beneficiaries. Those changes include the following:
- It helps seniors and other individuals with a high cost of medical care by permanently lowering the Medicare expense deduction threshold to 7.5% of gross income.
- The legislation eliminates the up to seven month long wait for coverage that people can experience when they initially sign up for Medicare. Beginning in 2023, Medicare coverage will absolutely begin the month after enrollment.
- The law extends funding for programs that help Medicare eligible individuals and their families and caregivers determine the best way to access affordable comprehensive healthcare.
- The law improves access to healthcare by permanently expanding Medicare coverage of various telehealth services.
New Alternative Housing Arrangements for Seniors
As a growing population confronts the limited options for senior housing, seeking ways to maintain independence without the isolation that can accompany so-called aging in place, various alternatives are gaining footholds. Shared housing, co-housing and village organizations appeal to those hoping to avoid the high cost and institutional nature of assisted living in nursing homes, or at least stave them off for as long as possible.