With a heavy heart, Lipson Neilson shares news of the passing of our beloved friend and esteemed colleague Mary Schmitt Smith.
Mary was a positive and empathetic force at our firm and was recognized as an elite thought leader in the practice of elder law and special needs trust planning.
Mary's dedication to her clients set her apart and was shown through her innovation in developing a type of trust (adopted into federal law) to protect assets of individuals with disabilities. As a distinguished leader, recognized author, and board member of numerous organizations, her life and career was of exemplary service and compassion.
As we grieve this loss, we encourage you to learn more about Mary's distinguished law career in the sections below and her incredible life in her published obituary.
If you were a client or referral partner of Mary’s with needs in Estate Planning, Probate Litigation, or Probate & Trust Administration, please contact Steve Malach or Laura Ziegler at 248-593-5000.