Nobody could have imagined that a widow’s pour over will and trust, that provided for an equal division between two surviving sons, would ignite a 10-year battle fueled by allegations of secret undue influence and self-dealing by one brother that required an extensive series of subpoenas and document production before it was uncovered.
But, that’s exactly what happened in a case that was recently resolved with the help of Lipson Neilson Attorney Steven Malach. In the end, the case was satisfactorily resolved with the contesting brother receiving what he was entitled to according to is late mother’s wishes.
Steven 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.
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, and is 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
Contact: Steve Malach
Michigan: 248-593-5000 | Arizona: 602-626-8888