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Jim Dean, Co-Chairman of the Estate Planning Practice Group, has extensive experience in estate planning and administration as well as corporate and business law, particularly business transactions, mergers, and acquisitions.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted an automotive parts manufacturer in the formation and capitalization of a joint venture limited liability company that manufactures specialty chemicals for the foundry and automotive industries.

Honors & Awards

  • Named Michigan “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics® for Estate Planning and Probate (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Listed as one of the “Top Lawyers in 2010” by business Business Journal
  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. For over 100 years, Martindale Hubbell has published peer review ratings for attorneys.  An AV rating is a combination of the Legal Ability Rating (“A” from very high to preeminent) and the General Ethical Standards Rating (“V” very high).

Military Service

  • 1st Lieutenant U.S. Army, 1968-1971; Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star

Community & Social Activities

  • Avid tennis player