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Steven H. Malach


Office: 248-593-5000
Cell/Direct: 248-723-4805


Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Litigation
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Domestic & Family Law
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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 your and your firm this week. Thank you, Nate

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.

Professional Organizations

State Bars of Arizona and Michigan, including sections of:

  • Family Law
  • Business
  • Trust Probate and Estate Planning

National and Local Associations:

  • 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
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.

Center for Estate Planning Founder Steven Malach a Featured Speaker at “Senior Seminar” in Phoenix, Arizona

Steven Malach, Founder and Director of the Center for Estate Planning (CEP), a subsidiary of the Lipson Neilson law firm, was a featured speaker at the January 15, 2019 “Senior Seminar” hosted by The Kolb Team, a Keller Williams real estate office serving the Phoenix, Arizona market. Their Sun Lakes Community was the first ever large scale 55+ community developed in the USA in the 1960s.

October, 2019 – Seniors Will Soon Have Their Own IRS Tax Form: 1040-SR
The new Form 1040-SR should allow seniors (and some younger tax filers) to file taxes without benefit of an accountant, starting with 2019 tax filings…Since Form 1040-SR uses large print, the rationale behind the two-page filing is that it should be easier for seniors to see. Some of the shading around the boxes that tax filers complained about has been removed, making the form brighter. Click here for full discussion.

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.


Don’t Overlook DeathJanuary 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, 2011
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.


Lessons Learned From Client Estate Challenges
Posted: Fall 2011


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.


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.

  • University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.A.
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