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The Coleman Justice Center
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Carol W.
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Judy handled both the estate plan for my uncle and the estate after he died. She carefully explained all his options before she accurately expressed them in his will. After he died she methodically and systematically took care of his estate. At a time when I was feeling stressed she made a difficult situation so much easier thanks to her knowledge and experience. I would recommend her to anyone needing estate planning or the probate of an estate.

  • 19 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jay W.
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I have worked with many attorneys at a professional level and as a client. Attorney Goldman is the most prepared and the smartest at the negotiating table or in front of a judge. His legal writing is succinct and well supported with research. He never pads the bill and often works immediately without money to simply understand the problem you are facing. I have referred him to many and never once heard a complaint of padding the bill or over charging. He simply is the best.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jo B.
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Excellent advice and management. Thanks to Ali Shebley and John lahood! They helped me put my savings into real Estate investments that are generating %13 returns! I highly recommend them.

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Lucido & Manzella P.C.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mr. M.
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Working in the legal field can be rather challenging at times. Needless to say, having a firm grasp on the law and knowing how to apply it to ones case can mean all the difference between winning your war or getting less than you deserve. Having had the pleasure of working with this firm in both a personal and professional capacity, I would have to say that this firm goes out of it's way to accommodate it's clients no matter how great or small the issue may be. Whatever situation you might be facing, I would advise you to take it serious & seek advice from these folks. A poor choice of attorneys can lead to years of regret!. So give them a call, I think you'll agree with me once speak with them. Hope this helps those who read this. Sincerely, a grateful individual

Berman Law
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Bill C.
Verified review

I wish I would have found him sooner! He is also very reasonably priced. I spoke to a few attorneys about my situation and his response, thought process, understanding of the case and plans to defend and defeat the Plaintiff, was far above any of the attorneys I spoke with. I cannot thank him enough!! if there were a way to give more stars I would!!

Joshua P. W. Noffke, Esq.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Spenser B.
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Josh Noffke is an excellent attorney. He has helped me tremendously with "simple items" such as setting up a will, to more complex issues such as advising on how to set up an LLC. I would definitely recommend his services.

Bazzi Law, PLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Tim Y.
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Bazzi Law, PLC. has helped my business with multiple cases from landlord tenant to civil suits. They have also helped me personally; the fact that they are so adept to handle cases for my business as well as personal representation was an important factor to me. Not only is their trial work outstanding their skills at writing and reviewing documents, has helped me time after time. As if the results were not enough, the attorneys at Bazzi Law, PLC. are professional and easy to work with; I have referred several individuals and businesses alike to Bazzi Law, PLC. and each of them have recieved the same great level of service and results! If you are looking for people that actually care about you and your case, look no further! These attorneys take the time to understand what is going on, explain the process to you, answer all of your questions as you have them, and deliver the results you are looking for. Thank you again to all the attorneys at Bazzi Law, PLC. that I have been fortunate enough to work with! Each one of you have helped me greatly!

Eric J. Gould, PLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen K.
Verified review

Eric was great! He was extremely accommodating to my schedule and professional. He is knowledgeable and answered all my questions. In addition to my taxation questions, I will be utilizing him for my estate planning. I would highly recommend him.... Thanks Thumbtack!

Bob Barker
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

James Frazier gave me some exceptional insights about my father's will. James was knowledgeable about probate, trusts, wills, and creditors. Having help navigating those complex issues was exceptionally valuable to me during a difficult time in my life. I would recommend him for estate planning any day of the week!

Hiller Law, PLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve N.
Verified review

Terry is an excellent attorney, he kept me informed during my case at all times, he was flexible and worked around my schedule when we had to meet. Mr. Hiller truly cares and always made himself available or promptly returned my questions during the bankruptcy process. I would recommend Mr. Hiller to anyone who has to go through this process, the peace of mind and reassurance he provided were welcome in a difficult time.

Susan F.
Verified review

Chris Juillet has worked with several of my clients. His professionalism and knowledge of estate planning has meant smooth work flow and timely documents. In one memorable instance, his attention to detail caught a potentially serious error in current documents which he was reviewing, and he "fixed the problem" before the client left his office.

Yasir Muhammad
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erik F.
Verified review

Real estate dispute over EMD - Yasir was very professional and clear in his explanation or recommendations. To the point and flexible in his schedule.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ron R.
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Completely professional and excellent information to work with.

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At our firm, a member of our legal team will be able to help with your probate matter. With almost 50 years of experience, we are equipped to handle all aspects of your probate-related case. If you need assistance with estate planning, trust administration, wills, or estate litigation, contact our offices today.

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I am a leader in the field of Elder Law because I find my own answers. Many attorneys take a class from another lawyer to learn what the law is. I hit the books and do my own research. I am an expert in Medicaid because I actually read the statutes and regulations, not just what some other lawyer has written about the statutes and regulations.

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My practice is limited to specializing in issues concerning disability, estate (wills, trusts and power of attorneys), long-term care and nursing planning, as well as probate and trust administration. I am the chairman of the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter and member of the association's executive committee, member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and have been listed since 1991 in the Academy's Experience Registry. Also, I am the immediate past chair of the governing council of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan. I am also a charter member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit. I have been selected in years 2009, 2010, and 2011 as a superlawyer, which designates that I am in the top 5% of lawyers in the country in my field. I am also an accredited attorney with the US Department of Veterans. In 2010, I was selected by Hour Detroit Magazine as 5-star wealth manager in the area of estate planning, and was recently selected again for 2011. Finally, I have been rated by AVVO as superb (10 out of 10). Avvo is a company that independently rates attorneys throughout the country.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am problem-solving lawyer. I draft documents and resolve disputes with a focus on commercial real estate. I am expert in most areas of Michigan real estate law and transactions, including by way of example cottage law, land use law, boundary disputes and the purchase and sale of real estate.

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I am a lawyer with with 42 years of experience. I have expertise in drunk-driving defense as well as other traffic matters. In addition, I have expertise in representing injured parties in personal injury matters. My office is in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

About

I'm an attorney who practices family law, immigration law, information technology law, business and real estate law, and wills and estate planning law.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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The Cronin Law Firm combines experience, insight, and common sense masterfully with excellent client service and aggressive representation. We're strong, but compassionate. We provide unparalleled service. We listen. We promptly return calls. We make ourselves available after hours. We give everything we can. I have assembled an amazing team that values the same beliefs and work ethic that I do. I am very serious about the level of service we provide and the work product that is generated by The Cronin Law Firm.

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I have been assisting clients for 40 years and understand their needs and can answer their concerns in a simple and understandable manner. I tell my client's "when we part you will be confident and secure in what you have chosen for your future."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

  • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
  • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
  • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
  • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
  • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
  • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
  • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

What does a real estate lawyer do?

A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

What kind of lawyer does wills?

No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

  • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
  • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
  • Have an ownership stake in a business
  • Expect someone to contest your will
  • Want to disinherit your spouse

How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

How much does it cost to have a living will?

Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

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