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LeClair L. Flaherty

Direct: (248) 893-1402
Fax: (248) 477-7749

Lee Flaherty is primarily responsible for the firm’s sophisticated estate planning practice. Her expertise covers a broad range of estate planning tools ranging from simple wills to complex trusts that avoid probate, protect vulnerable family members, minimize taxes, maximize charitable giving, and preserve cherished assets such as the family cottage.

Lee heads up the firm’s real estate practice as well, where her experience encompasses a wide variety of commercial and residential transactions, including landlord/tenant law.

She also has extensive experience in business and corporate law. In that arena, she focuses on the creation and ongoing support of both for-profit and non-profit enterprises.

Lee greatly enjoys speaking to groups on topics such as estate planning and administration, cottage succession planning, and the formation and governance of non-profit corporations.

"The aspect of my practice that I particularly love is the chance to be part of people's lives. Sometimes it's only for a brief time to help someone through a transaction or an event, but more often my representation continues for many years and even spans the generations within a business or a family. It's a privilege for which I am deeply grateful."

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1992
  • Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1989

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

State Bar of Michigan Memberships

  • Business Law Section
  • Probate & Estate Planning Section
  • Real Property Section
  • Religious Liberty Law Section

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Financial & Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Christian Legal Society, Former National Board Member
  • Inforum
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation

Civic Involvement

  • Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Livonia Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist Club, Former President
  • New Hope Center for Grief Support, Former Board Member
  • AAA Pregnancy Resource Center, Pro Bono Services

Awards & Other Notables

  • dbusiness, Top Lawyers 2010, 2019-2020
    • Nonprofit & Charitable Organizations Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Rating (AV Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers